The Bangle Files: #23 | John Bangle On Trial

Thanks to John Bangle, I had my very first experience in digging in Quebec Archives criminal records in Montréal. Not only was it fascinating but it also proved to be an opportunity to upgrade my knowledge for that period, namely the 1820s.

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Charles Huboux dit Tourville—Master Blacksmith

Going through the acts of Notary Public Toussaint Limoges, who practiced in Terrebonne during the period 1811-1832, I collected not fewer than 25 acts concerning Tourvilles or close family members.

Four of these were involving Charles Huboux dit Tourville.

Well, fine, but who’s who?

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French Canadians Living in Ferrisburgh, VT in 1850: #11 Emily Perry née Legros dit St-Pierre

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Emily Perry née Legros dit St-Pierre is listed in the 1850 US Census for Ferrisburgh. She is referred to as Melia Perry on Page 302 (stamped-left page), Line 35, Household 126, with the following persons listed, respectively, on lines 36 and 38 to 40:

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From the Archives: Ellen Burley née Tourville (1833-1875)

I brought back a few nuggets from my Illinois and Missouri trip last fall and here is one of them.

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The Bangle Files: #22 | Visitors for John Bangle in Montreal’s Common Gaol

When I read a few months ago that Ancestry had launched an index for the Québec notarial records on its Website, I was very excited. It was a search tool I had long hoped for, but as I was not aware it was in the works, it came as a total surprise to me.

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