The Last Will and Testament of James Wendover Robinson
1833 - 1898
Liber 14 Folio 557
This instrument witnesseth, that I, James W. Robinson of Tryon in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Farmer, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all other last wills and testaments, or writings in the nature of such heretofore made by me.
My will is as follows, that is to say: I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved son Albert J. Robinson all my Estate both real and personal of which I may die possessed, consisting at present of the Property on which I now reside, on the road leading from Tryon to Cape Traverse, containing Twenty-five acres of land with all and singular the Buildings and appu??? thereunto belonging. Also Fifty acres of land known as the "Back Land" adjoining lands in the possession of or lately owned by Messrs. Benjamin Webster, Thomas Cameron and Edwin Dawson respectively, all of Augustine Cove, together with all the Stock of Farming Implements that may be in my possession at the time of my decease, To have and to hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever, subject to the following conditions, namely, He shall pay my just debts and funeral expenses and also all expenses attending the execution and administration of this my will.
He shall provide for his mother, my beloved wife Elizabeth, two rooms suitable for Bed Room and Sitting Room, in which she may reside and provide fuel sufficient for her comfort prepared for use in Stoves. He shall also pay to my aforesaid wife the sum of One Hundred Dollars ??? and every year she may survive me, said sum to be paid in half yearly installations of Fifty Dollars each, on or before the first day of December and the first day of June of each year respectively. It is also understood that the above stated amounts to be paid by my said son Albert J. to my said wife, may be so paid partly in such articles of Food ??? ??? as my said wife may need to live upon, at the current market rate, and the balance that may remain on each installment as it falls due to be paid in cash or it’s equivalent as my said wife may elect. In case my aforesaid wife may not live until my youngest daughter Carrie Belle should be of the age of twenty-four years, my said son Albert J. shall pay to my said Daughter Carrie Belle, the sum of twenty dollars per year until she shall be of the full age of twenty-four years. Time of payment to commence at the decease of my wife aforesaid.
It is also my will that in case my said son Albert J. unto whom I have devised and bequeathed the whole of my Estate, shall refuse at any time, during the lifetime of my aforesaid wife, to fulfill the conditions imposed on him in this my Will, that the whole of my Estate herein enumerated, or that may be at such time available shall revert to my said wife, and I hereby in such case should conditions arise make her my sole legatee, subject to the conditions at first imposed upon my son, in reference to the payment of all my Debts, funeral expenses and expenses of administering this my Will to her, her heirs and assigns for ever.
And I hereby nominate and appoint my son in law Benjamin Webster Howatt and my friend William Bowley Howatt as Executors to this my Will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and signed my name on this the twenty-fifth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Ninety eight.
(Signed) James W. Robinson
Signed, published and declared by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
(Signed) William Bowley Howatt
(Signed) Benj. Webster Howatt
This will was proved on the 26th day of August 1898 on the oath of Benjamin Webster Howatt one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was Filed and Registered the same day.
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