22nd October 1902
Last Will of William Goodfellow
(Husband of Helen Jack)
From records of Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On this twenty second day of October one thousand nine hundred and two, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Mr. William Goodfellow, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the said Notary, in presence of witnesses aforesaid 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 desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor after my death.
2º I give and bequeath to my wife Helen Jack all my moveable and immoveable properties whatsoever to the charge and condition to give one deed of property to my son William Goodfellow for the properties that be occupied now but to the condition that the said William Goodfellow pay the sum of eight hundred dollars to my said wife for the payment of the debts.
3º The remainder of my properties after the death of my wife shall go to my children according to the disposition which shall be made by last will, as other papers, that my said wife, shall make, but my said wife shall have the right to sale in all times the said properties for the payment of the debts that I owe.
4º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Helen Jack as my universal legatee and as Executrix of my last will and testament.
5º I revoke all will and testament made before this one and I declare this to be my only true last will and testament.
Done and passed at Valcartier in the residence of said Testator under Notarial Number two thousand three hundred and seventeen. And after the reading of these presents to the said Testator by the undersigned Notary in presence of John Holton and John Pinkney, both of the Parish of Valcartier, Farmers, the Testator, the Notary and said witnesses signed in the presence of each other.
William Goodfellow, his signature; John Holton, his signature; John Pinkney, his signature; Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, July 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: William died 3 days later at the reported age of 73. Only one of his ten known children is mentioned in the will.