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John REID

Male 1777 - 1867  (89 years)


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  • Name John REID 
    Born 14 Aug 1777  Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Aug 1777  Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    History Emigrated from Blair Atholl Parish, Perth County, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1803, crossing the Atlantic on a ship named "Commerce", leaving from the Port of Glasgow in Scotland and landing at Pictou, Nova Scotia on 10 August 1803. On the Captain's Log he was listed as a Farmer. With him were his wife Eliza, aged 23, and two children: 1) Alexander, aged 3 1/4, and 2) Ann, aged 1 1/4. By ferry, he crossed the St. Lawrence Straits to Prince Edward Island onto 100 acres (on Lot 63) called Murray Harbour North.

    In 1825, John Reid served his first of four terms as a "Fence Viewer" for his area (Lot 63) which involved examination of fences between properties, including encouraging repairs and settling disputes. ("Prince Edward Island Register" - 31 March 1825, pg. 4; 13 March 1827, pg. 4; 17 March 1829, pg. 4; "Royal Gazette" - 8 March 1831, pg. 4)

    OBITUARY: Islander, 26 April 1867, pg. 3
    Died - At Murray Harbour, on the 14th inst., John Reid, Senior, at the advanced age of 89, and 10 children and 53 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, to mourn their loss, but their loss was his gain.

    Buried in Murray Harbour North Cemetery, P.E.I., Lot 63, Cemetery #2, Stone #118. Blessed Are The Dead / Who Die In The Lord / In Memory Of / John Reid / Died 14 April 1867 / Æ 91 Years / Also His Wife / Elizabeth / Died 15 February 1876 / Æ 98 Years  [3
    Immigration 10 Aug 1803  Commerce; Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Farmer, Fence Inspector (1825-1833) 
    Religion Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) 
    Buried Abt Apr 1867  Murray Harbour North Presbyterian Cemetery, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (C2,S118)
    Died 14 Apr 1867  Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ADDRESS

      To His Excellency EDMUND FANNING, L. L. D. Lieutenant General in the Army, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Island Prince Edward, and the Territories adjacent thereunto, Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the same, etc, etc, etc.

      MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,

      We His Majesty's Dutiful and Loyal Subjects the Inhabitants of King's County, having lately been informed that his Majesty has been graciously pleased to allow your Excellency to retire to the tranquil enjoyments of a private life, after a long experience of your faithful and eminent service in the no less dignified than arduous station of his own representative in this Island, beg permission to address your Excellency with an affection never before so acutely felt by us, because a like occasion never happened.
      When we reflect on the impediments which lay in your Excellency's way, on your accession to this government, now more than eighteen years ago....your perseverance in its cause, your wise and impartial administration of justice, your conciliatory manners, and your unremitting exertions in promoting the advancement and prosperity of this Colony, we beg leave to assure you, Sir, in the pure and genuine language of our hearts, that we cannot sufficiently express our deep regret at your retirement, having invariably experienced in your Excellency an amiable assemblage of those virtues and talents which enable and adorn your elevated station, and make happy those who live under so mild and upright an administration.
      The provision which his Majesty has been graciously pleased to be in future made for your Excellency, distinguishes at one view the Royal beneficence and justice of our beloved Sovereign and the high deservings of your Excellency.
      We earnestly solicit that your Excellency will be pleased on your return to England, to report us with all possible humility to our most Gracious Sovereign, as Faithful and Loyal Subjects of his Majesty, who, though at a remote distance from his Sacred Person, are excelled by none in a zealous and steady attachment to the King and his Royal Family, and Loyalty and Obedience to His Majesty's Government, under our happy Constitution in which your Excellency has ever shone our bright Example.
      May we hope, Sir, that you will still make us happy by returning amongst us, and that you will then enjoy that domestic happiness with your amiable Family, which is only found in the cool and peaceful shades of retirement, unless his Majesty for the public benefit, shall in his wisdom think fit to continue in activity those eminent talents, and abilities your Excellency is endowed with, in some station of more importance to the Crown and greater emolument and advantage to your Excellency.
      Signed: by 125 men of Prince Edward Island, the next to the last signatory was John Reid who had only been on the Island a little over one year.

