Description Will of Alexander W. McBain of Vale Colliery, Pictou Co., NS


Estate of Alexander W. McBain, late of Vale Colliery, Yeoman, deceased, Testate

Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

I Alexander W. McBain of Vale Colliery in the County of Pictou, and Province of Nova Scotia, Yeoman do make and publish is this  my last Will hereby revoking all former wills.

I give devise and bequeath my estate and property, real and personal of every kind and nature, and wheresoever situate as follows, that is to say,

1st. I give and bequeath to my minor child Barbara Jane McBain, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars the said sum to be invested by the executors hereinafter named and whom I hereby name as guardians of my said Child, in some Savings Bank or other safe place of investment, the income from said sum to be used for the support and education of said child until she attain her majority, the principal or any part thereof not to be expended unless in the judgement of said Guardians it shall be absolutely necessary for the benefit of said Child and said principal or what shall remain of the same after such necessary expenditure to be paid to the said Barbara Jane McBain when she shall have attained majority, or to her Child or Children should she die before, or equally to my brothers and sisters or their representatives should she die without issue before her majority.

2nd. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth J. Cameron or McBain Five Hundred Dollars, provided she shall execute to said Executors the release presented by them.

3rd. I give and bequeath to Laura Edith, James Edward, Herbert Garfield, and Henry Bevens, Children of my deceased brother James McBain One Hundred Dollars each, also to Jessie Ella Cameron, and Ralph Cameron, Children of my sister Catherine Bell, One Hundred Dollars each, also to Wilhelmina Catherine McBain, daughter of my sister Barbara Jane, One Hundred Dollars, the said several sums to be invested by said Executors, hereby named guardians and Trustees for the purpose, in the same Savings Bank or other safe place of investment, until the said Children respectively attain majority, then the principal and accrued interest on said respective sums to be paid to each, or his or her legal representative but in event of any of the children of  my said brother James dying without issue, before attainting majority, his or her share or amount shall be divided equally amongst the survivors of them, or their respective children.

4th. I give and bequeath to my Aunt Elizabeth Murray Eighty Dollars.

5th. I give and devise to Matthew Spoors that lot of land at Vale Colliery adjoining property of said Matthew Spoors, and consisting of three building lots purchased by me from George Fraser Downie.

6th. I give and bequeath to my sisters Elizabeth McDonald and Barbara Jane Spoors, and my brothers Donald McBain and John McBain ONe Thousand Dollars each.

7th. I bequeath the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars to be given and divided equally amongst the following institutions, The Home Mission Scheme, The Foreign Mission Scheme, and the French Evangelization Scheme, of the United Presbyterian Church, and the British American Tract Society.

8th. I bequeath the residue of my Estate in equal shares to each of my brothers and sisters.

9th. I hereby empower and direct the Executors of the my will, to hold manage Sell and dispose of and make proper conveyances of any or all of my Estate, except the land hereinbefore devised, and convert the same into money, as soon as they shall deem it necessary, to pay or provide for said bequests, the bequests hereinbefore made to be provided for the order set forth herein, and in event of my estate falling short of the sums mentioned in any of the last names bequests, the sum available for such bequest, shall be divided equally amongst the objects thereof.

I appoint John W. McBain of Vale Colliery, and Hugh McDonald of Hopewell, Carpenter, Executors of this my  Will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto Subscribed and Set my hand and Seal this Twenty first day of September A.D. 1882.

Signed  Alex. W. McBain      L.S.

Signed,  Sealed,  published and Declared in presence of us, who in presence of the testator and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Signed       ----  Alex McKay
    "        ---- John A. Campbell

County of Pictou Sf
In the Court of Probate of Wills

I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of three & a half pages, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of Alexander W. McBain, late of the Vale Colliery, in the County of Pictou, Yeoman, 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 first day of March A.D. 1883.
John H. Lane  Registrar

To John Ferguson, Esqr.
Registrar of Deeds
County of Pictou

Province of Nova Scotia

Registrars Office, Pictou,  24th April 1883  I certify that the within Instrument was duly registered at 2PM of the above day in the Registry of Wills Book No 1, pages 175,177 and 178  on the certificate of John H. Lane Rgr. of Probate

John Ferguson  Regr.


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