10th June 1850
Last Will of James White
(Husband of Bridget Lynagh)

Transcribed from the original
at the Quebec Archives
“Register of Holographic Wills, Testaments, and Codicils.”

In the name of God, Amen, I James White, lately of the 4th Range of the Parish of Ste. Catherine de Fossambault, Cultivator, being weak in body, but of sound & perfect mind, memory & understanding, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make this my last will & testament in manner & form following, that is to say,

First, I bequeath my soul to God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter to b mentioned.

Then, I will & bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Bridget Lynagh, whatever property I am or may be possessed of, the hour of my death, both real & personal of whatever nature forever.

I hereby appoint my wife Bridget Lynagh sole executrix and my son Patrick White sole executor of this my last will and testament.

Signed this 10th day of June, one thousand eight hundred & fifty, in presence of who are hereunto subscribed as witnesses and the Testator.

James White, his signature,

Thomas White, his signature,

James Barry, his signature.

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, May 2011

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  James died six weeks later at the reported age of 68 years.