Laurent Napoleon Maurice

b. 10 October 1915
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Baptism10 October 1915St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Church, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Godparents were Joseph and Mamie Maurice, brother and sister of the infant. 
Witness: Joseph Gerard Lucius Maurice
Birth*10 October 1915Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada 

Louis Maurice

b. 1873, d. 1956
Last Edited29 May 2011
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice d. b 18 Jul 1898
MotherMarie Pacquet

Family

Mary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Marriage*18 July 1898Mary Medora Cassin;St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Church, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;"...Louis Maurice, farmer of St. Claude, son of age of the late Louis Maurice and of Marie Pacquet of St. Claude on the one part and Medora Cassin, daughter of age of Michael Cassin, farmer, and Mary Ling of this parish on the other part; ... in the presence of Michael Cassin, father of the bride and Joseph Maurice, brother of the groom..." Also signed by Anna Cassin and William J. N. Cassin. 
Children 1.Mary Matilda Medora Maurice b. 13 Apr 1899
 2.Anna Gertrude Maurice b. 3 Apr 1900
 3.Edward Arthur Louis Maurice b. 31 Mar 1901
 4.Marie Laura Imelda Maurice b. 20 Oct 1903
 5.Marie Bernadette Maurice b. 31 Dec 1904
 6.Marie Elizabeth Alice Maurice b. 31 Dec 1904
 7.Joseph Marc Aurlie Maurice b. 26 Jan 1906
 8.Joseph Gerard Lucius Maurice b. 16 Nov 1908, d. 1992
 9.Phillip William Maurice b. 10 Dec 1909
 10.Joseph Bernard Maurice b. 16 Mar 1911
 11.Mary Theresa Maurice b. 3 Mar 1912
 12.Michael Herman Maurice b. 28 Feb 1913
 13.Joseph Simeon Alfred Maurice+ b. 11 Jul 1914, d. 27 Feb 1993
 14.Laurent Napoleon Maurice b. 10 Oct 1915
Birth*1873Date given on gravestone. 
Marriage*18 July 1898Mary Medora Cassin;St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Church, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;"...Louis Maurice, farmer of St. Claude, son of age of the late Louis Maurice and of Marie Pacquet of St. Claude on the one part and Medora Cassin, daughter of age of Michael Cassin, farmer, and Mary Ling of this parish on the other part; ... in the presence of Michael Cassin, father of the bride and Joseph Maurice, brother of the groom..." Also signed by Anna Cassin and William J. N. Cassin. 
(Witness) Death26 May 1916Mary Medora Cassin;Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Aged 39 years, wife of Louis Maurice, farmer of this parish. 
Burial*1956St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Cemetery, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Stone states Louis Maurice 1873-1956. Buried with Medora Cassin. 
Death*1956 

Louis Maurice

d. before 18 July 1898
Last Edited6 Apr 2009

Family

Marie Pacquet
Marriage*Marie Pacquet 
Child 1.Louis Maurice+ b. 1873, d. 1956
Marriage*Marie Pacquet 
Death*before 18 July 1898 

Marie Bernadette Maurice

b. 31 December 1904
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Birth*31 December 1904Richmond County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism1 January 1905Ste-Philippe Catholic Church, Windsor Mills, Richmond County, Quebec, Canada;"...Louis Maurice, farmer, of this parish. Godparents were Joseph Vertefeuille and Belzimire Maurice, his wife, uncle and aunt of the infant. 

Marie Elizabeth Alice Maurice

b. 31 December 1904
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Birth*31 December 1904Richmond County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism1 January 1905Ste-Philippe Catholic Church, Windsor Mills, Richmond County, Quebec, Canada 

Marie Laura Imelda Maurice

b. 20 October 1903
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Birth*20 October 1903Saint Claude, Richmond County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism22 October 1903Ste-Philippe Catholic Church, Windsor Mills, Richmond County, Quebec, Canada;"...Louis Maurice, farmer, of the old mission of St. Claude..." Godparents were Xavier Maurice, uncle of the infant, and Delima Babineau, his wife. 

Mary Matilda Medora Maurice

b. 13 April 1899
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Birth*13 April 1899Saint Claude, Richmond County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism16 April 1899Ste-Philippe Catholic Church, Windsor Mills, Richmond County, Quebec, Canada;"...Louis Maurice, farmer, of the mission of St. Claude..." 

