Will of HENRY SHIERtranscribed by Anne Shier Klintworth30 Sep 2005 RG48 Vol. 421 unindexed PANS microfilm 19421 Written 21 Oct 1812 Proven 7 Mar 1814
In the Name of God Amen
I HENRY SHIER, of Halifax in the Province of Nova Scotia, Yeoman, being Sick and weak in Body, but in perfect mind, and memory, Thanks be given to God, calling, to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all Men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.That is to say, principally, and first of all, I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God, that give it, and my Body to the Earth, to be buried in a decent Christian like manner, at the discretion of my executors herein named.And as for such Worldly Substance and Estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and bequeath the same in the manner following.Viz. First after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, and discharged:I give and bequeath unto my eldest son MARTIN SHIER, the sum of five shillings currency, as a Bar against any claim he may have as my Eldest Son and Heir at law.
Item:I give and bequeath unto my Daughter MARGARETT, the wife of ALEXANDER MUNRO, the like sum of five Shillings currency, aforesaid, and for the purpose aforesaid.
Item:I give unto my Son HENRY SHIER, the like sum of five Shillings aforesaid for the purposes aforesaid.
Item:I give unto my Daughter ANN the wife of THOS. ARMSTRONG, the like sum of five Shillings as aforesaid.
Item:I give unto my Daughter HANNAH the wife of ROBERT MCMASTERS, the like sum of five Shillings as aforesaid, and for the aforesaid purposes with the addition of a suit of decent Women’s Mourning at my Death, at the discretion of my herein named Executors.
Lastly I give and bequeath unto my Youngest Daughter ELIZABETH, Wife of AUGUSTUS TALLACK, all and every the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate, personal and real, moveable and immoveable, together with the Bonds, Notes, Debts and Chattles, to be by her my said Youngest Daughter, holden, used and enjoyed and to be solely at her disposal.
I likewise Constitute and appoint my aforesaid Daughter ELIZABETH together with AUGUSTUS PELLONE TALLACK her husband, executors to this my last Will and Testament and do hereby utterly revoke, disallow, disannul all, and every former Will and Testaments, Bequeaths and Executes ratifying and confirming this and no other as my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty first day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve.
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the said HENRY SHIER as his last Will and Testament HENRY SHIER in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
RICHARD MORRIS W. PENNINGTON ABNER STOWELL
Proved in common form of Law this 7th day of March AD 1814 on the oath of RICHARD MORRIS Esq. One of the subscribing witnesses.