Ewen McLauchlin of West River, Lot 65 - Will dated Apr. 7, 1883
Died May 8, 1889, age 75 (wife Flora McPhee)
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In the Name of God Amen, I Ewen McLauchlin of West River, Township Sixty-Five, in the county of Queen’s in Prince Edward Island, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, feeling anxious to settle and dispose of my worldly Estate while am able so to do, do make this my last will and testament, revoking and making null and void, all others which I may have heretofore made, and naming this as my only last will and testament.
I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it, trusting for Salvation to the atonement of Jesus Christ and my body I order to be decently buried by my family in the burying ground at the West River, and all expenses connected with my funeral to be paid out of my Estate hereinafter named.
And as to my Estate real and personal which I may die seized or possessed of, and which now consists of a farm of sixty-eight acres of land, bounded and described in a certain Indenture of Lease from the late Charles Wright, Esquire and now on file in the Office of the Commissioner of Crown and Public Lands at Charlottetown, with the houses and erections thereon, Farm Stock and farming implements and household furniture. All of which I give and bequeath to my son Angus McLauchlin, subject to the payment of all my just debts, and to the bequests and reservations, following
I give and bequeath to my wife Flora, a comfortable home and maintenance in food, rainment, medicines and medical attendance when and so often as she may require the same. Also I give her one cow which I order my son Angus McLauchlin to feed and care for on the place, and should the said cow die, it is my will that my wife Flora shall have another good cow in her place. I also order my said son Angus McLauchlin to give his Mother, my said wife, five good large fleeces of wool, at each and every shearing during her lifetime, Also the sum of six dollars cash, to be paid to her in hand on the first day November in each and every year. I also give and bequeath to my said wife Flora one half of all my household furniture and all beds and bedding now under her control. Also one half of my house up and downstairs for her own use, and she may at any time after my demise with the aid and advice of my Executor hereinafter named, make her choice and selection of said furniture, beds and bedding, and the rooms in the house which she shall use and occupy.
To my daughter Margaret I leave a home and support, clothing and shoes as she may need of the place, so long as she shall continue to live with her mother and brother, and working there as at present and the use of such rooms in the house as her mother shall appoint for her use.
But should she get married I give her one cow and four sheep, and it is my order that she shall receive a decent and respectable outfit in dress suitable to her station.
It is my will that my son John McLauchlin shall be kept at school till he shall have passed his examination a a Second Class teacher, and all his expenses of every kind paid out of my Estate, after to have all the rights and privileges of home, if sick, or till he is enabled to provide for himself.
I now nominate and appoint James McNeill of St. Catherines and Angus McEachern of same place as Executors to this my last will and testament particularly directing them to see the bequests and directions of this my last will and testament, are punctually attended to and fulfilled by said son Angus McLauchlin.
In witness whereof I have hereunto my name and seal subscribed and set this Seventh day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Three (April 7, 1883) in the presence of the witness whose names are hereunder written.
(signed) Ewen McLauchlin
Signed, sealed, delivered and proclaimed as and for, his last will and testament, by the within named testator, in our presence, who at his request and in his presence, and in presence of each other, subscribe ours names as witnesses hereto.
(signed) Neil S. McKenzie
Mary Ann McKenzie
Memo: On September 1, 1889, James McNeill, an Executor, filed his renunciation thereof.