29th August 1911
Last Will of Martha Brown
Wife of George Jack
From records of Jean-Baptiste Delage
Record No. 17035
Transcribed from Quebec Archives Online

On this day, the twenty ninth of the month one thousand nine hundred and eleven, before the undersigned Notary Public for the Province of Quebec, Canada, residing and practising in the City of Quebec and William Billing, joiner, of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier & Jean Magnan of Charlesbourg, County of Quebec, farmer, witnesses, came and appeared Mrs. Martha Brown of the Parish of Charlesbourg in the County of Quebec, wife of George Jack, farmer, who has made her last will and testament as follows:

Art. 1. I give, devise and bequeath unto my husband, George Jack, all my property, moveable and immoveable, real and personal I may die possessed of to have and to hold the same in full ownership, instituting him my universal legatee, at the charge of paying to each of my children a sum of three hundred dollars, payable to each by annual installments of one hundred dollars each, the first of those annual installments will be made one year after my death. I except from the above legacy my silverware & clothing which I give to my three daughters.

Art. 2. I do nominate and appoint my husband my testamentary executor and I do revoke all last wills and testaments I may have done before this day.

This last will & testament received by Jean Baptiste Delage, the undersigned Notary, in the presence of said witnesses, having been read to the Testatrix by said Notary, in the presence of said witnesses, she declared to have well understood the same and has persisted in the same as containing her last intention.

Thus done and executed at Charlesbourg, dwelling of the said Testatrix, under the number seventeen thousand three hundred and five of the records of said Notary.

In testimony whereof the said Testatrix has signed with and in the presence of said Notary and witnesses, who have also signed with and in the presence of said Textatrix and in the presence of one another, these presents being first duly read.

One marginal note good, eight words erased are null.

Martha Brown, her signature;

William Billing, his signature;

Jean Magnan, his signature,

J.B. Delage, N.P., his signature 

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, June, 2011

Note by Patricia Balkcom:  Martha died 7 months later on August 11, 1912 at the reported age of 65 years.