Correna McBain

b. 4 October 1897
Last Edited5 Jul 2014
FatherCurtis McBain b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
MotherMargaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920
Birth*4 October 1897Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Curtis McBain

b. 29 June 1848, d. 17 November 1905
Last Edited7 Jul 2014
FatherArthur McBain b. 1 Feb 1817, d. 17 Aug 1878
MotherElizabeth Billing b. 19 Aug 1826, d. 30 Nov 1908

Family

Margaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920
Marriage*9 March 1872Margaret Carolina Ward; Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "Curtis McBain of Valcartier, blacksmith and bachelor and Caroline Ward, of the same place, spinster, were married in virtue of license...witnesses Richard Ward and Jemima Cathcart. 
Children 1.Florence Susan McBain+ b. 23 Jan 1873, d. 7 Mar 1920
 2.Willoughby McBain b. 4 Jul 1875
 3.Elizabeth Flora McBain b. 24 Mar 1878
 4.Cornelius McBain b. 8 Oct 1880, d. 3 Dec 1901
 5.Jane Matilda McBain b. 8 May 1883
 6.Emma Gertrude McBain b. 8 May 1884
 7.Henry McBain b. 18 Dec 1887
 8.Agnes Ada McBain b. 18 May 1889
 9.Arthur McBain b. 23 May 1892, d. 28 Mar 1893
 10.Arthur McBain b. Feb 1894
 11.Correna McBain b. 4 Oct 1897
Birth*29 June 1848Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism12 November 1848Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Witnesses were William Knox and James McBain. Parents listed as Arthur McBain and his wife, Elizabeth Billing. 
Marriage*9 March 1872Margaret Carolina Ward; Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "Curtis McBain of Valcartier, blacksmith and bachelor and Caroline Ward, of the same place, spinster, were married in virtue of license...witnesses Richard Ward and Jemima Cathcart. 
Occupation*Listed as a blacksmith in his children's baptismal records. 
(Witness) Will5 July 1878Arthur McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 5th July 1878
Last Will of Arthur McBain

From records of Notary Paul T. Picard
No. 341
Quebec Archives Online



On this day the fifth of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight,

Before the undersigned Notary Public, for the Province of Quebec, in the Dominion of Canada, residing at the parish of St. Ambroise of la Jeune Lorette and the witnesses herein after named and subscribed,

Personally came and appeared Mr. Arthur McBain Senior, of the parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, in the County of Quebec, farmer, who being in weak bodily health, but of sound mind, memory, and understanding as to us appeared by his manner & conversation, hath requested of us the said Notary to receive and reduce into writing this his Last Will and Testament which the said Notary in the presence of the said witnesses have taken down as dictated to us the said Arthur McBain word for word and as follows, that is to say:

Iº I recommend my soul to God asking him the everlasting beatitude by the merits of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.

IIº I wish & direct that my internment & the manner thereof shall be according to the direction of Executors herein after named.

IIIº I wish that my just and lawful debts shall be paid & satisfied with my property moveable and immoveable with which I hereby charge my said Executors herein after named.

IVº I do hereby give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Billings, my wife, all and every my property moveable and immoveable, all sum and sums of money that I may possess of the day of my decease instituting her, my said wife, my universal "legatee en propriété" and to be completed from the day of my decease as the condition that my wife never get married again in the case of that said marriage of my said wife Elizabeth Billing, all my said property, moveable and immoveable will be equally divided between my children named as follows: Mary Ann, John Joseph, Agnes, Arthur, Thomas and nothing to David and Curtis McBain on account of having received their shares already.

And for the execution of the present my Last Will and Testament I do hereby nominate and appoint Messr. Thomas Brown and Curtis Billings, both of the Parish of Valcartier, farmers, in favor of whom I do in conformity to the law & custom of this Province disseize and divest myself of all my property for the ends hereof, hereby revoking all other wills and codicils and testaments that I may have made prior to the present my Last Will and Testament to which alone I do adhere as my true instructions and last will.

Thus done and dictated word for word & published & declared by the said Testator, Arthur McBain, for & as his Last Will and Testament to and in the presence of the said Notary and Frederic Logie Tweddle and Frederic Lainez, witnesses expressly called and required for the effect hereof, in the day and year as above written under the number three hundred and forty one of the Minutes of the said Notary.

In faith and testimony whereof the said Testator, Arthur McBain, has signed his name when requested so to do in the presence of the said Notary & the said witnesses who have hereunto set & subscribed their respective names & signatures after due reading of these presents.

Words erased are null. Marginal notes approved are good.

Arthur McBain, his signature
Frederick Logie Tweddell, his signature
Frederic Lainez, his signature
P. Picard, Notary, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, January 2011 
(Witness) Death28 March 1893Arthur McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...son of Curtis McBain, blacksmith...his age was 10 months." 
(Witness) Death3 December 1901Cornelius McBain; Lincoln, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States; "...son of Curtis McBain of Valcartier, died in Lincoln, NH...in the 22nd year of his life..." 
Death*17 November 1905"...aged 56 yrs, 4 months..." 
Witness: Margaret Carolina Ward
Burial*20 November 1905Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Witnessed by Henry and Carolina McBain. 

