Will of James McEwen of Prince Edward Island (1779-1858)

James McEwen born 1779 in Stanhope, PEI, died 12 February 1858 in St. Peters Lake, PEI

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



Dated 21 Apr. 1857, registered in Charlottetown, 8 Mar. 1858 ( Registry of Probate Charlottetown 5:521)

In the name of God, Amen. The twenty-first day of April in the Year of Our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Fifty seven. I James MacEwen of St. Peters Lake, Lot 39, in Kings County, being of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do and ordain this my last will and testament, and do give, devise and dispose of my worldly estate, in manner and form following, that is to say,

In the first place, I give and bequeath to Helen, my dearly beloved Wife one third of my personal estate along with her dower in the land, and that she remain on the farm under the care and guardianship of my son Joseph, whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my only and sole Executor of this my last will and testament, and to whom I give the remainder of all my personal estate.

Also I give to my son James that part of my Farm, that is in his possession, also one third of the Sandhill Hay, and one third of that piece or parcel of land, that is in my possession to the North of land in possession of Benjamin MacEwen, commonly called "Bentincks farm".

Also I give to my Sons George and Joseph the remainder of my farm, between my son James's Occupation and Bentinck's west line to be equally divided between them, George to have the Eastern half thereof, and Joseph the Western, and each of them is to have one third of the Sandhill Hay, and one third of the land known as Bentincks farm, also I give them my part of the Swamp that my Brother and I divided being the Western half thereof, to be equally divided between them.

Also I give to my Son William the sum of twenty Pounds, to be paid in equal proportions by my Sons James, George, and Joseph.

Also I give and bequeath that my daughter Hannah shall remain and be kept on the farm by my Son Joseph, and when she is married and leaves, he is to give her the sum of fifteen pounds.

Also I give to my daughters margaret, Sarah, Eliza, Mary Ann, Harriet and Helen, the sum of five Shillings each.

In Witness whereof, I have here-unto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written. James McEwen L.S.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared in presence of us.

John Jardine senior

John Jardine

Henry Jardine

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