| 6th March 1907|
Will of Hugh Boyd
Widower of Ann Henderson
From the Notary Records of Cyrill Renaud
Transcribed from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives
On this sixth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and seven, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette undersigned personally came Hugh Boyd, Farmer, residing in the Parish of Ste. Catherine, County of Portneuf, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, hath requested us, the said Notary, to write down and receive in dueform of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:
1st 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 Francis Hugh Boyd all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said son my universal legatee.
This legacy is made in favour of my said son to the charge by him to support his sister Roseann Boyd to procure to her everything necessary to her life, to board and cloth her at the condition that the said Roseann Boyd work for the profit and benefit of said Francis Hugh Boyd.
In the case of disagree and misunderstanding between the said Francis Hugh Boyd and the said Roseann Boyd, the said Roseann Boyd shall leave the house of said F.H. Boyd but this latter shall be obliged to pay to his sister Roseann the sum of three hundred dollars by instalments of twenty five dollars a year without interest.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my said son Francis Hugh Boyd Executor of this my will and testament I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.
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 Ste. Catherine in the house of said Testator under Notarial Number three thousand five hundred and twenty two. And after the reading of their present will by said Notary to the Testator in presence of Jeremiah Mulroney and Thomas Taylor, both farmers residing in the parish of Ste. Catherine, the Testator having declared his inability to sign his name has made his mark in presence of witnesses and Notary, and the witnesses and Notary have signed in presence of Testator and in presence of each other.
Hugh F. Boyd, his mark;
Jeremiah Mulroney, his signature;
Thomas Taylor, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Parents: Hugh Boyd and Catherine Stockman
Born: 3 February 1834
Baptized: 23 February 1834
Church Register: Aubigny Anglican Church, Levis, Quebec
Married: Ann Henderson
Date: 25 September 1871
Church Register: Valcartier and St. Catherine’s Anglican Church
Transcribed by Gerry Neville – August, 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Hugh died in 1922, fifteen years after this will was written. It’s possible there is a late will. Two of his children are mentioned in this will, another daughter, Eliza Jane, is not mentioned. Hugh’s wife, Ann Henderson, had died in 1895.