Note: Copied from Catherine Di Pietro's Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Will Extracts.
Will of Henry Boutilier
1870. Will of Henry Boutilier, Dated 2 Sept. 1869, Probated 5 Jan. 1870, Lunenburg Co., Vol. # 4+5, page 368. Will Books. This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Boutilier of Bayswater in the County of Lunenburg and Province of Nova Scotia, Yoeman, being of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed unto man once to die. I, the said Henry Boutilier Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: namely, Unto my beloved wife Isabel I give all and every my property of whatsoever kind for her use and maintenance during her natural life particularly the house and all its contents in which I now lived to be subject to her unreserverly and it is my Will that on her decease and not before the following portion of this my will shall take effect Subject to her rights. I give devise and bequeath to my son James Archibald the land and premises he now occupies at Aspotogan Cove and every part therof and also the right to put sheep on Gravelly Island. To my son Peter I give all the land and premises at South West Cove now in his occupation and also all land and privileges from Joseph Cleveland's line to Clam Point provide nevertheless that my three sons and their heirs namely Henry, Albert and Isaac have reserved a right to fish at South West as heretofore and to have with Peter use and liberty of fish shack, salt shore and the big shore and to my said son Peter I give the fourth part of the lots at South West Point which I have and own there, and to my said son Peter, I give a fourth part of Gravelly Island. And also to my sons, Henry, Albert and Isaac, I give and bequeath to each of them respectively share and share alike the reserve right to fish at South West together with the use and liberty of the fish stage there, salt shore and big shore; to each one a quarter of the lots owned by me at South West Point for his own use and disposal. To each, Henry, Albert and Isaac, I also give a quarter of Gravelly Island subject however to the right of James Archibald to put sheep upon the said Island. And also to my three sons Henry, Albert and Isaac each one a third part of the home farm consisting of several lots of land, and also all woodlands connected herewith or belonging if ?? and also all houses and buildings thereupon or upon any part of said home farm and to each one a third part of all my movables, farming implements utensils of every description and all cattle and sheep together with the horse and wagon share and share alike among my three sons Henry, Albert and Isaac to each of whom I also give and bequeath a third part of the land at Aspotogan Cove lately occupied by Philip Awalt. And also to my three sons Henry, Albert and Isaac, I give and Bequeath ?? of them a third of my schooner named James Henry and all to her belonging and to each of them third part of all my ?oies, nets, boats and fishing gear of all description together wirth all puncheons share and share alike. To my son James David Boutilier and to my daughter Margaret Cunningham, I now bequeath nothing as they have already had their share. And for the same reason I now bequeath nothing to my daughter Joanna McLean. Provided always that my executors pay or cause to be paid out of my estate as soon as may be convenient after my decease to my daughter Isabella Umlaw the sum of one hundred and seventy dollars, also to my daughter Mary Conrad one hundred and seventy dollars and to my daughter Angelina one hundred and twenty dollars and when they are of age to my grandaughter Alice Boutilier Sixty dollars and to my granddaughter Isabel