David McBain

b. circa 1774, d. 18 November 1834
Last Edited25 Jun 2012

Family

Mary Arthurson b. c 1790, d. 23 Mar 1855
Marriage*16 September 1805Mary Arthurson; Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland 
Children 1.Elizabeth McBain b. 26 Mar 1809
 2.William McBain Esq.+ b. 9 Mar 1811, d. 22 Jul 1892
 3.Scott McBain b. Nov 1812, d. 10 Dec 1812
 4.James McBain b. 20 Feb 1815
 5.Arthur McBain+ b. 1 Feb 1817, d. 17 Aug 1878
 6.Mary McBain b. 9 May 1819
 7.John McBain b. 2 Feb 1822
Birth*circa 1774Date based on age at death. 
Marriage*16 September 1805Mary Arthurson; Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland 
(Witness) Death10 December 1812Scott McBain; Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged about 3 weeks. 
Military*12 March 1815Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "10th Veteran Battalion, suttler" 
Military23 May 1819Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Stated in his daughter's baptismal record - Sergeant of late of the 4th R.V. Battalion and pensioner of the Chelsea Hospital. 
Will*3 April 1834Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 3rd April 1834
Last Will of David McBain

From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the s
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary Mc[no number specified] in the third concession of Valcartier, containing three arpents in front by thirty in depth, bounded in front by the King's Road and in the rear to the property of Mr. Plante, joining on one side to John Neilson Esquire and on the other side to William Brown, together with the house, barn, stable, and other buildings thereon erected and such as the whole, may be after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife, now stands without any reserve whatever. The said David McBain doth further bequeath and give unto the said Mary and John McBain all the household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, with the exception of his share in a crank mahogany clock which he doth hereby bequeath unto the said Elizabeth McBain, after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife, to whom he doth give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct as aforesaid.-

The said hereby given and bequeathed lot of land and dependencies, household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, to be equally and fairly divided between the said Mary and John McBain after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife as aforesaid.-

And in the event of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife selling or in any other manner alienating the property or any part thereof, either moveable or immoveable, solely belonging to her according to the Law of the Country or according to the Law of any Country, then said and in that case, it is the express wish and intention of the said David McBain, that the bequeath of the enjoyment or usufruct made to her by this his present will, doth become null and void, and that the said children do respectively after such alienation, take possession of the premises given and bequeathed to them by his last will and testament.

The said David McBain hereby annulling, cancelling, abrogating, and making void all former will or wills which may have been heretofore made and executed by him the said David McBain.

And the said David McBain doth hereby nominate and appoint the said Mary Arthurson his said wife his executor to this his last will and testament.

Thus done, made, dictated and named by the said David McBain to the said Benjamin Lelièvre in the presence of his colleague notaries in the office of the said Benjamin Lelièvre at Quebec, on the day and year first above written and the present last will and testament having been read and re-read to the said David McBain, which he declared well to understand as being his last will and meaning, he hath together with us said Notaries set and subscribed his name and signature, after reading and re-reading thereof as aforesaid.

Seven marginal notes approved are good & fourteen words erased are null.

David McBain, his signature
P. Gagnon, his signature
J. Normand, his signature
Benj. Lelièvre, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, February, 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: David died seven months later, 18 November 1834.





 
Witness: Arthur McBain
Witness: James McBain
Witness: William McBain Esq.
Witness: Elizabeth McBain
Witness: John McBain
Witness: Mary McBain
Witness: Mary Arthurson
(Witness) Will3 April 1834Mary Arthurson; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 3rd April 1834
Last Will of Mary Arthurson
(Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number (Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of(Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number (Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said hus[no number specified] in the third concession of Valcartier, containing three arpents in front by thirty in depth, bounded in front by the King's Road and in the rear to the property of Mr. Plante, joining on one side to John Neilson Esquire and on the other side to William Brown, together with the house, barn, stable, and other buildings thereon erected and such as the whole, may be after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband, now stands without any reserve whatever. The said Mary Arthurson doth further bequeath and give unto the said Mary and John McBain all the household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, with the exception of her share in a crank mahogany clock which she doth hereby bequeath unto the said Elizabeth McBain, after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband, to whom she doth give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct as aforesaid.

The said hereby given and bequeathed lot of land and dependencies, household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, to be equally and fairly divided between the said Mary and John McBain after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband as aforesaid.-

And in the event of the said David McBain her said husband selling or in any other manner alienating the property or any part thereof, either moveable or immoveable, solely belonging to him according to the Law of the Country or according to the Law of any Country, then said and in that case, it is the express wish and intention of the said Mary Arthurson, that the bequeath of the enjoyment or usufruct made to him by this her present will, doth become null and void, and that the said children do respectively after such alienation, take possession of the premises given and bequeathed to them by her last will and testament.

The said Mary Arthurson hereby annulling, cancelling, abrogating, and making void all former will or wills which may have been heretofore made and executed by her the said Mary Arthurson.

And the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby nominate and appoint the said David McBain her said husband her executor to this her last will and testament.

Thus done, made, dictated and named by the said Mary Arthurson to the said Benjamin Lelièvre in the presence of his colleague notaries in the office of the said Benjamin Lelièvre at Quebec, on the day and year first above written and the present last will and testament having been read and re-read to the said Mary Arthurson, which she declared well to understand as being her last will and meaning, she doth after the reading and re-reading thereof as aforesaid, declared that she can not sign.

Five marginal notes are good & thirty two words erased are null.

P. Gagnon, his signature
J. Normand, his signature
Benj. Lelièvre, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, January 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Mary and her husband, David McBain, both wrote a will on the same day. David died seven months later, Mary lived another twenty-one years and remarried. I imagine that they wanted to make sure that two of their children who were “deaf and dumb” were taken care of. 
Death*18 November 1834Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged about 60 years. 
Witness: Mary Arthurson
Burial*20 November 1834Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Witnesses were David McBain, junior and William Brown. 