      HIS EXCELLENCY'S ANSWER

      Gentlemen,

      I must beg your acceptance of my warmest thanks for this very affectionate and flattering address.
      The manner in which you are pleased to speak of my unremitted exertions, faithfully to discharge the arduous duties of my public station on this island, by promoting to the utmost of my humble abilities the prosperity of this Colony, and the happiness of those under my administration, affords me a very peculiar Satisfaction, and justly entitles you to a return of my most grateful acknowledgments.
      The provision which His Majesty has been graciously pleased to direct to be made for my future support, I must ever acknowledge with the most dutiful and heartfelt gratitude, and when viewed, with you, as a condescending mark of the approbation of my most Gracious Sovereign, the Royal beneficence, becomes, in my estimation, enhanced beyond all Expression.
      If on my return to England I should be honored with an Audience, and His Majesty should condescend to receive from me a report of the state of this Colony, I shall not fail communicating with all possible humility the animated sentiments of loyalty and attachment to his Majesty's sacred Person and his Illustrious Family, so warmly and dutifully expressed in your Address.
      Permit me now, Gentlemen, to request you to believe, that I feel as I ought with sincere gratitude, those expressions so friendly to myself and family in the conclusion of your obliging address, and that I am not insensible of that part in particular, when you mention the hope you entertain of my returning to reside among you. In reply to which allow me to observe that when I received orders for my removal from being Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Nova Scotia, to be Lieutenant Governor of this Island, I came hither with the strongest prejudices against both the Island and its inhabitants, but on my arrival my former opinion was soon done away and Eighteen Years continued residence has had the happy effect not only to utterly remove those illfounded prejudices, but on the contrary to excite, with each revolving year, an increasing partiality in favor of the Island, and a warmer attachment to its inhabitants, and that at present I have no other expectation or intention but of returning to pass the remainder of my days with you in this flourishing and delightful Island. But wherever my future destiny may lead me, I beg the valuable and respectable Inhabitants of King's County to be persuaded that my best wishes for the Prosperity of the County, and their Individual Felicity and lasting Happiness will ever attend them.

      Both the Address and the Answer were published in the "Royal Herald", 16 February 1805, Pgs. 1 & 4.
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      Conveyance of Lot 63 from Lemuel Cambridge to John Reid
      Registered on March 13th, 1821, on the oath of John McGowan, a subscribing witness.

      This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. Between Lemuel Cambridge of Charlotte Town in Prince Edward Island, North America, Esquire of the one part and John Reid of Lot or Township number sixty three in the said Island, Farmer of the other part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of Sixty five Pounds six shillings lawful money of the said Island by the said John Reid to the said Lemuel Cambridge in hand at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents well and truly paid the receipt whereof he the said Lemuel Cambridge doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth acquit release and discharge the said John Reid, his Heirs, Executors and Administrators and every of them forever by these presents he the said Lemuel Cambridge hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns all that piece or parcel of Land commencing at a Stake fixed of the Shore of the straits of Northumberland in the Northmost boundary of John MacKay's Land, and running from thence North forty five degrees West seventy one chains(§) thence East twenty three chains thence South forty five degrees East till the line reaches the shore of the said Straits thence along the said Straits in a Southern course a sufficient distance to give sixteen chains twenty links in a direct line or till it strikes the aforesaid Stake or place of beginning making and including one hundred acres be the same a little more or less agreeable to the plan thereof in the margin of the presents and is part or parcel of Lot or Township number Sixty three in the said Island which said piece or parcel of Land is now and hath been for some time past in the actual possession of the said John Reid, Together with all and singular the buildings, houses, outhouses, stables, yards, gardens, meadows, marshes, Fences, Trees, woods, underwoods, ways, watercourses, paths, passages, privileges, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining, And the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and Profits thereof, And all the Estate, Rights, Title, Interest, Use, Trust, Property, Claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Lemuel Cambridge of, in or to the same or any part thereof, To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of Land, Hereditaments and premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released with the Appurtenances unto the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns forever, Subject nevertheless to the Payment of the Quit Rent(§§) hereafter to grow due and payable to his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors and to all other public burthens already imposed or to be imposed on the said premises hereby granted and released or intended so to be or any part or parcel thereof. And the said Lemuel Cambridge for himself, his Heirs, Executors and Administrators doth hereby covenant, promise and agree to and with the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns, in manner and form following (that is to say) that he, the said Lemuel Cambridge now hath in himself good rightful power and lawful and absolute authority to grant, bargain, sell, release, and assign the said premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns in manner aforesaid according to the pure intent and meaning of these presents. And further that he the said John Reid and his Heirs shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the said Land and tenements, hereditaments and premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released with the appurtenances without the lawful let, suit, trouble, molestation, interruption or denial of him the said Lemuel Cambridge, his Heirs or Assigns or of any other person or persons whomsoever lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof and that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of, from and against all and all manner of former and other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Jointures, Dowers, Uses, Wills, Entails, Judgments, Executions, Extents, Titles, Troubles, Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever had made, done, executed, committed or suffered by him the said Lemuel Cambridge or by any other person or persons whomsoever by, through or with his consent, privity or procurement. And also that he the said Lemuel Cambridge and his Heirs and all and every other person or persons whomsoever having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or lawfully claim any Estate right, title, interest, property or demand of, in or to the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released or any part thereof shall and will from time to time, and at all times hereafter, upon the reasonable request and at the proper Costs and charges in the Law of the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns, make, do and execute or cause and procure to be made, done and executed all and every such further and other lawful Act and Acts, thing and things, devices, deeds, conveyances and assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further, better, more perfectly and absolutely granting, conveying and assuring the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns, as he the said John Reid, his Heirs or Assigns or his or their Counsel learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required. And lastly the said Lemuel Cambridge doth hereby further covenant, promise and declare with and to the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns that all and singular the powers, provisoes, uses and trusts expressed and declared of and concerning the land and premises hereby released and conveyed or mentioned and intended so to be in and by a certain Indenture of Release dated the ninth day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two and made or expressed to be made between William Winchester and Yeeling Charlwood by the additions and descriptions therein mentioned of the one part and William Summers and Charles Winchester (as Trustees whom the said Lemuel Cambridge hath succeeded) by the additions and descriptions of them therein set forth of the other part, shall so far as relates to the said premises hereby conveyed be and inure unto and to the only proper use and behoof of the said John Reid, his Heirs and Assigns and to and for any other use, Intent or purpose whatsoever. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
      Signed: Lemuel Cambridge
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Macgowan; Robert Gray, Junior