Umlah Sixty dollars and to her brother Henry Umlah Twenty dollars. And I bequeath to my daughter Angeline one cow and two sheep and a bed and to my grandaughter Alice Boutilier also one cow and two sheep. And it is my will that twenty dollars be paid to the Rev. Richard Payne or other Church Ministers who may succeed him to purchase a Set of Communion Plates for All Saints Church, Bayswater. And I do appoint my sons James, Archibald and Henry to be executors of this my last will and testament hereby requiring them to pay all my just debts and funeral and testament expenses. And I do hereby revoke and disallowel all other wills and testaments by me at any other time made hereby confirming this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal the second day of September One thousand eight hundred eight hundred and sixty nine. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Henry Boutilier as his last Will and testament. Henry Boutilier. in the Presence of us who at his requeast in his presence and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names a witnesses. John Archibald, James Allaway Boutilier, Richard Payne. Executor Oath. Filed January 5 th. 1870. Probate granted 5 January 1870, John Meisner, Bayswater, said that he was one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed Will of Henry Boutilier, Bayswater, now deceased, duly executed the same in the presence of deponent and Isaac Allaway Boutilier and Richard Payne, they being then all present with Testor at the same time, and that deponent and said James Alloway Boutilier and Richard Payne did also attest and subscribe the same Will as wirtnesses thereto, in the presence of Testar and of each other. That said Testator was of sound mind and disposing mind, memory and understanding. George Holman, Judge of Probate. Petition Re Estate of Henry Boutilier, deceased, Filed January 5th,1870. To the Worshipful George Holman Esquire, Judge of Her Majesty's Court for the Probate of Wills and for granting Letter of Administration within and through the County of Lunenburg. The Petition of James A. Boutilier and Henry Boutilier, of Bayswater in the County of Lunenburg, yoeman. Respectfully Sheweth that they are named and appointed executor of the last will and testament of Henry Boutilier late of Bayswater in the County of Lunenburg aforesaid yoeman deceased testate, who died seized and possesseth of goods and Estate in said County hereby it appertain to them to administer said estate according to said will, Whereupon the said James A. Boutilier and Henry Boutilier executors as aforesaid, herewith present the same to your Honor to be proved and recorded as the law directs and hereby accordings by proof that the administration of the said Estate may be granted and committed to them. Dated the 5 th. day of January 1870. James A. Boutilier and Henry Boutilier signed their names.
Inventory of Henry BOUTILIER
From Lunenburg County Will Papers 1868-1871, LDS film # D558683, No Index, no pagination. Court of Probate, Lunenburg. In the Estate of Henry Boutilier late of Bayswater in the Township of Chester and County of Lunenburg yoeman deceased James Albert Boutilier and Henry Boutilier of Bayswater in the Township and County aforesaid yoemaen, executore of the last Will and Testament of the said Henry Boutilier deceased make Oath and say that the paper writing hereunto mentioned, contain the true last Will and Testament of the said Henry Boutilier deceased as despont ? know or believe and that they will truly perform the same, by paying first the Testator's debts, and then the legacies therein contained as far as the goods chattel and credit of said deceased will extend and the law