Will of Kimble Coffin of Prince Edward Island (1768-1830, St. Peters)

Will of Kimbal (Kimble) Coffin, dated 11 April 1830

Liber 2 Folio 156

In the name of God amen, I Kimbal Coffin of St. Peter's Kings County in the Island of Prince Edward, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, calling unto mind and mortally of my body, acknowledge that it is appointed for all men once to die to make and ordain this my last will and testament and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath please God to bless me in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form;

I give to my well beloved son, James Coffin, all that part and parcel of land containing 30 acres with the front of five chains adjoining land in the occupation of Roderick MacDonald eastward with all the houses and tenements there upon also all the stock say horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, etc., now upon the premises.

I give to my well beloved son Duncan Coffin all that part and parcel of land containing 30 acres with the front of five chains adjoining land in the occupation of the widow Davison (Margaret Anderson), westward also the said Duncan Coffin is to let his brother James Coffin have the use of the stable and barn until such time as the said James Coffin can find it convenient to build one for his own use, provided that part of the barn may come onto Duncan Coffin's land when the lines are regularly run out, the afore said Duncan Coffin is not to cut or cause to cut the bush to the northwest of the dwelling house belonging to the said James Coffin without his lafe.

James Coffin is hereby to support his sister Margaret and his sister Mary after as decent a manner as they have been in their father's life until such a time as they think proper to do for themselves or can conveniently do so, and at the time of the said sisters leaving the house, the said James Coffin is to give each sister one cow and five head of sheep also the aforesaid James is to give to his sister Elizabeth one cow and his brother William one cow.

The aforesaid Duncan Coffin is to give his brother Kimble Coffin the sum of eight pounds cash or stock at fair valuation to that amount.

I Kimble Coffin Sr., give to my well beloved son Kimble Coffin Jr., one horse which is in his possession at this moment. I also give to my well beloved daughters Margaret and Mary the 17 pounds which I am to receive from my son James Coffin for his board according to agreement with me.

I likewise constitute make and ordain my true and lawful executers David MacEwen and my son Andrew Coffin in order that they will settle the above statements just and true to the best of their knowledge.

Sundry articles yet not mentioned as follows, one carryall and one set of harness, one set of blacksmith tools also the account current of the schooner Hannah sold in St. John's Newfoundland in the month of December, 1829, still remains unsettled by the aforesaid Kimble Coffin Sr., if in case it should remain unsettled after the departure of the said Kimble Coffin Sr., it is to be finally settled by the above named, David MacEwen and Andrew Coffin, if in case there should not be a balance coming to Kimble Coffin Sr. after the settlement of the Schooner sufficient to defray all charges against the Kimble Coffin Sr., the afore mentioned carryall, harness, and blacksmith tools are to be sold for the benefit of whom it may concern if in case these articles do not defray all charges against the said Kimble Coffin Sr. my son James Coffin is to pay whatever just claim may come against the said Kimble Coffin Sr.

In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 11th day of April in the year of our lord 1830.

Sealed signed and delivered in the presence of witness David MacEwen, Peter Kelly, Richard Hayes

Kimble Coffin Sr.

Note: See Ross Coffin's Book, "My Father's Shoes" outlining the history of the Coffin Family!

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