The Will of Ann Giles (1785-1869, Little York)

Ann, wife of John Giles, b. 1785, d. 19 Nov 1869 Little York, Queen’s Co, PEI

Ann Giles, Little York, Lot 34. Will. v.8 p. 118 filed Dec. 22, 1869.

"In the name of God Amen I Ann Giles of Little York Township Number (34) Thirty four in Prince Edward Island widow being now advanced in years and in an infirm state of health but being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following: whereas under and by virtue of the last will and Testament of my late husband John Giles of Little York aforesaid Farmer deceased bearing date the eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty three I am entitled to a life Estate or interest in a certain farm and Premises with the Buildings and Appurtenances to the same belonging situate at Little York Township number Thirty four aforesaid comprising fifty acres of land or thereabout which was held by my said late husband under leases part from the Messuers Montgomery and part from Mr Winslow for long terms of years with power vested in me thereunder to give devise and dispose of the same by my last will and Testament in such way and manner as I should think fit and expedient to and amongst my Children or Grandchildren or some of them, as is therein more definitely expressed to such one or more of my children or Grandchildren in such way and manner and under such directions as I should limit or appoint by my said will and Testament or other writing in nature thereof/ and of which said farm and premises I am now in possession under the said will. Now I do hereby in exercise and pursuance of the power and authority in me vested under and by virtue of the said will of my said late husband and of all other powers and authorities in me vested or me in that behalf enabling give divise and bequeath direct limit and appoint the said farm land and premises with all Buildings Easements rights and appurtenances to the same belonging unto and to the only use and behalf of my dear Grandson William Henry Brown Son of my daughter Martha Brown and David Brown her husband/ To Hold the same unto my said Grandson's William Henry Brown his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns subject to the terms and conditions of the original Leases of said premises and also subject to the payment by the said William Henry Brown his Executors Administrators and Assigns of the sum of five pound currency per annum to my daughter Mary Winchester of Charlottetown widow during the term of her natural life, the first payment thereof to be made at the expiration of one year from the date of my death/ and also subject to the following conditions that is to say that should the said William Henry Brown his Executors or Administrator be minded to sell or dispose of the said farm and Premises or any part thereof during the life time of his mother the above named Martha Brown he or they shall pay to his said mother Martha Brown the sum of One hundred pounds currency for her own sole and absolute use, or the same shall be secured for her use and benefit independent of the control of her husband and with power to her the said Martha Brown to bequeath the same or any part thereof by will as she may think fit / notwithstanding her coveture/ And with respect to any monies Goods chattels or other personal property or effects of which I may die possessed it is my will and I do hereby subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses give and bequeath the same to my daughter the Said Martha Brown to hold to her absolutely.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint Abraham Gill of Little York aforesaid and my said Grandson William Henry Brown to be Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.

Ann Giles, her mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix, Ann Giles as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our names as witnesses/ the said foregoing will having been fully and freely read over to the said Ann Giles in our presence and being fully understood by her. J. Longworth of Charlottetown Barrister at Law. F.L. Hazard of Charlottetown Student at Law.
This will was proved on the 22d December 1869 by the oath of John Longworth a subscribing witness, and in the same day Probate was granted to the Executor. Charles Young, Judge of Probate."

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