charge, and that they will make a full inventory of thr Real and Personal estate of deceased, and exhibit the same unto the Registry of said Court, within three months from this date, and render a just and true account thereof when required. Sworn to at Lunenburg the 5 th. day of January A.D. 1870 before me. George Holman, Judge of Probate. signed by James A. Boutilier and Henry Boutilier. The Inventory and Appeasements of the Estate of Henry Boutilier of Bayswater in the County of Lunenburg, Yoeman, deceased, taken this day of February 23 A.D. 1870. Estate at Bayswater $2000.00 Estate at Aspotagan $1000.00 Estate at South West $ 700.00 White Point $ 40.00 Porters place $ 50.00 Gravely Island $ 45.00 1 pair of Oxen $ 40.00 3 Steers @ $11.00 $ 33.00 5 Cows @ $8.00 $ 40.00 5 Calves @ $2.00 $ 10.00 1 Colt $ 28.00 17 Sheep @ $1.00 $ 17.00 1 Cleaning Mill $ 2.00 1 Horse Wagon $ 8.50 1 Ox Wagon $ 8.00 1 Harrow $ 1.50 1 Pitch Fork $ 0.20 1 Pitch Fork $ 0.25 1 Ox Cart $ 6.00 3 Sleighs @.50 $ 1.50 1 Plough $ 2.00 4 Pigs @1.00 $ 4.00 1 Plough $ 0.90 10 Hoes $ .10 $ 1.00 1 Crow Bar $ 0.25 3 Sythes and Handles @.20 $ 0.60 6 Reap Hooks $ 0.12 1 pair of Stilgards? $ 0.50 2 Hauling weges? $ 0.25 3 Fox Traps $ 0.60 1 @.20 + 3 irons @.05 $ 0.35 1 Lead Mould.40 + 1 pr of weighing scales @.25, $ 0.45 5 Paint Brushes @ .05 $ 0.25 9 Fish Knives @.20 + 2 Axes @.20 $ 1.45 2 Draw Knives + 3 Hand Saws @.20 $ 1.00 6 Augers @.20 + 1 Daubing Ax @.10 $ 1.30 1 Cooper Plane @.20 + 3 Carpenter Planes @ .10 $ 0.50 1 Square @.10 + 1 Cross Cut Saw @.50 $ 0.60 4 Manure Forks @.20 + 1 Craut Knife @60 $ 1.40 4 Chisels @ .07 + a Sledge Hammer @.05 $ 0.35 1 Hammer @.10 + 1 Pair of Pincers @ .10 $ 0.20 1 Swivel @1.00 + 2 Wood Dogs @.10 $ 1.20 1 Binding Chain @ .25 , 1 Fourlock @.121/2 $ 0.37 1/2 1 Seine and Boat $ 64.00 1 Seine and Boat $ 36.00 13 Nets @2.00, 7 Net Movers@.40 $ 28.80 3 Whaler Sails @.75 $ 2.25 1 lot of Net Corks@10, 1 lot of Paint Cans @.25 $ 0.35 1 lot of Seine Lead @ .60, 2 Blocks @.121/2 $ 0.65 1 lot of Branding Irons $ 0.50 1 Fishing Troll @1.50, 2 Copper Axes @.10 $ 1.70 3 Buckets @.05, 1 Pitch Pot @.20 $ 0.35 1 Falging ? Iron @.10, 1 Hand Wagon @.1.00 $ 1.10 1 Bark Kettle @ 2.50, 1 Barking Tub @.50 $ 3.00 4 Flax Brakes @.10, 1 Boat @1.00 $ 1.40 1 Boat @1.50, 1 Boat @3.00 $ 4.50 1 Stove @2.00, 1 Stove @1.50, 1 Stove @1.00 $ 4.50 1 Loom and Quilt Wheel $ 4.00 1 Bed Stead @.25, 1 Bed Stead @.50 $ 0.75 1 Bed Stead @.50, 1 Chest @.50 $ 1.00 1 Chest @.50, 1/2 Dog. Chairs @1.00 $ 1.50 1 Arm Chair @.30, 1/2 doz. Chairs $ 0.60 1 Sofa @.50, 1 Tea Board .05 $ 0.55 1 Table .10, 1 Lamp .30 $ 0.40 1 pkg. Glasses .30, 1 Table .50 $ 0.70 3 Benches @.05, 1 Chest .30, $ 0.45 1 Writing Desk 1.00, 1 lot of Books 1.00, $ 2.00 5 Pots @.30, 2 Kettles @.30 $ 2.10 1 Lot of Dishes $ 4.00 1 pair of Candlesticka @ 121/5 $ 4.25 1 Pair of Tongs .10, 1 Shovel .10, $ 0.20 6 Tubs @.10, 1 Grindstone .30 $ 0.90 1 Butter Churn .121/2 plus 1 lot of Forks and Knives .45, $ 0.47 1/2 2 Jars @.20 $ 0.40 1 doz. Pigeons? $ 0.25 Schooner James Henry $ 300.00 1 Spiller ? $ 14.50 1 lot of Dip Nets $ 14.50 1 pair Scales .75, 1 Salt Shovel .50, $ 1.25 6 Cod Lines @.25, 1 Boat 2.00 $ 3.50 111 Puncheons @.20 $ 23.20 5 Wash Tubs @.10, [1 Bark Kettle 1.50 $ 2.00 1 Table $ 0.25 Total $4543.50 1/2 John Meisner, James x Roast, appraisers. We hereby Certify the foregoing papers writing to a [??] of our proceedings relative to the Estate of the late Henry Boutilier of Bayswater in the County of Lunenburg, Yoeman, deceased James A. Boutilier Henry Boutilier Executors. Inventory Re Estate of Henry Boutilier, deceased. Filed March 4 th. 1870. Nova Scotia, County of Lunenburg, LL.
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