11th August 1914
Will of Thomas Mulroney
(husband of Bridget Goodwin)
From records of Notary Cyrille Tessier
Quebec Archives Original Records
On this eleventh day of August, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, before the undersigned Notary for the Province of Quebec, Canada, residing and practising in the City of Quebec, personally came and appeared Thomas Mulroney, of the City of Quebec, Captain in the Fire Brigade, who has made as follows his last will and testament:
I give, devise and bequeath to my eldest daughter Margaret, all the property real and personal, moveable and immoveable of which I may de Possessed, instituting her my universal legatee, to have and to hold the same in full ownership subject to the usufruct of the whole in favor of Dame Bridget Goodwin, my wife, during her life time.
I wish my universal legatee to give a suit of black to my daughter Helen, wife of Michael Henchey.
I rely on my wife whom I do name the Executrix of this my will for the care of my funeral but I wish at least twenty five masses said for the repose of my soul as soon as possible after my decease.
This last will and testament received by Cy. Tessier, the undersigned Notary, in the presence of L.P. Sirois, his colleague, having been read to the Testator by the first named Notary, in the presence of his said colleague, he has declared to well understand the same and has persisted in the same as containing his last intentions.
At Quebec, Office of the said Cy. Tessier, Notary, under number eleven thousand two hundred and seventy two of his records.
In witness whereof, the said Notaries have signed in the presence of the Testator and of one another, the Testator having declared not to know how to write nor sign his name after the reading done according to law.
Forty three words erased null & one marginal note good.
L.P. Sirois, N.P., his signature;
Cy. Tessier, N.P., his signature
(Transcribed by Gerry Neville – 2012)
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Thomas died four years later in 1918 at the age of 82 years. He and his first wife, Catherine Kennedy, had one child, John in 1860. He and Bridget had several children but several of them died as infants.