Estate of Elizabeth Grant, late of New Glasgow, Widow, deceased, Testate
Certified Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds
I Elizabeth Grant of New Glasgow in the County of Pictou, Widow do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
I hereby authorize my executor hereinafter named to sell and convert into money both the real and personal estate of which I shall die seized or possessed, and which is not disposed of, with full power and Authority to convey by deed or deeds any real estate, or interest in real estate to which I may be entitled at the time of my death to any purchaser or purchasers thereof, and after so disposing of my said estate, to distribute the proceeds as herein directed.
First, I direct my executor to pay all my just debts and funeral expense, and the expense of Settling my estate first out of the proceeds thereof.
Second, from the balance remaining I give and bequeath to the British American Book and Tract Society instituted in Halifax N.S. in 1867. the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid to the Treasurer of said Society or the agent thereof, at said Halifax whose receipt shall be a discharge for the same.
Third, I give and bequeath to the British Foreign Bible Society instituted in London in the year 1804 the sum of Two hundred dollars to be devoted to the general purposes of the said Society and to be payable to the Treasurer thereof, for the time being.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to the Young Mens Christian association of New Glasgow incorporated in 1884. the sum of One Hundred Dollars to be paid to the Treasurer for the time being and to be devoted to the general purposes of said association.
Fifth, I give and bequeath to the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, the sum of One Hundred dollars to be devoted to such department of the Foreign Mission work of said Church as shall be in the opinion of the Board most advisable.
Sixth, I give and bequeath to the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Halifax one hundred dollars.
Seventh, I give and bequeath to the Halifax School for the Blind, one hundred dollars.
Eighth, I give and bequeath to the St. Andre's Church New Glasgow for the general purpose of the said Church the sum of One hundred dollars, to be paid to the Treasurer thereof whose receipt shall be a good discharge therefor. I desire this legacy to be understood as coming jointly from my late beloved sister Annie Sinclair whose property I inherited, and myself.
Ninth, I give and bequeath to Isabella Jane Grant the daughter of my brother in law Donald Grant, Two hundred dollars.
Tenth, I give and bequeath to Mary Catherine Grant sister of said Isabella Jane Grant the sum of Fifty dollars.
Eleventh, I give and bequeath to Whilema Fraser, dressmaker, who now lives at my house in New Glasgow, the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars.
Twelfth, I give and bequeath to Sadie Kerr Cohoon and Lena Cohoon daughters of Harvey Cohoon of New Glasgow the sum of fifty dollars each.
Thirteenth, I give and bequeath to my beloved son James Grant Six hundred dollars.
Fourteenth, I give and bequeath to J. Wallace Grant my grandson at present of New Glasgow two hundred dollars.
Fifteenth, I give and bequeath to Herbert H. Booth Commissioner of the Salvation Army, for Canada and Newfoundland, the sum of two hundred dollars, and devise that the same be used in aid of the work of the Salvation Army in Canada in the manner in which he the said Herbert H. Booth may deem best.
Sixteenth, I further give and bequeath to the said Isabella Jane Grant all the furniture of whatever nature in the house adjoining on the South western Corner of Provost and McLean Streets. I further give and bequeath to the said Isabella Jane Grant the Sole use and occupation of the lands upon which I now reside being the lands covered by said house and running back therefrom to the bounds of the Intercolonial Railway, and of the houses and buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging, to have and to hold the same to and for and during the term of her natural life, if she remains so long unmarried.
Seventeenth, I further give and bequeath to my said grandson J. Wallace Grant the reversion to, or remainder in the said lot of land and its appurtenances hereinbefore referred to, to have and to hold the said lot of land with its appurtenances unto and to the use of the said J. Wallace Grant his heirs and assigns from and after the marriage or decease of the said Elizabeth Jane Grant, for ever.
Eighteenth, I give and bequeath the residue of my estate of whatever nature after paying the above debts, expenses and bequests to my said son James Grant, and his heirs forever.
I hereby appoint John H. Sinclair of said New Glasgow, Barrister at Law, the Sole Executor of this my last Will at the same time revoking any former wills by me at any time heretofore made
In witness whereof, I the said Elizabeth Grant the testator have to this my last will Subscribed my name and affixed my Seal this twenty second day of August A.D. 1893.
Signed Elizabeth Grant L.S.
Signed by the said Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Signed ---- George Patterson, New Glasgow
" ---- David R. Grant New Glasgow, N.S.
This is a Codicil to the last will & Testament of me Elizabeth Grant of New Glasgow in the County of Pictou, Widow, which said will bears date the twenty second day of August A.D. 1893.
I hereby revoke the bequest of six hundred dollars to my son James Grant.
I bequeath to my said beloved son James Grant the sum of four hundred dollars.
I bequeath to Jane Grant at present of New Glasgow widow of Donald Grant late of Upper Hopewell in said County, Farmer, the sum of one hundred dollars.
I bequeath to Isabella Fulton, Upper Stewiacke, widow of Enock Fulton late of said Upper Stewiacke, Farmer, the sum of One hundred dollars.
In all other respects I do confirm my said Will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand and Seal subscribed and Set this thirteenth day of April A.D. 1897.
Signed Elizabeth Grant L.S.
Signed by the said testator, as and for a Codicil to her lst Will and testament in the presence of us, both present at the same time, whjo at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have suscribed our names as witnesses.
Signed --- Sarah Brown
" --- George Patterson
County of Pictou Sf
In the Court of Probate of Wills
I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of four pages, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Grant late of New Glasgow, and the Codicil thereto, Widow, 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 March A.D. 1899.
John H. Lane Registrar
To the Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou
Stamp - Province of Nova Scotia, Registrar of Deeds
Office, County of Pictou, APR 8 1899 I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at noon of the above day in Book 3, pages 198-201 on the certificate of John H. Lane Rgr.
Margaret J. Hepburn Acting Registrar
Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf
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