8th June 1911
Last Will of Mary Proctor
(Wife of William Morrow)
From the Notary 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, before Mtre. Édouard Antill Panet, the undersigned Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn in and residing in the Parish of Saint Raymond and Province of Quebec, personally came and appeared Dame Mary Proctor, wife of William Morrow, residing in the Parish of Saint Raymond, Farmer, who being in good bodily health & of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the undersigned Notary to write down in due form of law her last will and testament in the manner and form following:
1º I recommend my soul to Almighty God, my Creator.
2º I give, devise and bequeath to my well beloved son, Richard, the whole of my property, moveable and immoveable, ready money, and all other properties I may die possessed of hereby instituting him my universal legatee and devisee in full property and Executor of this my present last will and testament and hereby revoking and repealing all former wills and codicils by me heretofore made.
It was thus named and dictated by the said Testatrix to the said Notary in presence of said witnesses, she persisting herein as fully to embody and contain her last will and intentions.
Thus done and passed at Saint Raymond in the residence of the said Testatrix on the day, month, year and hour first above written.
In testimony whereof, the said Testatrix declaring her inability to write or sign her name owing to her inability to use her right hand hath made her usual mark of a cross with and in the presence of the said 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 Testatrix to witness this her last will and testament, the same having been duly read by the said Notary to said Testatrix in presence of said witnesses who have also signed with and in the presence of the said Testatrix and in the presence of the said Notary and in the presence of each other, these presents bearing the number nine thousand and [forty] of the original deed of record in the office of the undersigned Notary.
Mary Proctor, her mark;
John Henderson, his signature;
Robert Henderson, his signature;
E.A. Panet, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, February, 2012