16th March 1906
Will of Patrick Lawless
Husband of Bridget Cole
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 3238
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 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 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 Executrix hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

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

3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Bridget Cole as Executrix of this my will and testament.

4º 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 St. Ambroise under Notarial Number three thousand two hundred and thirty eight. And after the reading of the present will to the Testator by the Notary in presence of Francis Beaulieu, Butcher, and Joseph Langevin, Saw Milner, of St. Ambroise both 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.

Patrick Lawless, his mark,

Frs. Beaulieu, his signature;

Joseph Langevin, his signature,

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature


NOTE: Patrick Lawless (s/o Nicholas Lawless and Elizabeth Thompson) married Bridget Cole  (d/o William Cole & Elizabeth O’Reilly) on 28 November 1876 in Ste-Catherine’s Church, County Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.


Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011