| 16th April 1917|
Will of John McCoubrey
(husband of Jane Patton)
| From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud,|
Transcribed from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives
On this sixteenth day of April one thousand nine hundred & seventeen, before me Cyrille Renaud, Notary residing at Loretteville, undersigned, personally came and appeared Mr. John McCoubrey, Farmer, residing at Loretteville, 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 manner and form following, that is to say:
1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death.
2º I give and bequeath to my wife, Jane Patton, 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 to the charge by her to pay to each of my daughters, Marguerite, Lyall & Lucy, Adell McCoubrey, to each the sum of two hundred dollars and to my son John Marvin McCoubrey the sum of one thousand dollars, payable the said sums at the majority of each of my said children; my said wife being obliged to support my son until his age of majority.
3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Jane Patton as Executrix of my said will and my nephew John A. McCoubrey to assist my said wife.
I revoke all will I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my true last will and testament.
Done and passed at Loretteville under notarial number seven thousand two hundred and eighty three.
After the reading of the present will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of Jules Couture & Arthur Falardeau, both of Loretteville, the Notary, witnesses and the Testator have signed with me Notary and J.A. McCoubrey aforesaid of Valcartier in the presence of each other.
Marginal note is good.
John McCoubrey, his signature;
Arthur Falardeau, his signature;
Jules Couture, his signature;
John Allen McCoubrey, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerry Neville – April 2012
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: I have not found burial records for John or his wife, Jane. There is a church record of a burial in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Valcartier in December, 1917 for John McCoubrey, however, there is not enough identifying information in the entry to identify him as the husband of Jane Patton.