Will of David McEwen of Prince Edward Island (1781-1861)

David McEwen - born 1781 St. Peters, PEI, died 17 March 1861 in St. Peters Harbour

This information is complied from the notes of Andrew Brian Wendover MacEwen.



Dated 6 Feb. 1857 - was recorded in Charlottetown, 26 Mar. 1861 (registry of Probate, Charlottetown, 6:121).

In the name of God, Amen the sixth day of February in the Year of Our Lord (1857) Eighteen Hundred and fifty seven. I David McEwen of St. Peters in Kings County, Farmer, being of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain in this my last will and Testament and do dispose of my worldly Estate in Manner and form following, that is to say,

In the first place, I give and bequeth, to Catherine my dearly beloved wife, one thrid (sic) of my household goods, movables and Stock, together with her dower from the Land, also commending her to the special care and protection of my Executors.

In the second place, I give, devise and bequeath, to my sons Henry and Charles Worrell, whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my Executors, to this my last will and Testament, all my Freehold property whatsoever and wheresoever, together with the remainder of my Household Goods, Movables, Stock, Messuages and Tenements, by them to be freely enjoyed and posessed in equal proportions; with the following exceptions, that is to say, I give to my Son Duncan the sum of Ten Pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Susannah the sum of Five pounds, and will and ordain that she shall be maintained on the Farm, as at present during her life, or Until she gets married, when she is to get two Cows and Calves and six sheep, also her bed and bedding. Also I give to my Sons William Henry, James, Benjamine, George, John, Robert Douglas and my Daughter Jane the sum of five shillings each. Also I devise and ordain that the Lands in possession of my sons William Henry, James, Benjamin, John and My Daughter Jane, shall be freely possessed and enjoyed by them. Also I will hat my Son Robert, shall have his board and lodging free as long as he remains single and teaches in the Neighbourhood, as usual.

In witness therof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day above written.

David McEwen L.S.

Signed, Sealed, published pronounced and declared in the presence of us.-

John Jardine

James McEwen

George D. McEwen

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