25th September 1915
Will of Henry McKinley
(widower of Mary Ann McBain)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 6665
Quebec Archives Original Records

On this twenty fifth day of September one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, before me Cyrille Renaud, Notary, residing in the Village of Loretteville, undersigned, personally appeared Mr. Henry McKinley, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me, 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:

1º I most willingly resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, in the humble hope that he will receive it to his favor through the sole merits and intercession of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.

2º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

3º I give and bequeath to my son Andrew McKinley the use, usufruct and enjoyment during his life of the west half of my property known and distinguished upon the plan and book of reference of the cadastre of Valcartier as lot 196, one hundred and ninety six, bounded towards the north by the Rivière aux Pins river, to the south at the end of the concession, toward the east by the other half of said lot and toward the west by lot No. 195 of the said cadastre. In the case of ill treatment suffered by Andrew McKinley in the house of Henry T. McKinley, my other son Joseph McKinley shall have the right to sell the property above described for the support of Andrew McKinley.

4º All my money in hands and in the bank or other money shall be divided by equal share between my three daughters, Florence, Agnes and Mary Ann McKinley.

5º I give and bequeath to Henry Trevor McKinley the remainder of all my moveable and immoveable properties wheresoever the same may be found and to whatever the same should amount hereby constituting my said son Henry Trevor McKinley my universal legatee and the Executor of this my will and testament.

6º I revoke all wills I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.

Done and passed at Loretteville under notarial number six thousand six hundred and sixty five.

After the reading of the said will by the Notary to the Testator in the presence of Jules Falardeau, Merchant, and Jules Couture, Accountant, both of the Parish of St. Ambroise, the Testator, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.

Henry McKinley, hi signature;

Jules Falardeau, his signature;

Jules Couture, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature


(Transcribed by Gerry Neville – 2012)

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  Henry died on January 25, 1924, almost 9 years later.  He had eight know children with his wife, Mary Ann McBain.  All are mentioned in the Will except for two.  Arthur predeceased him in 1892 and Oliver relocated to Saskatchewan.