9th October 1850
Last Will of Thomas Gough
Husband of Alice Mooney
Transcribed from the original in the  “Register of Holographic Wills, Testaments, and Codicils.”
Quebec Archives

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Thomas Gough of the Parish of St. Ambroise de la Jeune Lorette, Farmer, residing at Valcartier in the District of Quebec – First, I will and desire that I may be decently buried where ever my Executor hereinafter named may think proper. And I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Alice Mooney all my real and personal estate whatsoever or wheresoever for her own absolute use and benefit during her life, and I further wish that after her death that the said property will belong to my son Charles Gough for his own absolute use and benefit, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns – and I appoint my son John Gough of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Farmer, to be my sole Executor of this my will, hereby revoking all other wills made by me at any time heretofore – In witness whereof I the said Thomas Gough have hereunto set my hand and signature this ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Signed by the above name Thomas Gough as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us, present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as attesting witnesses thereto.

Thomas Gough, his signature;

Hopper Ireland, his signature;

James McDonald, his signature;

R. Mailhot, his signature.

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, 2012

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  I have not been able to find his burial record, however, his wife is listed as a widow in the 1852 Census, so he may have died shortly after writing this Will. Thomas would have been in his early eighties. He and Alice had at least 11 children together, only two sons are mentioned in this Will.