9th July 1902
Will of Alice Hill
(Wife of Joseph Hicks)
From records of Notary Jean Baptiste Delage
Quebec Archives Online
On this day the ninth of July one thousand nine hundred and two, before the undersigned Notary Public for the Province of Quebec, Canada, residing and practising in the City of Quebec and before François Augustin Bedard, shoe maker, and Michel Boutet, Farmer, of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, said County, wife of Joseph Hicks, Farmer, who has made as follows her last will and testament:
I give, devise and bequeath unto Alfred James Hicks, my son, all the property moveable and immoveable, real and personal which I may die possessed of, instituting him my universal legatee in full ownership, at the charge of paying his sister, Mary Ann, a sum of fifty dollars but on condition she doth renounce to all rights she may have on the immoveable property of my husband.
I do nominate my husband my Testamentary Executor and in default my said son. I do revoke all wills and testament I may have done before this day.
This last will and testament received by Jean Baptiste Delage, the undersigned Notary, in the presence of said witnesses, having been read to the Testatrix by the said Notary, in the presence of said witnesses, she has declared well to understand the same and has persisted in the same as containing her last intentions.
Thus done and executed at St. Ambroise, office of said Notary, under the number fourteen thousand two hundred & ninety four of his records.
In witness whereof the said Testatrix has signed with and in the presence of said Notary and witnesses, who have also signed with and in the presence of said Testatrix and in the presence of one another, these presents being first duly read.
Two words erased are null.
Alice Hill, her signature;
F.A. Bedard, his signature;
Michel Boutet, his signature;
(Transcribed by Gerry Neville - 2012)
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Two of three known children are mentioned in this will. Son, John, married to Margaret Corrigan is not. Alice did 32 years (14 June 1934) after this will was written so it is possible there is a later will.