Bridget McGrath1

b. circa 1826, d. 19 July 1876
Last Edited16 Sep 2006
ChartsDescendants of Peter Murphy
FatherMichael McGrath
MotherAnn Dunn1 d. b 21 May 1845

Family

Denis Murphy b. c 1827
Marriage*13 April 1847Denis Murphy; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Church, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada1 
Children 1.Ann Murphy2 b. 10 Aug 1848
 2.Bridget Murphy2 b. 21 Jun 1850
 3.Ellen Murphy+2 b. 9 Jun 1852
 4.Peter Murphy+2 b. 18 Jul 1854
 5.Margaret Murphy2 b. 13 Jul 1856
 6.Mary Murphy2 b. 20 Oct 1859
Birth*circa 18261 
Married Name13 April 1847Murphy1 
Marriage*13 April 1847Denis Murphy; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Church, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada1 
Death*19 July 1876Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada1 
Burial*21 July 1876Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Cemetery, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S431] Web site: Janice Copeman's website at http://copeman.accessgenealogy.com/photo3.html
  2. [S509] Anne-Marie Gameau, Sainte-Catherine Baptisms and Burials, p. 92.

Catherine McGrath1

Last Edited19 Jun 2011
FatherMichael McGrath1
MotherAnn Dunn1 d. b 21 May 1845

Family

Michael Landers b. 14 Dec 1824, d. 28 May 1849
Marriage*21 May 1845Michael Landers; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Church, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada; "...between Michael Landers, son of age to the late Thomas Landers and Johanna Dlaton of this parish on the one part; and Catherine McGrath, minor daughter of Michael McGrath consenting and the late Anne Dunn, also of this parish on the other part...in presence of John Landers, brother and Andrew Landrigan, a friend of the bridegroom and Michael Hartery and Amelia Coughlin, friends of the bride...."2 
Children 1.Thomas Landers6 b. 5 Mar 1846, d. 27 Apr 1849
 2.Anne Landers6 b. 20 Mar 1847, d. 12 May 1847
 3.Johanna Landers1 b. 9 May 1848, d. 10 May 1849
Birth* 
Married Name21 May 1845Landers1 
Marriage*21 May 1845Michael Landers; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Church, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada; "...between Michael Landers, son of age to the late Thomas Landers and Johanna Dlaton of this parish on the one part; and Catherine McGrath, minor daughter of Michael McGrath consenting and the late Anne Dunn, also of this parish on the other part...in presence of John Landers, brother and Andrew Landrigan, a friend of the bridegroom and Michael Hartery and Amelia Coughlin, friends of the bride...."2 
(Witness) Death12 May 1847Anne Landers; Quebec, Canada; Aged 2 months.3 
(Witness) Death27 April 1849Thomas Landers; Quebec, Canada; Aged 4 years.4 
(Witness) Death10 May 1849Johanna Landers; Quebec, Canada; Aged 1 year.3 
(Witness) Death28 May 1849Michael Landers; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 24 years, spouse of Catherine McGrath.5 

Citations

  1. [S507] Gerald Neville, Index of Baptisms, P. 76.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Portneuf County, Ste. Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, 1845.
  3. [S509] Anne-Marie Gameau, Sainte-Catherine Baptisms and Burials, p. 158.
  4. [S509] Anne-Marie Gameau, Sainte-Catherine Baptisms and Burials, p. 159.
  5. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Portneuf County, Ste. Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, 1849.
  6. [S507] Gerald Neville, Index of Baptisms, p. 76.

Eleanor McGrath1

b. circa 1800
Last Edited18 May 2005

Family

James O'Donnell d. b 26 Jan 1847
Marriage*James O'Donnell; Ireland1 
Children 1.Hugh O'Donnell+1 b. c 1823
 2.John O'Donnell2 b. c 1827
 3.James O'Donnell2 b. c 1829
Birth*circa 1800Ireland2 
Married NameO'Donnell1 
Marriage*James O'Donnell; Ireland1 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Marriages, 1847.
  2. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.

John McGrath1

b. circa 1770, d. 7 September 1852
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Family

Child 1.Mary McGrath+1 b. c 1803, d. 23 Mar 1849
Birth*circa 1770County Fermanagh, Ulster Province, Ireland; Based on age of 82 at death.1,2 
Death*7 September 1852St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Buried by Father P. G. Clarke, witnesses were Francois Bedard and William McIntyre. States he died in the parish and was 82 yrs old and a native of County Fermanagh in Ireland.2 
Burial*9 September 1852St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada2 

Citations

  1. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions.

