5th June 1914
Will of Mary Jane O’Reilly
Wife of George Madden
From the Notary Records of Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives
On the fifth day of June one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing at Loretteville, undersigned, personally appeared Mary Jane O’Reilly, wife of George Madden residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me 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 manner and form following, that is to say:
1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death.
2º I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Madden all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same shall be found and whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my universal legatee to the charge by my said son to support my husband George Madden during the term of his natural life.
3º I nominate and appoint my said son Thomas Madden my universal legatee and the Executor of this my will and testament and I revoke all wills I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.
Done and passed at St. Ambroise under Notarial Number six thousand one hundred and eighty nine. And after the reading of the present will by the Notary to the Testatrix in presence of Napoleon Falardeau & Alphonse Alain both of St. Ambroise, the Testatrix, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
Six words scratched are void. One marginal note is good.
Mary Jane O’Reilly, her signature;
Napoleon Falardeau, his signature;
Alphonse Alain, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerry Neville – October, 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Mary Jane died in 1935 at the reported age of 69 years.