Three land transactions took place involving an Alexander J. McDonell. They took place in 1874, 1880 and then again in 1884.
Written on the left side panel: No. 3512 Deposited and entered the seventeeth day of September Eighteen hundred and seventy-six at nine/one of the clock in the forenoon. _________
Written on the left side panel 2nd page: By certificate of discharge under Mr. ____ of ___ Lanigan dated the second day of February one thousand eight hundred eighty and ______on the fifteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred & eight in Sit G Lot 7 (Folio 88) No. 4878 This Mortgage has been satisfied and paid in full.
This Indenture made in duplicate the sixteenth day of the September one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six. In pr_____ of the Act respecting short forms of mortgages between Alexander J. Macdonnell of the Township of Chichester in the County of Pontiac and Province of Quebec, yeoman, hereinafter called the Mortgagor of the first part, and Peter Langan of the same place Esquire hereinafter called the Mortgagee of the second part. Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada now paid by the said Mortgagee to the said Mortgagor the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged.
The said Mortgagor do the part and mortgage into the said Mortgagee (page 2) his heirs and assigns forever. All our singular those certain parcels or tracts allowed and premises situate lying and being in the township of Chichester in the County of Pontiac and Province of Quebec, containing by admeasurement together Eighty six acres more or less; being composed of the front or south end parts of Lots numbers sixteen and seventeen in the Third range of the Township of Chichester aforesaid. The said south end part of lot number sixteen containing thirty three acres and the said south end part of Lot number seventeen containing fifty three acres. Provided the Mortgage to be void on payment of three hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada with interest on the same at eight per cent per annum as follows. That’s to day, the said principal sum of Three hundred dollars to become due and payable and be paid at the expiration of three years from the date of these presents. Together with interest thereon at the rate aforesaid payable yearly in each and every year and taxes and performance of Statute labor. The said Mortgagor convenants with the said Mortgagee money and interest and observe the above proviso. That the Mortgagor hath a good title in fee simple to the said lands. And that he hath the right to convey the said lands to the said Mortgagee and that on default the Mortgagee shall have quiet possession of the said lands free from all incumbrances. And that the said Mortgagor will execute such further assurances of the said lands as may be requisite. And that the said Mortgagor hath done no act to incumber the said lands. And that the said Mortgagor will insure the buildings on the said lands to be amount of not less than three hundred dollars currency. And the said Mortgagor doth release to the said Mortgagee all his claims upon the said lands subject to the said proviso. Provided that the said Mortgagee on default of payment for one month may after giving ten days notice enter on and lease or sell the said lands. Provided that the Mortgagee may distrain for arrears of interest. Provided that in default of payment of the interest hereby secured the principal hereby secure shall become payable. Provided that in default of payment of the interest hereby secured the principal hereby secured shall became payable. Provided that until default of payment the Mortgagor shall have quiet possession of the said lands. In witness whereof the said sureties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals. (Sgn) Alexander J. McDonell, Peter Lanagan
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of F. McDonell, J.H. Metcalf
Received on the day of the day of the Indenture from the Mortgagee to the sum of Three hundred dollars being the full consideration there in mentioned….
Three hundred and fiftieth leaf is written on the right at the top.
County of Renfrew: To wit: I Franklin McDonell of the Town of Pembroke in the County of Renfrew student at law make oath and say 1st. That I was personally present and did see the within Instrument duly signed, sealed and executed by Alexander J. McDonell and Peter Langan the parties thereto. 2. That the said instrument was executed at the town of Pembroke aforesaid. 3. That I know the said parties that I am a subscribing witness to the said Instrument, and that the name J.H. Metcalf set and subscribed thereto is the name of another subscribing witness to said instrument (sg) F. McDonell.
Sworn before me at the Town of Pembroke in the County of Renfrew, this sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord 1876 (sng) Jas H. Burritt.
A Commissioner for taking affadavits in B. R. to in Ontario to be used in the Province of Ontario to be used in the Province of Quebec appointed under Cap 79 of the Con. State Canada.
A second instrument appeared in 1880:
Left side of page: Deposited and entered the fifteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty at nine o’clock in the forenoon.
To the Registrar of the County of Pontiac and Bryson Village, I Peter Lanigan of the Township of Chichester in the County of Pontiac of the Province of Quebec do hereby certify that Alexander J. McDonell of the said Township of Chichester hath paid the sum of money due upon deed or Mortgage becoming due the sixteeth day of September one thousand eight hundred seventy six made between the said Alexander J. McDonell of one part and the said Peter Lanigan of the other part which is registered on the day seventieth of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six. An I hereby ___of such may ___to be entered in the register whoever the same register pursuant to law.
