24th February 1904
Last Will of Patrick King
Wife of Judith Conway
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the Original Will – Quebec Archives
On this twenty fourth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and four, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Patrick King, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested the said Notary and witnesses hereinafter named 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 hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
2º I give and bequeath to my beloved wife the use and usufruct and enjoyment during the term of her natural life, Julie Conway, of all my moveable and immoveable properties.
3º I give and bequeath to my son Patrick King, Farmer residing in the Parish of Valcartier the vue propriété of all my moveable and immoveable properties and the use and enjoyment after the death of his mother Julie Conway.
4º To the charge by my said son Patrick King to pay the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to his brother Maurice King by installments of fifty dollars each year and thus the first installment will be made twelve months after the first of May or if the said Maurice prefer he shall save the right to take a horse, a cart and a mower machine but in this case the sum of money due to him will be only of two hundred dollars.
5º To the charge yet by the said Patrick King to pay the sum of thirty dollars to my daughter Ellen King one year after my death.
6º To the charge yet to take a good care, and to give every thing necessary the life of Patrick John King until the said boy will be able to work and to get one's bread.
7º I nominate, constitute and appoint the said Patrick King as Executor of this my will and testament.
8º 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. Gabriel of Valcartier in the residence if said Testator under Notarial Number two thousand six hundred and thirty two. And after the reading of the said will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of William Lyons and James Johnson both farmers of the said parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier witnesses requested for the purpose of the present will, the Testator, the Notary and the witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
Patrick King, his signature;
W. Lyons, his signature;
James Johnston, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Patrick, died two weeks after he wrote this will and his wife died one year after this will was written. He was reportedly 73 years of age. Although he had ten known children, only three children are mentioned in the will.