13th April 1911
Last Will of Thomas Corrigan
(Husband of Ellen McCartney)
From records of Notary John Buckworth Parkin, No. 6125
Transcribed from the Original at the
On the thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven, before me the undersigned Notary Public for the Province of Quebec, Canada, residing and practising in the City of Quebec, came and appeared Mr. Thomas Corrigan, the elder, of the Parish of St. Foy, in the said Province, Farmer, who has requested us to receive his last will and testament, which he instantly made, named and dictated and which I, John B. Parkin, one of the said Notaries, have at his request, reduced to writing as dictated by him in manner and form following:
I direct that all my just debts, should any there be, and my funeral and burial expenses be paid and satisfied as soon as possible after my decease.
I direct that the sum of one hundred dollars be expended in stipends for masses to be celebrated for the repose of my soul.
I give, devise & bequeath unto my three married daughters, Isabella Jane Corrigan, wife of Michael Hill, of Montreal, Trader; Margaret Corrigan, wife of John O'Neill, of Little River St. Charles, Farmer; and Ethel Corrigan, wife of James Moore, of Little River St. Charles, Farmer, all and every the residue of my estate and property, real and personal, moveable and immoveable, money in bank or otherwise, and of every other description and kind which I might have a right to have, claim and receive, constituting them hereby my universal legatees.
And I declare and will and direct that such bequest is so made [to] my said daughters as and by way of a provision for their alimentary maintenances and support, and shall not form part of any community of property which may exist between them and their said husbands, and shall be paid them on their own receipts and held by them free of marital control, and shall not be liable or seizable for any of their debts.
I name and appoint the said James Moore to be Executor of my present last will and testament into whose hands I divest myself of all my estate & property from and after my decease.
I revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made and I declare the present to contain my only true last wishes and intentions.
It was thus made, named & dictated by the said Testator to the said John B. Parkin in the presence of Felix C. LaRue, also of this City of Quebec, Esquire, Notary Public, and after his present will had been read over to him by the said John B. Parkin in the presence and hearing of his said colleague, he declared to have perfectly heard and understood the same and persisted therein.
Done and executed at the said City of Quebec, in the office of John B. Parkin, the said Notary, under the number of his minutes six thousand one hundred and twenty five, and the said Testator has signed his present will with and in the presence of the said Notaries who have signed in his presence and in the presence of each other, according to law.
One extended line is good.
Thomas Corrigan, his signature;
F.C. LaRue, N.P., his signature;
J.B. Parkin, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Ellen (who died a couple of months after this will was written, and Thomas had 15 known children – four of whom predeceased him. Thomas lived until August of 1921.