The Will of William Douglas (1750-1835, Head of Hillsborough R.)


The Last Will and Testament of William Douglas (1750-1835, Head of Hillsborough R.)

Liber 3 Folio 56

Last Will and Testament of William Douglas

In the Name of God, Amen! This is the last Will and Testament of me William Douglas the Elder of the Head of Hillsborough River in Prince Edward Island, Esquire, as follows - I give, devise and bequeath unto my Son George Douglas All my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate and being, except as is hereinafter excepted, To Hold the same unto him my said Son George, his Heirs and Assigns forever, And I direct my said Son George to pay to the persons hereinafter named, the respective Sums hereinafter mentioned, as soon as he can realize so much money out of the rents of my Lands which are leased, and in case the Legatees shall demand the same, that is to say, to my Sons John, Thomas, and Robert, five shillings each; to my Son William, Ten Pounds, this sum to be paid to John on Williamís account for Land John sold him, or so much of it as William shall owe John for the Land; to my Son James Twenty Pounds; to my Daughters Elizabeth, Catherine and Nelly five shillings each; I give and devise to my son David and his Heirs and Assigns forever so much of the Cherry- Hill Farm as will be included within the following Boundaries, viz., the line of the upland as it now is, from the Mill creek or head of the Mill dam to my Son Davidís House is to stand, then the line is to begin exactly due South from Davidís House at that line or fence that is to run from the Mill creek, and then to run on parallel lines with the North boundary line of the said Farm Ė the Hay Land and other Lands in possession of my Sons Thomas, William and Robert are not to be meddled with, and my will is and I direct that each of my said Sons shall be, and they and their Heirs and assigns forever, are hereby expressly by me restricted and prohibited from selling, Leasing or exchanging all or any part of their Lands out of the Family of Douglas, and in case they do, then I declare such Lands liable, to be divided between my other representatives in Law of the Name of Douglas as in cases of intestacy in this Island, and subject to the foregoing stipulations it is my will that each of my said Sons should hold his possession as at present and in Fee Simple Ė In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this Seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord, One thousand, eight hundred and thirty four.//

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared )
By the said Testator as and for his)
Last Will and Testament, in the
Presence of us. // )

William Douglas (L.S.)

Chas. Binns
C. Binns
Mc Donald

Letters of Administration, Cum Testamento annexo, granted
the 20th day of February 1835 to George Douglas within
, on the Oath of Charles Binns, a subscribing witness.//
illegible) Judge of Probate


Source: Will 3:56 PEI Registry of Probate LDS Microfilm 0861201


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