7th May 1901
Last Will of Agnes Montgomery
Wife of John Boyd
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 1988
Translated from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives

On this seventh day of May one thousand nine hundred and one, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette and George McNicoll and David McNicoll, both farmers residing in the said Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, witnesses requested for the effects of these presents, personally appeared Agnes Montgomery, wife of John Boyd, Farmer residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested us the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law her last will and testament which she has declared in form and manner following, that is to say:

1º 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.

2º I give and bequeath to my son William Boyd, Farmer, residing with me in the Parish of Valcartier all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said son my universal legatee to the charge to pay to his sister Marguerite Ann Boyd the sum of one hundred dollars with interest in the summer.

I nominate, constitute and appoint my said son William Boyd as Executor of this said will and testament.

The present will was declared by the said Testatrix to the said Notary in presence of said witnesses and read by the Notary to the Testatrix in presence of said witnesses, who declared to understand it fully and persist therein.

Done and passed at St. Gabriel of Valcartier in the residence of the said Testatrix under Notarial Number one thousand nine hundred and eighty eight. And the Testatrix having declared her inability to sign her name has made her mark in presence of Notary and witnesses and by the Notary and witnesses in presence of the Testatrix and in presence of each other.

Ten words scratched out are void. Marginal note good.

Agnes Montgomery, her mark; George McNicoll, his signature; David McNicoll, his signature; Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature


Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011

Note by Patricia Balkcom:  Agnes died 26 years later in 1927 so there may be another will.  She and her husband wrote their wills a month before he died.  The two children mentioned are the youngest of their seven known children.