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.
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.
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.
Parish of Saint-Pierre of Sorel
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.
William Pococh — M. Cusson, Priest
[Translation from French: Diane Tourville]
The 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
How 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.
I 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
“DISTRICT OF MONTRÉAL }
30 January 1789
Jacob Schmith, Plaintiff
Thomas Isbustes, Defendants