|2 June 1900|
Last Will and Testament of Susan Lawlor
Wife of Andrew Delaney
|From the Records of Notary Edouard Antill Panet|
Transcribed from the Original at the Quebec Archives
On this second day of June one thousand nine hundred, before Mtre. Édouard Antill Panet, the undersigned Notary Public duly commissioned and sworn in and residing and practising in the Village of Saint Raymond and Province of Quebec, and in the presence of Thomas Gendron, Esquire, Doctor of Medicine, and Théotiste Châteauvert, Labourer, both residing in the Village of Saint Raymond, witnesses required by law and specially requested by the Testator hereinafter named, personally came and appeared Susan Lawlor, wife of Andrew Delaney of the said Parish of Saint Raymond, Farmer, who being in good health and of sound and disposing mind, memory, judgment and understanding as it appeared unto us Notary and witnesses from her words and actions, hath made, dictated and nominated unto us said Notary and in the presence of said witnesses her last will and testament in the manner and form following:
1º I recommend my soul to Almighty God, my Creator.
2º I will and order that my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid by my Executor hereinafter named.
3º I will and order that my body be buried in a manner suitable to my station in life and according to the rites of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and faith of which I am a faithful member and a funeral service be sung over my remains the day of my funeral and another service at the end of the year of my decease and that a family headstone of good marble on a stone foundation with the names of all the deceased members of the family be put up in the Cemetery of Saint Raymond.
4º I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Helen Delaney, wife of Thomas Mullins, the whole of my wearing apparel without exception.
5º I give, devise and bequeath to my well beloved husband Andrew Delaney, the use, usufruct and enjoyment of the whole of my property, moveable and immoveable, I may die possessed of, to be by him used and enjoyed during the whole of his natural life time, hereby instituting him my universal usufructory legatee and devisee.
And as to the property and ownership of the whole of my property, moveable and immoveable, I give, devise and bequeath the same, with the exception of my wearing apparel, to my son Philip Delaney to be by him used, enjoyed and disposed of in full property and ownership from and after the death of my said husband, hereby instituting him my universal legatee and devisee in full property and ownership and Executor of this my present last will and testament and hereby revoking and repealing all former last wills and codicils by me heretofore made.
It was thus named, dictated and nominated by the said Testatrix of her own free will and accord to the said Notary in presence of said witnesses and the said Testatrix persisted herein after the reading thereof as fully to embody and contain her last will and intentions.
Thus done and passed at Saint Raymond in the office of the undersigned Notary on the day, month and year first above written under the number five thousand nine hundred and fifty four.
In testimony whereof the said Testatrix hath signed with and in the presence of said undersigned Notary and in the presence of said witnesses who have each signed with and in the presence of the said Testatrix and in the presence of each other.
Susan Lawlor, her signature; Thos. Gendron, M.D., his signature; Théo. Châteauvert, his signature; E.A. Panet, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, January 2012