11th October 1889
Last Will of Edward Brown
Husband of Ann Calback
From records of Elzear Louis Joseph Giroux
Record No. 1548
Transcribed from Quebec Archives Online
On the eleventh day of October in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine, personally came, appeared and was present before the undersigned Notary Public, for the Province of Quebec and residing at the City of Quebec, and the witnesses undersigned expressly called for the execution of these presents, Mr. Edward Brown of the Parish of Beauport, Farmer, who being in good health, and of sound and perfect mind, memory and understanding, as it appeared to the said Notary & witnesses who after having recommended his soul to God, hath in view of death made, dictated and named his present last will & testament unto me the said Notary, in the manner and form following, that is to say:
Firstly, I will and direct that my lawful debts be paid and my wrongs if any there be, be fully satisfied, by the Executor of my present last will & testament, hereinafter named to the discretion of whom I leave the case of my funeral.
Secondly, I do hereby give and bequeath unto Ann Calback, my beloved wife, all the property moveable and immoveable, real & personal generally whatsoever which I may be possessed of or which I may be entitled to, at the time of my decease, of what nature, quality the same may be or wheresoever situated, to have, hold, and enjoy my said property unto the said Ann Calback, my said wife, in full and absolute property from the day of my decease subject to the following legacy.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto Andrew Holliday, of the Parish of Beauport, Farmer, for the good service which he has rendered to me, the sum of twelve hundred dollars payable to him after the death of my said wife, is she survives me, by her heirs and out of my estate, providing the said Andrew Holliday lives with me and my said wife until our death.
Fourthly, I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Ann Calback the Executrix of my present last will & testament unto whose hands I divest and disseize myself of all my said property.
Fifthly, I do hereby revoke all other wills and codicils which I may have made previously to the one which I consider as my last will and desire.
It was thus done, dictated and named by the said Edward Brown, Testator, unto the undersigned Notary, in the presence of Charles Chaumet, Baker, and Robert Cashman, Baker, both of the City of Quebec, witnesses expressly called for the execution of the present last will & testament.
And his present last will having been duly read and read over gain by the said undersigned Notary in the presence of the said witnesses called for that purpose to him, he declared to understand well the same and persisted in all the disposition therein contained at Quebec in the Office of Mtre. Elzéar-Louis-Joseph Giroux, the undersigned Notary on the day, month & year first above written under the number one thousand five hundred & forty eight.
And the said Edward Brown has signed together with me the said Notary and the said witnesses who have signed in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other, his present last will & testament.
Thirteen words erased are null & void.
Edward Brown, his signature;
Charles Chaumette, his signature;
Robert Cashman, his signature;
E.L.J. Giroux, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, June, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Edward wrote a later will.