Transcription Subject: Will of Sampson Striker Source: Ontario Archives: Inst. #1972, pg. 155, G.S.U. 5197, Deeds 1589-2173, 1830- 1833, Athol Twp., Prince Edward County Source Date: Source Page: Transcribed by: Faye West Date: 30 Dec 2006 5 February 1826, Conc 1 Lot 12 SE East Lake, Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Will of Samson Striker: "No. 1972 Register Book R, pages 155:156, on the sixth day of June 1832 at ten o’clock A.M., James Colton, Dp. Registrar, Prince Edward To the Register of the County of Prince Edward, A memorial of a Will dated the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twenty six in the words following to wit. I, Samson Striker of the East Lake in the township of Hallowell in the Midland District and Province of Upper Canada, yeoman, Being in perfect health of body mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, … … In the first place, my Will and desire is that my lawful debts shall be honorably paid out of my Estate and Property … … In the next place, I leave my wife Elizabeth Striker a decent living with my family out of the neat productions of my homestead estate at the East Lake aforesaid, as long as she remains my widow and all the property she brought with her … … In the next place, I give unto my daughter Mercy the sum of ten shillings … … and to my daughter Sarah ten shillings … … and next to my son John ten shillings … … to my daughters Ruth and Rhoda the same sum of ten shillings each … … and to my son James ten shillings … … and to my granddaughter Ursula W. Bane I will and bequeath one feather bed and bedding ... … and having forgot my son Joseph in his turn, I leave him likewise ten shillings … … and I will and bequeath to my son Jarvis Striker the remaining half of my homestead estate being the front half of lot number twelve in the first of Hallowell on the South East side of the East Lake will all my buildings, orchard, livestock, grain, farming utensils and household furniture with all things thereon … … and I likewise that my said son Jarvis C. Striker shall have/give? all the above sums to my sons and daughters and all other just sums and demands against me and I nominate, constitute and appoint John C. Striker and Jarvis C. Striker Executors to this my last Will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my said last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to which Will is witnessed James Rankin, Sen’r., late of Hallowell, School Teacher, William Ogden of the same place, yeoman an Adoch Ogden of the same place married woman and this memorial thereof is required by Jarvis Striker a devisee in said Will mentioned to be registered pursuant to law. In testimony whereof, the said Jarvis Striker hereunto set his hand and seal the fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Signed and Sealed in Presence of: Signed: Wm. Ogden Signed: Allen Munro Signed: Jarvis Striker The Execution of the foregoing Memorial as well as the Will to which it relates was duly proved by the oath of William Ogden of the township of Hallowell yeoman one of the subscribing witnesses to the same on the fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Before me … James Cotton, Dp. Register, Prince Edward"
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