13th July 1907
Will of John Gallagher
(husband of Agnes McBain)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On this thirteenth day of July 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 John Gallagher, Farmer, residing in the Parish of Ste. Catherine which requested us the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:
1º I most willingly resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, in the humble hope that he will receive it to his favor through the sole merits and intercession of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.
2º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
3º I give and bequeath all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount to my brother Patrick Gallagher, hereby constituting him my universal legatee. At the charge by my said brother to pay to my wife the sum of two hundred dollars for her part or her share in the moveable properties belonging to me as Commune en biens. If my said wife Agnes McBain take her share in the moveable properties, she will lose the said sum of two hundred dollars above mentioned.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my said brother Patrick Gallagher as Executor of this my will and testament.
I revoke all will and testament I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.
Done and passed at Ste. Catherine in the residence of said Testator under notarial number three thousand six hundred and fifty one. And after the reading of the present will to the Testator by the Notary, in presence of Thomas Murphy, Farmer, and Samuel Clark, Farmer, both of Valcartier, witnesses requested for the validity of the will, the Testator having declared his inability to sign his name by sickness has made his mark, in presence of the witnesses and Notary and the witnesses and Notary have signed in presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other.
John Gallagher, his mark;
Thomas Murphy, his signature;
Samuel Clark, his signature; C
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville in 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: John died 2 weeks later at the age of 33. Agnes remarried Hopper Brown in September.