18th August 1899
Last Will of Mary Abraham
Widow of William Thompson
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 1642
Translated from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives

On this eighteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned,  and Albert Rochette, Grocer, and Percy White, Clerk,  both residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, witnesses requested for the effects of these presents, personally came and appeared Mary Abraham, widow of the late William Thompson in his lifetime of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested us the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law her last will and testament which she has declared in manner and form  following:

1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

2º I give and bequeath to my son John Thompson, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby instituting my said son John W. Thompson my universal legatee.

3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said son John W. Thompson Executor of this my will.

4º I revoke all wills and codicils I may have heretofore made, and I declare the presents to be my only true last will and testament.

The present will was thus declared by the said Testatrix to the said Notary in the presence of aforesaid witnesses read to the said Testatrix by the Notary in presence of witnesses and said Testatrix having declared to understand it fully and persist therein.

Done and passed at St. Ambroise in the office of the undersigned Notary on the day, month and year first herein before written under Notarial Number sixteen hundred and forty two. And the Testatrix having declared her inability to sign her name has made her mark in presence of the Notary and witnesses and the Notary and witnesses have signed in presence of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other.

Mary Abraham, her mark;

Albert Rochette, his signature;

Percy White, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011

Note by Patricia Balkcom:  John was the oldest of her surviving sons.  I have not found a death record for either Mary or her husband, William.