David McBain

b. 21 May 1843, d. 5 August 1913
Last Edited4 May 2014
FatherArthur McBain b. 1 Feb 1817, d. 17 Aug 1878
MotherElizabeth Billing b. 19 Aug 1826, d. 30 Nov 1908

Family

Sarah McKinley b. 30 Jul 1848, d. 18 May 1929
Marriage3 April 1865Sarah McKinley; Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...David McBain, bachelor and Sarah McKinley, both of Valcartier...by special license in the presence of Mary Ann Clark..." 
Children 1.Arthur McBain b. 14 Jan 1866, d. b 1871
 2.Andrew McBain b. c 1867, d. b 1881
 3.Sarah Alice McBain b. 27 Aug 1868, d. b 1871
 4.David McBain b. c 1869, d. b 1881
 5.Elizabeth McBain b. 1 Nov 1873
 6.Mary Ann McBain b. 6 Feb 1876
 7.Arthur McBain b. 13 Jul 1878, d. 21 Aug 1953
 8.Agnes McBain b. 12 Aug 1880
 9.Andrew Thomas McBain b. 10 Nov 1883, d. 21 Apr 1906
 10.David McBain b. 4 Dec 1885, d. 1965
 11.Susan Margaret McBain b. 10 May 1888, d. 1969
 12.Sarah McBain b. 19 May 1890, d. 16 Jul 1890
 13.Caroline McBain b. 12 Jul 1891, d. 6 Sep 1895
Birth*21 May 1843Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism16 July 1843Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Witnesses were Elizabeth and John McBain. Parents listed as Arthur McBain and his wife, Elizabeth Billing. 
Marriage3 April 1865Sarah McKinley; Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...David McBain, bachelor and Sarah McKinley, both of Valcartier...by special license in the presence of Mary Ann Clark..." 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1871Arthur McBain 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1871Sarah Alice McBain; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Will5 July 1878Arthur McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 5th July 1878
Last Will of Arthur McBain

From records of Notary Paul T. Picard
No. 341
Quebec Archives Online



On this day the fifth of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight,

Before the undersigned Notary Public, for the Province of Quebec, in the Dominion of Canada, residing at the parish of St. Ambroise of la Jeune Lorette and the witnesses herein after named and subscribed,

Personally came and appeared Mr. Arthur McBain Senior, of the parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, in the County of Quebec, farmer, who being in weak bodily health, but of sound mind, memory, and understanding as to us appeared by his manner & conversation, hath requested of us the said Notary to receive and reduce into writing this his Last Will and Testament which the said Notary in the presence of the said witnesses have taken down as dictated to us the said Arthur McBain word for word and as follows, that is to say:

Iº I recommend my soul to God asking him the everlasting beatitude by the merits of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.

IIº I wish & direct that my internment & the manner thereof shall be according to the direction of Executors herein after named.

IIIº I wish that my just and lawful debts shall be paid & satisfied with my property moveable and immoveable with which I hereby charge my said Executors herein after named.

IVº I do hereby give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Billings, my wife, all and every my property moveable and immoveable, all sum and sums of money that I may possess of the day of my decease instituting her, my said wife, my universal "legatee en propriété" and to be completed from the day of my decease as the condition that my wife never get married again in the case of that said marriage of my said wife Elizabeth Billing, all my said property, moveable and immoveable will be equally divided between my children named as follows: Mary Ann, John Joseph, Agnes, Arthur, Thomas and nothing to David and Curtis McBain on account of having received their shares already.

And for the execution of the present my Last Will and Testament I do hereby nominate and appoint Messr. Thomas Brown and Curtis Billings, both of the Parish of Valcartier, farmers, in favor of whom I do in conformity to the law & custom of this Province disseize and divest myself of all my property for the ends hereof, hereby revoking all other wills and codicils and testaments that I may have made prior to the present my Last Will and Testament to which alone I do adhere as my true instructions and last will.

Thus done and dictated word for word & published & declared by the said Testator, Arthur McBain, for & as his Last Will and Testament to and in the presence of the said Notary and Frederic Logie Tweddle and Frederic Lainez, witnesses expressly called and required for the effect hereof, in the day and year as above written under the number three hundred and forty one of the Minutes of the said Notary.

In faith and testimony whereof the said Testator, Arthur McBain, has signed his name when requested so to do in the presence of the said Notary & the said witnesses who have hereunto set & subscribed their respective names & signatures after due reading of these presents.

Words erased are null. Marginal notes approved are good.

Arthur McBain, his signature
Frederick Logie Tweddell, his signature
Frederic Lainez, his signature
P. Picard, Notary, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, January 2011 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1881Andrew McBain; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1881David McBain; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Death16 July 1890Sarah McBain; Riviere aux Pins, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Death6 September 1895Caroline McBain; Riviere aux Pins, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Died of diphtheria. 
(Witness) Death21 April 1906Andrew Thomas McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*5 August 1913Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Witness: Sarah McKinley

David McBain

b. circa 1869, d. before 1881
Last Edited4 May 2014
FatherDavid McBain b. 21 May 1843, d. 5 Aug 1913
MotherSarah McKinley b. 30 Jul 1848, d. 18 May 1929
Birth*circa 1869Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*before 1881Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Witness: Sarah McKinley
Witness: David McBain

David McBain

b. 4 December 1885, d. 1965
Last Edited4 May 2014
FatherDavid McBain b. 21 May 1843, d. 5 Aug 1913
MotherSarah McKinley b. 30 Jul 1848, d. 18 May 1929

