|16 May 1903|
Last Will and Testament of Charles Murphy
Widower of Jane Gardner
Husband of Bridget Corcoran
|From the Records of Edouard Antill Panet|
Transcribed from the Original at the Quebec Archives
On this sixteenth day of May one thousand nine hundred and three, before Édouard Antill Panet, the undersigned Notary Public for the Province of Quebec, residing and practicing in Saint Raymond and before Frederick Duplain, Tinsmith, and Phileas Planté, Wheelwright, both residing in the Village of Saint Raymond, witnesses required by law for the witnessing of the present last will and testament , personally came and appeared Charles Murphy residing in the Parish of Saint Raymond, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory, judgment and understanding as it appeared unto us Notary and witnesses from his words and actions, hath requested us said Notary to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament in the manner and form following:
1º I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator.
2º I desire that my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
3º I desire that my body be buried in a manner suitable to my station in life and that a funeral service mass be sung over my remains the day of my funeral and a service at the end of the year of my death.
4º I give, devise and bequeath to my son Peter Murphy at present residing with me, the whole of my moveable and immoveable property, ready money, rights and actions and other property I may die possessed of without exception or reserve to be by him used, enjoyed and disposed of in full property and ownership from and after the moment of my death, instituting him my universal legatee and devisee in full property and ownership and Executor of this my present last will subject to the charge of keeping with him and at his table his mother, my wife Bridget Corcoran, as long as she lives, and during that time to feed, clothe and furnish her with all the necessities of life and contribute to her comfort and happiness as aforesaid dutiful son should do.
And I hereby revoke all other and former last wills and codicils by me heretofore made wishing and desiring that the present alone be followed.
The present will was thus declared by the said Testator to the said Notary in presence of said witnesses and by said Notary in the presence of said witnesses read to the said Testator who declared to understand it fully and to persist therein.
Done and passed at Saint Raymond in the office of the undersigned Notary on the day, month and year first above written under the number seven thousand [and forty six] and the said Testator declaring his inability to write or sign his name hath made his usual mark of a cross in the presence of said Notary and witnesses who have each signed with and in the presence of each other, after the de reading thereof.
Charles Murphy, his mark; Frederic Duplain, his signature; Phileas Planté, his signature; E.A. Panet, N.P., his signature
NOTE: Charles Black Murphy (s/o Jacob Murphy & Mary Black) was born on 3 August 1829 and baptized on 20 September 1829 (Aubigny Church of England, Levis, Quebec) and he 1st married Jane Gardner on 7 January 1851 in Valcartier Church of England Church and 2nd married Bridget Corcoran (widow of Joseph Lachaume; d/o Thomas Corcoran and Margaret Byrne) on 27 August 1866 in St-Basile RC Church, County Portneuf, Quebec.
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, December 2011