In the name of God. amen.
I, Amos Heacock of the Township of King in the County of York, Yeoman, being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, do make publish and declare, this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say. First I direct that all my just debts , funeral charges and the expense attending the administration of this my will shall be paid by my executors hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
Second I give to my beloved wife Eunice Heacock for her own use and benefit during the remainder of her natural life all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate and property of what nature and kind so ever.
Third on the death of my said wife or within twelve months thereafter I order direct and empower my said executors to sell all my real and personal estate, the said real estate consisting of the East half of lot number thirteen, in the eighth concession of the said township of King containing one hundred acres more or less, either by public auction or private sale for cash or part cash and part on time as to them, my said executors may seem best, the money arising therefrom together with any other money belonging to my estate I direct my said executors to dispose of as follows.
First to fulfill the conditions of a certain agreement made in pursuance of an award made by William Breedin George IL. Hughes and E. J. Davis. The said agreement being signed by myself and my son Elijah and bearing date the seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.
Second, to divide the rest and residue of my real and personal estate between my children as follows. To may son George the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. To my son Leander three hundred and fifty dollars. To my son John William whom I have not heard from for many years, one hundred and fifty dollars. To my son Amos Evans two hundred dollars. I bequeath these several sums of money first out of my estate to my four sons mentioned in order to make their portion as near equal as possible.
To my son Elijah one dollar which in addition to what he has already received will make his portion exceed that of any of his bothers.
To my daughter Sarah Ann, wife of David Jones, twenty five dollars. To my daughter Mary Elizabeth, wife of John Armstrong, one hundred dollars. To my daughter Rosalinda Frances, wife of Joseph Black, one hundred dollars. To my adopted daughter Amy Carr, now wife of George Ireland Jr. fifty dollars. After the payment of the aforesaid legacies and bequests and all expenses connected with the administration of my estate, I order and direct my said executors to divide the balance, should there be any then remaining equally between my four sons George, Leander, John Williams, and Amos Evans, their heirs and assigns equally share and share alike. Should my said son John William however, not return within four years next after my decease and that of my wife also, and claim his share, then in such case I direct my said executors to divide his share equally between my daughters Mary Elizabeth and Rosalinda Frances their heirs and assigns share and share alike.
And lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my trusty friends Charles Hambly, merchant and Abrathar Webb, yeoman both of the said township of King or the survivor of them, executors of this my will hereby revoking all former last wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness where of I the said Amos Heacock have hereunder set my hand and affixed my seal this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine in the village of Nobleton in the said township of King.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as said for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subsembled our names as witnesses hereto.
Hugh McFaggan Both of the village of Nobleton
"Inventory of the personal property of the late Amos Heacock who died on the 7th day of October 1880"
1 single sleigh worth about 5.00 1 single buggy worth about 10.00
1 single wagon worth about 5.00 1 single cutter worth about 2.00
2 grain cradles worth about 1.00
1 scythe and sna?the worth about .25
1 post auger worth about .50
1 crobar worth about .50
1 neck yoke worth about .50
1 set whiffletrees worth about .25
1 pick axe worth about 1.00
1 stone hammer worth about 1.00
1 manure fork worth about .40
1 Hay fork worth about .25
1 grain shovel worth about .50
1 1/2 bushel and 1 peck measure worth about .45
1 long handle shovel worth about .50
1 spade worth about .50
1 potato grate worth about .40
1 cow worth about 20.00
1 mule worth about 50.00
2 sets single harness worth about 10.00
1 pair double harness worth about 1.50
3 spring pigs worth about 6.00
1 sow no pigs worth about 5.00
a quantity of grain in straw worth about 50.00
1 ox yoke worth about 1.00
1 dozen grain bags worth about .75
Inventory brought forward $195.25
a quantity of Basswood lumber worth about illegible
1 box stove and pipes worth about illegible 2 stone boat planks worth about illegible 1 maul and wedge worth about 1.00
1 sugar kettle worth about 2.00
1 tanned cow hide worth about 1.00
1 hay knife worth about .75
cash on hand 34.97
County of York
Charles Hambley of the township of King in the County of York, merchant make .......................................That I am one of the executors of the last will and testament of Amos Heacock, late of the said township of King..................more illegible stuff...........
Petition for probate Copp, Clark & Co. Law Stationers, King Street, Toronto.
UNTO THE SURROGATE COURT OF THE
County of York
The petition of Charles Hambly of the township of King in the County of York, merchant and Abriathar Webb of the same place, Yeoman
That Amos Heacock
late of the township of King in the County of York, Yeoman deceased, died on or about the Seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and at the Township of King in the County of York that the said deceased at the time of his death had his fixed place of abode at the township of King in the said county of York. That the said deceased in his life-time duly made his last will and testament, bearing date the Eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.
That your petitioners are executors named in the said will which he in any way died possessed of or entitled to, and for and in respect to which a probate of the said will is to be granted, are of or about the value Two hundred and thirty seven and .47 dollars, to the best of your petitioner's knowledge and belief.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that the probate of the said will of the said deceased may be granted to them by this honorable court.
Dated the twenty seventh day of October, A. D. 1880
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