16th February 1894
Last Will of Robert Carroll
Husband of Fedelia Ann Coyle
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
 No. 781
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives

On this sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety four, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette and William Henchey and Noël Drolet,  Farmers of the Parish of Ste. Catherine. witnesses for the effect of these presents, personally appeared Robert Carroll of the Parish of Ste. Catherine, 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 his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

Firstly and principally, I most willingly resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator in the humble hope that he will receive it to his favor through the sole merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my Saviour.

Secondly, I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, with one service on my body and an anniversary service the first year after my death be paid by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath the sum of twenty five dollars each to my daughters Sarah and Mary Ann to be paid to them by my son Patrick ten years after my death.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath all my moveable and immoveable properties to my son Patrick Carroll to the charge by him to take care of his mother Ann Coile [Coyle]  and to give to her two beds with bed clothes.

Fifthly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said son as Executor of this my will.

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

The present will was thus declared by the said Testator to the said Notary in the presence of the witnesses aforesaid, read to the said Testator by said Notary in the presence of aforesaid witnesses, and [the] Testator declared to understand it fully and persisted therein.

Done and passed at the residence of said Testator at St. Catherine under Notarial number seven hundred and eighty one.

And after the reading of these presents as aforesaid the Testator having declared his inability to sign his name has made his mark in the presence of said Notary & witnesses and said Notary & witnesses have signed in the presence of Testator and in the presence of each other.

Marginal note good.

Robert Carroll, his mark;

William Henchey, his signature;

Noël Drolet, his signature,

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature


NOTE: Robert Carroll (s/o Martin Carroll & Sara Kerwin) married Fedelia Ann Coyle (d/o late Patrick Coyle & Mary McGolderick) on 19 February 1849 in Ste-Catherine’s Church.

Robert Coyle died on 2 January 1898 and was buried on 4 January 1898 in Ste-Catherine, Co. Portneuf, Quebec at the age of 77 years old.

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011