Last Will and Testament of Thomas Dollar, (-1852, Lot 32)
filed 31 May 1852Liber 5 Folio 184
In the name of God, Amen. The thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, I Thomas Dollar, of Lot or Township number thirty two, Queens County, Prince Edward island, North America, Farmer, being very sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend into the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but that the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God. And in touching such worldly Estate whereineth it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First, I give and bequeath to Esther, my dearly beloved wife the House in which we now reside with all and every article of furniture belonging thereto, with the garden attached, being situated in front of the same dwelling house, with all fruit trees growing therein. It is my last wish and desire, according to this my last Will and Testament that my wife Esther shall be at full liberty to take in or admit into the house after my decease any of my family at her option and it shall be in her power and discretion to include all and every male person who may intermarry with any of my Daughters, and that she, my well beloved wife Esther shall have and hold the said demised premises, to her own proper use and possession to the exclusion all others, and that the cattle, called stock, now on the Estate shall be equally held by my beloved Esther and James my eldest son, and be it publicly understood that all my just debts shall be punctually paid to my creditors before any distribution of my estate take place. Also, I give to my beloved son James the farm on which I now reside, with the office, house erected thereon being by actual survey about one hundred acres, a little more or less, with the exception of two acres which I give to my Daughter Margaret Jean, situated on the South side of the Princetown Road. The said two acres of land is not to be disposed of out of my family. The first offer of sale to be given to my son James and the said two acres of land is to descend by right of kinship to my grandson Thomas, the said two acres of land to remain in possession of my beloved wife Esther, until the expiration of five years from the date of my decease, then possession to be given to my Grandson Thomas, of the same two acres of land. Also, I give to my son, Andrew, Fifty acres of land with all improvements, thereon, a little more or less, situated on Lot or Township number thirty two, and is bounded as follows, viz. Bounded on the North by the Lands of Herald? Campbell, on the East by the Lands of William Tinney, on the South by the Lands of Hugh Dollar, and on the West by the Princetown Road. Also, the said Andrew Dollar is to come into the possession of the said fifty acres of Land and not before the expiration of five years from the date of my decease, and at the expiration of the said term of ten years, the said Andrew Dollar, my son, is to be put into the undisputed possession of the aforesaid fifty acres of Land, so demised by this my last Will and Testament. Also my sons James and Andrew are required by this my last Will and Testament to provide for my youngest son, Thomas, as follows, that is to say, They are to fund my said son Thomas in food and clothing and a reasonable share of Education, until he arrives to the age of fifteen years, then to provide him a Trade of his own choice, and at the expiration of his apprenticeship, to pay over or cause to be paid to the said Thomas Dollar the sum of twenty pounds cash. Also, that in the event of either of my sons, James and Andrew, dying without heir or heirs, the property shall descend to the surviving Male Heirs at law, and equity, and in equal proportions. Also, I give to my well beloved daughter, Jean, one cow and four sheep, the same to be delivered to her after her marriage. Also, I give to my well beloved daughter Mary, one cow and four sheep, the same to be delivered to her on her marriage. Also, I give to my well beloved daughter Margery, one cow and four sheep, the same to be delivered to her on her marriage. Also, I give to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth, one cow and four sheep, the same to be delivered to her on her marriage. Also, it is my particular wish, that if my beloved wife and son James should succeed in raising a third house, that on my son Andrew coming into possession of the fifty acres bequeathed to him in this my last Will and Testament, he my son Andrew shall be entitled to said house or ?ilt, as the case may be. Also, that if the said Andrew Dollar, my son, should be at any time deposed to sell the said fifty acres of land bequeathed to him by this my last Will and Testament, he the said Andrew Dollar, my son, shall give the first offer of sale to his brother James, my oldest son. Also, it is my particular wish, and desire, by this my last Will and Testament, that after my decease no male person shall, under any circumstances, be permitted to come in and dwell in my House being a stranger. Also, I constitute and appoint the herein named persons to be my Executors to this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, William George Carson and Samuel Craig: And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament, Wills, legacies, Bequests and Executors, by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written. Thomas Dollar
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and delivered by the said Thomas Dollar as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, the subscribers –
William G. Carson
Be it known to all Men by these Presents, That I, Thomas Dollar, of Lot or Township Number Thirty-two, Queen’s County, Prince Edward Island, North America, Farmer, have made and declared by my last Will and Testament in writing, bearing date the Thirty–first day of May, in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty–two. I the said Thomas Dollar, by this present Codicil do ratify and confirm my last said Will and Testament and do ordain and require my son Andrew, to continue to work the two Farms in conjunction with his Brother James, my eldest son, for their mutual benefit, and that one-third of the Man____ shall be carried to the Fifty acres bequeathed to my son Andrew during the term of Ten Years, appointed? in my last Will and Testament. Also, the aforesaid James Dollar and Andrew Dollar, my sons, shall be bound to pay or cause to be paid unto the aforesaid Thomas Dollar my youngest son, the sum of Twenty Pounds, that is to say Ten Pounds each on or before the said Andrew Dollar shall get possession of the Fifty Acres of Land bequeathed to him in my last Will and Testament and my will and meaning is, that this Codicil or Schedule be adjudged to be part and parcel of my last Will and Testament and that all things therein mentioned and contained be faithfully and truly performed, as if the same were so declared and set down in my said last Will and Testament.
Witness my hand this Thirty-first day of May, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.
We the undersigned do certify that this Codicil was annexed in our presence
William G. Carson
This Will and Codicil thereunto annexed were proved on the oath of William G. Carson, a witness, on the third day of November AD. 1852, and Probate thereof granted to William George Carson and Samuel Craig, the Executors therein named.Charles Young
Judge of Probate.