19th November 1921
Last Will of Patrick Cassin
Husband of Mary Ann Hornby
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 8774
Quebec Archives

On this nineteenth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and twenty one.

            Before me Cyrille Renaud, Notary, residing at Loretteville, undersigned personally appeared.

            Patrick Cassin residing at Loretteville, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me to said notary to write down and received in due for of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following that is to say.

  1. I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death by my testamentary executrix herein after named.
  2.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Ann Hornby all my moveable and immoveable properties whatsoever wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said wife my universal legatee and the executrix of this last will and testament, and I revoke all will I may have heretofore made and I declared the present to be my only true last will and testament.

     DONE AND PASSED at Loretteville under nortarial number eight thousand seven hundred and seventy four.  After reading of the said will to the testator by the notary in presence of Jules Falardeau and Joseph Chartre both merchants, Loretteville, the testator having declared his inability to sign his name has made his mark in presence of the notary and witnesses and the notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each others.        

Patrick x Cassin, his mark

Jules Falardeau, his signature

Jos J Chartre, his signature

C Renauld, his signature.

Transcribed by Patrick Keily,   February, 2012

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:   Patrick Cassin was my 1st cousin, three times removed.  He and Mary Ann married later in life and did not have any children.  He died three years after writing this will – 30 August, 1924 at the age of 75.