On my spreadsheet (PDF) that I shared in the last post regarding Archie’s Land Patents, there was a Letters patent for a Angus J. McDonald. The file number of this was 35-44-LP-001.
Here is an abstract of this Letters Patent:
…the Legal representative of the late Angus J. McDonald in his lifetime of the Township of Chichester, yeoman…sum of fifty five dollars and twenty cents….ninety-two acres: The North end part or resident of the Lots numbered Twenty-five in the Second Range of the Township of Chichester aforesaid. Recorded 10th November, 1879 signed by John Languher, Dept. Provl. Reg.
Great Seal Theodore Robitaille, Lt. Governor of our Province At Quebec this thirteeth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine and in the forty-third year of our Reign. Signed by Th. J. Jolicoeur Asst. Secretary, E.E. Tache, Asst, Commissioner of Crown Lands Ref No. 201311 cn
If this is the Angus John McDonald who died 21 May 1866 and was the first husband of Jeanette Catherine McDonell a daughter of Alexander John and Ellen McPherson McDonell then I am wondering where are other documents are about his estate and who is the legal representative? This document was issued 13 years after his death? This means digging into the notarial records of Quebec. This is the man that Duncan D. MacDonald thinks is the brother of my great grandmother Mary, which means my lineage is in question. I choose to believe my great Aunt Nellie’s chart.
See the post:
“Jeanette Catherine McDonell and her Two Marriages,” 20 March 2011. You can either search for Jeanette or try the Archive boxes on the right of this blog.