Will of William Sencabaugh of Prince Edward Island (Murray Harbour)

Submitter’s notes: The following is the text of William Sencabaugh's will, dated 1 September 1815. The will was registered on 26 September 1815. This will was found filed with Registry Office Conveyances 1769-1872, Volume 24, Folio 52-54.

The young man referred to as "my lame son Thomas" , to whom William Sencabaugh left half of his farm, apparently died sometime around 1830, as, on March 1, 1830, James Sencabaugh purchased the interest of his eight remaining siblings. This conveyance was signed by all of the surviving siblings and their spouses. Mary Ann Sencabaugh, William’s youngest child, as yet unmarried, made her mark, as did Mary Graham Sencabaugh, wife of John Sencabaugh, and Jane Clow Sencabaugh, wife of David Sencabaugh.

In the name of God Amen. I William Sencebanc of Murray Harbour Prince Edward Island farmer being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for 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 a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I Give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First, I give and bequeath to Ruhemmy my dearly beloved wife Fifty Acres of Land on the western side of my hundred acres adjoining to Mr. Thos. DeJersey together with my house household furniture beds and bed Clothes wearing apparel books and farming utensils for her own private use by her to be possessed and enjoyed whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my Executrix with my oldest son John Executor to this my last will and testament secondly I give and Bequeath to my lame Son Thos. for his use during his life the other fifty Acres of Land on the Eastern side of my farm then to return to be equally divided amongst my other nine Children or as many of them as may then survive but to be in the Care of my Executors until he shall come of Age thirdly I give and bequeath Ruhemmy my Dearly beloved wife my Executrix and to my son John my Executor for the use of my youngest children at the discretion of my wife All my Money Bonds Loans Notes of Hand and book accompts And fourthly and lastly I give and bequeath all my live Stock as I have valued them to the amount of Fifty Eight pounds Currency of the Island Equally amongst my nine Children but not to be divided or payable until my youngest Child shall be Sixteen Years of Age, until such time they are to remain on the farm for the use of my wife and the younger branches of my family by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanul all and every other testaments wills Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed, testifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifteen / signed /

Wm Sencebanc X

his x Mark

Witnesses :

James Richards

Henry Brehaut
Nicholas Hugh

Henry Brehaut of Murray Harbour yeoman maketh Oath and saith that he was present and did see William Sencebanc of Murray Harbour sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the last will and testament copied in the two preceding pages in that the same thus written and marked is the mark of the said "Wm. Sencebanc his x mark" and was marked and declared in the presence of the several persons whose names appear as witnesses to said Will to wit James Richards, Henry Brehaut, Nicholas Hugh" and that said Names is the proper and respective hand writings and signatures of these persons and of this Document.

Henry Brehaut

Sworn before me at Charlotte Town the 26 day of Sept 1815

Thos Desbrisay, Regr

Registered at 10 oclock of the morning of the 25 Day of Sept 1815 on the above oath

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