20th March 1912
Last Will of Ann Brown
Wife of Thomas Dacres
From records of Notary Cyrille Tessier
Translated from the Original Will at the Quebec Archives
On this twentieth day of March one thousand nine hundred and twelve, before the undersigned Notaries for the Province of Quebec, Canada, residing & practising in the City of Quebec, personally came & appeared, Mrs. Ann Brown of the Parish of Beauport, wife of Thomas Dacres of the same place, Farmer, who has made as follows her last will and testament:
I give and bequeath to Thomas Dacres my beloved husband all the property, real and personal, moveable and immoveable which I may die possessed of to have and to hold the same by him in full ownership instituting him my universal legatee and sole Executor of this my will.
Anything in the above clause to the contrary notwithstanding, my desire and will is that in the event of my said husband contracting a second marriage, then and in that case, he shall have to account to my children, I mean that from the date of his second marriage my property will revert to my descendants.
I have the greatest trust or confidence in my said husband and my will is that no inventory of my estate be made necessary as a consequence of the above clause for my will is that no Executor be appointed to the above substitution.
This last will and testament received by Cy. Tessier Notary in the presence of Ernest Labrèque his colleague, having been read to the Testatrix by the first named Notary in the presence of his said colleague, she has declared well to understand the same as containing her last intentions.
Thus done and executed in the Parish of Beauport, residence of the Testatrix. These presents remaining of record in the office of Cy. Tessier one of the undersigned Notaries under number eleven thousand and fifty of his records.
In witness whereof the Testatrix has signed together with and in the presence of the said Notaries who have also signed in the presence of the Testatrix and of one another after the reading done as above and according to law.
One marginal note good.
Ann B. Dacres, her signature;
E. Labrèque, N.P, his signature;
Cy. Tessier, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, January, 2013
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Date of death is not known.