10th September 1907
Will of Charles Fitzpatrick
(widower of Ellen Maher)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On this tenth day of September one thousand nine hundred and seven, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Mr. Charles Fitzpatrick, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he declared in manner and form following:
1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral expenses with one service on the day of my funeral and the other one year after, and twenty five low masses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
2º After the payment of my debts, services and masses I desire that any moveable and immoveable properties shall be sold by my Executor by public auction or other wise and then all the money of my succession shall be divided by equal share between my six children following: Catherine, Mary, Margaret, Julia, Theresa and William Fitzpatrick.
3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my son William Fitzpatrick as Executor of this my will and testament.
4º I revoke all wills and testaments 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 six hundred and ninety four. And after the reading of the present will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of C. Oscar Guimont, Doctor & Charles John O'Regan, Agent, both of the City of Quebec, the Testator having declared his inability to sign his name has made his mark in presence of the Notary and witnesses and the Notary and witnesses have signed in presence of Testator and in the presence of each other.
Six words struck are null.
Charles Fitzpatrick, his signature;
C.O. Guimont, his signature;
C.J. O'Regan, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville in 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: This will was written a few months after the death of his wife. Charles and Ellen had fifteen known children, several predeceased him. He lived into his early nineties and lived almost 7 more years after writing this will.