16th March 1922
Will of Clara V. Hornby
Wife of Thomas B. Goodfellow
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On this sixteenth day of May one thousand nine hundred and twenty two, before me Cyrille Renaud, Notary residing at Loretteville, undersigned, personally came and appeared Clara Victoria Hornby, wife of Thomas Brouillette Goodfellow, residing at Loretteville, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in the form of law her last will and testament which she has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:
1º I desire that all my just debts & funeral expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
2º I give and bequeath unto my husband, Thomas Brouillet Goodfellow, all my moveable & immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount, hereby constituting my said husband my universal legatee. At the death of my said husband, the remainder of my property hall belong to my children and my husband shall have the right to expend all for his support if necessary.
3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband my Testamentary Executor & I revoke all wills I may have heretofore made.
Done and passed at Loretteville in the residence of said Testatrix under notarial number eight thousand nine hundred and fifteen.
After the reading of the present will by the said Notary in the presence of François Savard and Adelard Savard of Loretteville, blacksmith, the Testatrix, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
Clara V. Hornby, her signature;
François Savard, his signature;
Adelard Savard, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Clara died in 1951 (according to her gravestone in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery in Valcartier). Her husband had died in 1922 so it’s very possible that there is a later will.