Note: This will is describing the same land as Alexander MacKenzie of Lot 63, who's will is also in this database. David Faithfull would appreciate it very much if anyone is able to confirm a relationship between Alexander and Samuel
Last will and testament of Samuel MacKenzie, Lot 63
Libre 5, folio 516, 517
This is my last will and testimony.
And I bequeath to my lawful son Donald his heirs and assigns the south part of my farm between the cross fence at the West side of the Cape field, and the main road with the reserve of the well for the use of all parties. I also bequeath to my lawful son Duncan, the North part of my farm between the cross fence at the west side of the Cape field, and the main road, also one half of the dwelling house thereon, the other half shall be a home for the other part of my family till such time as they are settled, and if Duncan marry (>any one not holding his own creed=) **this is crossed out and the name Agnes Graham is added**, he shall lose his title to the above mentioned property, also I bequeath to my lawful son Lauchlin that part of my farm lying west of the main road. It is my wish that when my lawful son John settles upon a farm each of my sons Donald, Duncan and Lauchlin shall assist him in building his house, to the value of four pounds cy. I also give to my lawful son Duncan all the Cape field. It is my will that my lawful child Catherine receive a cow when she changes her condition, also that John receive a cow also that Lauchlin receive a cow, also that Duncan provide a foal for John and another for Lauchlin, when they are settled.
It is my will that those of my family who are not yet settled shall support the house as far as their expenditure goes in it until they are settled, I appoint as my executors Wm. Lewellin, and Roderick Steele Senr.
(Sgd) Saml. (his X mark) McKenzie
Signed and delivered in presence of this eighteenth day of March 1856;
(sgd) John T. Poole
(sgd) Donald Morrison
(sgd) Wm. H. Lewellin
This will was proved on the 29th March 1858 on the oath of Wm. H. Lewellin a subscribing witness. Filed and registered same day.
(Sgd) C. Young
Judge of Probate.