Description Will of John Harris of Town Gut, Pictou Co., NS


Estate of John Harris, late of Town Gut, Farmer, deceased, Testate

Certified Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

I John Harris of the Town Gut  in the County of Pictou, and Province of Nova Scotia, Farmer, enjoying health of body and Soundness of mind- thank God for the same, do hereby  make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former Will or wills made by me.

I will and bequeath to my son Hugh Harris the whole of my real estate Situate at Town Gut aforesaid and on which I now reside together with Houses Barns and improvements, and also the whole of my Stock of cattle Horses sheep, farming utensils debts credits and effects, money or other property of whatsoever kind.

For my wife Elizabeth I will bequeath and ordain, that my said son Hugh Harris shall well and truly pay to my said wife Elizabeth the sum of Eighty dollars per year each and every year during her life time, and also the use of the two West rooms in my said dwelling house at Town Gut aforesaid, and the one half part of the furniture and bedding of said Housed. To have and to hold to the said Hugh Harris, and his heirs and assigns for ever, the whole of the real estate and personal property, hereinbefore mentioned.

And I do by these presents hereby nominate and appoint George S. Harris of Pictou in the County of Pictou, Deputy Sheriff and the said Hugh Harris to be the Executors of this my  last will and testament and trust that they will see the same carried out in good faith.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Six.

Signed       John Harris      L.S.

Signed  Sealed and delivered in the presence of these Witnesses, who were both present at the signing of this will by the testator.

Signed       ----  Maggie F. McLeod
    "        ----  Wm. H. Harris

County of Pictou Sf

In the Court of Probate of Wills

I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of one page, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of John Harris late of Town Gut, in the County of Pictou, Farmer, deceased, Testate, which has been duly filed and admitted to Probate in accordance with the practice of the Court.

Given under my hand at Pictou, this 19th day of October A.D. 1885.

John H. Lane  Registrar

To the Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou

 Province of Nova Scotia
 Registrars Office, Pictou,  6th November 1885  I certify that the within Instrument was duly registered at 2PM of the above day in the Registry of Wills Book No 1, pages 310 & 311 on the certificate of John H. Lane Rgr. of Probate

John Ferguson  Regr.


File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

File number: 15W - 2207H
Contributor:    Judy Cormier | View all submissions
Tags: John Harris of the Town Gut Farmer, 1876, Hugh Harris, Elizabeth Harris, George S. Harris Deputy Sheriff of Pictou, Maggie F. Fraser, Wm. H. Harris, 1885
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Uploaded on: May 29, 2015
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