9th  December 1870
Last Will of Patrick McGlennan
Husband of Ann Keating
Transcribed from the Records of Edward George Cannon
Record # 6771
Quebec Archives Microfilm #4M01-1577

On the ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy, before us the undersigned Notaries Public residing in the City of Quebec, personally came, appeared and was present Patrick Mc[G]Lennan of the Parish of St. Catherines de Fossambault in the County of Portneuf, Farmer, which said Patrick McGlennan being apparently in good bodily health and of sound and perfect mind, memory and understanding requested us the said Notaries to receive and write down his last will and testament which he instantly made, dictated and named unto us word for word in manner and form following, that is to say:

I recommend my soul to Almighty God hoping for a free pardon and remission of all my sins through the intercession of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ.

I will and direct that all my just debts be fully paid and satisfied by my Executor hereinafter named.

I give and bequeath unto my grand-son Patrick McGlennan of St. Catherines aforesaid issue of the marriage of John McGlennan and Sarah Renny, his wife deceased, all and every the property real and personal moveable and immoveable without any exception or reserve, save a cow which the said Patrick McGlennan shall give to Catherine McGlennan, my daughter, wife of James Brennan of St. Catherines, Farmer after my decease, which I may die possessed of instituting him my said grand son my universal legatee.

And I do hereby appoint my said grand son sole Executor of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills and codicils at any time heretofore by me made.

It was thus made, dictated and named by the said Patrick McGlennan, Testator, unto us the said Notaries on the day and year first above written. And the present Last Will and Testament having been read, read over and over again lu et relu au long to the said Patrick McGlennan by Mtre. Edward George Cannon, one of us the said Notaries in the presence of Mtre. John B. Parkin, his confrere, who was present all the time during the execution hereof the said Patrick McGlennan declared to have fully heard and understood the said will and testament and persisted in the contents thereof.

Don and passed at the said City of Quebec in the office of the said Edward George Cannon on Donnacona Street in the Upper Town of the said City of Quebec on the day and year first above written in the afternoon, the said Testator having declared not to know how to write or sign made his ordinary mark or cross in the presence of us the said Notaries subscribing.

Two words struck out are null.

Patrick McGlennan, his mark;

E.B. Parkin, N.P., his signature;

E.G. Cannon, N.P., his signature


NOTE from Gerry Neville: Throughout the will the name “McGlennan” is “McLennan”. I have used the name “McGlennan” as do the present-day descendants.

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, July, 2011

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  Patrick died eight years later in 1879 at the reported age of 81 years.