5th April 1911
Will of Peter Gurry
Widower of Margaret McDonald
From the Notary Records of Cyrille Renaud
Record #4984
Transcribed from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives

On this fifth day of April one thousand nine hundred and and eleven, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette undersigned, personally appeared Peter Gurry, Farmer, residing in the Parish of Ste. Catherine, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the said Notary 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:

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 son Michael Gurry all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and whatever the same shall amount & I constitute my said son my universal legatee and Executor of this my last will and testament.

3º I revoke all will and testament that I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my last will and testament.

Done and passed at Ste. Catherine in the residence of the said Testator under Notarial Number four thousand nine hundred and eighty three. And after the reading of the said will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of Charles White and Patrick White, both of the Parish of Ste. Catherine, witnesses requested for these presents, 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 other.

Peter Gurry, his mark;

Charles White, his signature;

Thos. Patrick White, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature


NOTE by Gerald Neville: Peter Gurry (s/o Edward Gurry & Bridget Beglan of Dublin, Ireland) married Margaret McDonald (d/o Michael McDonald & Ellen McDonald) in Ste-Catherine, County Portneuf, Quebec on 29 January 1855.

Transcribed by Gerry Neville – October, 2011

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  Peter died two years later on the 8th of January 1913 at the reported age of 82 years.