Family

Alice Miriam McCune b. 22 May 1904, d. 23 May 1924
Marriage*12 July 1920Alice Miriam McCune; Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "David McBain of Riviere aux Pins...farmer, bachelor, aged 28 years and Alice McCune of the same place, spinster, aged 23 years were by authority of license..." Witness Henry McBain
(My note - she would have really been 16 years old). 
Birth*4 December 1885Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Marriage*12 July 1920Alice Miriam McCune; Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "David McBain of Riviere aux Pins...farmer, bachelor, aged 28 years and Alice McCune of the same place, spinster, aged 23 years were by authority of license..." Witness Henry McBain
(My note - she would have really been 16 years old). 
(Witness) Death23 May 1924Alice Miriam McCune; "Alice McCune, wife of David McBain of Riviere aux Pins, died in the Douglas wing of the Jeffery Hale Hospital...aged 20 years. Witnesses - David McBain, husband, Arthur McBain 
Death*1965Quebec, Canada 
Burial*1965Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

David Cessel McBain

b. 15 March 1875
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherJohn McBain b. 18 May 1846, d. 20 Mar 1933
MotherSusanna Brown b. 15 Jul 1850, d. 10 Mar 1934
Birth*15 March 1875Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism15 July 1875Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

David Graham McBain

b. 8 April 1832, d. 6 March 1897
Last Edited22 Mar 2013
FatherWilliam McBain Esq. b. 9 Mar 1811, d. 22 Jul 1892
MotherJanet Brown b. c 1812

Family

Hannah Ross b. c 1840, d. 25 Feb 1884
Marriage*30 January 1856Hannah Ross; Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "David Grame McBain, bachelor, farmer, of Valcartier, County of Quebec, was married by license to Hannah Ross, of the same place, spinster, ...
Witnesses John Billing and Marion McBain." 
David Graham McBain (1832 - 1897)
Birth*8 April 1832Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism2 September 1832St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, United States; Witnesses, besides the parents, were David, John and Mary McBain. 
(Witness) Census1851William McBain Esq., QUE Que Co Valcartier Census 1851; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "Wm. McBain, Esq.", farmer, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 40, neighbor to George J. Wolff and James Newel.. Living with him:
Janet Brown, born Scotland, Presbyterian, age 40.
David G. McBain,labourer, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 19.
Marion P. McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 17.
Wm. B. McBain, labourer, born Canada, labourer, Presbyterian, age 14.
James McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 12.
Mary Margaret McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 8.
John McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 6.
Arthur McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 4.
Thomas E. McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 2. 
Marriage*30 January 1856Hannah Ross; Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "David Grame McBain, bachelor, farmer, of Valcartier, County of Quebec, was married by license to Hannah Ross, of the same place, spinster, ...
Witnesses John Billing and Marion McBain." 
Death*6 March 1897Winnipeg, Winnipeg Region, Manitoba, Canada 
Burial*March 1897St. John Catholic Cemetery, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Region, Manitoba, Canada 

Edmund McBain

b. 2 January 1874, d. 12 January 1874
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherJames McBain b. 24 Apr 1840, d. 4 Dec 1905
MotherJanet McCartney b. 9 Feb 1850, d. 12 Jul 1879
Birth*2 January 1874Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism4 January 1874Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*12 January 1874Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 10 days. Date and age is on gravestone. 
Witness: James McBain
Witness: Janet McCartney
Burial*January 1874Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Edmund Arthur McBain

ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
b. 26 February 1884
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherArthur McBain b. 24 Jun 1848, d. 1892
MotherMargaret Loughren b. 31 Dec 1858, d. 30 Dec 1926
Birth*26 February 1884Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism13 September 1884Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Elizabeth McBain

b. 26 March 1809
Last Edited29 Mar 2011
FatherDavid McBain b. c 1774, d. 18 Nov 1834
MotherMary Arthurson b. c 1790, d. 23 Mar 1855
Birth*26 March 1809Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism5 April 1809St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Married Name15 September 1832Dubord 
Marriage*15 September 1832Dr. Louis David Dubord Esq.; Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Will3 April 1834David McBain; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 3rd April 1834
Last Will of David McBain

From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the s
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary Mc[no number specified] in the third concession of Valcartier, containing three arpents in front by thirty in depth, bounded in front by the King's Road and in the rear to the property of Mr. Plante, joining on one side to John Neilson Esquire and on the other side to William Brown, together with the house, barn, stable, and other buildings thereon erected and such as the whole, may be after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife, now stands without any reserve whatever. The said David McBain doth further bequeath and give unto the said Mary and John McBain all the household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, with the exception of his share in a crank mahogany clock which he doth hereby bequeath unto the said Elizabeth McBain, after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife, to whom he doth give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct as aforesaid.-

The said hereby given and bequeathed lot of land and dependencies, household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, to be equally and fairly divided between the said Mary and John McBain after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife as aforesaid.-

And in the event of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife selling or in any other manner alienating the property or any part thereof, either moveable or immoveable, solely belonging to her according to the Law of the Country or according to the Law of any Country, then said and in that case, it is the express wish and intention of the said David McBain, that the bequeath of the enjoyment or usufruct made to her by this his present will, doth become null and void, and that the said children do respectively after such alienation, take possession of the premises given and bequeathed to them by his last will and testament.

The said David McBain hereby annulling, cancelling, abrogating, and making void all former will or wills which may have been heretofore made and executed by him the said David McBain.

And the said David McBain doth hereby nominate and appoint the said Mary Arthurson his said wife his executor to this his last will and testament.