Mary Theresa Maurice

b. 3 March 1912
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Baptism3 March 1912St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Church, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Godparents were Augustine and Theresa Cassin, cousins of the infant. 
Witness: Ambroise Augustine Cassin
Witness: Margaret Helene Theresa Cassin
Birth*3 March 1912Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada 

Michael Herman Maurice

b. 28 February 1913
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Birth*28 February 1913Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism2 March 1913St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Church, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Godparents were John Giardin and Alida Rene. 

Phillip William Maurice

b. 10 December 1909
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of Michael Cassin
FatherLouis Maurice b. 1873, d. 1956
MotherMary Medora Cassin b. 6 Jan 1877, d. 26 May 1916
Birth*10 December 1909Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism12 December 1909St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Church, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Godparents were William Cassin, cousin of the infant and Veronica Costello, his wife. 
Witness: William John Nelson Cassin

Rolland Maurice

b. 1931, d. 1993
Last Edited25 Feb 2010
Birth*1931 
Marriage*Jeanne Mance Lemire 
Burial*1993St-Felix-de-Kingsey Catholic Cemetery, Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec, Canada;Stone states Rolland Maurice 1931-1993. Buried with Jeanne Mance Lemire. 
Death*1993 

Elizabeth May

b. circa 1768, d. 17 October 1852
Last Edited29 May 2005

Family

Luke Carton b. c 1777
Marriage*Luke Carton 
Child 1.Sally Carton+ b. c 1802, d. Mar 1848
Birth*circa 1768Aged 84 yrs. at death. 
Marriage*Luke Carton 
Married NameCarton 
Death*17 October 1852Quebec, Canada;Aged 84 yrs, wife of Luke Carton. 
Witness: Luke Carton
Burial*19 October 1852St-Gabriel-de-la-Valcartier Catholic Church, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;Buried by Father P. G. Clarke, witnesses were Francis Bedard, William McIntyre, and Michael Bureau. 

Annie McAdams

b. circa 1846
Last Edited13 May 2007
Birth*circa 1846Quebec, Canada 
(Witness) Census1881William Neilson;Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"William Neilson, married male, Scottish origin, age 76, born Quebec, Presbyterian. Living with him:
Elisabeth Neilson, married female, Irish origin, age 49, born Ireland, Church of England.
Annie McAdams, female, Irish origin, age 35, born Quebec, Church of England.
Ida Wolff, female, German, age 20, born Quebec, Church of England.
James Kerr, male , Scottish origin, age 64, born Scotland, servant, Presbyterian.
Louis Gros, widowed male, indigenous, age 62, born Quebec, servant, Catholic. 

Gertrude McAleese

Last Edited15 Jan 2012
FatherJohn McAleese d. b 2 May 1933
MotherAnn Bell

Family

David Michael Davidson b. 29 Jan 1895, d. 27 Feb 1970
Marriage*2 May 1933David Michael Davidson;Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, Montreal, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada;"...between David Michael Davidson of Our Lady of Victory parish, son of age of Robert Davidson and Ellen Cleary of the one part; and Mary Gertrude McAleese of St. Aloysius, daughter of age of deceased John McAleese and deceased Ann Bell...in the presence of Joseph Davidson and Catherine McAleese..." 
Birth* 
Married Name2 May 1933Davidson 
Marriage*2 May 1933David Michael Davidson;Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, Montreal, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada;"...between David Michael Davidson of Our Lady of Victory parish, son of age of Robert Davidson and Ellen Cleary of the one part; and Mary Gertrude McAleese of St. Aloysius, daughter of age of deceased John McAleese and deceased Ann Bell...in the presence of Joseph Davidson and Catherine McAleese..." 

John McAleese

d. before 2 May 1933
Last Edited15 Jan 2012

Family

Ann Bell
Marriage*Ann Bell 
Child 1.Gertrude McAleese
Marriage*Ann Bell 
Death*before 2 May 1933 

Mary McAllister

b. circa 1801
Last Edited17 Jul 2005

Family

John Murphy b. c 1798
Marriage*John Murphy 
Child 1.John Murphy b. c 1837
Married NameMurphy 
Birth*circa 1801Ireland 
Marriage*John Murphy 

Ellen McAvoy

Last Edited26 Feb 2005

Family

Phillip Martin
Marriage*Phillip Martin 
Child 1.Ellen Martin b. c 1840, d. Jul 1847
Married NameMartin 
Marriage*Phillip Martin 
Immigration*before 25 July 1847Phillip Martin;Queen's County (Laois), Leinster Province, Ireland;The burial note for their daughter states they were immigants from Ireland. 
(Witness) DeathJuly 1847Ellen Martin 

