Will of Thomas Sulivan Henry of Prince Edward Island (1815-1899)Liber 15 Folio 26
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Sulivan Henry of Georgetown in the Province of Prince Edward Island being in good health and of sound mind and memory do hereby publish this my last Will and Testament.
My property consists of four Town Lots in the Town of Georgetown with the buildings and improvements upon them, One Pasture Lot in the Royalty of Georgetown, Number Fifty-five.
1st - I leave and bequeath to my Wife Margaret, Four Hundred dollars in the Savings Bank at Charlottetown
2 - I leave and bequeath to my Daughter Bessie Wonacott the sum of Four dollars Cash
3rd - I leave and bequeath to my Son Charles the sum of Four dollars Cash.
4th - I leave and bequeath to my Son William the sum of Four dollars Cash.
5th - I leave and bequeath to my daughter Maggie Roberts the sum of Four dollars Cash.
6 - I leave and bequeath to my Daughter Mary McDonald the sum of Four dollars Cash.
7 - I leave to my son Ezra the Sum of Four dollars
8 - I leave and bequeath to Maggie, Thomas's daughter the sum of Four dollars Cash.
9 - I leave and bequeath to my Son Thomas Part of the homestead or house, the division of which will be subject to the Sanction of my Wife if needed. And after the death of my Wife Thomas to have the whole of the house or homestead in his own right, but during my Wife's lifetime she to occupy any portion of the house she wishes.
10 - I also leave and bequeath to my son Thomas Town Lot number four on which is erected the homestead with half of Lot Number Three adjoining the said Lot Number four, With Pasture Lot Number 55 in the Royalty of Georgetown and Six Acres of Pasture Lot Number Six on the reserved land at Burnt point - Sulivan my grand Son to have the West half of Town Lot Number Three, on which the Blacksmiths Forge is Erected and if the said Sulivan wishes to leave and go away, the land, namely the half of Lot Number three to revert to his father Thomas Henry by paying him the sum of Twenty dollars to be paid by his father, And the said Sulivan shall not Sell the land to any person but his father Thomas Henry. And in addition to the above bequests I leave and bequeath to my son Thomas the Marsh at Burnt point containing about Six and one half acres and my son James to give him the said son Thomas a right of way sufficiently Broad to admit of Carting.
11 - I leave and bequeath to my son Mark, Town Lot Number Thirteen Third Range F and with the buildings thereon Erected and to have a share of the Swamp Mud on Pasture Lot (55) to be used for his land as fertilizer. I leave and bequeath to my Son Thomas and Mark, Town Lot Number Nine First Range F to be held by them jointly and cultivated mutually.
12 - I leave and bequeath to my Son Elkenah James Pasture Lots Numbers (7) Ten (10.) Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) and the balance of Number Six, containing about Two Acres and one half at Burnt Point reserved land there
It is my Will that my Son Thomas shall pay to my Wife his Mother, the sum of Twenty dollars per Annum, to be paid monthly in each year
And my Son Elkeneh James to pay to my Wife his Mother the sum of Ten dollars per Annum. And in consideration of the bequests to my Son Thomas and to the other Members of my family I enjoin upon them all to be kind and considerate to their Mother, and to render her all the help they can as dutiful children and look after her, and see the she wants nothing to render her comfortable - It is my Will that my Son Thomas shall be his Mother's Guardian during her life time-
I Will that my daughter Mary McDonald to have a home with her Mother until she is settled in a home of Her own.
I Will that my Wife is to have a Cow that she can call her own, My Son Thomas to see that the Cow is Milked, then as now which would somewhat lighten the Annual payment of the sum of twenty dollars by my son Thomas.
I hereby appoint and constitute as Executors of this my last Will and Testament A. C. Stewart of Georgetown and Thomas Henry of the same place.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and set my Seal, and publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in presence of the Witnesses below the Fourth day of April One thousand Eight hundred and ninety Eight.
(Signed) Thomas Sulivan Henry
This Instrument consisting of one full sheet was now here signed sealed and declared by the said Thomas Sulivan Henry as his last Will and Testament in Presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names the day and year above mentioned.
(Signed) A. C. Stewart
Donald B. McPhee
This Will was proved on the 23rd day of January 1899 on the oath of A. C. Stewart one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto before Commissioner William S. Easton, Esq. and was filed and Registered on the 8th day of February 1899.And Probate granted the same day to both Executors As Certified by Judge of Probate Richard Reddin
Notes: Thomas son, John Sullivan Henry, is not mentioned in this will although he was living (in Calgary, Alberta) at the time it was written. Another son, Benjamin, was presumably dead by the time the will was written, although no record of his death has been found.