      Received the day and year first within written of and from the within named John Reid, the within mentioned Sum of Sixty five Pounds, six shillings Currency being the consideration money within mentioned to be by him paid to me.
      Signed: Lemuel Cambridge
      Witness: John Macgowan; Robert Gray, Junior


      § chain: a unit of length equal to 66 feet containing 100 links, used in surveying.
      §§ Quit Rent: a fixed rent payable to a feudal superior in commutation of services; specifically, a fixed rent due from a socage (a tenure of land by agricultural service) tenant.
      R.G. 16 Conveyances 1769-1872 Vol. 27, pgs. 273-275
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      This Indenture, made the Tenth day of August, In the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Forty two, BETWEEN John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, all of Halifax, in the Province of Nova Scotia, of the First part, Samuel Cunard, of the same place, of the Second part, and John Reid of the Parish of in the County of Kings County, in Prince Edward Island, of the Third part, WITNESSETH, that for and in consideration of the Rents, Covenants, Agreements, and Provisoes, hereinafter reserved and contained, and which by and on the part and behalf of the said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, are to be paid, kept, done, and performed, they the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, with the consent and approbation of the said Samuel Cunard, (testified by his being a party to, and executing these presents), have, and each of them HATH demised, leased, and to Farm letten, and by these Presents, with the consent and approbation of the said Samuel Cunard (testified as aforesaid), do and each of them DOTH demise, lease, and to Farm let, unto the said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, ALL that Tract, Piece, or Parcel of Land, situate, lying, and being on Lot or Township Number Sixty three in the Parish of and in the County of Kings County, and bounded as follows, that is to say: - by a line commencing at a Stake standing on the East side of the Mink River Road in the South West angle of land surveyed for Andrew Millar, thence running East according to the magnetic meridian of the year 1764, One hundred chains thence South of West Eight chains and three links thence West One hundred chains or until it strikes the said Road and thence along the said Road to the place of commencement, which said piece of land is more particularly delineated and described in the plan annexed to these presents containing about Eighty (80) Acres, be the same a little more or less, together with all and every the rights, privileges, easements, advantages, and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging, or in any wise appertaining, or thereunto now or heretofore holden, used, occupied, or enjoyed. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Piece, or Parcel of Land, and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore demised, or expressed, or intended so to be, with their Appurtenances, unto the said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, from the first day of May last for and during and unto the full end and Term of Nine hundred and ninety nine Years, from thence next ensuing, and fully to be complete and ended; SUBJECT NEVERTHELESS to the Quit Rents to become due, exceptions, reservations, covenants, easements and conditions in the Original Grant or Letters Patent of the said premises reserved and contained. YIELDING AND PAYING therefor Yearly and every Year during the said Term hereby granted, unto the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, their Heirs and Assigns, the clear Yearly Rent or sum of Three pence Sterling per Acre during the first two years of the said term, the yearly Rent of Sixpence Sterling per Acre during the next two years, the Rent of Nine pence Sterling per Acre for the next year, the yearly Rent of One shilling Sterling per Acre during the next Ten years, and the yearly Rent of One shilling and sixpence Sterling per Acre during the residual of the said term without making any deduction or abatement whatever, for or in respect of any present or future Quit Rents, Land Taxes, or other Parliamentary, Colonial or Parochial Taxes, Assessments, Payments or Impositions whatsoever, by Yearly Payments, on the first day of May in every year; the first payment thereof to become due and be made on the first day of May next ensuing the date of these presents. AND the said John Reid doth for himself, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, covenant, promise and agree, with and to