Description Will of John Beaton of Pleasant Valley, Pictou Co., NS


Estate of John Beaton, late of Pleasant Valley, Farmer, deceased, Testate

Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

In the name of God, Amen

I John Beaton of Pleasant Valley Middle River in the County of Pictou, Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, Being at present in poor State of health, both of sound mind and memory, reflecting on the uncertainty of life, Do make and ordain this my last Will and testament, revoking all former wills.

Hereby disposing of whatever property my belong to me at me death, I order that my body be decently interred and that all my just debts be fully paid and funeral expenses.

I bequeath to my son Basil Bell Beaton the southwest part of the farm on which I reside joining Adams McKenzie lot of land thence northeast from Adam McKenzie until it comes to a drain and a brook eleven rods from the barn on the northeast end of the barn on my farm at present and the line when surveyed to run parallel with Adam McKenzie's line from front to rear and the same course as the present line and the said lot of land is supposed to contain from ten to fifteen acres more than one half of the whole farm.

I order that my son Basil Bell Beaton is to have all the farming implements and wagons and sleighs of whatever nature they may be at the time of my death and all the cattle sheep and horses excepting one horse. I order that my son Basil Bell Beaton is to support my wife Mary Beaton during her life in a manner becoming her station in life as a dutiful on ought to do. And also she is to have the garden in the front of the house and at the back and the part of the house that we reside in at present and two cows and four sheep as long as she remains a widow. I order that my son Basil Bell Beaton to give one cow to Libie my daughter and one cow to Ruth my daughter and one cow to Ella my daughter.

I bequeath to my son Walter W. Beaton living at present in the United States of America all the remaining part of the farm on which I now reside namely the northeast side joining George Sutherland's land thence southwest from Sutherland's until it comes to the aforesaid drain and brook and eleven rods from the ends of the barn and joining Basil Bells.

I order that son Walter W. Beaton is to have one horse. I order also that if my son Walter W. Beaton wishes to sell and not reside on his part of the property and wishes to sell he is to give the first offer to any of his brothers and sisters at a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars, said property however to be subject to due fulfillment of the terms herein mentioned.

I do hereby appoint as my true and lawful Executors for duly fulfilling and caring unto effect the disposition of this my said last Will and Testament, Alexander Innis of Four Mile Brook, County of Pictou, Carpenter, and Adam McKenzie of Pleasant Valley, Pictou County, Farmer, giving and granting unto them all power as Executors by law may require.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Pleasant Valley, Middle River, this Twentieth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Eighty eight.

Signed John Beaton L.S.

Signed Sealed and published pronounced and declared by the said John Beaton as his last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.

Signed Geo H. Sutherland

Signed Hector D. Sutherland

County of Pictou

In the Court of Probate of Wills

I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of two pages and part of a page, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of John Beaton, late of Pleasant Valley, 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 31st. day of July A.D. 1890. John H. Lane Registrar

To the Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou

Stamp - Province of Nova Scotia Registrars Office Pictou 24th October 1890 I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at 3 pm of the above day in the registry of Wills Book No 2 pages 129, 130 & 131 on the certificate of John H. Lane Registrar

John Ferguson Rgr.

File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

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