Archibald McDonell, my great grandfather, lived in Chichester. I have shared in a past post that he had land patents. He had several land deals that he participated in during the course of his lifetime. These may not be all that he was involved with. These are a few found by the researcher I hired in 2012 to help me.
The following deed and mortgage has to do with Archie’s first patent of 1868. It is good to see Mary participating.
No. 1932 – April 1872 AL_80_1_932 RB image Registre du Foncier
Deposited and entered the nineteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy two at nine of the clock in the morning N. ____J.P.
This indenture made at Chichester in the County of Pontiac, Province of Quebec the 9th day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two i
Between Archibald McDonnell of the Township of Chichester, County of Pontiac of the first part Mary McDonell wife of the said party of the first part; of the second part and John McCrea of the Township of Chichester & County of Pontiac on the third part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of $780.00 of lawful money of Canada to him by the said party of the third part in hand well and truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) doth grant unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate lying and being Lot No. 43 in the third range of the Township of Chichester County of Pontiac & Province of Quebec together with the appurtenances.
To have and to hold the same lands tenements hereditaments and all and singular other the premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns forever and this Indenture further witnesseth that the said party second part with the ___ and full approbation and consent of her said husband testified by his being a party to these presents in consideration of the premises and also in consideration of the further sum of five shillings of lawful money of Canada aforesaid when by the said party of the third part in hand well and dully paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged that granted and released and by these presents doth grant and release unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns all dower and other right and little thereby which she the said party of the second part now hath or in the event of surviving her said husband might or would have in to or ____out of the lands and premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be and the said party of the second part doth hereby for himself his heirs, executors, administrators covenant premise and agree with and to the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns in the manner following that is today That he is the said party of the first now hath in himself good right full power and absolute authority to convey the said lands and other the premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said party of the third part in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and that it shall be lawful for the said party of the third part-his heirs and assigns from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly to enter upon have, hold, occupy and possess and enjoy the said lands and premises hereby conveyed or intended so be with their and any of their appurtenances and to have, receive and ____the rents issues and profits thereof and every party thereof to and for his and their use and benefit inherit any let, sent-trouble, denial, eviction – interruption, claim or demand whatsoever of from or by him the said party of the first-part-or his heirs or any other person or persons whomsoever, and that free and clear and freely and absolutely acquitted exonerated and forever discharged on otherwise by the said party of the first-part-or his heirs well and sufficiently saved kept _____ and indemnified of from and against any and every former and other fit grant bargain, sale, _____ dower, use, trust, entail, will, statue, recognizance judgment execution, ________rent, annuity, forfeiture, _____and any and every other estate, title, charge trouble and encumbrance whatsoever and lastly that he the said party of the first part his heirs, executors or administrators and all and every other person whomsoever having or claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or claim any estate right, title or interest whatsoever either at law or inequity in to or out of the said lands and premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be or any of their or any party thereof by ___under or in trust for him them or any of them shall and will from him to him and at all times hereafter upon any reasonable request-and at-the costs and charges of the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns make do or execute or cause to be made done or execute shall such further and other lawful acts, deeds, things, devises, conveyances, and assurances in the law whatsoever, for the better, more perfectly and absolutely conveying and assuring the said lands and premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be and every part-thereof with their appurtenances, unto the said party of the third part his heirs and assigns, his or their council in law shall be reasonably devised advised or required so as no person who shall be required to make or execute such assurances shall be compellable for the making or executing thereof to go or travel from his usual place of abode.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Wm. J. Poupore and Chas C. [Orerman] Signed by Archibald McDonell, Mary McDonell. John McCrea
County of Pontiac
To Wit: I Wm. J. Poupore of the Township of Chichester, County of Pontiac merchant, maketh, ask and saith that I was personally present and did see the within transfer deed dully signed sealed and executed by John McCrea, Archibald McDonell, and Mary McDonell of the Township of Chichester & County of Pontiac first and their parties [Jan….] that the aforesaid transfer was executed at Chichester in the aforesaid County that I know the said parties and that I am a subscribing witness to the said transfer Sworn before me at Allumette this 12 day of April 1872 Wm. J. Poupore
W. S. Grey: [Com] for taking affidavits in the Court of Queens [Birch or Bench] for the District of Ottawa.
So this deed was done at Allumette by Wm. J. Poupore. The Poupore family was very prominent in the area. This looks more like a court process than one done by a notary?
This was followed by a Mortgage the same day (AL_80_1_934 RB 001):
No. 1934 Deposited and entered the nineteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy two at nine of the o’clock in the morning, W _____JP.
By a Certificate of discharge under the name of Archibald McDonnell dated the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven and registered on the ninth-day of the same month in year in Lib. E Folo 5 ___ 501 This Mortgage has been satisfied and paid in full. M.____J.P.
This indenture made this ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and seventy-two in assurance of the act respecting short forms of Mortgage between John McRea of the Township of Chichester hereafter called the Mortgagor of the first part and Archibald McDonell of the Township of Chichester hereafter called the Mortgager of the second part Witnessed that in consideration of three hundred and thirty dollars of lawful money of Canada now paid by the said Mortgagee to the said Mortgagor of the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Mortgagor doth grant – and Mortgagr unto the said Mortgagee his heirs and assigns forever all that certain parcel or tract of land situate lying and being the Township of Chichester, County of Pontiac known as Lot No. forty-three in the third Range of the Township of Chichester aforesaid the said Mortgagor to pay unto the said Mortgagee the sum of three hundred and thirty dollars at the expiration of four months from this date by the 9th day of April 1872 and if not paid at the above named period Interest to run at the rate of seven percent per annum until paid and if paid as above agreed this agreement or Mortgage to be null and void. The said Mortgagor is to pay unto the said Mortgagee the above mentioned sum immediately after it becomes due if required by said Mortgagee.
In witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Wm. J. Poupore.
Signed by John McCrea and Archibald McDonell.
County of Pontiac I, W. J. Poupore of the Township of Chichester and County of Pontiac maketh oath and saith.
1st That I was personally present and did see the written Mortgage duly signed sealed and executed by John McRea & Archy McDonell the parties thereto.
2nd That the said Mortgage were executed at Chichester in the aforesaid County.
3rd that I know the said parties
4th That I am a subscribing witness to the said Mortgage Sworn before me at Allumette this 12th day of April 1872 Wm. J. Poupore
W.S. Grey [Com] for taking of affidavits in the Court of Queens (Birch/Bench) for the district of Ottawa.
Five years later the Mortgage was satisfied in 1877:
Deposited and entered the Ninth day of May one Thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven at nine o’clock PM Mr. _______________
Province of Quebec Dominion of Canada
To Wit )
To the Registrar of the County of Pontiac Q, Archibald McDonnell of the Township of Chichester in the County of Pontiac ____do hereby certify that John McCrea of said Township of Chichester, farmer hath satisfied all money due ______on a certain Mortgage made by Mr. John McCrea to the said Archibald McDonell which Mortgage was date the Ninth day of April AD 1872 and was registered in the Registry office for the County of Pontiac on the Nineteenth-day of April AD 1872 at Nine O’clock ____ in Liber C, Fol 3 ____ 392 as No. 1934 and that such Mortgage has not been assigned and that I am ___________entitled by law to receive the money and that such Mortgage is therefore discharged. Witnessed my hand this first day of May AD 1877.
Witnesses: John McEachin, Of the town of Pembroke, Merchant clerk,
John McDonnell of Chichester, Innkeeper. )
Signed by Archibald McDonell
Ontario County of ) I, John McEachen of the Town of Pembroke, County of Renfew, Merchant-clerk
Renfrew to wit ) on this ____ say
- That I was personally present and did see ___in the certificate of Discharge of Mortgage duly signed and executed by Archibald McDonnell one of the parties thereto
- That _____ Certificate of Discharge of Mortgage was executed at the Township of Chichester by in the County of Renfrew
- That I know the said Archibald McDonnell
- That ____subscribing ___ to the said Certificate of Discharge of Mortgage and so is John McDonald of the Township of Chichester an Innkeeper.
Sworn before me at Pembroke in the County of Renfrew this first day of May in the Year of our Lord 1877. M. O. Driscoll Commissioner for ____________in Ontario for Province of Quebec.
The handwriting is very difficult to interpret, I did my best. It is interesting that the transaction covers both Renfrew and Pontiac County.
If anyone knows anything about any of the other names in these land transactions I would love to hear from you.
There is a link to Sessional papers at Google books for 1888 that covers the Pontiac area. Just use William J. Poupore and you will find it.
Here is a link to information about Mr. Poupore.