the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, their Heirs and Assigns, in manner following, that is to say—that he the said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall and will, from time to time, and at all times during the continuance of the term hereby granted, well and truly pay, or cause to be paid unto the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, their Heirs and Assigns, the said Yearly Rent hereby reserved, upon the days and times, and in the manner hereinbefore mentioned for the payment of the same, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. AND ALSO, that he said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall and will pay, satisfy and discharge, or cause to be paid, satisfied and discharged, all and all manner of Quit Rents, Land Taxes and other Parliamentary, Colonial, or Parochial Taxes, Rates, Assessments, Payments or Impositions whatsoever, now or at any time hereafter, during the said term hereby demised, payable for or in respect of the said premises, or any part of them, or the said Yearly Rent, or any part thereof. PROVIDED ALWAYS, NEVERTHELESS, and these premises are upon the express condition, that if the said Yearly Rent hereinbefore reserved, or any part thereof, shall be in arrear for the space of Twenty-one days next after the same ought to have been paid as aforesaid, (being lawfully demanded), that then and in every such case, and at all times hereafter, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, their Heirs or Assigns, into the same premises hereinbefore demised, or into any part thereof, in the name of the whole, wholly to re-enter, and the same to have again, re-possess and enjoy, as in his or their former Estate, anything hereinbefore contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. AND each and every of them the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke and Joseph Starr, so far as relates to the acts and deeds of himself, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns; and also the said Samuel Cunard doth hereby for himself, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, covenant, promise and agree with and to the said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, in manner following, that is to say—that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said John Reid, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, paying the Rent hereinbefore reserved, and performing the covenants and agreements hereinbefore mentioned or contained, and which on his and their parts and behalf are or ought to be paid, done and performed, (subject nevertheless as aforesaid), peaceably and quietly to have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the said hereby leased premises, with the Appurtenances, during the said term hereby granted, without the lawful let, suit, trouble, denial, eviction, ejection, interruption or disturbance whatsoever of, from or by the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke, Joseph Starr, and Samuel Cunard, or any of them, their, or any of their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, or of, from or by any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim, by, from or under him, them, or any of them, or by or through his or their acts, means, neglect, default or procurement. IN WITNESS whereof the said John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke, Joseph Starr and Samuel Cunard, by JAMES H. PETERS, their Attorney for that purpose lawfully constituted and appointed, (by virtue of Powers of Attorney duly executed and registered); and the said John Reid have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the day and year first above written.

      Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, in the presence of: (unreadable)
      Signed: John Duffus, Mathew Byles Almon, Alexander Murison, Andrew Uniacke, Joseph Starr and Samuel Cunard, (by their Attorney, JAMES H. PETERS) and John Reid

      Memorandum that is expressly understood and agreed, and this Lease is upon this express condition, that the said John Reid do and shall on or before the first day of January 1844, cut down, burn and clear in the usual mode of clearing Wilderness land Three Acres of the said premises, and that he shall not make any assignment thereof until the same be done. And that in case he shall not make such clearance within the term hereinbefore mentioned for the doing thereof or shall make any assignment thereof until the same be done, then it shall be lawful for the said Lessors or their assigns to reenter and have the said premises freed and discharged from the within Lease.
      Witness John Reid

      Land Lease - 80 Acres on Lot 63
      From John Duffus, Samuel Cunard & others to John Reid
      Dated Augt. 10th 1842
      R. G. 15; Series 4; 547

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      Agreement Between John Reid, Sr. and John Reid, Jr.
      Registered the 18 April 1849

      Memorandum of an Agreement made and entered into this Twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty between John Reid, Senr of Lot 63, Prince Edward Island of the one part and his son John Reid, Junr of Island and place aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas the said John Reid, Senr now owns and occupies a farm consisting of one hundred acres of Land situated in and being part of said Lot or Township Sixty three in a good state of Improvement with Dwelling House, Barn, Stable and other outhouses and thereon with live stock and as follows: two good Working Horses and two yearling colts, four Milch Cows, four heifers under and over three years (two to rising two years and two last spring Calves), eighteen sheep and five pigs wintering with Hay, Straw, grain, potatoes and sufficient to keep the family and said live stock until the returning vegetation of the next coming Spring and Harvest together with the usual necessary seed to put into the ground, the said John Reid, Junr do hereby agree to take the management and care of the said Team, Stock and Crops, to continue to work on and improve the same so as to give a comfortable Support and maintenance unto his said Father and Mother with any other Younger Branch of the family that may live with them during the lifetime of his said parents, the said John Reid, Senr reserving unto himself the Occasional use of one of the Horses as his need might require, the above promises being fulfilled faithfully without which this Instrument would be null and void. At the Death of the said John Reid, Senr the whole farm with the chief of the live stock and to become the property of the said John Reid, Junr and his heirs, he maintaining his said mother as above during her lifetime should she survive her said Husband. According to the statements and conditions of This, of his Father's Will, to that effect in Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our hands and seals in the presence of each other and the undersigned Witnesses, the Day and Year first above written.
      Signed: John Reid, Senr; John Reid, Junr
      Witnesses: James Richards; John McKay

      On the 20th day of December 1848, Personally appeared before me John McKay of Lot 63 and being sworn, testified that he is a Subscribing Witness to the within written Deed or Writing and that he was present and did see the same duly executed by the Grantor therein named.
      Signed: E. Thornton, Commissioner

      R.G. 16 Conveyances 1769-1872 Vol. 59, pgs. 594-595
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      Last Will and Testament of John Reid, dated 13 January 1865

      In the name of God, Amen
      I, John Reid of Murray Harbour in the Parish of St. Andrews in the County of Kings, Prince Edward Island and Farmer on Lot Sixty three, being in perfect health of body and mind and memory for which blessings may thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of the Body and knowing the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give my soul to God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God, And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life.
      I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First I bequeath to my beloved Son Alexander, his Heirs, Assigns and Executors the Farm on which I now reside, containing one hundred acres, a little more or less, with all my Household furniture and Agricultural implements with all the Stock of Animals of every kind on said Farm for his use and benefit so long as he keeps his dear Mother and me comfortably by attending to our wants and necessities in every way, and in case he should neglect to any of the stipulations then my Executors to have power to provide out of said Farm and Stock every reasonable comfort we may require until the term of our natural existence and then to be decently buried by Christian Burial.
      Secondly I bequeath to the other members of my family, namely Ann, Charlotte, James, Jean, Elizabeth, John, Katherine, Daniel and Janet respectively the sum of One Dollar Island Currency.
      Thirdly I nominate and appoint as my Executors my Son Alexander Reid, Andrew Millar, Esquire and David MacClure my Executors and their Heirs and Assigns.
      This is my last will and Testament dated this thirteenth day of January 1865 whereunto I affix my hand and seal.
      Signed: John Reid
      Witness: William McKay; Andrew Millar

      This will was proved on 14th January 1865 on the oath of William McKay, a subscribing Witness, before Corning Sanderson, and was filed on 23rd August 1867.

