Before ending up in Terrebonne around 1786, and after joining the King’s Royal Regiment of New York as loyalists during the course of the Revolutionary War, in 1784, the Bangles settled in a military camp located along the Saint Lawrence River, in Charlottenburgh, Glengarry County, Ontario, which is one-hour drive from Montréal today. We have the proof that Adam (wife Marie and daughter Catherine) as well as sons William, Henry and Peter were present in this camp. We know that Peter Bangle died in Montréal in 1790 but we have no evidence up to now as to Henry’s fate.
♠ The Bangle Files ♠
The 2017 Challenge A to Z is proposed to the French community of bloggers by Sophie Boudarel of La Gazette des ancêtres
I must admit I am quite ambivalent about this post. You see, I like to write about documents which I have found and read myself. As for the Ontario Loyalists, I didn’t. Or more precisely, I couldn’t do it yet.
I have this big project coming up. Next September, I plan to spend some time at the Ontario Archives, in Toronto, and at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa. I even aim to visit both locations before September so that my fall trip may be as successful as it can be. Continue reading
Collaboration, that is the key word. I don’t remember exactly when I “met” Judith Bangle Persin online for the first time. However, I do recall the days when I was searching through the notarial records of Terrebonne at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec while, at the other end of the continent, she was looking through microfilms she ordered from her Family History Center. Continue reading