Agnes McBain

b. 8 November 1855
Last Edited29 Mar 2011
FatherArthur McBain b. 1 Feb 1817, d. 17 Aug 1878
MotherElizabeth Billing b. 19 Aug 1826, d. 30 Nov 1908
Birth*8 November 1855Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism20 August 1863Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;Parents listed as Arthur McBain and his wife, Elizabeth Billing. 
(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 

Agnes McBain

b. 12 August 1880
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 1

John Gallagher b. 24 Nov 1873, d. 25 Jul 1907
Marriage*23 July 1906John Gallagher;St-Gabriel-de-la-Valcartier Catholic Church, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...a dispensation has been granted...between John Gallagher, son of age of the late John Gallagher and the late Amelia Davidson, Catholic of this parish on the one part; and Agnes McBain, a Protestant, daughter of age of David McBain and Bertha McKinley also of this parish on the other part; ...in the presence of Patrick Gallagher and Mary Ann Kiely..." 

Family 2

Hopper Ireland Brown b. c 1872
Marriage*26 September 1907Hopper Ireland Brown;Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...Hopper Ireland Brown of the parish of Beauport in the County of Quebec, bachelor, aged 35 years and Agnes Brown of the city of Quebec, widow of the late John Gallagher in his lifetime of the place called River aux Pins, in the County of Quebec, farmer, deceased, aged 25 years were by license...wintesses Mary LaVallee and Walter Billing."
(actually she was 27 years) 
Birth*12 August 1880Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism23 December 1880Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...daughter of David McBain, farmer, River Opain, Valcartier, and Sarah McKinley, his wife...witnessed by Amelia G. Clark" 
Married Name23 July 1906Gallagher 
Marriage*23 July 1906John Gallagher;St-Gabriel-de-la-Valcartier Catholic Church, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...a dispensation has been granted...between John Gallagher, son of age of the late John Gallagher and the late Amelia Davidson, Catholic of this parish on the one part; and Agnes McBain, a Protestant, daughter of age of David McBain and Bertha McKinley also of this parish on the other part; ...in the presence of Patrick Gallagher and Mary Ann Kiely..." 
(Witness) Will13 July 1907John Gallagher;Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;13th July 1907
Will of John Gallagher
(husband of Agnes McBain)

From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 3651
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives



On this thirteenth day of July one thousand nine hundred and seven, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally appeared John Gallagher, Farmer, residing in the Parish of Ste. Catherine which requested us the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

1º I most willingly resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, in the humble hope that he will receive it to his favor through the sole merits and intercession of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.

2º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

3º I give and bequeath all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount to my brother Patrick Gallagher, hereby constituting him my universal legatee. At the charge by my said brother to pay to my wife the sum of two hundred dollars for her part or her share in the moveable properties belonging to me as Commune en biens. If my said wife Agnes McBain take her share in the moveable properties, she will lose the said sum of two hundred dollars above mentioned.

I nominate, constitute and appoint my said brother Patrick Gallagher as Executor of this my will and testament.

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 Ste. Catherine in the residence of said Testator under notarial number three thousand six hundred and fifty one. And after the reading of the present will to the Testator by the Notary, in presence of Thomas Murphy, Farmer, and Samuel Clark, Farmer, both of Valcartier, witnesses requested for the validity of the will, the Testator having declared his inability to sign his name by sickness has made his mark, in presence of the witnesses and Notary and the witnesses and Notary have signed in presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other.

John Gallagher, his mark;
Thomas Murphy, his signature;
Samuel Clark, his signature; C
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville in 2011

Notes by Patricia Balkcom: John died 2 weeks later at the age of 33. Agnes remarried Hopper Brown in September. 
(Witness) Death25 July 1907John Gallagher;Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...husband of Agnes McBain...aged 34 years..."
(was actually 33 years) 
Married Name26 September 1907Brown 
Marriage*26 September 1907Hopper Ireland Brown;Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...Hopper Ireland Brown of the parish of Beauport in the County of Quebec, bachelor, aged 35 years and Agnes Brown of the city of Quebec, widow of the late John Gallagher in his lifetime of the place called River aux Pins, in the County of Quebec, farmer, deceased, aged 25 years were by license...wintesses Mary LaVallee and Walter Billing."
(actually she was 27 years) 

