15th July 1886
Last Will of Ellen McNichol
I, Ellen McNichol, of Valcartier, in the County and District of Quebec, spinster, do make my last will and testament as follows:
Firstly: I order that any just or lawful debt I may owe at the time of my decease be paid by my executor.
Secondly: I give, bequeath and devise unto my sister Mary Jack McNichol and unto my brother George McNichol all my real and personal estate, and by there enjoyed share and share alike during their lifetime, that is to say, the capital of the said estate shall not be impaired in any manner during the lifetime of either of my brother or sister, and that upon the death of either, the survivor shall be entitled to bunch and dispose of the capital as he or she may deem fit- The usufruct alone being bunched in the two.
And I appoint my said sister and brother joint executors of this my will.
Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighty six.
Signed, sealed, published and Declared by the above named Testatrix as and for her last
will and testament in the presence of the undersigned witnesses who were present at the request and in the of presence of each other have hereunto signed their names as witnesses.
Ellen (x) McNichol (her mark)
Transcribed by Patrick Keily
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Ellen died in Quebec City in 1893 at the age of 68 and was buried in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery.