13th July 1912
Last Will of James Adams
(Husband of Mary Margaret Wilson)
From records of Notary J. B. Delage
Record No. 17569
Quebec Archives Online
On this day, the thirteenth day of July one thousand nine hundred and twelve,
Before the undersigned notaries public for the Province of Quebec, Canada, residing and practising in the City of Quebec, personally came and appeared, James Adams, farmer, of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, in the County of Quebec, who has made, as follows, his last Will and Testament:
I give, devise and bequeath unto Frank Adams, my son, all my moveable and immoveable property, real and personal, I may die possessed of, instituting him my universal legatee in full ownership. I wish and order that a service be sung on the day of my burial, another one year after, and that twenty two masses be said for the repose of my soul. I revoke all last wills I may have done before this day.
This last Will and Testament received before Jean-Baptiste Delage the undersigned Notary, in the presence of Aurčle Leclerc, his colleague, having been read to the Testator by said Notary, in the presence of his said colleague, he declared to have well understood the same and persisted in the same as containing his true intentions.
Thus done ands executed at Quebec, office of said Jean-Baptiste Delage, under the number seventeen thousand five hundred and sixty nine of his records.
In witness whereof the said testator has signed with and in the presence of said notaries, who have also signed with and in the presence of said testator and in the presence of one another, these presents being first duly read.
James Adams, his signature;
Aurčle Leclerc, N.P., his signature;
J.-B. Delage, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, April, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: James died 15 years (1927) after writing this will, and his son, Frank, who is left the estate predeceased him (1923). I assume there is a later will. His wife, Mary, died in 1926.