      On 4th May 1882, I granted Probate to the three Executors. Signed: Charles Young, Judge of Probate

      R.G. 6.2, Series 1, Probate - Court - Wills, Liber 7, Folio 355
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      John Reid To Daniel Reid Agreement, Dated April 1865
      Registered 26 April 1870 at three o'clock P.M. on the oath of C. H. Lewellin
      John A. Dingwell, Registrar

      This Agreement made and entered into this the ___ day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and sixty five, Between John Reid, Farmer of Murray Harbour North, Lot sixty three of the one part and Daniel Reid his son of the same place of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the hereinafter mentioned terms and stipulations to be performed by the said Daniel Reid, He the said John Reid do here demise, confirm and make over unto the said Daniel Reid and his heirs all his right, title and Freehold interest in and to the farm on which he now resides situate at Murray Harbour North on Township Number Sixty three (63) containing one hundred (100) acres be the same a little more or less and bounded as follows on the south by land in the possession of John Dalziel on the west by unimproved land on the north by land in the occupation of John McKay and on the east by the Gulf of St. Lawrence with all the buildings and appurtenances and all the crop, stock, implements and utensils thereon or thereunto belonging to and for the use of the said Daniel Reid and his heirs forever. And the said Daniel Reid and his heirs do hereby agree and engage to maintain and support the said John Reid his father and Elizabeth Reid his mother during the terms of their natural lives to treat them with kindness and to provide them with proper food and raiment suited to their age and infirmities subject nevertheless to the discretion of the Trustees hereinafter mentioned and the said Daniel Reid and his heirs or the next lawful heirs agree and engage to support Janet Reid his sister and her child during the term of the natural lives of the said John Reid and Elizabeth Reid or either of them and as long as the said Janet Reid remains single, but if she marries then she receives nothing either annually or otherwise except one bed and bedding should she at any time after her parents death show sufficient cause to the trustees that she is not properly provided for and they in their investigation see sufficient cause of complaint, then she may leave the said Estate and the said Daniel Reid, his heirs or heir to the estate shall pay or cause to be paid to the said Janet Reid the sum of six pounds lawful current money of Prince Edward Island annually during the term of her natural life. And the said Daniel Reid do agree and promise during the lives of his said Parents or either of them to act judiciously and soberly and to cultivate and improve the said farm and repair the buildings and fences and not to receive any male partner with him in said farm nor to sell or alienate it to any person or persons whomsoever and if the said Daniel Reid should at his death be without any lawful issue then the said Estate passes to the next lawful heir and so on forever. The said John Reid and the said Daniel Reid his son do hereby appoint David McLure, Alexander Reid, Snr. and Malcolm McFadyen Trustees for the management of the said Estate and upon the decease, resignation or refusal of any one of the said Trustees, the other Trustees may and shall elect another in his stead so that the stated number may be always kept up. And the said John Reid hereby revokes, cancels and annuls all former Wills, agreements and documents of whatsoever kind relative to the said Estate and declares this to be his last act and agreement. In witness whereof they the said parties have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first hereinabove written.

      Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Charles H. Lewellin
      Signed: John Reid [4, 5]
    Person ID I47  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2013 

    Father John REID,   b. Abt 1748, Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann MCLAREN,   b. 3 Nov 1754, Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Nov 1772  Bridgend of Tilt, Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
    Family ID F1182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (Betty) STEWART,   b. 15 May 1777, Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1876, Gaspereaux, Lot 61, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1799  Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
    +1. Alexander William REID,   b. 9 Apr 1800, Killmaveonaig, Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1894, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +2. Charlotte REID,   b. Abt 1804, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1877  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Ann REID,   b. 14 Apr 1802, Killmaveonaig, Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1892, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +4. James REID,   b. Abt 1806, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age ~ 94 years)
    +5. Jane REID,   b. 16 Jul 1807, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911, Murray Harbour South, Lot 64, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 103 years)
    +6. Elizabeth REID,   b. Bef Jul 1811, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1881, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
    +7. John REID,   b. Abt 1813, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1892  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +8. Katherine REID,   b. Abt 1817, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age ~ 83 years)
     9. Daniel REID,   b. Abt 1821, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1882, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +10. Janet M. REID,   b. Abt Dec 1821, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920  (Age ~ 100 years)
    Headstones
    Reid, John-1777 & Elizabeth-1777 (HS)
    Reid, John-1777 & Elizabeth-1777 (HS)
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1777 - Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 15 Aug 1777 - Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1799 - Blair Atholl Parish, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Apr 1867 - Murray Harbour North Presbyterian Cemetery, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1867 - Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Old Parochial Registers.

    2. [S101] International Genealogical Index (IGI), (B-C113,344; S-993,520).

    3. [S17] A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation, by Donald Whyte, F.H.G., F.S.G., (Published by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto).

    4. [S16] PAPEI (Public Archives of Prince Edward Island), Canada.

    5. [S18] Sir Samuel Cunard (1787-1865).

    6. [S101] International Genealogical Index (IGI), (B-M113,344; S-993,520).