1st October 1907
Last Will of William James Billing
Husband of Janet McBain
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 3716
Quebec Archives – Transcribed from the Original

On the first day of October, one thousand nine hundred and seven, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette undersigned, personally appeared: William James Billing, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me, the said Notary and witnesses, to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

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

2º I give and bequeath to my wife Jannet McBain all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said wife my universal legatee, to the charge by my said wife to pay to each of my daughters Rhoda Emily Billing & Clara Gertrude Billing the sum of five hundred dollars by installments of fifty dollars to each every year after my death until the full payment.

3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife as Executrix of this my will and testament.

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

Done and passed at St. Ambroise under Notarial Number three thousand seven hundred and sixteen. After the reading of the present will to the Testator by the Notary in presence of Joseph Edgar Leduc, Accountant, and Pierre J.A. Savard, both residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise, the Testator, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.

William James Billing. his signature;

J.E. Leduc, his signature;

P.J.A. Savard, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011

Note by Patricia Balkcom: William died in 1948 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. There may be a later Will.