18th September 1903
Last Will of Catherine Landrigan
(Wife of Joseph Theberge)
From records of Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from Original Will at Quebec Archives
On this eighteenth day of September one thousand nine hundred and three, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Catherine Landrigan, wife of Joseph Theberge of the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, Labourer, who has requested me the said Notary to write down and receive in due 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 with the services, the first day of my death and the second one year after my death and I desire that five low masses be said for my soul as soon as possible after my death.
2º I leave and bequeath to my husband Joseph Theberge all my moveable and immoveable [property] wherever the same may be found that I constitute him my universal legatee
3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband Joseph Theberge as Executor of this my will and testament.
4º I revoke all will and testament and codicils that 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 five hundred and forty four. And after the reading of the present testament by the Notary in presence of George Arthur Cloutier of St. Ambroise, Manufacturer, and Peter Murphy of Ste. Catherine, Farmer, both witnesses expressly requested the Testatrix has declared her inability to sign and write her name by sickness but has made her mark in presence of said witnesses and Notary and the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other.
Seven words scratched are void.
Catherine Landrigan, her mark;
Georges Arthur Cloutier, his signature;
Peter Murphy, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, June, 2012
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Catherine died 2 days later at the age of 44, leaving her husband and three young daughters.