The Last Will and Testament of William Mabon (-1867, Covehead Road)Liber 7 Folio 407
Filed Jan 14, 1868
In the name of God Amen - I William Mabon Miller and Farmer Little York Covehead road Prince Edward Island North America being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following - first and principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God and my body I desire may be decently interred at the discretion of my heirs herein after named and to such worldly estate as God of his goodness hath bestowed on me I give and dispose thereof as follows That is to say I give and devise to my Son Ralph Mabon at present living in family with me my farm of land lying on the Covehead road Little York Lot or Township number Thirty four Island aforesaid consisting of Seventy and three quarter acres sometime held by me under Lease for the term of nine hundred and ninety nine years from Robert Montgomery of the City of Edinburgh bearing date the Twenty third day of February Eighteen hundred and forty seven years but which said farm is now held by me under the Government of the said Island subject to the conditions of an Agreement whereby the same will in the course of some years become freehold together with all buildings woods underwoods ways waters watercourses profits commodities privileges advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging or anyways appertaining as also the whole of the farm stock agricultural implements and crop which shall be on the premises at the time of my decease and generally every thing belonging to me at that time but under these conditions and provisions that my Wife shall have all her ordinary wants and necessaries carefully attended to and provided for by him and that she shall continue to enjoy and exercise all the liberties rights privileges and authorities in and over the whole premises in as full and free a manner after my decease during all the days of her life time as she has hitherto enjoyed moreover should she at any time prefer to leave her present home and to reside and live with any of her daughters or elsewhere then and in that case he shall pay to her a yearly annuity of Eighteen pounds currency of the said Island by quarterly payments in advance beginning the first payment thereof as soon as she shall leave him and to continue to pay quarterly thereafter as aforesaid so long as she survives me or as it shall be her inclination to continue to remain away from her house - and further my said Son Ralph Mabon as soon after my decease as convenient for himself shall pay unto my other Sons and daughters the following Legacies vis. To John Mabon Miller Kankakee Illinois United States the sum of Five Shillings - To Eliza Mabon Wife of James Walker Miller Prince Edward Island - To Jane Mabon Wife of Philip Large Coachmaker Charlottetown - To Margaret Mabon Wife of George Vessey Farmer Little York - To William Mabon Baker London and to Alice Mabon or Crocket Wife of James Crocket Mason Charlottetown aforesaid the like sum of Five Shillings each all of the currency of Prince Edward Island and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint George Beers Junior Merchant Charlottetown and Lemuel? Beers also Merchant there to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all Wills and Testaments heretofore made by me In witness whereof I have hereunto this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixty seven
Signed Sealed published & declared by the said William Mabon as for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
John S. McLeod Jun.
William H. Stewart
In the Probate Court
31 Victoria A.D. 1868
P.E.Island The foregoing will having been presented for Probate David Ross of Lot Thirty four in said Island Esquire one of the subscribing witnesses thereto made Oath that he was present and did see the Testator William Mabon sign his name and affix his seal thereto and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament that when Testator so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this deponent's best discerning that he subscribed his name as a witness thereto in the presence of Testator and that John S. McLeod Junior and William H. Stewart subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at the same time.
Sworn to at Chambers
this fourteenth day of January,
AD 1868 - Before me.
Judge of Probate