16th March 1906
Will of Bridget Cole
Wife of Patrick Lawless
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 3239
Translated from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives

On this sixteenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and six, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Bridget Cole, wife of Patrick Lawless, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette 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 her last will and testament  which she 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 by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

2º I give and bequeath to my husband Patrick Lawless all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said husband my universal legatee.

3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband Patrick Lawless as Executor  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 two hundred and thirty nine. And after the reading of the present will to the Testatrix by the Notary in presence of François Beaulieu of St. Ambroise, Butcher, and Joseph Langevin, Saw Milner, both of the Parish of St. Ambroise witnesses requested for these presents, the Testatrix having declared her inability to sign her name has made her mark in presence of the Notary and witnesses and the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other.

Bridget Cole, her mark,

Frs. Beaulieu, his signature;

Joseph Langevin, his signature,

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011