17th March 1905
Last Will of Charles Jack, Sr.
(Husband of Marion McBain)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Translated from the Original at the Quebec Archives
On this seventeenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and five, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Mr. Charles Jack, Senior, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested the said Notary 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 Executrix hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
2º I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Marian Paps McBain, the use, usufruct and enjoyment of all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount, hereby constituting my said wife my universal usufructuary legatee.
3º I give and bequeath to Jannet Jack, wife of James Clark, the sum of twenty five dollars, to James Jack the sum of fifty dollars, to Anna Jack, wife of William McCartney, the sum of fifty dollars and to Marion Jack the sum of two hundred dollars and also I give and bequeath to the said Marion Jack all my house furniture whatever.
4º After the payment of the above legacies and legal debts, I desire that the remainder of all my moveable and immoveable properties be divided by equal shares between my six children, that is to say: Jannet, James, William, Charles, Anna, and Marion Jack.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife as Executrix 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 St. Ambroise under Notarial Number two thousand nine hundred and thirty two.
And after the reading of the present testament to the said Testator by Notary in the presence of Arthur Couture, Butcher, and Joseph L'Heureux, Trader, both of the Parish of St. Ambroise, witnesses requested for the effects of the said testament, the Testator, Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
Charles Jack, Snr., his signature;
Arthur Couture, his signature;
Joseph L'Heureux, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Charles died 3 years later, in 1908, at the reported age of 77 years, his wife predeceased him.