The Will of David Murray Senior (-1862, Lot 25)

Last Will and Testament of David Murray Senior

In the name of God Amen I David Murray Senior Lot 25 Prince County Prince Edward Island Farmer, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Praised be God for the same do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament. First I commit my Soul to Almighty God hoping for a remission of all my Sins, through the merits and mediation of my Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as to all my worldly Estate both real and personal, it is my Will and desire, that it be disposed of as follows viz.-

I give and bequeath to my Grandson Archibald, son of my deceased son Alexander and to his Executors, Administrators and assigns all the farming utensils ploughs, harrows etc. which may be upon the farm on which I now reside at my death.-

I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Margaret, daughter of my son Alexander deceased, one cow and Six Sheep also to my Granddaughter Eliza Ann one Cow and Six sheep; also to my Grand daughter Mary Jane One Cow and Six Sheep, the above the children of my Son Alexander deceased. The remainder of the Stock upon the farm I bequeath to my Grandson Archibald above mentioned.-

It is my Will and desire that my books be equally divided between my Sons William and James, my daughter Elizabeth Montgomery and my daughter Mrs. McArthur and my daughter in Law Mrs. Alexander Murray.-

My bed and bedstead and appurtenances I bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Donald Campbell.-

My light day Clock I bequeath to my Grandson Archibald above named upon condition that he pay to my daughter Elizabeth Montgomery one half of its value in produce the worth to be ascertained by the Judgement of competent persons – The Household furniture I bequeath to my grandson Archibald above named.-

It is my Will and desire that my daughter in Law Mrs. Alexander above mentioned have the management of the property, bequeathed to her children, for their benefit, as long as she remains unmarried and manages prudently, according to the Judgement of my executors. –

And I do hereby Make, Nominate, Ordain, Constitute and Appoint , Philip Baker and Hugh Montgomery Executors of this my last Will and Testament whom I also appoint Trustees to put my Grand Son Archibald above named in possession of the lands deeded to him. –

In Witness Whereof I the Said David Murray have have (sic) to this my last Will and Testament Set and Subscribed my hand and Seal, in this third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one

Signed, Sealed published and
declared by the Said Testator
as for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us, who at his
request, in his presence and in
the presence of each other subscribes
as Witnesses thereto.-

(Signed) Robt. S. Patterson
William Murray
Daniel x Roberts

(signed) his
David x Murray {LS}

Office of the Judge of the Court of Probate Of Wills, Prince Edward Island.

To all People to whom these Presents shall come.

The Honorable Charles Young L.L.D. Surrogate, Judge of Probate of Wills, and for granting Letters of Administration on the Estates of Persons deceased, having Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits in Prince Edward Island, sendeth Greeting:

KNOW YE, That on the eleventh day of October Anno Domini, 1853 the Instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of David Murray Senior of Lot Twenty Five Farmer, late of said Island, deceased, (a true copy whereof is hereunto annexed,) was presented for Probate by Philip Baker and Hugh Montgomery, two of the Executors therein named; then present William Murray, one of the witnesses thereto subscribed, who made Oath, that he saw the said Testator sign, seal, and heard him declare the said Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and that he, the said William Murray, Robert S. Patterson and David Roberts subscribed their Names together as Witnesses to the Execution thereof, in the said Testator’s presence; and that he was then (to the best of his judgment) of sound and disposing mind.

I DO prove, approve and allow of the said Instrument, as the last Will and Testament of the before named deceased, and do commit the Administration thereof, in all matters the same concerning, and of his Estate whereof he died seised and possessed in the said Island, unto the said Philip Baker and Hugh Montgomery the before named Executors well and faithfully to execute the said Will, and to administer the Estate of the deceased according thereto , who accepted of this said Trust, and to render a full and true Inventory of the whole Estate of the said deceased into the Court of Probate, within Six months from the date hereof; and then shall render an account (upon oath) of these proceedings, when thereunto lawfully required.

In testimony whereof , I have hereunto set my Hand , and the Seal of the Court of Probate, of the said Island, the day and year above written, and in the Seventeenth year of Her Majesty’s Reign.

Charles Young
Judge of Probate

Let the above mentioned time of Six months be extended, until further ordered.

July 30,1862

Charles Young-
Judge of Probate

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