Description Will of Andrew McKay of Trenton, Pictou Co., NS


Will of Andrew McKay, deceased

Certified Copy for Reg of Deeds

I Andrew McKay of Trenton in the County of Pictou, Tailor, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

1st. I hereby appoint my son Roderick of Trenton and Rv. John D. McLeod of New Glasgow in the County of Pictou to be my executors of this my last Will

Directing my executors to pay all my debts, funeral and Testamentary expenses out of my Estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

2nd. After the payment of my said debts funeral and Testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate which I may be possessed of or entitled to in the manner following that is to say,

3rd. I give devise and bequeath to my son Roderick that certain lot piece or parcel of land situated in Trenton being lots nineteen and twenty containing in all thirty five and ten rods more or less with the buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging.

4th. I also devise and bequeath to my son Roderick that lot of land adjoining containing one quarter of an acre more or less(inserted) descried in Indenture of purchase dated twenty sixth day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty six from William R. Fraser.

4th. I now devise and bequeath to my son Roderick all my household furniture stock and utensils and chattels of any description and in and n the premises on the land known as lots 19 and 20.

5th. The foregoing disposal of my property to my said son Roderick is under condition that he pay to my daughter Isobel one hundred dollars as soon as convenient and also provide a home for my said daughter while she remains single and desires to say with him.

6th. I give devise and bequeath to my son Angus that building known as the shop and that certain lot on which it stands containing four thousand two hundred and forty three square feet more or less purchased by me from William R. Fraser and declares in Indenture dated sixth day of June one thousand eight hundred and eighty six on condition that he pay my daughter Mary one hundred dollars as soon as convenient and also in the case that he should wish to dispose of or sell said property my son Roderick should have the first offer to buy it – if he wants to dwell in this house he should have the right to get water in the pump on the property bequeathed to my son Roderick provided he helps equally to keep pump in repair.

7th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Isobel my sewing machine.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this sixteenth day of May 1901.

Signed Andrew McKay L.S.

Signed published and declared by the said Andrew McKay, the testator, as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present together at the same time in his presence who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution thereof.

Signed John D. McKay
" Rev. John D. McLeod

Both the instrument more or less the same in the original will.
John D. MacLeod Registrar

Province of Nova Scotia
County of Pictou S.S.
In the Court of Probate

I John D. McLeod Registrar of said Court do hereby certify that the foregoing paper writing is a true copy of the last Will and Testament of Andrew McKay late of Trenton in the County of Pictou Tailor deceased which said will was duly admitted to Probate in said Court at Pictou on the 3rd. day of September 1901.

Witness my hand at Pictou aforesaid this third day of September 1901.
John D. MacLeod Registrar


Office, County of Pictou, JAN 21 1902 I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at 3 PM of the above day in Book 3, page 336-338 on the certificate of John D. MacLeod Reg

John Yorston Registrar.

File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

File number: 15W - 2509M
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Tags: Andrew McKay of Trenton, Tailor, 1901, Roderick McKay, William R. Fraser, Isobel MKay, Angus McKay, Mary McKay, Rev. John D. McLeod of New Glagsow, John D. McKay
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Uploaded on: November 24, 2016
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