26th March 1869

Last Will of Andrew Landrigan

Husband of Mary Lynch

From records of Notary Charles Henry Andrews

                           No. 1209

Quebec Archives Film Online

 

 

On the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine about one of the clock in the afternoon,

 

At the request of Mr. Andrew Landrigan of the Parish of St. Catherines in the District of Quebec, Farmer, I the undersigned Notary Public duly commissioned and sworn and residing at the City of Quebec in the Province of Quebec and Dominion of Canada went to the house and residence of the said Andrew Landrigan in the said Parish of St. Catherines where being I found the said Andrew Landrigan of sound mind, memory, judgment and understanding which said Andrew Landrigan requested me the said Notary in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, viz.:

 

John Barry, Farmer, and Patrick White, Farmer, witnesses were of the same Parish of St. Catherines also requested to be present to write down and receive his last will and testament, which he instantly made, dictated, and named in manner and form following, that is to say:

 

I will and direct that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied with all due diligence after my decease.

 

I give, devise and bequeath the whole of my property moveable and immoveable real and personal, debts, obligations, ready money or wearing apparel which I may die possessed of without any exception or reserve whatsoever unto my son Malachy Landrigan whom I do hereby institute my universal and residuary legatee of all my property moveable and immoveable, real and personal, to have and to hold the same after my decease in full and absolute property, and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Malachy Landrigan sole executor of this my present last will and testament in whose hands I deseize and divest myself of all my property moveable and immoveable hereby revoking and making null and void all other wills at any time heretofore by me made declaring the present to be my only true last will and testament.

 

It was thus made, dictated and named by the said Testator unto me the said Notary and witnesses and the present last will and testament having been read over and over again to the said Andrew Landrigan by the said Notary in the presence of the said witnesses the said Andrew Landrigan declared to have perfectly heard and understood the same and presented therein declaring that it contained entirely his last will and testament.

 

Done and executed at the Parish aforesaid at the residence of the said Testator on the day and year first above written under the number one thousand two hundred and nine the said Andrew Landrigan having signed herein presents first being read as aforesaid.

 

Andrew Landrigan, his signature

John Barry, his signature

Patrick White, his signature

C.H. Andrews, Notary, his signature

 

 

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, April 2011

Notes by Patricia Balkcom:  Andrew died five years later, 26 September, 1874.  His wife had died before the will was written.