Description Will of Rev. George Walker of New Glasgow, NS


Estate of The Reverend George Walker late of New Glasgow, deceased, Testate

Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

In the name of God, Amen.

I George Walker, Minister of the Gospel, in New Glasgow, within the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia, being of sound mind and memory, taking into account the uncertainty of life, and the certainty of Death, do make publish and Declare this my last Will and Testament, and as to such monies and Property wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me, I dispose of the same as follows - thanks be unto God

1st. I order and direct my body to be plainly and decently buried by my Executors, in the cemetery below the town, and by the side o the remains of my beloved wife Jean Heugh, and the expenses thereof to be paid, as a first claim on my effects.

2nd. I give devise and bequeath, to my 3 (three) sons Andrew, Robert, and George, and to my 3 daughters Janet Forbes, Ann Callander and Mary Jane McKay all that certain tract of land, (purchased from Roderick McGregor, and minutely described in the Bill of Sale, of date One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty seven (which see) containing Ninety four square Rods more or lefs, together with all Houses, Outhouses, and buildings, to the same belonging, or in wise appertaining, but if George Forrest McKay should desire to purchase the above property with all the buildings thereon, he shall have it, upon payment of the sum of which it is valued by the last property assessors of the Town, and the money thereby realized shall be divided among my sons and daughters, giving to each of them an equal share.

3rd. I give devise and bequeath to my daughters Mary Jane McKay, who has been my housekeeper for 16 years, all my Household Property consisting of Household furniture, Blankets, Bed and table linen, i.e. i.e.

4th. I give devise and bequeath to my 3 sons Andrew, Robert & George, and to my 3 daughters Janet Forbes, Ann Callander, and Mary Jane McKay whatever money, more or less, is in New Glasgow Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia, each child, Boy and Girl, to receive an equal share of money.

5th. I do nominate and appoint my son Andrew Walker, and my Son in law George Forrest McKay, to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I here put my Hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of March Anno Domini 1880.

Signed         George Walker     L.S.

In the presence of

Signed      ---- James W. McGregor

   "              ---- Geo. Murray

County of Pictou Sf

In the Court of Probate of Wills ie.

I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of one and a half pages, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of George Walker, late of New Glasgow, in the County of Pictou, Minister of the Gospel, 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 20th. day of February A.D. 1884.

John H. Lane Registrar

To the Registrar of Deeds

for the County of Pictou

No Stamp

Province of Nova Scotia,

Registrar of Deeds Office, County of Pictou, 8th. March 1884 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 220 & 221 on the certificate of John H. Lane Rgr. of Probate.

John Ferguson   Registrar



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