Quebec City Archives
Themis Database of Court Records
October 19, 1852
Localization 3B 023 03-04-002B-01
Deposition of Mrs. Watt, Valcartier
Rec’d 6th November 1852
Province of Canada
District of Quebec
The deposition of Hellen (sic) Kerr, wife of William Watt of the Settlement of Valcartier taken on this nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the peace in and for the District of Quebec, who saith, that on the eighteenth day of October instant, one Elizabeth Grogan, wife of George Thompson of said Settlement has been in the act of ill using the pigs of the said Mrs. Watt, by causing a dog to abuse them being enclosed in a corner whence they could not get out, and upon the approach of said Mrs. Watt, Mrs. Thompson ordered her not approach when she (Mrs. Watt) said she wanted to liberate the pigs and opened the gate for the purpose thereof when the said Mrs. Thompson knocked her down with a stick and otherwise ill treated her.
Signed: Hellen Kerr
Sworn before me the day and year first above mentioned at Valcartier.
Signed: William McBain, J.P.
Transcribed by Audrey Henderson, November 2014