Thus done, made, dictated and named by the said David McBain to the said Benjamin Lelièvre in the presence of his colleague notaries in the office of the said Benjamin Lelièvre at Quebec, on the day and year first above written and the present last will and testament having been read and re-read to the said David McBain, which he declared well to understand as being his last will and meaning, he hath together with us said Notaries set and subscribed his name and signature, after reading and re-reading thereof as aforesaid.

Seven marginal notes approved are good & fourteen words erased are null.

David McBain, his signature
P. Gagnon, his signature
J. Normand, his signature
Benj. Lelièvre, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, February, 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: David died seven months later, 18 November 1834.





 
(Witness) Will3 April 1834Mary Arthurson; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 3rd April 1834
Last Will of Mary Arthurson
(Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number (Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of(Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number (Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said hus[no number specified] in the third concession of Valcartier, containing three arpents in front by thirty in depth, bounded in front by the King's Road and in the rear to the property of Mr. Plante, joining on one side to John Neilson Esquire and on the other side to William Brown, together with the house, barn, stable, and other buildings thereon erected and such as the whole, may be after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband, now stands without any reserve whatever. The said Mary Arthurson doth further bequeath and give unto the said Mary and John McBain all the household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, with the exception of her share in a crank mahogany clock which she doth hereby bequeath unto the said Elizabeth McBain, after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband, to whom she doth give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct as aforesaid.

The said hereby given and bequeathed lot of land and dependencies, household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, to be equally and fairly divided between the said Mary and John McBain after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband as aforesaid.-

And in the event of the said David McBain her said husband selling or in any other manner alienating the property or any part thereof, either moveable or immoveable, solely belonging to him according to the Law of the Country or according to the Law of any Country, then said and in that case, it is the express wish and intention of the said Mary Arthurson, that the bequeath of the enjoyment or usufruct made to him by this her present will, doth become null and void, and that the said children do respectively after such alienation, take possession of the premises given and bequeathed to them by her last will and testament.

The said Mary Arthurson hereby annulling, cancelling, abrogating, and making void all former will or wills which may have been heretofore made and executed by her the said Mary Arthurson.

And the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby nominate and appoint the said David McBain her said husband her executor to this her last will and testament.

Thus done, made, dictated and named by the said Mary Arthurson to the said Benjamin Lelièvre in the presence of his colleague notaries in the office of the said Benjamin Lelièvre at Quebec, on the day and year first above written and the present last will and testament having been read and re-read to the said Mary Arthurson, which she declared well to understand as being her last will and meaning, she doth after the reading and re-reading thereof as aforesaid, declared that she can not sign.

Five marginal notes are good & thirty two words erased are null.

P. Gagnon, his signature
J. Normand, his signature
Benj. Lelièvre, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, January 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Mary and her husband, David McBain, both wrote a will on the same day. David died seven months later, Mary lived another twenty-one years and remarried. I imagine that they wanted to make sure that two of their children who were “deaf and dumb” were taken care of. 

Elizabeth McBain

b. 1 November 1873
Last Edited4 May 2014
FatherDavid McBain b. 21 May 1843, d. 5 Aug 1913
MotherSarah McKinley b. 30 Jul 1848, d. 18 May 1929
Birth*1 November 1873Riviere aux Pins, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism16 November 1873Church of England, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Baptised privately. 

Elizabeth Flora McBain

ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
Descendants of William Neilson
Last Edited21 Jan 2009

Family

Grant Ireland b. 1 Jul 1864, d. 3 Jan 1933
Marriage*Grant Ireland 
Children 1.Eunice Caroline Ireland b. 28 Feb 1904, d. 8 Aug 1904
 2.Nelson Grant Ireland b. 11 Jun 1907
 3.Unnamed Ireland b. 26 Mar 1909, d. 26 Mar 1909
 4.Willoughby Stanley Ireland b. 12 Oct 1910
 5.John Francis Ireland b. 4 Apr 1918
Married NameIreland 
Marriage*Grant Ireland 
(Witness) Death8 August 1904Eunice Caroline Ireland; Lac Beauport, Jacques Cartier County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Death26 March 1909Unnamed Ireland; Riviere-aux-Pins, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Elizabeth Flora McBain

b. 24 March 1878
Last Edited5 Jul 2014
FatherCurtis McBain b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
MotherMargaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920
Birth*24 March 1878Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism19 June 1878Chalmer's Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...daughter of Curtis McBain, blacksmith, and Margaret Carolina Ward, his wife..." Witness was A.J. Clark and James Robertson. 

Ellen Janet McBain

b. 3 April 1886
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherJohn McBain b. 18 May 1846, d. 20 Mar 1933
MotherSusanna Brown b. 15 Jul 1850, d. 10 Mar 1934
Birth*3 April 1886Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism17 May 1886Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Emma Gertrude McBain

b. 8 May 1884
Last Edited7 Jul 2014
FatherCurtis McBain b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
MotherMargaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920
Birth*8 May 1884Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism14 May 1884Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Florence Susan McBain

b. 23 January 1873, d. 7 March 1920
Last Edited9 Jul 2014
FatherCurtis McBain b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
MotherMargaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920

