Description Will of James Clish of Stellarton, NS


Estate of James Clish, late of Stellarton, deceased, Testate

Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds

In the name of God, Amen. I James Clish being infirm in bodily health, and having attained an age approaching the time allotted to human life consider it a duty incumbent on me while of sound disposing mind and memory to make this my last Will and Testament.

I desire to commend my spirit to the God who gave it, believing in Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life and hoping for Salvation through his atonement.

My body I desire to be decently interred in the Family enclosure in the Cemetery of "Christ Church" there to rest until the resurrection of the dead.

First. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Margaret Gardiner the two Storey dwelling House being the homestead in Stellarton with all barns and Outhouses and lands attached as now owned and occupied by me. To Have and to Hold said property for her use and benefit and behalf.

I desire order and command that my said daughter Margaret Gardiner shall pay or cause to be paid the following bequeaths, which I devise unto the parties hereinafter named, and that she will well and truly discharge these obligations in such manner and times as hereinafter named in all amounting to One Thousand Dollars.

To my son Thomas three hundred dollars payable in three equal installments at Six, twelve and eighteen months after my death. To my son Robert she is to pay Two Hundred dollars payable in to equal payments at Six and twelve months after my death.

To James and George the two eldest of my son James children she is to pay one hundred dollars each when they attain the age of twenty one years, and in the event of the death of either before that period - the amount bequeathed shall revert to the survivors of the family

- To my Grand daughter Maria Sidonia she is to pay one hundred dollars when she attains the age of twenty one.

To Mrs. William McDonald she is to pay One hundred dollars payable six months after my death.

To my son William she is to pay One hundred dollars payable in monthly installments of five dollars each, the first to be payalbe Six months after my death, being in all aforesaid Sum of One Thousand dollars.

I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Margaret Gardiner all the household furniture beds, and bedding Carpets, and Cooking utensils and all articles of furniture not otherwise disposed of by this instrument.

I give devise and bequeath unto my son Joseph all the property owned by me in Westville, namely Four Houses and lots attached as appears on reference to title deeds of the same, out of which property he the said Joseph Clish is to pay his eldest son Gardiner Clish One hundred dollars, when he attains the age of twenty one Years.

I give devise and bequeath unto my son Gardiner the Silver jug owned by me, while I desire him to return the one formerly received to George Ward.

I also devise and bequeath unto my son Gardiner the moose head belonging to me.

I give devise and bequeath unto Mrs. William McDonald 1 silver cruet stand, also all the made by hers during the time she was in my service.

I give devise and bequeath unto Geo. Ward One silver Pickle dish.

To my son Thomas one Silver Butter cooler.

To my Granddaughter Maria Sidonia 1/2 doz dessert silver Spoons.

To Margaret Clish (Jas daughter) One Silver Cake Basket.

To my son Thomas my Gold watch with attachments.

To my son Robert the three Silver watches and One Gold watch owned by me.

I give devise and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Margaret Clish Jas. daughter One hundred dollars.

To my Granddaughter Elizabeth Clish Jas daughter Fifty dollars.

To my Granddaughter Margaret Ward Fifty dollars. To my son James' Widow if unmarried One hundred dollars.

To my son Robert I give devise and bequeath the sum of Three hundred dollars these last bequeaths to be paid by my executors out of my estate. The money in bank to be withdrawn by them for that purpose, and the Stock not otherwise disposed of sold, to pay off these claims.

I hereby appoint my son Gardiner Clish and Donald Gray Executors of this my said last Will and Testament, and have only to us trust them to Comply with the requirements of this instrument and carry out this my last request - to them faithfully and impartially, to which I affix my signature this twenty third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

Signed James Clish L.S.

Witnesses. At Stellarton on this 23rd day of July 1880, the above named James Clish Signed & Sealed this instrument and declared the same as and for his last Will, and we in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Signed James Wentworth

Signed John James Mitchell

County of Pictou Sf

In the Court of Probate of Wills

I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of three pages, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of James Clish, late of Stellarton in the County of Pictou, 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 Second day of October A.D. 1880. John H. Lane Registrar

To John Ferguson Esqr. Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou

Province of Nova Scotia Registrars Office Pictou 15th Oct 1880 I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at 10 AM of the above day in the registry of Wills Book No 1 pages 66,67,68 and 69 on the certificate of John H. Lane Registrar of Probate John Ferguson Rgr.

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Vault - Regitry of Deeds Shelf

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