The Will of Benjamin Webster (-1856, Charlottetown)
Liber 5, Folio 418
In the name of God. Amen.
I Benjamin Webster of Charlotte Town in Prince Edward Island Inn Keeper, being weak in body, but of sound mind, memory, and understanding, thanks to the Almighty Ruler off all Events therefor, and considering the uncertainty of this life, and that it appoints to all Men over to die, do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament, and as concerning the worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me. I leave as follow, that is to say, I give and bequeath, all my real and personal Estate of whatsoever nature and Kind and wheresoever situate, unto my dearly beloved and affectionate wife Ellen Webster. To hold the same from and immediately after my decease to her, her heirs and assigns for ever, my dear wife having all my just debts and funeral expenses, and I hereby appoint my brother Terence Webster, and my good friend Robert Hutchinson of Charlotte Town Esquire, Executor of this My last Will and Testament who I hope and trust with the advice and assistance of my priest Henry Palmer Esquire, of Charlotte Town, will manage my affairs in the best manner in their ? for the benefit of my dear wife, who is so deserving of all I bequeath to her. And I hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time hereto before made, and publish and declare this as My last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of March AD 1856.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as his last Will and Testament in our presence, who at his request, and in the presence of each other have signed our names as Witnesses.
The within Will having been presented for Probate Henry Palmer Esquire one of the subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that he was present and id see the Testator Benjamin Webster sign his mane 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 Deponents best discerning, that he subscribed his name as witness thereto in presence of Testator, and that Alexander Laird also subscribed his name as witness thereto as the same time.
Sworn at the Chambers this)
First day of November 1856)
Judge of Probate