|8 June 1911|
Last Will and Testament of William Morrow
Husband of Mary Proctor
|From the Records of Edouard Antill Panet|
Transcribed from the Original at the Quebec Archives
On this eighth day of June one thousand nine hundred and eleven at the hour of twelve thirty in the afternoon, at the special instance and request of William Morrow resident in the Parish of Saint Raymond, Farmer, I, Édouard Antill Panet, the undersigned Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn in and residing and practicing in Saint Raymond and Province of Quebec, personally went and repaired to the residence of the said William Morrow, in the said Parish of Saint Raymond and there finding him ill in bed but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding as it appeared unto us Notary and witnesses from his words and actions, yet knowing and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, hath requested me the said Notary to write down in due form of law his last will and testament in the manner and form following:
1º I recommend my soul to Almighty God, my Creator.
2º I will and order that my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid by my Executor hereinafter named.
3º I will and devise that my body be interred in a manner suitable to my station in life.
4º I give, devise and bequeath to my well beloved son, Richard, at present living with me, the whole of my property, moveable and immoveable, ready money, money in the bank, rights and actions, and all other properties I may die possessed of hereby instituting him my universal legatee and devisee and Executor of this my present last will and testament and hereby revoking and repealing all former wills and codicils by me heretofore made, subject to the charge on his part of keeping with him and in the old home his sister Catherine as long as she lives and furnish her with all the necessary clothing and food she may require and at her death to have her decently buried.
It was thus named and dictated by the said Testator to the said Notary in presence of said witnesses, he persisting herein as fully to embody and contain his last will and intentions.
Thus done and passed at Saint Raymond in the residence of the said Testator on the day, month, year and hour above written.
In testimony whereof, the said Testator declaring his inability to write or sign his name hath made his usual mark of a cross in the presence of the undersigned Notary and in the presence of John Henderson and Robert Henderson, both farmers and both residing in the said Parish of Saint Raymond, witnesses expressly requested by the said Testator to witness this his last will and testament, the said will having been duly read by the said Notary to said Testator in presence of said witnesses who have signed the said will with and in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of the said Notary and in the presence of each other, these presents bearing the number nine thousand and thirty nine of the original deeds remaining of record in the office of the undersigned Notary.
William Morrow, his mark; John Henderson, his signature; Robert Henderson, his signature; E.A. Panet, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, March 2012