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From: carol ann grenier turner <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Question on Christ Church Anglican Montreal
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 18:51:51 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
I checked these names in the PRDH (database from the University of Montreal). There were several McGEEs, namely: Richard, Marguerite and Eustache. Richard was listed as having converted to Catholicisim along with another person named RUMBLE, but possibly not related. The other two were baptisms I believe.
In any event, I did check out the name of LUCK too, but no hits on that one at all. BTW, the McGee folks were listed as being from Scotland and it named the particular parish/town as well, which I now can't recall. The time frame was at the earliest 1772, so this would fit in with your time line too.
The name of "Josette" is certainly NOT very Scots sounding to me, so it's fairly obvious to me that she had french family.
You might want to check with the Anglican Church records as to who the witnesses were to the marriage ceremony as that could tell you quite a lot. Protestant records do not typically name the parents, but do list the witnesses. It was quite common to see Protestant/Catholic marriages in that era as no one took the time to get a dispensation from Rome as it was too costly AND time inneficient. However, it was also as common to see that the children from these marriages were baptized in the local Catholic congregation. So, if I were you I would check out Notre Dame de Montreal to see if the children were subsequently baptized there. You can also access these films through LDS in Salt Lake.
I do believe that you can also research the records from the Anglican Church through the LDS in Salt Lake City. Just go to familyserach.org and log into their library catalog using the name of this church to see what microfilms might be available. There are also other collections for marriages such as the Loiselle and the Blue Drouin, but niether of these are generally available other than from Franco-American genealogical societies.
Protestant records in Quebec are a challenge, and I speak from experience. I have TWO brick walls in Quebec and both are Protestant Engilsh, so don't ever give up!!!
Should you need clarification/direction on anything, don't hesitate to contact me off-line.
Blessings and Happy Hunting too!
>From: Philip Cochran <>
>Sent: Sep 16, 2006 4:03 PM
>To: QUEBEC-RESEARCH-L <>
>Subject: [Q-R] Question on Christ Church Anglican Montreal
>I was just wondering if anyone has had experience on the accuracy of the early records of Christ Church Anglican in Montreal.
>Reason being I found a marriage in 1781 of a Richard Luck and a Josette Magy. I then found baptismal records in the same church in the 1790's for a Richard and Susanna Luck (of coarse no maiden names given not like the Catholics). Of coarse could not find the baptism for my ancestor Samuel Luck. I did find the apprenticeship papers for Samuel which name Richard Luck, a tailor as his father, but then needed to determine who was the mother. Well yesterday I received from Le Parchemin briefs on Notary acts involving Richard Luck and it mentions his wife Suzanne McGee. Magy-McGee same name, so I now am fairly sure that the 1781 marriage is for the same couple except the first name is wrong. But I would like the input of other people on this situation and their experiences.
>Another reason I am questioning is that I have another marriage that I am questioning that took place in same church. I have the parents of one of my ancestors as Jean Maher (John Myers) and Isabelle McDonnal (many spellings). I have a marriage at Christ Church for John Myers and Isabelle Ferguson, so think it may be same. Just interested as it doesn't give any parents anyways, but would like to have the date.
>Thanks again for input
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