Ever since I found the contract for the Terrebonne house purchased by Adam and Marie in 1792, I always wondered what happened to it. Was it sold by the person who inherited it? Was the sale contract lost? Well, here is a good example why you should not overlook revisiting an old brickwall from time to time.
A few weeks ago, while working on my previous post, Claude Blouin, from the Société d’histoire de la région de Terrebonne, provided me with the house’s owner’s name after Adam’s death. I was flabbergasted as I had already looked twice at Notary Public Joseph Turgeon’s chronological index!
On September 8, 1802, Marie Davis, who was still a resident of Terrebonne, is in Notary Public Joseph Turgeon’s study, together with her son William Bangle, to close the sale of her house to Joseph Mathieu, of Mascouche. It is mentioned that said house was initially purchased jointly by Marie and her husband, Adam Bangle. So this is the reason why her name was mentioned next to her husband’s in the 1792 contract.
On that very same day, William Bangle as well sells his own house which is adjacent to his parents’. He also makes his mark on his mother’s contract along with hers.
However, the most interesting fact about this sale contract is the amendment that was made thereto about a year later, on October 27, 1803.
Jacob Smith, then a resident of St. Vincent-de-Paul of Jesus Island, was read the initial contract as he and his wife, Catherine Bangle, were heirs apparent to Adam’s estate. John, who was absent, was also mentioned as being heir apparent to his father’s estate! After the reading, Jacob Smith declared he was satisfied with the initial contract’s terms and conditions.
Does that mean that John finally inherited from his father? In 1803, John is not absent from the province, he resides in William Henry (today known as Sorel). But we are not there yet, we will come back soon to John in future posts.
Afterwards, on the same day, Marie Davis declares that she has just received the sum of one thousand schillings which was still outstanding from the sale of the house and thus, gives acquittance to the said Joseph Mathieu.
As of today, this is the last trace of Marie Davis one may see in Québec’s records before her death.
“Mary Pingle”, then a widow, died in Sorel on October 28, 1805, at the age of 74; she was at the time a resident of Pot-au-Beurre (Pot-au-Beurre was the name of a concession in the seigniory of Sorel). She was buried two days later in the local Protestant Cemetery. A certain “John Pingle” witnessed the burial.
Sorel? Yes, Sorel! That’s where we will end up when we are done with the Terrebonne records.
Speaking of Terrebonne records, I found something very interesting concerning Jacob Smith and John Bangle. All the details in two weeks!