Will of Samuel Drake (1805-1880), Waterside, Pownal, Lot 49
In the name of God Amen. The twenty-third day of March one thousand eight hundered and seventy. I Samuel Drake former of Pownal Lot Forty nine being in sound mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the Body, knowing that is appointed unto all men once to die, 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 hands 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 any 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 had pleased God to bleƒs me in this life, I give, devise, and disperse of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to Prudence my dearly beloved wife, the one fourth part off all the proceeds off my Farm being one hundred and sixty acres and is situated in Pownal Lot forty nine lying between John Hayley on the South end and Elisha Wetherby on the north side. Also the dwelling house where I now reside and the field which the aforesaid house is built on containing about eight or nine acres, with one Horse, Waggon and driving Sleigh and whatever utensils may be….., also all the Money that I have lent out in notes of hand or judgment bonds with the interest thereof as it may become Due. And when it shall please God to take her from this world whatever money may remain due to my estate shall be equally divided between the hears of my property. Also at her death the house the aforesaid house in which I now reside and eight or nine acres which its built on shall become the property of my son Henry Drake. The furniture and every article which I have given her shall be a her disposal amongst her children. Also I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Henry Drake the whole of my Farm being One hundred and sixty acres with the exception of the eight or nine acres before mentioned with all the Stock of every description that is on the farm also all the carts sleighs and every agricultural article . Also the house in which the said Henry Drake is now living with 93 acres and out houses and all the appention belonging to it. Also the Mortgage of the farm situated in George Town road Lot fifty one which formerly belonged to the said Henry Drake. Two hundred pounds of this Mortgage shall be property of Jeƒse Bell the wife of the deceased Richard Drake, my son which the aforesaid Henry Drake is bound to pay her. Also I give to my son Samuel Drake the sum of twenty five pounds (Island Currency) which shall be paid to him in the aforesaid Henry Drake. Having previously given the aforesaid Samuel Drake the farm on which he now resides situated at Vernon river Lot fifty.
Tis also my request that my son George Thomas Drake shall be provided with decent comfortable living and everything to endeavor to make him happy as long as he shall live and his said brother Henry Drake shall use every endeavor to make him comfortable, if anything should occur that the said George Thomas Drake should not wish to live on the said farm then the aforesaid Henry Drake is bound to pay to the executors of this Will the sum of thirty pounds annually for to support the said George Thomas Drake which money will be strictly under the control of the executors. Also I give to my beloved daughter Mary Ann the sum of Two hundred pounds to be paid by the aforesaid Henry Drake in four installments of fifty pounds each to be paid annually. Also I give to my beloved daughter Maria the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds to be paid in three installments of fifty pounds each by the aforesaid Henry Drake annually. Also I give to my niece Amelia Drake the sum of twenty pounds to be paid by the aforesaid Henry Drake. Also I give to Frederick Wood son of William Wood the sum of twenty-five pounds in one ? when he shall take a farm to settle on this money and ? to be paid by Henry Drake.
Also I do appoint for the executors of this my Will my two sons Henry and Samuel Drake, also my son-in-law John Stewart. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disanull all and any other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests, and executors, by me in any other ways named, written, or bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament, in witneƒs thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day above written.
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by
The said Samuel Drake Senior his last will and
Testament in the presence of us the subscribers.
John Ings Senior
(signed) Samuel Drake
April the 14 A.D. 1880
I Samuel Drake Senior, Farmer of Township No. 49 Do this order and make the following Codacil to my last Will & Testimony
I give and Bequeath to my sister Ann now in England the sum of Fifty Pounds Island Currancy to be paid to her provided she should survive me. I also give to my Niece Amelia Hooper One Hundred Dollars instead of Twenty Pounds stated in my Will. I have also paid the Following sums of Two Hundred Pounds to my Daughter Mary Ann Stewart stated in my Will. Also my Daughter Moriah Wood the sum of Two Hundred Pounds instead of instead of one hundred & Fifty stated in my Will. I have also paid Jessy F. Gordon my Daughter in law the sum of Two Hundred Pounds provided in my Will. Should any disputes arise I refer to the T.H.H. Haviland Firm, Governor of PEI.
I have also paid to my Nephew Frederick Wood Two Hundred Dollars in lieu of Twenty-Five Pounds Bequeathed in my Will.
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the
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