29th April 1895
Last Will of Thomas Lavallee
Husband of Adelaide Bedard
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
 No. 975
Quebec Archives
Transcribed from the Original Will

On the twenty ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety five, before me Cyrille Renaud, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette personally came and appeared Mr. Thomas Lavallée, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested us the said Notary and witnesses undersigned 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 most willingly resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator in the humble hope that he will receive it to his favor through the sole merits and intercession of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.

2º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my executrix hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

3º I give and bequeath to my wife Adélaide Bedard all my moveable and immoveable properties that I constitute my universal legatee.

4º I nominate, constitute and appoint as executrix of this my will, my said wife Adelaide Bedard.

5º I revoke all wills and codicils I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.

The present will was thus declared by the said Testator to the said Notary in presence of David Lavallée and Curtis Brown both farmers of St. Gabriel of Valcartier witnesses requested for the effect of these presents read to the said Testator by said Notary in presence of said witnesses who declared to understand it fully and persist therein.

Done and passed at Valcartier under Notarial Number nine hundred and seventy five. And after the reading of the presents as aforesaid the Testator has declared his inability to sign his name because his weakness but he has made his cross in the presence of the said Notary and witnesses and said Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of Testator and in presence of each other.

Thomas Lavallée, his mark;

David Lavallée, his signature;

Curtis Brown, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, May, 2011