The Last Will and Testament of Thomas McNaughton, (-1898, Winsloe Road, Lot 33)
(PEI Wills #778 Liber 14, Folio 543 5 July 1898)
In the Name of God, Amen:
I, Thomas McNaughton, of Winsloe Road in Township No. 33, Queens County do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
First, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Albert McNaughton (obscured) of land or all remaining over and above fifty acres reserved for James Donald McNaughton. Said land is situated on Brackley Point Road and is part of the Estate of late Stephen McCallum. This one hundred acres and all over and above the fifty acres of said Estate reserved for James Donald McNaughton is bounded North by Bilkenny Road and the fifty acres of land to be bequeathed to James Donald and land of Peter A. Steward East by the stream or Brook fo Stewarts Mill, South by Big Spring Stream and land of Duncan McCallum, West by Brackley Point Road. Be it known that of the above one hundred and more I reserve five acres of wood adjoining the fifty acres reserved for James Donald McNaughton. I also give and bequeath to Thomas Albert McNaughton the black horse and small mare, also three milk cows and two young cattle. Also ten sheep and five pigs comprising one beg sow and four spring pigs, and further the use of all the farm implements conjointly with his brothers for two years. I also Decree that Thomas Albert McNaughton shall pay the sum of Two thousand Dollars together with interest being debt now on the above mentioned property. Further the crop on the said property together with the five acres of wood already reserved be disposed of as my Executors deem best and used to the benefit of my homestead. Be it is understood is only this year’s crop that is implied.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son James Donald McNaughton the Fifty acres of land already referred to being part of Estate of the late Stephen McCallum and adjoining Bilkenny Road. Commencing at the Northwest corner of Peter A. Stewart’s farm and running West along Bilkenney Road thirty chains thence South sufficient to make fifty acres, Thence East to Land of Leter A. Stewart. Be it known that of the above mentioned property I reserve five acres of wood adjoining the land now bequeathed to my son Thomas Albert McNaughton. Also I give and bequeath to James Donald McNaughton all that farm on Winsloe Road lying and being between land of George W. Smith and Land of David Yonker containing about forty-six acres. I also give and bequeath to James Donald one horse, and after two years he is to have one more horse, three cows, and two young cattle, ten sheep, and give pigs comprising one sow and four spring pigs. And further the use of all the fame implements conjointly with his brothers for two years. I also decree that he shall pay the sum of One thousand Dollars with interest being debt on the fifty acres lying and being at Bilkenny Road. And the crops on both farms together with the five acres of wood already mentioned to be sold as my Executors deem best and used to the benefit of my homestead.
Third. I give and bequeath to my son George Duncan McNaughton all the farm on which I now reside known as the homestead together with the buildings erected thereon containing about one hundred and twenty acres of land subject to the following that is to say: He shall prove for and keep my beloved wife Jane and his sisters Ada May McNaughton, Elizabeth Alice McNaughton, and Ella Jane McNaughton in the same style and enjoy all the comforts and privileges of home as they do at present while they remain unmarried. I also give and bequeath to George Duncan McNaughton my son, two horses, ten head of cattle, twenty sheep and twenty pigs. Also all the farm implements subject to his brothers’ using them conjointly with himself for two years. I also decree that he shall pay the sum of One thousand Dollars with already secured on this farm. I also direct and order that my Executors shall in the fall of One thousand eight hundred and ninety eight sell and dispose of the remainder of my stock comprising horned cattle, sheep, and pigs of the benefit of my homestead.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane full control of this place and things (?) for five years she shall have all the privileges and all the comforts she has at present. And further if they do not agree and work together she shall so long as she remains my widow receive the sum of Sixty Dollars per Annum to be paid to her by George McNaughton in lieu of Dower.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ada May McNaughton the sum of One hundred Dollars when she is twenty years of age.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Alice McNaughton the sum of One hundred Dollars when she is twenty years of age.
Seventh. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ella Jane McNaughton the sum of One hundred Dollars when she is twenty years of age.
Eighth. I give and bequeath to my sister Jessie McNaughton a home here in this house and to enjoy all the privileges and comforts she does at present. And if they do agree and get along agreeable she shall receive the sum of Twenty Dollars per Annum to be paid her by my son George Duncan McNaughton.
Ninth. I give and bequeath to my sister Catherine McCallum, Wife of Dougald McCallum conditionally if she becomes destitute and unable to provide for herself she shall receive the sum of twenty Dollars per Annum to be paid her by my son George Duncan McNaughton.
Tenth. I now decree that my account books be placed in my Executors’ hands at my decease.
11th. I now constitute and appoint Charles William Yonker together with Daniel McNaughton to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I hereby revoke and annul all Wills previously made by me and I declare this to be my last Will and Testament. And in testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Ninety Eight.
Signed and sealed in the presence of us present at the same time and in the presence of each other:
Witnesses (Signed) Duncan McNaughton / Duncan McCallum
This will was proved on the 15th day of July 1898 on the Oath of Duncan McCallum one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was filed and Registered on the same day. And on the 19th day of July6 1898 Probate was granted to both Executors therein named. As certified by Richard Reddy Judge of Probate.Transcribed by Paul M. Reagan - PaulMR@pipeline.com