Dated March 10, 1812 I Jonathan Heacock, of the Township of King in the County of York, Home District and Province of Upper Canada, (Yeoman) being weak of body but favour'd with sound disposing mind and memory, do by divine perdition make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows -- that is to say --First my will is that all just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and discharged, by my executors hereinafter appointed. I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Heacock the sole use and profits of all my estates, real and personal. Whilst and so long as she remains my widow, for her support and also to enable her to raise up my younger children and to pay the legacies as is herein after directed, and after the termination of her widowhood, by death or otherwise, my will is that all my land situated in the afor'd township of King, containing about two hundred and seventy-five acres (it being the eastern parts of lots no. twenty-six and twenty-seven in the third concession of the said township) to be divided between my son Edward Heacock, and my three youngest sons as follows, I give and devise to my son Edward one fourth the part of my said lands, together with my dwelling house and all other improvements theron, to hold to him my said son Edward Heacock, his heirs and assigns forever, I give also give and devise unto my three youngest sons, namely Rowland Heacock, Amos Heacock and Levi Heacock their heirs and assigns all the remaining three fourths of my said lands with all the improvements theron to be equally divided between them by quantity of acres, to hold to them my said sons. Rowland Heacock, Amos Heacock, and Levi Heacock respectively, their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common, but if it so happen that either of my above said sons died before they arrive to the age of twenty-one years and without lawful issue then I give and devise his or their shares to be equally divided between the survivors of them. I also give and bequeath to my seven daughters, namely, Jane Srigley ( wife of Robert Srigley}, Susannah Heacock, Mary Heacock, Catherine Heacock, Deborah Heacock, Sarah Heacock, and Ann Heacock the sum of five pounds each, lawful money of the aforesaid province. But if it so happens that either or any of my said daughters died before they arrive to the age of eighteen years and without lawful issue my will is that their legacies be equally divided between the survivors of them share and share alike .And if my personal property be found insufficient to discharge the above said legacies my will is that my four sons, Edward, Rowland, Amos and Levi supply the deficiency by paying equally share and share alike out of the land above mentioned to be given to them, and further that the above said legacies mentioned to be paid to my sons John and Nathan and to my seven daughters as above named, are to be paid at the direction of their mother Mary Heacock or not until my youngest son Levi attains to the age of twenty-one years. And all remainder of my personal estate if any there be wheresoever or whatsoever it may be I give and bequeath to be divided amongst all my above said sons and daughters share and share alike -- and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint to the above said beloved wife Mary Heacock, Executrix and my friends Issaac Webb and Thomas Linvill both of the township of Whitchurch And county above said (Yeoman) Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disanuling all former wills by me made, confirming and ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of the third month in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve 1812.
Witnesses: Isaac Wiggens, Reuben Burr, Peter Wismer
copied from Ontario Archives by Norman Jolly
From the History of Toronto and County of York, Volume 2, 1885 ...