18th June 1924
Will of Maurice King
Son of Patrick King
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 9509
Translated from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives

On this eighteenth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and twenty four, before me Cyrille Renaud, Notary, residing at Loretteville, undersigned, personally appeared Maurice King, Farmer, residing in the Parish of Ste. Catherine, the County of Portneuf, 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 the manner and form following:

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

II. – I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Testamentary Executor and that the sum of two hundred dollars be paid to the priest of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier for masses for my soul.

III. – I leave and bequeath to my brother James King the sum of one hundred dollars and to my sister Annie, wife of Mark McLaughlin, the sum of one hundred dollars, but if the said James King or Annie King do not survive me this said sum will return unto my following heirs.

IV. – I leave and bequeath to the boys and daughters of my brother Patrick King the balance and remainder of all my moveable and immoveable properties, share and share alike, James Joseph King and Veronica Clara shall have fifty dollars more than the rest of their brothers and sisters.

V. – I nominate and appoint my brother Patrick King as Executor of this my will and testament with power to continue the execution of my last will during ten years after my death and also with power and full authority to sell all my moveable and immoveable properties by private sale or by public auction and to pay my said heirs at their age of majority.

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

Done and passed at Loretteville under notarial number nine thousand five hundred and nine.

After the reading of the said will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of Joseph Barbeau and Hector Sioui, clerks of the Provincial Bank at Loretteville, the Testator, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.

Maurice King, his signature;

Joseph Barbeau, his signature;

Hector Sioui, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature


Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012

Note by Patricia Balkcom:  Maurice died 23 years later in 1947 so it’s possible there is a later will.  He was about 76 years old.