Agnes Ada McBain

b. 18 May 1889
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*18 May 1889Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism2 August 1889Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Agnes Alina McBain

b. 2 December 1878
Last Edited19 Jan 2015
FatherJames McBain b. 24 Apr 1840, d. 4 Dec 1905
MotherJanet McCartney b. 9 Feb 1850, d. 12 Jul 1879
Birth*2 December 1878Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Agnes Martha McBain

b. 26 June 1886
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherWilliam Brown McBain b. c 1838
MotherAnne Brown
Birth*26 June 1886Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism15 September 1886Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Albert McBain

b. 13 July 1875, d. 15 July 1875
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*13 July 1875Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*15 July 1875Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;Aged 2 days. Date and age is on gravestone. 
Witness: James McBain
Witness: Janet McCartney
Burial*July 1875Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Alfred McBain

b. 2 May 1872
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*2 May 1872Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism29 June 1873Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Andrew McBain

b. circa 1867, 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 1867Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*before 1881Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Witness: David McBain
Witness: Sarah McKinley

Andrew Thomas McBain

b. 10 November 1883, d. 21 April 1906
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*10 November 1883Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism12 April 1884Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...son of David McBain, farmer, Valcartier, and Sarah McKinlay, his wife...Witnesses Amelia Clark and Margaret McNichol." 
Note*21 April 1906Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;A coroner's investigation stated that death was caused by asphyxia by drowning . 
Death*21 April 1906Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Witness: David McBain
Witness: Sarah McKinley
Burial*24 April 1906Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"...son of David McBain, farmer Riviere aux Pans was drowned in the Riviere aux Pans...Aged 22 years..." 

Arthur McBain

b. 24 June 1848, d. 1892
Last Edited20 Feb 2013
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan

Family

Margaret Loughren b. 31 Dec 1858, d. 30 Dec 1926
Marriage*28 February 1876Margaret Loughren;Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Children 1.William McBain b. 3 Feb 1877
 2.Edmund Arthur McBain b. 26 Feb 1884
 3.Herbert Henry McBain b. 4 May 1886
 4.Janet Brown McBain b. 27 Dec 1890
Birth*24 June 1848Stoneham, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Marriage*28 February 1876Margaret Loughren;Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Death*1892Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Witness: Margaret Loughren

Arthur McBain

b. 24 June 1848
Last Edited22 Mar 2013
FatherWilliam McBain Esq. b. 9 Mar 1811, d. 22 Jul 1892
MotherJanet Brown b. c 1812
Birth*24 June 1848Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism20 August 1848Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;Witnesses were William Aldcorn, brother-in-law, and Robert Ross. 

Arthur McBain

b. 1 February 1817, d. 17 August 1878
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
FatherDavid McBain b. c 1774, d. 18 Nov 1834
MotherMary Arthurson b. c 1790, d. 23 Mar 1855

Family

Elizabeth Billing b. 19 Aug 1826, d. 30 Nov 1908
Marriage*17 May 1842Elizabeth Billing;Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"Arthur McBain, bachelor, and Elisabeth Billing, spinster, both of Valcartier after being regularly proclaimed in the Presbyterian Congregation of Valcartier, were married...
Signed:
Arthur McBain
Elizabeth Billing
Curtis Billing
David McBain 
Children 1.David McBain+ b. 21 May 1843, d. 5 Aug 1913
 2.Mary Ann McBain+ b. 8 Nov 1846, d. 16 Jun 1909
 3.Curtis McBain+ b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 17 Nov 1905
 4.John Joseph McBain b. 11 Sep 1850
 5.Agnes McBain b. 8 Nov 1855
 6.Arthur McBain b. 15 Sep 1858
 7.Thomas McBain b. 3 Jan 1861
Birth*1 February 1817Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism20 February 1817St. 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. 
Marriage*17 May 1842Elizabeth Billing;Church of Scotland, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;"Arthur McBain, bachelor, and Elisabeth Billing, spinster, both of Valcartier after being regularly proclaimed in the Presbyterian Congregation of Valcartier, were married...
Signed:
Arthur McBain
Elizabeth Billing
Curtis Billing
David McBain 
Will*5 July 1878Valcartier, 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: Elizabeth Billing
Witness: Mary Ann McBain
Witness: John Joseph McBain
Witness: Thomas McBain
Witness: Agnes McBain
Witness: Arthur McBain
Witness: David McBain
Witness: Curtis McBain
Death*17 August 1878Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;Aged 60 years, 9 months, 17 days. Note - this would put his birthday in October, 1817, which does not coincide with church records. 
Burial*19 August 1878Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 

Arthur McBain

b. 15 September 1858
Last Edited29 Mar 2011
FatherArthur McBain b. 1 Feb 1817, d. 17 Aug 1878
MotherElizabeth Billing b. 19 Aug 1826, d. 30 Nov 1908
Birth*15 September 1858Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada 
Baptism25 February 1859Wesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada;Parents listed as Arthur McBain and his wife, Elizabeth Billing. 
(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