Family

Joshua Jeshoran Anderson b. c 1868, d. 22 Aug 1911
Marriage*28 June 1909Joshua Jeshoran Anderson; Winnipeg, Winnipeg Region, Manitoba, Canada 
Children 1.Margaret Helena Gertrude Anderson b. 24 Aug 1910
 2.John Curtis Philip Anderson b. 9 Jun 1911
Birth*23 January 1873Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism25 March 1873Chalmer's Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...daughter of Curtis McBain, blacksmith, and Caroline Ward, his wife..." Witness was Amelia Gibb Clark. 
Married Name28 June 1909Anderson 
Marriage*28 June 1909Joshua Jeshoran Anderson; Winnipeg, Winnipeg Region, Manitoba, Canada 
(Witness) Death22 August 1911Joshua Jeshoran Anderson; North Norfolk, North Norfolk Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada; Age 43. 
Note*circa 1912After the death of her husband, Florence took the children to her stepsisters in Moosamin, Sask. and she moved to Pella, Sask. to take a teaching job. She never saw the children again and she died of influenza during the epidemic in 1920. 
Death*7 March 1920Pella, Saskatchewan, Canada; "...widow of Josh Anderson, farmer, Manitoba....died at Pella, Saskatchewan..."

According to descendants, she died of influenza, and her brother, Henry, then took her body to Valcartier for burial. 
Burial*18 May 1920Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

George William McBain

b. 29 March 1886
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherBenjamin McBain b. 3 Oct 1856
MotherOlivia CharlotteJane Staten b. 1867
Birth*29 March 1886Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism17 May 1886Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Henry McBain

b. 18 December 1887
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherCurtis McBain b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
MotherMargaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920
Birth*18 December 1887Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism19 August 1888Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Henry Graham McBain

b. 10 February 1873
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherWilliam Brown McBain b. c 1838
MotherAnne Brown
Birth*10 February 1873Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism16 July 1875Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Herbert Henry McBain

ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
b. 4 May 1886
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherArthur McBain b. 24 Jun 1848, d. 1892
MotherMargaret Loughren b. 31 Dec 1858, d. 30 Dec 1926
Birth*4 May 1886Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism17 May 1886Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

James McBain

b. 24 April 1840, d. 4 December 1905
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherWilliam McBain Esq. b. 9 Mar 1811, d. 22 Jul 1892
MotherJanet Brown b. c 1812

Family 1

Janet McCartney b. 9 Feb 1850, d. 12 Jul 1879
Marriage*24 September 1867Janet McCartney; Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "James McBain, bachelor, farmer, Valcartier and Janet McCartney, same place wre married by dispensation of license...witnesses Agnes McCartney and John McBain." 
Children 1.William McBain b. 29 Oct 1868, d. 17 Jan 1872
 2.James McBain b. 1871, d. 9 Jan 1876
 3.Mary Margaret McBain b. 12 Oct 1872
 4.Edmund McBain b. 2 Jan 1874, d. 12 Jan 1874
 5.Albert McBain b. 13 Jul 1875, d. 15 Jul 1875
 6.Janet Brown McBain b. 3 Oct 1876
 7.Agnes Alina McBain b. 2 Dec 1878

Family 2

Sarah Jane Farquhar
Marriage*24 November 1879Sarah Jane Farquhar; Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "James McBain, farmer, Valcartier, widower, and Sarah Jane Farquhar, of Valcartier, spinster, in virture of license...wintesses Louis McBain and Ellen Farquhar." 
Children 1.Mildred Mary McBain b. 1 May 1882
 2.James Arthur McBain b. 22 Apr 1884
Birth*24 April 1840Canada 
Baptism10 June 1840St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Census1851William McBain Esq., QUE Que Co Valcartier Census 1851; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "Wm. McBain, Esq.", farmer, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 40, neighbor to George J. Wolff and James Newel.. Living with him:
Janet Brown, born Scotland, Presbyterian, age 40.
David G. McBain,labourer, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 19.
Marion P. McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 17.
Wm. B. McBain, labourer, born Canada, labourer, Presbyterian, age 14.
James McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 12.
Mary Margaret McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 8.
John McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 6.
Arthur McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 4.
Thomas E. McBain, born Canada, Presbyterian, age 2. 
Marriage*24 September 1867Janet McCartney; Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "James McBain, bachelor, farmer, Valcartier and Janet McCartney, same place wre married by dispensation of license...witnesses Agnes McCartney and John McBain." 
(Witness) Death17 January 1872William McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 3 years. Date and age is on gravestone. 
(Witness) Death12 January 1874Edmund McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 10 days. Date and age is on gravestone. 
(Witness) Death15 July 1875Albert McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 2 days. Date and age is on gravestone. 
(Witness) Death9 January 1876James McBain; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 5 years. Date and age is on gravestone. 
(Witness) Death12 July 1879Janet McCartney; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 29 years, beloved wife of James McBain. Date and age is on gravestone. 
Marriage*24 November 1879Sarah Jane Farquhar; Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "James McBain, farmer, Valcartier, widower, and Sarah Jane Farquhar, of Valcartier, spinster, in virture of license...wintesses Louis McBain and Ellen Farquhar." 
Death*4 December 1905Winnipeg, Winnipeg Region, Manitoba, Canada 

James McBain

b. 20 February 1815
Last Edited29 Mar 2011
FatherDavid McBain b. c 1774, d. 18 Nov 1834
MotherMary Arthurson b. c 1790, d. 23 Mar 1855
Birth*20 February 1815Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism12 March 1815St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Son of David and Mary McBain. 
(Witness) Will3 April 1834David McBain; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 3rd April 1834
Last Will of David McBain

From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the s
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain his said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 746
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared David McBain, of the Parish of St. Ambroise, farmer.

