Description Will of William Henderson of the Ponds, Merigomish, Pictou Co., NS


Estate of William Henderson, late of Merigomish, Farmer, deceased, Testate

Certified Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

I William Henderson of the Ponds, Merigomish in the County of Pictou, and Province of Nova Scotia, Farmer, Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all testamentary writings heretofore made by me.

I give devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter Eliza Jane wife of William John White of Antigonish in the County of Antigonish and Province of Nova Scotia, aforesaid, Merchant, all the lands and real Estate as well as all the personal property now owned and occupied by me Situate lying and being at the Ponds Merigomish - aforesaid or elsewhere during her natural life for her Sole and Separate use free from the debts, engagements interference and control of her present husband William John White aforesaid, and of any other husband she may hereafter marry with full power to her to give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof to such person or persons or for such purposes a she shall by her last Will and testament to be executed according to Law limit and appoint, and in default of Such will the same and every part thereof to go to the child or children who may Survive her and their heirs for ever, by right of representation.

I hereby nominate and appoint Donald D. McDonald of Bailey's Brook in the County of Pictou, aforesaid, Merchant, Sole Executor of this my  Last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the above named William Henderson have hereunto my hand and Seal Subscribed and Set as my last Will and testament this Seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Eighty three.

Signed         William Henderson    L.S.

Signed  sealed and published by William Henderson the testator aforesaid as his last Will & Testament in the presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have Subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Signed       ----  Christopher P. Chisholm
    "        ----  Angus McIsaac
  (Barristers Antigonish)

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 William Henderson late of the Ponds, Merigomish, 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 25th day of August A.D. 1886.

John H. Lane  Registrar

To the Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou

Province of Nova Scotia
Registrars Office, Pictou,  5th Jany 1887  I certify that the within Instrument was duly registered at 1PM of the above day in the Registry of Wills Book No 1, pages 365 and 366 on the certificate of John H. Lane Rgr. of Probate

John Ferguson  Regr.


File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

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