23rd April 1872

Last Will of Thomas Landers

Husband of Mary Murphy


From records of Cyrille Tessier

Record No. 3959

  Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives



On this day, the twenty third of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy two, before the undersigned Notaries Public for the Province of Quebec in the Dominion of Canada residing in the City of Quebec personally came & appeared Thomas Landers of the parish of St. Catherine of Fossambault, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind has made his last will and testament as follows:


I give, devise and bequeath to Mary Murphy my wife all the property, real and personal, moveable and immoveable without exception, which I may die possessed by instituting her my universal legatee in full ownership.


This last will and testament received by Cyrille Tessier Notary in the presence of H.B. Delage, his colleague, having been read over to the said Testator by Cyrille Tessier, said Notary, in the presence of said J.B. Delage, he declared well to understand the same and has persisted in the same as containing his last will and intentions.


At Quebec, office of the said Cy. Tessier, on the day and year first above written under the number three thousand nine hundred and fifty nine.


In testimony whereof the said Testator has signed together with & in the presence of the said Notaries who have also signed in the presence of one another and of the testator after the reading done according to law.


One marginal note good. Words erased null & void.


Thomas Landers, his signature;

J.D. Delage, N.P., his signature;

Cy. Tessier, N.P., his signature




Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011


Note by Patricia Balkcom:  Thomas’ wife, Mary died in 1888 and  a few months later he moved to New Hampshire.  He stayed there until his death in 1919 at the age 0f 84 years.  He wrote this will when he was only 36 years old, so there may be much later wills.