Which said David McBain being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by his actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said David McBain considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, his last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said David McBain recommends his soul to God, his Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all his sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that his body be buried at the discretion of his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain directs that all his just and lawful debts be paid by his executor hereinafter named.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of his decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said Mary Arthurson, his dearly and beloved wife.

The said Mary Arthurson, his said wife, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom he doth make and constitute his universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.

As to the full property of all, each, and every his lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which he is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of his decease. The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath them (Saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of his children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson his said wife) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, his children issue of his marriage with the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson, his said wife.

The said David McBain doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary Mc[no number specified] in the third concession of Valcartier, containing three arpents in front by thirty in depth, bounded in front by the King's Road and in the rear to the property of Mr. Plante, joining on one side to John Neilson Esquire and on the other side to William Brown, together with the house, barn, stable, and other buildings thereon erected and such as the whole, may be after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife, now stands without any reserve whatever. The said David McBain doth further bequeath and give unto the said Mary and John McBain all the household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, with the exception of his share in a crank mahogany clock which he doth hereby bequeath unto the said Elizabeth McBain, after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife, to whom he doth give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct as aforesaid.-

The said hereby given and bequeathed lot of land and dependencies, household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, to be equally and fairly divided between the said Mary and John McBain after the decease of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife as aforesaid.-

And in the event of the said Mary Arthurson his said wife selling or in any other manner alienating the property or any part thereof, either moveable or immoveable, solely belonging to her according to the Law of the Country or according to the Law of any Country, then said and in that case, it is the express wish and intention of the said David McBain, that the bequeath of the enjoyment or usufruct made to her by this his present will, doth become null and void, and that the said children do respectively after such alienation, take possession of the premises given and bequeathed to them by his last will and testament.

The said David McBain hereby annulling, cancelling, abrogating, and making void all former will or wills which may have been heretofore made and executed by him the said David McBain.

And the said David McBain doth hereby nominate and appoint the said Mary Arthurson his said wife his executor to this his last will and testament.

Thus done, made, dictated and named by the said David McBain to the said Benjamin Lelièvre in the presence of his colleague notaries in the office of the said Benjamin Lelièvre at Quebec, on the day and year first above written and the present last will and testament having been read and re-read to the said David McBain, which he declared well to understand as being his last will and meaning, he hath together with us said Notaries set and subscribed his name and signature, after reading and re-reading thereof as aforesaid.

Seven marginal notes approved are good & fourteen words erased are null.

David McBain, his signature
P. Gagnon, his signature
J. Normand, his signature
Benj. Lelièvre, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, February, 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: David died seven months later, 18 November 1834.





 
(Witness) Will3 April 1834Mary Arthurson; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 3rd April 1834
Last Will of Mary Arthurson
(Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number (Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of(Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath unto the said Mary McBain and John McBain her said children a certain lot of land situated, lying, and being in the said Parish of St. Ambroise at the place called Valcartier known and distinguished as lot number (Wife of David McBain)
From records of Notary Benjamin Lelievre
No. 745
Quebec Archives Film #4MO1-4420



On his day the third of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four before us the undersigned Notaries Public duly admitted and sworn of and for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the city of Quebec personally came and appeared Mary Arthurson, wife of David McBain of the Parish of St. Ambroise.

Which said Mary Arthurson being in good health and sound of mind, memory, and understanding as appeared to us said notaries by her actions and words, and for the purpose of these presents came in the office of Benjamin Lelièvre, one of the undersigned notaries, where his colleague was duly called. And the said Mary Arthurson considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof doth make, publish, declare, and dictate to the said Benjamin Lelièvre and his colleague notaries being present, her last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say, the said Mary Arthurson recommends her soul to God, her Creator, hoping for a free pardon and remission of all her sins through the intercession of his blessed son, our Saviour. And desires that the body be buried at the discretion of her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson directs that all her just and lawful debts be paid by her executor hereinafter named.

The said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct of all, each, and every said lands, goods, merchandise real and personal estates, sum or sums of money or otherwise of which she is now possessed of or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, without any reserve, restriction, limitation and whatever and wherever the same may be found whether in this Province of Lower Canada or elsewhere, unto the said David McBain, her beloved husband.

The said David McBain, her said husband, to have, use, and enjoy the said lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money as aforesaid, during his natural life time only, whom she doth make and constitute her universal legatee during his natural life time as aforesaid.-

As to the full property of all, each, and every her lands, goods, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise of which is now possessed or may be possessed of at the day of her decease, the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby give and bequeath them (saving and rendering the bequeath hereinafter mentioned, made to Mary McBain and John McBain, two of her children, who are deaf and dumb and issue of her marriage with the said David McBain her said husband) unto said David McBain, Elizabeth McBain, wife of Louis David Dubord, Esquire, Doctor, William McBain, James McBain, and Arthur McBain, her children issue of her marriage with the said David McBain, her said husband.

The said goods, lands, merchandise, real and personal estates, sum and sums of money or otherwise to be by the said David, Elizabeth, William, James, and Arthur McBain, equally and fairly divided between them share and share alike and that after the decease of the said David McBain, her said hus[no number specified] in the third concession of Valcartier, containing three arpents in front by thirty in depth, bounded in front by the King's Road and in the rear to the property of Mr. Plante, joining on one side to John Neilson Esquire and on the other side to William Brown, together with the house, barn, stable, and other buildings thereon erected and such as the whole, may be after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband, now stands without any reserve whatever. The said Mary Arthurson doth further bequeath and give unto the said Mary and John McBain all the household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, with the exception of her share in a crank mahogany clock which she doth hereby bequeath unto the said Elizabeth McBain, after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband, to whom she doth give and bequeath the enjoyment or usufruct as aforesaid.

