| 4th January 1922|
Will of Edward Albert Monaghan
Widower of Mary Ann Rourke; husband of Annie Heal
| From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud|
Translated from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives
On this fourth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and twenty two, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing at Loretteville, personally came and appeared, Albert Monaghan, 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 form of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:
1. – I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by me Executrix hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death,
2. – I give and bequeath to my wife Annie [Heal] 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 dispose of my properties or to leave my said properties in favor or at my two sons Patrick and Bernard Monaghan share and share alike.
3.- I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife the Executrix of this my will and I revoke all wills I may have heretofore and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.
Done and passed at Loretteville under notarial number eight thousand eight hundred and ten.
After the reading of the present will to the Testator, by the Notary in the presence of Thomas Jack, farmer, and Joseph Barbeau, accountant, both of St. Ambroise, the Testator, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
Albert Monaghan, his signature;
Thos. Jack, his signature;
Joseph Barbeau, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
NOTE: Edward Albert Monaghan (s/o John Monaghan and Eleanor Madden 1st married Mary Ann Rourke (d/o James Rourke & Martha Calback) in St. Patrick’s Church, Quebec City on 30 July 1888; 2nd married: Annie Heal (d/o James Heal & Mary Mooney) in St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Church on 8 July 1907. The names of Annie Heal’s parents are incorrect in the church register according to Bernie Monaghan.
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Albert died in 1949 according to the date on his gravestone (St. Gabriel Catholic Cemetery, Valcartier). He would have been about 88 years of age. The two sons mentioned in the will are those he had with his 2nd wife, Annie Heal, who predeceased him in 1823. It is possible that there is a later will. Albert also had four children with his first wife, Mary Ann Rourke.