William Nisbet (1818 – 188_ ), Harmony, Prince County, P.E.I.
This will is filed in Liber 11, Folio 83 at the office of the Registrar of Probate in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
In the name of God, Amen.
I, William Nisbet of Prince Edward Island, Prince County, Township No. (13) Thirteen of the said County and Island, farmer, now in a weak or poor state of health of Body, but my mind and memory not impaired, thanks be given to God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my body, uncertainty of life and that it is a point to men once to die, do make 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 who it and my Body I recommend to the earth to be buried in common decent Christian burial at discretion of my executors nothing doubting but I shall receive it again at the General resurrection through the Jesus Christ by the Power of Almighty God.
1st. And as touching my worldly goods and estate such as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this world I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Way (50cts) fifty cents and I give and bequeath to my Son George Thost Nisbet (50cts) fifty cents and I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Hart (50cts) fifty cents ----
2nd. And after these Legacies are paid off, I give to my son William Nisbet the homestead or farm that I live on, of sixty acres of land a little more or less to gather and my stock crop implements of Husbandry and Household debts and all of my abertainances for which consideration I bind him (my son William) to maintain my family by my present wife until my youngest son becomes of age and provide for my widow and support her during her chaste widowhood only and bind my son William to give to my two sons Alexander and Robert $(100) one Hundred Dollars each in stock or value as they may agree within two years after my youngest child is or becomes of age in two equal Payments and I bind my son William to give to each of my two Daughters Lina and Martha at their marriage after they become of age a Cow or two sheep each to be paid within two years after their marriage and Lina is my wife’s daughter which I have adopted as mine. And it is understood by me that my widow and my sons and daughters are to be careful saving and industrious during their stay at the homestead and I bind my son William to pay all my lawful debts and demands and I do hereby appoint my wife Jane Nisbet and my son William as my lawful executors to see that the conditions of this my last Will and Testament is lawfully attended to and performed and I do disannul, revoke, set aside all and every former will and testament and acknowledge this to be my only true and Last Will.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of each other:
(signed) William Nisbet
Dated August 26, 1879
This will was proved on the 4th September 1884, on the oath of William Henry, a subscribing witness before _____Gallant, and which I certify.
Judge of Probate