The said hereby given and bequeathed lot of land and dependencies, household furniture, implements of agriculture, live stock, and generally all the moveable effects which may be on the said lot of land, to be equally and fairly divided between the said Mary and John McBain after the decease of the said David McBain her said husband as aforesaid.-

And in the event of the said David McBain her said husband selling or in any other manner alienating the property or any part thereof, either moveable or immoveable, solely belonging to him according to the Law of the Country or according to the Law of any Country, then said and in that case, it is the express wish and intention of the said Mary Arthurson, that the bequeath of the enjoyment or usufruct made to him by this her present will, doth become null and void, and that the said children do respectively after such alienation, take possession of the premises given and bequeathed to them by her last will and testament.

The said Mary Arthurson hereby annulling, cancelling, abrogating, and making void all former will or wills which may have been heretofore made and executed by her the said Mary Arthurson.

And the said Mary Arthurson doth hereby nominate and appoint the said David McBain her said husband her executor to this her last will and testament.

Thus done, made, dictated and named by the said Mary Arthurson to the said Benjamin Lelièvre in the presence of his colleague notaries in the office of the said Benjamin Lelièvre at Quebec, on the day and year first above written and the present last will and testament having been read and re-read to the said Mary Arthurson, which she declared well to understand as being her last will and meaning, she doth after the reading and re-reading thereof as aforesaid, declared that she can not sign.

Five marginal notes are good & thirty two words erased are null.

P. Gagnon, his signature
J. Normand, his signature
Benj. Lelièvre, his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville, January 2011
Notes by Patricia Balkcom: Mary and her husband, David McBain, both wrote a will on the same day. David died seven months later, Mary lived another twenty-one years and remarried. I imagine that they wanted to make sure that two of their children who were “deaf and dumb” were taken care of. 

James McBain

Last Edited9 Apr 2012

Family

Child 1.Mary McBain+

James McBain

b. 1871, d. 9 January 1876
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherJames McBain b. 24 Apr 1840, d. 4 Dec 1905
MotherJanet McCartney b. 9 Feb 1850, d. 12 Jul 1879
Birth*1871Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*9 January 1876Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 5 years. Date and age is on gravestone. 
Witness: Janet McCartney
Witness: James McBain
Burial*January 1876Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

James McBain

Last Edited6 Dec 2014

Family

Catherine (?)
Marriage*Catherine (?) 
Child 1.Margaret McBain b. c 1849
Marriage*Catherine (?) 

James Arthur McBain

b. 22 April 1884
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherJames McBain b. 24 Apr 1840, d. 4 Dec 1905
MotherSarah Jane Farquhar
Birth*22 April 1884Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism14 September 1884Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Jane Matilda McBain

b. 8 May 1883
Last Edited7 Jul 2014
FatherCurtis McBain b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
MotherMargaret Carolina Ward b. c 1854, d. 16 Oct 1920
Birth*8 May 1883Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism15 July 1883Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Janet McBain

Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherWilliam Brown McBain b. c 1838
MotherAnne Brown

Family

William James Billing b. 18 Nov 1867
Marriage*5 March 1891William James Billing; Church of England, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "William James Billing, farmer, son of Thomas Billilng, farmer, of Valcartier, and Janet McBain, daughter of William Brown McBain, farmer of St. Gabriel East of Valcartier, both majors, ...witnesses William McBain and Mary E. Billing." 
Children 1.Rhoda Emily Billing b. 4 Apr 1892
 2.Clara Gertrude Billing b. 30 May 1893
 3.Detta Ida Billing b. 13 Jun 1895, d. 19 Jan 1896
Birth* 
Marriage*5 March 1891William James Billing; Church of England, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "William James Billing, farmer, son of Thomas Billilng, farmer, of Valcartier, and Janet McBain, daughter of William Brown McBain, farmer of St. Gabriel East of Valcartier, both majors, ...witnesses William McBain and Mary E. Billing." 
Married Name5 March 1891Billing 
(Witness) Death19 January 1896Detta Ida Billing; Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 7 months, 7 days. 
Will*1 October 1907Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;

1st October 1907
Last Will of Jannet McBain
Wife of William James Billing


From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 3717
Quebec Archives – Transcribed from the Original



On the first day of October, one thousand nine hundred and seven, before me Cyrille Renaud Public Notary residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, personally appeared Jannet McBain, wife of William James Billing, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me, the said Notary and witnesses, to write down and receive in due form of law her last will and testament which she has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death.

2º I give and bequeath to my husband William James Billing, all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said husband my universal legatee, to the charge by my said wife to pay to each of my daughters Rhoda Emiliy Billing & Clara Gertrude Billing the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars by instalments of fifty dollars to each every year after my death until the full payment of the said sum.

3º I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband as Executor of this my will and testament.

4º I revoke all will and testament I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.

Done and passed at St. Ambroise under Notarial Number three thousand seven hundred and seventeen. After the reading of the present will to the Testatrix by the Notary in presence of Joseph Edgar Leduc, Accountant, and Pierre J.A. Savard, both residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise, the Testatrix, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.

Janet McBain Billing, her signature;
J.E. Leduc, his signature;
P.J.A. Savard, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2011

 

Janet Brown McBain

ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
b. 27 December 1890
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
FatherArthur McBain b. 24 Jun 1848, d. 1892
MotherMargaret Loughren b. 31 Dec 1858, d. 30 Dec 1926
Birth*27 December 1890Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism27 October 1891Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada