One of the papers I found among my father's things was a letter from a notary in Victoria, BC to my grandfather in Verdun, Quebec. It was concerning the estate of my grandfather's uncle, James Mavor. James' wife had died 4 years previously and they had no children, so he left his estate to my grandfather and his siblings.
The notary had attached a small clipping that Uncle James had, from the Weekly Scotsman about the name Mavor. The company does not exist any more so I am wondering what happened to the files? Something to add to my to-do list.
The writing at the top right is by my grandmother's hand. They must have gone to BC to meet the notary, and I kinda remember them taking a road trip out west about that time.
When my grandmother's sister Bessie was to marry Harry they signed a marriage contract. They used notaries Kittson, Reddy & Reddy of Montreal.
In the past several years I have used notaries public when buying property, getting documents certified and to probate the estates of family members.
List of notaries whose notarial records are deposited in the archives of the city and district of Montreal,1847
The law list : being a list of the judges and officers of the different courts of justice; counsel, special pleaders, draftsmen,conveyancers, attorneys, notaries, etc in England and Wales – 1841
A volume relating to the early history of Boston, containing the Aspinwall notarial records from 1644 to 1651