24th June 1911
Will of Ann Lawless
(wife of John Cole)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On the twenty fourth day of June one thousand nine hundred and eleven, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Ann Lawless, wife of John Cole of St. Gérard, Farmer, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding hath requested me the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in form of law her last will and testament which she has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:
I give and bequeath to my husband John Cole all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said husband my universal legatee and I revoke all wills I may have heretofore made.
Done and passed at St. Gérard in the residence of the said Ann Lawless under Notarial Number five thousand and seventy. After the reading of the said will to by the Notary to the said Ann Lawlwss in presence of Albert Vallières and Léon Lirette, both farmers of St. Gérard, the said Testatrix having declared her inability to sign her name has made her mark in presence of the Notary and witnesses and the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other.
Ann Lawless, her mark; Albert Vallières, his signature; Léon Lirette, his signature; Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville in 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Ann died 2 years later on the 25th of Sept. 1913 at the reported age of 77 years. Her husband had died in 1911.