Estate of William I. Gunn, late of Black Brook, East river, St. Mary's, Farmer, deceased, Testate
Certified Copy of Will for the Registrar of Deeds
I William Innis Gunn, Farmer of Black Brook in the district of St. Mary's in the County of Pictou, and Province of Nova Scotia, make declare publish this my last Will. I give devise and bequeath (and bequeath inserted) my Estate and property real and personal, as follows, that is to say.
to my son Duncan Stewart Gunn the sum of Four dollars, Dominion currency, To my son David Gunn Four dollars, To my daughters Grace Ann Gunn, Jane Gunn, Catherine Amelia Gunn, and Helen Esther Gunn, a comfortable living while they may choose to remain at home, and when they may leave the home they are (are inserted) each to have, if they it one Cow. To my son Daniel Gunn all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the district and County aforesaid and bounded as follows;
beginning at a point half way between the South east and the South west (west inserted) corners of lands granted to one Hugh McKenzie, thence to run South fifty eight degrees west until it reaches the north line of land granted to one Donald McKenzie, thence north thirty two degrees west seventy rods or to the side line between aforesaid Donald McKenzie and one William McKenzie, as originally granted, thence eastwardly by said side line to South west corner of lands granted to aforesaid Hugh McKenzie, thence South thirty two degrees to the place of beginning containing one hundred acres more or less.
To my son Alexander George Gunn, all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the district and County aforesaid - and bounded as follows, that is to say, beginning at a Spruce tree being the South east angle of the lot of land granted to the Hugh McKenzie aforesaid, thence to run South fifty-eight degrees west to the North east corner of lands granted to Donald McKenzie, thence thirty two degrees west Seventy rods or half way to the North west corner of said lot of land, thence North fifty eight degrees east to a point half way (too point scratched out) between the South east and the South west corners of the land granted to the Hugh McKenzie and thence to the place of beginning containing one hundred acres more or less,
also a lot of land containing one hundred acres more or less Situate lying and being in the district and County aforesaid and bounded as follows, Beginning at a spruce tree marked W.I.G. Standing at the South east angle of the lot of land granted to the Hugh McKenzie aforesaid, thence running North fifty eight degrees east forty chains to a spruce tree marked W.I.G., thence North thirty two degrees west along the western end of Black Lake twenty five chains to a maple tree marked W.I.G. thence South fifty eight degrees West forty chains to a Maple tree marked W.I.G. on the rear line of lots of Donald McKenzie and Hugh McKenzie aforesaid, thence South thirty two degrees east on the said line twenty five chains to the place of beginning together with all and Singular the house, barns, outhouses, saw mill, horses, cattle, sheep, and farming implements and Book accounts, after all the lawful of debts I now owe or may owe at the time of my decease out of the Estate above bequeathed.
I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
I appoint Joseph Cameron, Farmer, of East River St .Mary's in the County of Pictou and James Gunn of the East river St. Mary's in the County and Province aforesaid, and James McKay of East River St. Mary's in the County and Province aforesaid Executors of this my Will.
In witness whereof, I have Signed, Sealed, published and declared this instrument as my Will, at Black Brook, in the district of St. Mary's, in the County of Pictou, on the Twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty one.
Signed William I. Gunn L.S.
The said William Innis Gunn of Black Brook on said twenty third day of September, Signed and Sealed this instrument as and for his last Will, in and we at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
Signed ---- Allan Cameron
" ---- Peter C. Mason
" ---- Thomas Cameron
County of Pictou Sf
In the Court of Probate of Wills
I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consisting of two & a half pages, is an exact and literal copy of the last Will and Testament of William Innis Gunn late of Black Brook, St. Mary's, 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 28th day of November A.D. 1882.
John H. Lane Registrar
To John Ferguson Esqr.
Registrar of Deeds for the County of Pictou
Province of Nova Scotia
Registrars Office, Pictou, 2nd Decr. 1882 I certify that the within Instrument was duly registered at 2PM of the above day in the Registry of Wills Book No 1, pages 141 & 142 on the certificate of John H. Lane Rgr. of Probate
John Ferguson Regr.
Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf
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