As Witness my hand this second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty. Signed by Peter Lanigan
Signed in presence of: W. Biscett, E. Dralle
District of Allumette
To Wit: W. Bissett of the Chapeau Village being dully oath and say that he was personally present ____Instrument duly signed executed by the party ____
Sworn before be at Chapeau Village this twenty-eight day of February 1880. _____J.P.
This instrument was done in 1884/85 and was very difficult to read:
No. 7332 – Deposited and entered the eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five at nine o’clock in the forenoon.
This Indenture made and executed this nineteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four between Alexander J McDonnell of the Township of Chichester in the County of Pontiac & Province of Quebec, yeoman ___office first part and James Hennessy of Chapeau Village said County & Province Blacksmith – party of the second part Witnesseth that ___party of the first part hath ___assigned ___part our Canada ____these presents doth sell assign transfer and make ___ premises for a ____grass ___against all alienations, ____eviction, ___________and other hindrances whatsoever so for the ____party of the seventh part hereto present and accepting hereof as ___for himself his heirs and assigns all that certain nice parcel of __of situate lying ___Township of Chichester in the County of Pontiac, ____afore____know and _____Number Eleven in the first range of the Township of Chichester containing by a ____eighty one acres ____more or less with all and ____the members and appurtenances _____assigned ____made ____intended so _______________
Price or sum of one hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada _____party of the second part _____delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. In testimony _____
Chapeau Village the day month one year ___before written in presence of the subscribing witnesses: M. Gaffney and J.M. In….
Signed: Alexander J. McDonell, James Hennessy
District of Ottawa a Marchard Gaffney of the Chapeau Village
To Wit: I Marchand being duly sworn deposseth and saith that he was personally present ___the fore boing Instrument duly signed by all the parties thereto on the day of the date thereof ____said parties and the witnesses ___signed the same on the _____M. Gaffney.
Sworn before me at Chapeau Village this Nineteeth day of Uly 1884, M. Bissett a Commissioner for ____affidavits file ___in the superior court district.
In past posts I have shared the land patents of Alexander John McDonell and the information in the land description of that patent which I featured on that post is the same as the information above for #7332.
Letters Patent Alexander John McDonald 1883, February 2, 2015
Here is a photo of the page from the Land Patent books and you see that an Alexander McDonell has ownership of Lots 16 and 17 in June 1869.
According to others Alexander John McDonell died in 1875. I don’t see anywhere in these instruments regarding him as deceased or anyone representing him?
However if you look at the 1871 Canadian census and the 1881 you will find a Alexander or A. McDonell living with D. or Daniel Kennedy and Jane daughter of Jenet Catherine. This means Jane is his granddaughter. In 1871 he is 74 and in 1881 he is 70.
1871 Canadian Census Allumette Island, Pontiac South, Quebec, Dist#91, Div#2, SD#k, page 25, there are two versions of this page.
Line 14, 73, 75 McDonel, A.H. M, age 74, born Ontario, Scotch, Farmer, Widowed. Kennedy, D.J. M, age 22, Farmer, Married, Kenedy, Catherine, F, age 18, born Quebec, Married, Kenedy, Mary Marcella, F, age 3/12 Jany., born Quebec, McDonnell, Elizabeth, F, age 68, born Ontario, Kenedy, Mary Chisholm, age 60, born Quebec, Married, all Roman Catholic.
Update 1/9/2018 – This 1871 census is about the Kennedy family. A. H. M. age 74 McDonel is actually Alexander Hugh McDonel who married a Catherine and Daniel James is their son. I am still puzzled by this census because if the D.J. M. is Daniel James he married Jane W. McDonell daughter of Angus John and Jennette McDonell, daughter of Alexander John and Ellen (McPherson) McDonell. I have done a through search of Chichester and Allumette Island in the 1871 Census for Quebec and find no record for Alexander John McDonell who would be 76 years old. I have found deeds and other land records that show he lived to at least 1883 but I cannot find a burial location. This will have to be revisited.
1881 Canadian Census, Chapeau, Allumette Island, Pontiac, Quebec, Dist#98, SD#O, page 13, John Lynch. In this census we find a McDonald, Alexander age 70.
Line 7, 55, 55, Kennedy, Daniel, M, 32, born all born Quebec, all Scotch, all Catholic, farmer, Married, Kennedy, Jane, F, 28, Married, Kennedy, Mary, F, 10, Kennedy, Clara, F, 7, Kennedy, Alexander, M, 5, Kennedy, Margaret, F, 3, Kennedy, Helena, F, 1, Leahy, Joseph, M, 11, Born Quebec, Irish, McDonald Alexander, M, 70, born Ontario, Scotch, labourer.
I have reached the end of my posts about the research on the McDonell’s that I have done over the past years. This means I have finished up on all the research I did in Canada in 2012 and 2014. It does not mean I am done with trying to find the origins of Alexander John McDonell and Archie McDonell, it means I will be moving on to other topics, like the reason I named this blog The Man Who Lived Airplanes.