10th March 1892
Last Will of Henry Austin Brown
Husband of Ellen Calback
From records of Elzéar-Louis-Joseph Giroux
Record No. 1576
Transcribed from Quebec Archives Online
On this day, the tenth of the month of March in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & ninety two, before the undersigned Notary Public, duly admitted and sworn in and for the Province of Quebec and residing at the City of Quebec, personally came, appeared and was present Henry Austin Brown, Farmer, of the place called Petit Village in the Parish of Beauport, County of Quebec, being in good bodily health, and perfectly sound of mind, memory and understanding, as it appeared to me the said Notary who after having recommended his soul to the Almighty God, hath in view of death dictated and named his present last will & testament unto me the said Notary, in the presence of Matthew Brown of the Parish of Beauport, Farmer, and John Doddridge of Quebec, Moulder, both witnesses expressly called for the purpose of witnessing this present last will and testament in 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 to James Brown of the Parish of Beauport my beloved son all the property moveable and immoveable, real and 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 and quality the same may be or wheresoever situated to have, hold, use and enjoy unto the said James Brown my said son from the day of my decease hereby instituting him my universal legatee on the following condition:
That he shall pay to Elizabeth Brown, of Beauport, my beloved daughter, one hundred dollars which I bequeath to her out of the said property and one hundred dollars to Charlotte Brown, wife of John Taylor, Farmer, of the Parish of Lake Beauport my beloved daughter which I bequeath to her out of my said property payable after all debts are paid.
Thirdly, I do hereby nominate and appoint as Executor of my present last will and testament the said James Brown my said son into whose hands I divest and disseize myself of all my said property according to the Custom.
Fourthly, I do hereby revoke all other wills and codicils which I may have made previously as the one which I consider as containing my last will and desire.
It was thus done, dictated and nominated by the said Henry Austin Brown, Testator unto me the said Notary in the presence of the witnesses herein above named and expressly called for the purpose. And his present last will and testament having been duly read over and read over again in the presence of the said witnesses for that purpose called, he declared to understand well the same and persisted in the said dispositions at my office in the City of Quebec on the day, month and year first above written under the number one thousand five hundred and seventy six of the minutes of Mtre. Elzéar-Louis-Joseph Giroux, the undersigned Notary.
And the said Henry Austin Brown hath signed the present last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned Notary and of the undersigned witnesses who have signed the present last will and testament in the presence of each other, the said last will having been first duly read and read over again according to law.
One marginal note is approved.
Henry Brown, his signature;
Matthew Brown, his signature;
John Doddridge, his signature;
E.L.J. Giroux, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, June, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: I have not been able to find a burial record for Henry, so I do not know when he died. This will mentions three of his ten children. He and Ellen had two sons and eight daughters.