The Bangle Files: #24 | Mary Bangle and William Hogan

After having confirmed—as related in the last post—that Mary Hogan was indeed John Bangle’s daughter, I thought it would be interesting for you to get to know her and her family.

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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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The Bangle Files: #21 | The Examination of John Bangle and Witnesses’ Depositions in the Murder Case of Private Michael Flynn

Remember my big smile on that picture taken at the Archives? Further to the coroner’s inquest, one of the Justices of the Peace of William Henry examined John Bangle and took the depositions of some of the people who were at the scene at John’s house. Two witnesses are soldiers from the 37th Regiment and the third one is a woman named Katherine Wagner from Chambly. I let my imagination run wild for a while but I since found out that a Katherine Wagner (maiden name unknown), from the parish of Chambly, was buried in the Montreal Catholic Cemetery at the age of 82, on November 6, 1820. One can assume we have a match here.

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The Bangle Files: #20 | Murder She Wrote

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Parish of Saint-Pierre of Sorel
Michel Flynn

On September Seventh, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, I, the undersigned vicar priest, have buried in the cemetery of this parish, the body of Michel Flynn, Roman Catholic, assassinated on the sixth instant, in one of this borough’s houses, according to the testimonies of several witnesses. The said Michel Flynn was about twenty-eight years old. Were present Thomas Pratt and William Pococh, people who have signed with us.

Thomas Pratt
William Pococh — M. Cusson, Priest

[Translation from French: Diane Tourville]

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The Bangle Files: #17 | Another Look at John Bangle’s Children

BANQAs you know, we have identified three children from John Bangle’s first marriage to Josephte Allaire: Marie-Catherine, Jacques (who died as an infant), and Marie-Dorothée. Continue reading

The Bangle Files: #16 | John Bangle’s First Land

BANQThe scene takes place in the Notary Public Joseph Turgeon’s office on March 10, 1789. Marie-Dorothée, John’s and Josephte Allaire’s daughter, was born just a couple of weeks before. On this day, as far as we know, John Bangle is acquiring his very first piece of land in the province of Québec. Continue reading

Travel 2016: My Trip to Vermont ~ Day 2

Lots of firsts today! And you thought I couldn’t do it!

This Tuesday, I visited three repositories: the Vermont State Archives in Middlesex, the Leahy Library of the Vermont Historical Society in Barre, and the Vermont Genealogy Library in Colchester.

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The Bangle Files #15: The DNA Trail

BANQHow about taking the Bangle Files to the next level? Curious? Let me explain.

While I am still working on the paper trail, why not getting some help from new tools available to us? Y-DNA tests are what I am talking about.

The Bangle descendants Facebook Group has suggested that we create a Y-DNA group on Family Tree DNA. And so we did. Continue reading

The Bangle Files #14: John Bangle & Marie-Louise Couvillon

BANQI prefer not to rush things regarding the land records of John Bangle as I still have some dots to connect, so I thought it would be a good idea to present to you the second wife of John Bangle in the meantime. Continue reading

The Bangle Files: #13 | Jacob and John in Court

BANQ“DISTRICT OF MONTRÉAL }

30 January 1789

Jacob Schmith, Plaintiff
Jean Bengles
Thomas Isbustes, Defendants

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