The Will of John McLeod Sr., (1761-1836, New London)

The Last Will and Testament of John McLeod Sr., (1761-1836, New London)

PEI Archives RG 6.2 Series 1: Wills Vol. 3 p. 121-122

In the Name of God, Amen, I John McLeod the Elder of New London in Lot or Township No. 21 in Prince Edward Island, being sound in mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I 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 into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion 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 with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First, I give and bequeath to my two Eldest Sons Hugh and Donald McLeod that piece of land upon the North West side of the Brook adjoining my Brother Kenneth McLeod’s farm, which I desire to be equally divided betwixt them and also that they will keep up a lawful fence as it presently stands, and in the event that they fail in keeping up said fence, the said piece or portion of land is to fall into the hands of my Sons Andrew and John McLeod, then to be enjoyed by them and their Heirs forever. Secondly I give and bequeath the remainder of my land to my Sons Andrew and John McLeod to be equally divided betwixt them in such a manner as may suit both, and likewise I give and bequeath to my said Sons Andrew and John McLeod the whole of my labouring utensils consisting of Carts Ploughs, Harrows and all and every other labouring utensil that belongs to the Farm, and further I give and bequeath to my said Sons Andrew and John McLeod, all my Stock of Cattle Sheep and Horses, excepting two Cows, two Calves and Six Sheep which I leave and bequeath to my Grand child Mary McLeod. And if it should please Almighty God that I shall be called out of this world before Mary my dearly beloved Wife, I desire that she shall live with my Sons Andrew and John, or either of them that she may think proper and that my said sons Andrew and John Mcleod shall support my said Wife Mary in a decent and becoming manner both in Bed and Board and to furnish her with all the necessaries that she may require during her life time--reserving to me during my lifetime to revoke and annul any part or parts of this my Will and Testament notwithstanding anything to the contrary. And

further I do hereby nominate and appoint my said sons Andrew and John McLeod Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all and every Will or Wills at any time heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said John McLeod have hereto set my Hand and Seal this Eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and thirty one.

(Illegible) sealed, declared and published
(illegible) above named John McLeod
illegible) for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us, who at his request
and in his presence have subscribed
our Names as Witnesses


John X McLeod, L.S

/signed/ James Reid, Witness
/signed/ Kenneth McLeod

Probate granted to Andrew McLeod and John McLeod the Executors therein named on the Oath of Kenneth McLeod a Subscribing Witness—Dated 14th July 1836

(illegible signature)
Judge of Probate

See Confirmation of the Will of the Late John McLeod the Elder (-1836, New London)

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