The Will of Margaret Jennings late of Portage Lot 36 in Queens County in said Island, Widow deceased Testate. April 17 1899Liber 15 Folio 59
The property passes by Will of Deceased to her 3 Sons and 2 Daughters. Witnesses John Weldon and Angus C. McAulay
I, Margaret Jennings widow of the late James Jennings of Portage Lot 36-Queens County-Prince Edward Island.? this my last will and testament. First I bequeath to my beloved son James Jennings one horse commonly called Pilot, one cow, three sheep and one feather bed, that is on the following conditions.. That is to say that he the said James Jennings will assist my son William Jennings for the two years immediately succeeding my death., with putting in the ground and the planting and sowing of two crops, and harvesting the said crop for two years. And if the said James Jennings do not comply with and fulfill all the above conditions the property herein mentioned willed and bequeathed to the said James Jennings will then become the property of my son William Jennings.
Second I will and bequeath to my beloved son John Jennings one cow and three sheep. That is providing he settles and begins farming operations on his land in Portage. And if he do not begin the said operations in Portage- Lot 36, this property which I have willed to him will become the property of my son William Jennings.
Third I will and bequeath to my beloved son Peter Jennings the sum of One Dollar.
4th I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Jane Ann Jennings, Now Mrs. William Steward one feather bed and one china tea set of dishes.
5th I will and bequeath to my beloved son William Jennings one new feather bed all my real and personal property, or the remaining portion of it. That is to say all of my farm stock of cattle of all descriptions or the remaining portion of them. All my crop farming implements, carriages and sleighs, one mu?? (prob. Mussel mud digger - mussel mud was used as fertilizer on early Island farms) digger, household furniture, everything that I own. That I have not willed, my dwelling house which I got from my son James Jennings. I hereby order and appoint my son William Jennings so have the right to choose and devise all those things which I hereby willed and bequeathed to the several parties mentioned in this Will.
7th I will and bequeath to my beloved son Francis Jennings fifty cents.
8th I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Catherine fifty cents.
9th I also will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Rose Ellen Jennings, now Mrs. McDonald, the sum of fifty cents.
10th I hereby appoint Henry Hughes of Scotchfort Lot-36 and William Steward of Ten Mile House, St Peters Road Lot 35 - as my executors.
To act in this behalf. Signed sealed and delivered this 21 day of November A.D. 1898 in the presence of witnesses: Angus McAulay, Bruce McAulay, Annie McAulay.