Langille will
Last Will & Testament
Matthew Langille
Probated November 25th, 1845

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In the name of God Amen, I, Matthew Langille of River John, in the county of
Pictou and province of Nova Scotia, farmer, being very sick and weak in body
but in perfect soundness of mind and memory, thanks be unto God, for the
same and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die to make and
ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first
of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave
it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian
burial at the discretion of my Executrise and Executors hereinafter
mentioned nothing doubting but at the general resumection? I shall receive
the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly
estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give,
bequeath, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

I give and bequeath unto each of my sons namely, Frederick, Thomas, Matthew,
Robert and Andrew the sum of one shilling sterling to be paid unto each of
them respectively out of my personal estate after my decease.

Also, I give and bequeath unto each of my three oldest daughters the like
sum of one shilling sterling to be paid unto each of them, namely to
Catharine, Eunice and Sarah, respectively out of my said personal estate
after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah the sum of six pounds of
lawful money of Nova Scotia aforesaid to be paid unto her out of my personal
estate after my decease.

Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Jessy, the sum of two pounds and
ten shillings of lawful money of Nova Scotia aforesaid to be paid unto her
out of my personal estate after my decease.

Also, I give and bequeath unto each of my two youngest daughters, name
Elisabeth and Olive the sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of Nova Scotia
aforesaid to be paid unto each of them severely and individually on her
marriage day, provided she shall then have attained the full age of 18
years, otherwise as soon after that when she shall have attained to said age
and not before.

Also, I give and bequeath unto Eunice, my dearly beloved wife, all that
shall or may remain of my personal estate after the payments of the above
bequeaths, my just debts, funeral expenses and the expenses of accounting
this my last will and testament for the use, benefit and support of herself
and the unmarried part of the family who may or shall continue to remain
with her during her lifetime and after her decease I will and devise that
what shall or may then remain of said personal estate after the payment of
her funeral expenses and just debts, be equally divided between my two
younger sons, Robert and Andrew.

Also, I further give and bequeath to her my said wife the whole of my real
estate consisting of the lot of land whereon I now reside to be held,
possessed and enjoyed during her lifetime for the use, benefit and support
of herself and the unmarried part of the family while they shall or may
continue to remain with and assist her during her lifetime and after her
decease, I will and devise that the said lands, messuages and tenements and
appurtenances be then divided between my two younger sons aforesaid namely
Robert and Andrew in the following manner, that is to say, I give, devise
and bequeath unto the said Robert after the decease of his mother all that
certain part or share of the said lot of land, whereon I now reside lying to
the east of a line south from front to rear, parallel to the side lines and
at a distance of 15 chains from the east side line of the said lot
containing about 94 acres. Also 30 acres off to the south end and 40 acres
repurchased out of the part or lot formerly conveyed by me to my son,
Thomas, together with the privilege of a road from and to the same or up the
west line to the main road, containing in both the said pieces or shares
about 124 _________ all the buildings, privileges and appurtenances to the
said two pieces, shares or lots of land belonging or appertaining. To have
and to hold the same from and after the death of his said mother unto him
the said Robert, his heirs and behoof forever.

All the remainder of my real estate consisting of about 125 acres of land
with the buildings, privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging or
appertaining I do give, devise and bequeath unto my youngest son the said
Andrew to have and to hold the said lands and premises with the
appurtenances from and after the decease of his said mother unto him the
said Andrew, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit
and behoof forever.

And I do hereby nominate, constitute, make and ordain, Eunice, my wife,
aforesaid, William Langille, my brother, and James Murray, all of River John
aforesaid in the county of Pictou, aforesaid the Executrice and Executors of
this my last will and testament, I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke all
and every former testaments, wills and legacies, bequests and executors by
me before named willed and bequeathed ratifying this and no other to be my
last will and testament.

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of
October in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and forty-five.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Matthew
Langille as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his
presence of each other and hereunto subscribed our names.

Signed James Lauder Adson?
Solomon Langille
John Gould

This will was probated on November 25th, 1845

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