17th March 1905
Last Will and Testament of Marion McBain (wife of Charles Jack, Sr.)
From the records of Notary Cyrille Renaud, Record Number 2933
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives
On this seventeenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and five, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared Mrs. Marion P. McBain, wife of Charles Jack, Senior, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested 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 and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.
2º I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved husband Charles Jack, the use, usufruct and enjoyment during the term of his natural life, of 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 usufructuary legatee.
3º I give and bequeath to Jannet Jack, wife of James Clark, the sum of twenty five dollars, to James Jack the sum of fifty dollars, to Anna Jack, wife of William McCartney, the sum of fifty dollars and to Marion Jack the sum of two hundred dollars and also I give and bequeath to the said Marion Jack all my house furniture whatever.
4º After the payment of the above legacies and legal debts, I desire that the remainder of all my moveable and immoveable properties be divided by equal shares between my six children, that is to say: Jannet, James, William, Charles, Anna, & Marion Jack.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband Charles Jack as Executor of this my will and testament. 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. Ambroise under Notarial Number two thousand nine hundred and thirty three.
And after the reading of the present testament to the said Testatrix in the presence of Arthur Couture, Butcher, and Joseph L'Heureux, Trader, both of the Parish of St. Ambroise, witnesses requested for the effects of the said testament, the Testatrix, Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.
One marginal note good.
Marion Jack, her signature;
Arthur Couture, his signature;
Joseph L'Heureux, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature
Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012
Note by Patricia Balkcom: Marion died one year later, in 1906, at the reported age of 72. Her husband survived her by two years. They had 9 children, however, three predeceased them and therefore only six are mentioned in the wills.