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Wise, Joseph
B: 1799
D: 1864
M: (1) Mary Burgoyne
M: 1831 (2) Grace Ryder

Joseph Wise was reported to have emigrated from Devonshire, England and settled in PEI about 1827.

FN: Unknown Wise
MN: Unknown

Joseph Wise arrived with his wife, Mary Burgoyne. After Mary's death, he remarried to Grace Ryder in 1831 and two sons were born - Joseph Wise, 1834, Richard Wise, 1838. Mary Burgoyne's father may have been William Burgoyne, Lot 31, who died in 1858 and is buried in St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery Milon. William Burgoyne's son, John Burgoyne, was listed on Lot 31 in the 1848 census.

Children of Joseph Wise and Mary Burgoyne:

1. Sarah Wise
B: 1823
M: William Webb
Webb, William b. 1817, came with his parents, James Webb (1788-1855) to PEI around 1830-1832, Lot 33. He married Sarah Wise, eldest daughter of Joseph Wise, Lot 32, in 1842.

Probable child of William Webb and Sarah Wise:

Joseph Webb

Children of Joseph Wise and Grace Ryder:

Joseph Wise
B: 1835
M: (1) Jane Essery b. 1843 d. Bef. 1881 dau of William Essery and Mary Beer
M: (2) Sophia, widow of the late Albert McKinnon, Charlottetown.

Richard Wise (1881 PEI census, Queens, Charlottetown, PEI)
B: 1838
M: Mary A. Unknown (1881 PEI census, Queens District 2, section K2, number 186)

William Wise

Child of William Wise:

Joseph Wise

Mary Wise
B: Unknown
M: Unknown Essery

Child of Mary Wise and Unknown Essery:

Robert Essery

Edward Wise
B: Unknown
M: Unknown

Betsey Wise
M: Unknown Steadman

03 October 1842. Joseph Wise transferred his lease to William Burgoyne which would then put Burgoyne in possession of the full 100 acres. (Since these farms were not described other than by a farm number and the numbers were left out of the transfers and deeds it is hard to tell for certain that we are at all times dealing with the same land.

The Will of Joseph Wise
Prince Edward Island
1799 - 1864

Copy of Last Will and Testament of Joseph Wise, Township Number Thirty-two, Prince Edward Island, Farmer:

"This is the last Will and testament of me Joseph Wise of Township number thirty-two in Prince Edward Island, farmer. I desire that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving and executing this my last will be in the first place paid and discharged by my two sons, Joseph and Richard. In the next place, I give and devise the leasehold farm in which I now live with the Buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging and all my personal property thereon unto my son, Richard.

I also give and bequeath my freehold farm to my son, Joseph, called Mulligan Farm situated in the Township aforesaid mentioned purchased by me from Edmund Crabb together with all the Buildings and appurtenances there unto belonging.

I also give to my son, Joseph, the right and privilege of cutting and hauling four cords of firewood off the leasehold farm bequeathed to my son, Richard, each and every year for the first six years after my decease and no longer.

Joseph X Wise

My Will is that my beloved wife, Grace, shall have a comfortable maintenance out of either of the farms which I have already bequeathed to my Sons, Joseph and Richard, as long as she shall continue my Widow and no longer choosing her place of residence at any time with either of them.

And I hereby direct and appoint my said two Sons, Joseph and Richard, to pay to my said dear wife ten pounds annually to be contributed equally by them, during their Mother's widowhood under which burthen I hereby declare the above device to me mad.

I also give and devise unto my daughter, Mary Essery, my freehold property in Charlottetown consisting of one fourth part of a town lot, with houses and appurtenances thereunto belonging, for and during the term of her natural life, and to her son, Robert, after her decease and provided he be then living if not the above property shall fall to her next heir.

Joseph X Wise

I further give and bequeath the following legacies to become due and payable by the said Joseph and Richard six years after my decease that is to so to my Grandson Joseph Webb the sum of five pounds.

Also to my Grandson Joseph son of my son William the sum of five pounds. Also to my daughter Betsey Steadman five pounds - also to my son Edward five pounds if living, and equal payment of the above legacies to be sustained by each.

I further direct that the balance due by me for the purchase of the Mulligan Farm be paid by my son Joseph. And I hereby appoint my Sons Joseph and Richard Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness hereof I the said Testator have to this my last will set my hand and seal this ninth day of July and the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.

Signed sealed published and declared by the testator Joseph Wise, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.


Joseph X Wise

Samuel Boundy
Dave C.M. Hooper

This will was proved on the 14th July 1864, on the oath of Samuel Boundy as Subscribing Witness, and onb the same day Probate was granted to the Executors therein named.

C. Young
Judge of Probate