Description Will of Charles Alexander Beard of Hopewell, Pictou Co., NS


Estate of Charles Alex.r Beard late of Hopewell, deceased, Testate

Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

I Charles Alexander Beard resident of Hopewell County of Pictou, being this day sound in mind and memory and desirous of managing all my worldly affairs for the interests of my family, do make and ordain and declare this my last Will and testament, in manner and form following.

Having entire confidence in the Judgement prudence and affection of my beloved wife I therefore instead of making bequeaths to my several and beloved children and dividing my property among them in this my last Will, do now make over ordain and bequeath to my wife above mentioned my whole property in whatever form, of which I may die possessed, to be held by her for her sole use and benefit during her life and in trust for my children to be shared between them. At her death as may seem to her right and best, and I further ordain as part of the trust and responsibility committed to my wife that in no circumstances which may arise, nor under any provocation possible to occur, shall any part or share of my property bequeathed to her as above named, be diverted to the interests of any individual or individuals or to any party whatever but excepting what she may be disposed to give to the cause of Christ shall be carefully preserved as above stated to the benefit of George William, Cynthia, and Annette Jane, my beloved children in share respectively as above directed.

In order to carry into effect the terms of this my last Will and Testament, I appoint and ordain as my Executor the Reverend A. Maclean, pastor of Presbyterian Church, Hopewell.

I declare this, the above Will to be my last Will and Testament, and in witness whereof I now subscribe my hand and seal in the presence of

Signed Charles Alexander Beard L.S.

Signed John Fraser

Signed Nancy McLean


County of Pictou

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 Charles Alexander Beard late of Hopewell, in the County of Pictou, 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 1st day of October A.D. 1892. John H. Lane Registrar

To the Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou

Stamp - Province of Nova Scotia Registrar of Deeds Office Pictou 21st.Oct 1892 I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at 3:15 pm of the above day in the registry of Wills Book 2 pages 349-350 on the certificate of John H. Lane Registrar

John Yorston Registrar

File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

File number: 15W - 1038B
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Tags: Charles Alexander Beard of Hopewell, Geroge Willam Beard, Cynthia Beard, Annette Jane Beard, Rev. A. Maclean, Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, John Fraser, Nancy McLean, 1892,
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