Deceased 20 Oct, 1847

In the name of God amen I Elijah Beals of Annapolis in the county of Annapolis County and province of Nova Scotia, yeoman, being in good health of body and of sound mind do make this my last Will and Testament in manner fo???, I give and devise to my wife Hannah the use of the north room and furniture for the same consisting of a bed and bedding, with tables, chairs and dishes sufficient and a comfortable living as long as she remains my widow.

I bequeath unto my sons Jacob Beals and Arod Beals all of the real estate of which I am possesed or shall be possesed of hereafter together with all my stock including horses, oxen, cows, young cattle, sheep and hogs and the farming utentsils upon the following conditions namely my debts and bequests are all to be honestly paid out of my estate.  I bequeath to my sons William Henry Beals, James Priestly Beals and Cooper Beals six pounds each, unto my son John Beals I bequeath fifteen pounds; unto my son Caleb Beals I bequeath thirty-five pounds.  I bequeath to my daughters Elizabeth Banks, Dorothy Beals and Mary Ann Beals four pounde apiece togeather with all the household furniture of every kind, excepting the clock [this appears to have been added after the will was written], to be divided equally unto them at any decease and the said bequests to be paid in cash or neat stock at cash price on the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

Lastly I do hereby appoint my wife Hannah and W. Henry Beals and John H. G. Banks to be my executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this Twenty-seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty-six.

[signed] Elijah Beals

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of:
Arod McNayr
Amos Whitman
David Banks