Submitter’s notes: William Clements (ca. 1814 - 1890) emigrated from Bristol, England, to Prince Edward Island in his youth. In 1834 he married Mary Ann Sencabaugh (1813 - 1856), youngest daughter of William Sencabaugh, the Loyalist, and his wife Ruhamah Hugh or Hughes. Mary Ann died shortly after the birth of their seventh child.
In 1857 William Clements remarried. His second wife, Elizabeth Windsor Machon (1831 - 1912), bore him four more children.
I William Clements of Murray Harbor South in Kings County in the Province of Prince Edward Island farmer being mindful of my mortality knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make publish and declare this my last will and testament revoking any and all wills by me heretofore made.
First I give and devise to my beloved wife Elizabeth W. Clements all that my freehold property consisting of one hundred acres of land with all building thereon situate lying and being at Murray Harbor South in Kings County in the Province of Prince Edward Island [land is described at length] being the homestead on which I at present reside To have and to Hold to my said wife Elizabeth W. Clements during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same to my son Albert W. Clements To Have and to hold (subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the maintenance of my daughter Cecelia Clements and also a home for my said daughter on the aforesaid property as hereinafter mentioned) to him the said Albert W. Clements his heirs and assigns forever also that my said daughter Cecelia Clements shall have the possession and use of the west appartment of the dwelling house in which I am now living as long as she shall remain unmarried if she choose to make her home on the aforesaid property and my said son Albert W. Clements shall maintain and support the said Cecelia Clements on the aforesaid property in a suitable proper and becoming manner finding and supplying her with sufficient fuel and with good proper and necessary good as long as she shall remain unmarried if she should wish to live on the aforesaid property.
Also I give and bequeath to my said wife Elizabeth W. Clements all my live stock and agricultural implements during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her death I give and bequeath the same to my son Albert W. Clements his heirs and assigns to and for his and their own use and benefit absolutely.
Also I give and bequeath to my son William J. Clements the sum of Two hundred and fifty $25000 dollars of lawful money of the Dominion of Canada to be paid to my said son William J. Clements within twelve months after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret wife of Benjamin H. Sencabaugh the sum of One hundred and fifty $15000 dollars of lawful money of the Dominion of Canada to be paid to my said daughter Margaret within twelve months of my decease.
Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Cecelia Clements the sum of Three hundred $30000 dollars of lawful money of the Dominion of Canada to be paid to my said daughter Cecelia within twelve months of my decease.
Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria Ann wife of George Glassborro the sum of One hundred $10000 dollars of lawful money of the Dominion of Canada to be paid to my said daughter Maria Ann within twelve months after my death.
And I do hereby appoint Henry J. Brehaut of Murray Harbor South and John Brooks Junior of White Sands Executors of this my last will and testament.
And finally I give and bequeath to my said wife Elizabeth W. Clements all my ready money securities for money notes of hand and Book accounts and all my personal effects whatsoever and wheresoever and not herein before otherwise effectually disposed of (after payment of any Just debts legacies and funeral expences and other charges to have and to hold to my said wife Elizabeth W. Clements heirs Executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this thirtieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said testator William Clements as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names at witnesses.
The within will of William Clements of Murray Harbor South Kings County being presented for probate Henry J. Brehaut one of the subscribing witnesses thereto made Oath that he was present and did see the said testator sign Seal and deliver the same and also heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament and that when he so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this deponent’s best discerning and that he set and subscribed his name as a witness thereto in the said testators presence and that Alexander Crichton set his name as a witness thereto at the same time.
Sworn at Murray Harbor South in Kings County this twenty ninth day of May A.D. 1890
Commissioner for taking affidavits for said Kings County in the Supreme Court
Inventory of the Real Estate and Personal Property of the late William Clements of Murray Harbor, South, Kings County, P.E. Island.
100 Acres Freehold Land
1 Dwelling House
2 Barns and other out Buildings
2 Horses. 7 Neat Cattle. 8 Sheep.
3 Pigs. 2 Carts with Harness. 1 Truck.
1 Set Harrows. 1 Set Cultivators.
1 Riding Waggon and Harness. 1 Riding Sleigh.
1 Rake and also Sundry Small farming implements
1 Cook Stove and Kitchen Utensils. A Table. 6 Chairs.
1 Dining Room Stove. 1 Table. 1 Lounge.
6 Chairs and Carpet.
1 Parlour Stove. 1 Table. 1 Sofa. 6 Chairs and Carpet.
3 Bedsteads. 3 Beds with Beding and Bedroom
Furniture. 1 set crockery ware. 1 Clock
45 Shares in Merchants Bank Charlottetown P.E.I.
L 450.00 old P.E. Island Currency
Dividend Cheque on Merchants Bank
Deposit in Bank of Nova Scotia, Charlottetown
Interest on deposit in Bank of Nova Scotia Ch’town
One Bond on Trustees Church Charlottetown
One do do do do
one Mortgage on the property of Edward McMillan
of Whycocomagh, Cape Breton
Note of hand on the late George Davies
do do do
Interest on the above two notes
Note of hand on Daniel McMillan
Note of hand on H.J. Brehaut and John Cowan
do on John Cowan
Note of hand on Alexander Bell
do do H.J. Brehaut
do do James Brooks
do do John Giddings
do do John Phillips
Several additional pages detailing the disposition of the estate follow.