Courtesy of Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS75-A-38-001
Like Caleb Jones, Judge Allen depended upon slaves and servants to operate his 2,000-acre estate on the outskirts of Fredericton.
When Isaac Allen’s daughter died at Springhill in 1832, she left provisions for her servants.
And I request that £2 yearly may be paid for comfortable clothing for Sabina Grant, an old servant, and I leave £2 to Samuel McCarty [sic], the same to George Leek – and at the death of my elder sister and Aunt the small same giventh to my said niece Sarah Jane – And I leave to her my watch, plate, bed, and bedding, with all my wearing apparel, for her own sole use, is all that I leave her exclusive of any husband she may marry, and for which the receipt of my said niece alone or of such person, or persons, she may direct the same to be paid, shall be sufficient discharges – But as I do not think it probable my dear Jane can remain much loner in this world of sorrows, then all that I intended for her, I bequeath to her dear little favorite Charlotte Allen Kenah, under the sole guidance of her mother until she is twenty one years of age, and in case of her death in childhood to be divided between my sister Mary’s children, one half to my niece Emma Carleton Kenah the other half between my two nephews Henry Kenah and William Kenah
In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty first day of October one thousand eight hundred & thirty two.
Anne Allen [her seal]
Signed sealed published and delivered
by the said Anne Allen is and for
her last will and testament, I the
in the presence of me, who in her presence
and in the presence of each other
have here unto subscribed our names
H G Clopper
William Kenah 4th April 1834