30th September 1876
Will of Pierce Mulroney
(husband of Ellen Buckley)

From records of Notary Cyrille Tessier
No. 5074
Quebec Archives Original Records

On this day the thirtieth of September, one thousand eight hundred and seventy six, before the undersigned Notaries Public for the Province of Quebec, residing in the City of Quebec, personally came and appeared Pierce Mulroney of the parish of St. Catherine in the County of Portneuf, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind has made as follows his last will and testament:

I give, devise and bequeath to Jeremiah Mulroney, my son, all the property I will die possessed of, real and personal, moveable and immoveable, to have and to hold the same in full ownership from the day of the decease of Ellen Buckley, my beloved wife to whom I give and bequeath the usufruct and enjoyment of the same during her life time, dispensing her from giving security and from making an inventory of my estate.

I charge my said son Jeremiah with the payment, at the extinction of the above usufruct, of the following sums of money, i.e., two hundred dollars to my son James and one hundred and sixty dollars to my daughter Elizabeth. These sums to be paid in the event only of my said wife surviving me and also if the said sums have not been paid by me to my said children before my death.

And I revoke all former wills and codicils that I may have made before this.

This last will and testament received by Cy. Tessier, Notary in the presence of J.B. Delage, his colleague, having been read to the testator by the first-named Notary in the presence of his said colleague, he has declared well to understand the same and has persisted in the same as containing his last intentions.

At Quebec, office of the said Cy. Tessier, under the number five thousand and seventy four of his records.

In testimony whereof the said testator has signed with and in the presence of the said Notaries who have also signed in the presence of one another and for the testator after the reading done.

Words erased are null. One marginal note good.

Pierce Mulroney, his signature;

J.B. Delage, N.P., his signature;

Cy. Tessier, N.P., his signature

(Transcribed by Gerry Neville – March 2011)

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  Pierce died 18 years after writing this will (October 31, 1894) and his wife predeceased him.  They had 12 children, nine of whom survived into adulthood, only three are mentioned in this will.  It’s possible that there is a later will.  Pierce was the great-grandfather of Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada.