Last Will and Testament of Edward F. Weekes

Edward F Weekes


I Certify that the within Instrument is duly
entered and registered in the Registry Office
for the County of Leeds in Book 4
for the Township of
Elmsley at 10 o'clock
am, of the 27 day of November
A.D. 1882
Number 528 -

[signed by Registrar]

In the name of God, Amen.

I, Edward F. Weekes, of the Township of
Elmsley, in the County of Leeds and Province of
Ontario, Esquire, being of sound mind and
memory and considering the uncertainty of
this life do make this my last will and testament.

I Will and Bequeath to my beloved sons John A.
Weekes, William H. Weekes, James T. Weekes,
and George Ogle Weekes all that portion of
my real estate generally called the homestead,
being composed of a part of Lot Number Eighteen
in the Second Concession on which two houses
are erected and several outbuildings, being
all the land owned by me on said Lot, save
and except the portion herein after described.
I Will and Bequeath to my beloved daughter
Eliza Weekes one acre of the said Lot running f
rom the Second Concession Line along the line of
the Parsonage property to the edge of Otter Creek
and extending westerly far enough to comprise the
said acre; this to be her own property free from
all encumbrance.

I also Will and Bequeath to my sons John A. Weekes,
William H. Weekes, James T. Weekes, and George Ogle
Weekes, that portion of real estate owned by me,
being part of Lot Number Nineteen in the Second
Concession of the said Township of Elmsley, on which
are erected a dwelling house and some outbuildings.
This property, together with the other property mentioned
as being Willed to my aforenamed sons, shall be held by
them in common, share and share alike, and not
to be sold or exchanged until my said son George
Ogle Weekes shall become of full age. The chattel
property and live stock of which I shall die possessed,
I will and bequeath shall be held in common by
my said sons in the same manner as the real estate

and used for the benefit of the family
as my beloved wife will have her dower
in all the real estate mentioned she will still have
her proper influence as the mother of the family.
It is my desire that the buildings and land shall
be kept in good order and that as many of the younger
branches of the family will keep together as they now are
as long as possible.

I hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament
hereby revoking all others by me made and I appoint
William McGillivray of Smiths Falls to be my sole executor.

Signed and sealed in presence of

David O'Grady

John Duffield

Edward Weekes


Quit Claim Deed

April 13, 1887

This indenture made (in duplicate) the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven.

Between John Alexander Weekes of the Township of South Elmsley in the County of Leeds Farmer of the First Part


Eliza Williams of the Township of Kitley in the said County of Leeds _____, wife of ? Williams of the same place farmer, of the Second Part

Witnesseth, that the said party of the First Part for and in consideration of the sum of Five Dollars of lawful money of Canada, to him in hand paid by the said party of the Second Part, at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) Hath granted, released and quitted claim, and by these presents doth grant, release and quit claim, unto the said party of the Second Part her heirs and assigns for ever: All the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity, or otherwise howsoever, and whether in possession or expectancy, of him the said party of the First Part, of , in, to, or out of All and Singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying and being in the Township of Elmsley in the County of Leeds and Province of Ontario: Being composed of Part of Lot Number Eighteen in the Second Concession of the said Township of Elmsley known as the "homestead property".

Together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining:

To have and to hold the aforesaid lands and premises, with all and singular the appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining unto and to the use of the said party of the Second part her heirs and assings for ever: subject nevertheless, to reservations, limitations, provisos and conditions expressed in the original grant thereof from the Crown.

In Witness Whereof, the said parties to these Presents have hereunto set their hands and seals.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of William Barker {signed John A. Weekes}.

Received on the date hereof, from the said party of the second part the sum of Five Dollars, the consideration herein mentioned.