Last Will and Testament of John Brooks (1800-1890), Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
Provincial Archives P.E.I. Probate Court Will: Liber 12, Folio 368-369; will proved 18 Feb. 1890.
Know all men by these Presents
That I, John Brooks, of the White Sands of the Lot or Township No. 64 Kings County, P.E.I. being in perfect health of body, and of perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this, my last Will and Testament and
First I give and bequeath unto my Son, John Brooks about or nearly, Forty (40) Acres of Land being the rear of Two Fifty (50) Acres of Land bounded on the South by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and described by Two Deeds of Conveyance, of the said Land the aforesaid Forty (40) Acres of land is bounded on the South by the Old Road and extending to the back Lines of the Two said Fifty (50) Acres of Land respectively and accessible by a right of way sufficient for a Carriage from the Public road to the South Line of the said Forty (40) acres of Land.
Second I give and bequeath unto my son, Joseph Brooks (whom also I make and ordain sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament) the residue of the Two Fifty (50) Acres of Land aforesaid. And also Fifty (50) Acres of Land formerly in the occupation of Epraim Hooper and described by a Deed of Conveyance of the said Fifty (50) Acres of Land.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Two sons, John Brooks and Thomas Brooks, the sum of Thirty two (32) Dollars each, and unto my Three Daughters Frances Hugh, Mary Woodman, and Hannah Brehaut, the Sum of Ten (10) Dollars each respectively to be paid by my Executor Joseph Brooks on or before my decease.
And I do hereby revoke and disannul all and every other testaments, Wills, Legacies, bequests and Executor, by me named before, and I do ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last Will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this First day of December in the year of our Lord 1884. Signed sealed published pronounced and delivered by the said John Brooks as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence have hereunto set our names: Signed by John Brooks. Witnesses signed: William Machon and James Nicolle.
This will was proved on the 18 February 1890, on the oath of William Machon, a subscribing witness thereto before Commissioner Kiely, as certified by Charles Young, Judge of Probates.