|6 July 1894|
Last Will and Testament of Andrew McCorkell
Husband of Catherine Davidson
|From the Records of Edouard Antill Panet|
Transcribed from the Original at the Quebec Archives
On the ninth day of the month of July one thousand eight hundred and ninety four at the hour of four of the clock in the afternoon, before me Mtre. Édouard Antill Panet the undersigned Notary Public duly commissioned and sworn in and residing and practicing in the Parish of Saint Raymond in the Province of Quebec and Dominion of Canada and in the presence of Phileas Pelletier, Merchant of the Parish of Saint Raymond and Zéphirin Perrault of the Parish of Deschambault, Architect and Contractor, the witnesses required by law for the purposes of witnessing the present last will, personally came and appeared Andrew McCorkell, Esquire, of the Parish of Saint Raymond, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and judgment and understanding as it appeared unto us Notary and witnesses from his words and actions yet knowing and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous of regulating his worldly affairs whilst yet he hath the health and strength left to do so, hath named, dictated and nominated unto us Notary and witnesses his last will and testament in the manner and form following:
1º I recommend my soul to Almighty God my Creator in the humble hope that he will receive the same to his favor.
2º I will and order that my body be buried in a manner suitable to my station in life but plainly and without ostentation and with as little expense as possible.
3º I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary and her husband, George Gray, all my property moveable and immoveable, ready money, rights and actions, and generally all other property I may be possessed of at the time of my decease without exception to be by them used and enjoyed and disposed of in full property and ownership from and after the moment of my decease hereby instituting them my universal residuary legatees and devisees in full ownership subject to the charge of their part of keeping with them and in common and in the same house, my other daughters, Jane and Clara McCorkell, until they shall have married or left the house of their own free will, and during that time to feed and clothe them according to their station in life and the means of my said legatees, and in the event of their marriage or leaving the house as aforesaid, to pay them each within six months of their marriage or of their departure from their home the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars each as heirs of all these rights and shares in my estate and succession.
I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said son in law, George Gray, my nephew, Ernest McCorkell, and my nephew, Joseph Davidson, of the Parish of Saint Raymond, farmers, Executors of this my present last will extending their powers as such Executors beyond the day and year allowed by law.
I revoke all former and last wills and codicils by me 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 and witnesses in the presence of each other read to the said Testator, by the said Notary in the presence of said witnesses, who declared to understand the same fully and to persist therein.
Done and passed at the office of the said undersigned Notary in the Parish of Saint Raymond on the day, month and year first above written under the number four thousand five hundred and [fifty five] and signed by the said Testator with and in the presence of said Notary & witnesses also herewith subscribing in his presence and in the presence of each other, after due reading thereof.
One marginal note good.
Andrew McCorkell, his signature; Phileas Pelletier, his signature; Zéphirin Perrault, his signature, E.A. Panet, N.P., his signature
NOTE: Andrew McCorkell married Catherine Davidson on 12 September 1860 in Chalmers Church, Quebec City.
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, March, 2012