2nd December 1895
Last Will of Caroline Amelia Wolff
Widow of Thomas Billing
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Quebec Archives – Transcribed from the Original
On this second day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety five, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise undersigned, personally appeared Caroline Amelia Wolff, widow of Thomas Billing, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested us the said Notary 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:
Firstly and principally, I most willingly resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator in the humble hope that he will receive it to his favor through the sole merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my Saviour.
Secondly, I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my executor herein after named as soon as possible after my death.
I desire that the amount of one hundred and thirty two dollars or about being the balance or remaining of my property will be divided as follows:
I. I give and bequeath the sum of thirty dollars to my son Curtis Billing.
II. I give and bequeath the sum of five dollars to Carolina Thompson, daughter of George Thompson of Valcartier and the sum of five dollars to Jane McCoubray, daughter of Frances Patton.
III. I give and bequeath to William James Billing my son and his wife Jannet Billing, by equal share the balance or remainder of said sum of one hundred and thirty two dollars and I declare that all my other moveable and immoveable properties are given by a Deed of Donation to the said William James Billing before J.B. Delage the 7th November 1891.
I nominate, constitute and appoint the said William James Billing Executor of this my will.
I revoke all wills and codicils I may have heretofore made and I declare the present good for the said sum of one hundred and thirty two dollars.
The present will was thus declared by the said testatrix to the said Notary in presence of Arthur Wolff and Joseph Martin, both farmers of Valcartier, witnesses requested for the effects of these presents, read to the said testatrix in presence of said witnesses who declared to understand it fully and persist therein.
Done and passed at Valcartier under Notarial Number one thousand and forty two. And signed by said Testatrix with and in the presence of said Notary and witnesses also hereunto subscribing in his presence and in presence of each other, after due reading hereof.
Nine words are void.
Caroline Amelia Billing, her signature; Joseph Martin, his signature; Arthur Wolff, his signature; Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
NOTE: The Deed of Donation mentioned in her will is reproduced following the Will of Thomas Billing.
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Caroline died this same day at the reported age of 71 years, 10 months.