Description Will of John Balfour of Middle River, Pictou Co., NS


Estate of John Balfour, late of Middle River, Farmer, deceased, Testate

Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

This is the last Will and testament of me John Balfour of Middle River in the County of Pictou, and province of Nova Scotia, Farmer.

(1st.) I devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth McKenzie the sum of twenty five cents.

(2nd.) I devise and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Catherine McLeod the sum of Twenty five cents.

(3rd.) I devise and bequeath to my Daughter Jessie B. Graham the sum of twenty five cents, also to my Daughter Christina Balfour the sum of twenty five cents.

(4th.) I will and devise to Alexander Nicholas Balfour my son a Home on my farm which I now occupy also sufficient food and Clothing until he arrives at the full age of twenty one years, also a good common School Education.

(5th.) I devise and bequeath the Farm on which I now reside and all the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal which I shall be entitled to at the time of my death to my son John David Balfour, to have and to hold the same to him and to his Heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever upon condition that he pay over to my heirs mentioned in this will the several amounts bequeathed to them in manner and form herein written and expressed

. (6th.) And I do nominate and appoint my Brother Duncan Balfour and John McDonald Esq. M.P. Executors of this my said last Will and Testament.

In testimony whereof I the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourteenth day of July. In the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Eight two.

Signed John Balfour L.S.

Signed published and declared by the said John Balfour to be his last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Signed William Balfour

Signed J. F. Oliver

In the Court of Probate of Wills

I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of one and a quarter pages, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of John Balfour, late of Middle River 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 third day of January A.D. 1883. John H. Lane Registrar

To the Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou

Province of Nova Scotia Registrars Office Pictou 8th. Feby. 1883 I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at 3 pm of the above day in the registry of Wills Book No 1 pages 148 & 149 on the certificate of John H. Lane Registrar John Ferguson Rgr.

File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

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