27th June 1905
Last Will of Mary Ann Billing
(Wife of George Thompson)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On this twenty seventh day of June one thousand nine hundred and five, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette undersigned, personally appeared Mrs. Mary Ann Billing, wife of George Thompson, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me 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:
1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
2º I leave and bequeath to my son Frederick Thompson all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said son my universal legatee and my testamentary executor to the charge by my said son to pay to his sister Ida Marguerite Thompson the sum of two hundred dollars by installments of fifty dollars each consecutive year after my death without interest.
3º I give also to my said daughter Ida Marguerite Thompson the use of the half of the house upstairs being the south east end of the house and the bed and bedding for the room.
4º 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 three thousand and eleven. And after the reading of the said will to the Testatrix by the Notary in presence of Joseph Fournier, Carriage Maker, and Francis Savard, Blacksmith, both of the Parish of St. Ambroise, witnesses requested, the Testatrix, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
One marginal note is good.
Mary Ann Billing, her signature;
Joseph Fournier, his signature;
François Savard, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerry Neville, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Mary Ann died 5 years later on the 19th of May 1910. She was in her mid-fifties. She and George had at least 12 children – only the two youngest are mentioned in the will.