Will of Duncan McEwen of Prince Edward Island (1746-1831)

Duncan McEwen - born circa 1746 in Perthshire Scotland, died 15 March 1831, Campbelltown, PEI.

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



In the name of God Amen - - -

The ninth day of March Eighteen hundred and thirty-one - - -

I DUNCAN MCEWEN Freeholder Campbelltown New London, being very Sick, and weak of Body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God: therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body, knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament; that is to Say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the descretion of my Executors; nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God. And as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First. I leave and bequeath my Land, messuages and Tenements even my whole property to be equally divided among my three children, namely Edward, Theophilus, and Daniel. I also bequeath and ordain to Jannet my beloved wife her Livelihood from the Said property along with her Children as long as She will remain Single and behave well.

I likewise ordain and appoint John McEwen my Son and William Clark my son-in-law both to be my Executors to See this my will accomplished and my whole affairs properly managed after my decease according to the tenor of this will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above written - - -

Duncan McEwen L.S.

Signed, sealed published, pronounced, and declared by the said Duncan McEwen as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers

John McIntyre

Duncan McIntyre

Benjamin McEwen


Campbell Town, New London

March 18th 1831




Inventory of the property of the late Duncan McEwen deceased taken by his Executors on the spot in presence of the undersigned witnesses.

one hundred and four acres of land valued at 208 pounds

two horses valued at 26 pounds

five cows at 25 pounds

two steers at 2 pounds each

six pigs at 4 pounds

twenty-two sheep at 16 pounds 10

one cart

Benjamin McEwen

John McGregor, Junr.



From PEI Register, Tuesday, 5 Apr. 1831:

All persons indebted to the Estate of the late Duncan McEwen of Campbelltown, the deceased, are hereby required to make immediate payment; and all persons having demands against said Estate, are required to render their accounts for adjustment, within Eighteen Calendar months from this date.

John McEwen, New London, and

William Clark, Darnley Administrators.

Campbelltown, March 23d, 1831




Inventory of Stock and other articles on the farm of the late Duncan McEwen of New London.

2 horses, 5 cows, 8 sheep and lambs, 1 heifer 2 years old, and 1 steer, a pair of cart wheels, a plough and a harrow and all the gier (sic) belonging thereto; a sleigh and cariole; and all the household furniture, comprising, 2 beds, a chest of drawers, Mahogany table, and a number of other articles.

Wednesday, June 4th 1834

Benjamin McEwen

John McGregor, Junr.

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