Mary McGrath1

b. circa 1803, d. 23 March 1849
Last Edited18 Sep 2016
FatherJohn McGrath2 b. c 1770, d. 7 Sep 1852

Family

John Cosgrove b. 1787, d. 23 Mar 1864
Marriage*John Cosgrove; Ireland1 
Children 1.Patrick Cosgrove+2 b. c 1825, d. 8 Apr 1881
 2.John Cosgrove3 b. c 1827, d. 26 Sep 1900
 3.Terrence Cosgrove1 b. c 1829, d. Sep 1848
 4.Mary Cosgrove2 b. c 1833, d. 2 Aug 1909
 5.Sarah Sophia Cosgrove+2 b. c 1834, d. 5 Sep 1899
 6.James Cosgrove2 b. c 1836, d. 13 May 1899
 7.Anne Cosgrove2 b. c 1838, d. 26 Feb 1907
 8.Joseph Cosgrove5 b. 23 Mar 1849, d. 21 Sep 1901
Birth*circa 18033 
Married NameCosgrove1 
Marriage*John Cosgrove; Ireland1 
(Witness) DeathSeptember 1848Terrence Cosgrove; Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Death*23 March 1849St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 46 yrs. Mary died giving birth to Joseph.4 
Witness: John Cosgrove
Burial*25 March 1849St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; The witnesses were John and John Cosgrove, husband and son.3 

Citations

  1. [S255] Terrence Cosgrove, Church Burial Record, St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 1881 Boulevard Valcartier, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada, From LDS Microfilm #1,293,422: Parish Record of St. Gabriel de Valcartier 1843-1876.
  2. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S259] Mary (McGrath) Cosgrove, Church Burial Record, St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 1881 Boulevard Valcartier, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada, From LDS Microfilm #1,293,422: Parish Record of St. Gabriel de Valcartier 1843-1876.
  4. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Deaths, 1849.
  5. [S260] Baptismal Record, Joseph Cosgrove: From LDS Microfilm #1,293,422: Parish Record of St. Gabriel de Valcartier 1843-1876, 30 May 1849, St. Gabriel Catholic Church.

Mary McGrath1

d. 18 December 1893
Last Edited28 Mar 2011

Family

Luke Carton
Marriage*Luke Carton1 
Children 1.Charles Carton1 b. 22 May 1859
 2.John Carton8 b. 13 Oct 1860
 3.Luke Carton9 b. 9 Oct 1861, d. 12 Aug 1862
 4.Thomas Carton3 b. 27 Mar 1864, d. 24 Jul 1864
 5.Michael Carton10 b. 9 Sep 1865
 6.Patrick Carton11 b. 24 Apr 1866, d. 13 May 1867
 7.Elizabeth Doiran12 b. 12 Jul 1867
 8.Thomas Doiron13 b. 10 Oct 1868, d. Jan 1870
 9.Patrick Doiran14 b. 28 Dec 1870
Married NameCarton1 
Marriage*Luke Carton1 
(Witness) Death12 August 1862Luke Carton; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 10 months.2 
(Witness) Death24 July 1864Thomas Carton; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 4 months, son of Luke Doiran, alias Carton.3 
(Witness) Death13 May 1867Patrick Carton; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged 10 months.4 
(Witness) DeathJanuary 1870Thomas Doiron; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Aged about 15 months.5 
Will*14 December 1893St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 14th December 1893
Last Will of Mary Magrath
(Wife of Luke Carton)
From records of Notary Paul T. Picard
No. 655
Quebec Archives Online



On this day the fourteenth of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety three (1893),

At the requisition of Mrs. Mary Magrath, of the parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, wife of Mr. Luke Carton alias Doyron of the said parish, farmer;

I, the undersigned Notary Public, for the Province of Quebec in the Dominion of Canada residing in the parish of St. Ambroise of La Jeune Lorette, accompanied by the witnesses hereinafter named and subscribed, personally went to the residence of the said Mary Magrath, where we found her being in weak bodily health, but of sound mind, memory & understanding as to us appeared by her manner & conversation, hath requested of us, the said Notary & witnesses to receive and reduce into writing this her Last Will and Testament which I, the said Notary, in the presence of the said witnesses, have taken down as dictated to us by the said Mary Magrath, as aforesaid, word for word and as follows, that is to say:

1º I recommend my soul to God, asking him the everlasting beatitude by the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour.

2º I wish that after my lawful & just debts shall have been paid & satisfied, with which I hereby charge my Executor hereafter named, a sum of money to be paid to the Curé of the parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier to be, by him, employed for the saying of ten low masses of requiem for the repose of my soul the soonest as possible my death.

3º I give and bequeath unto my husband Luke Cartin alias Doyron all and every my property moveable and immoveable, all sum and sums that I may possess of on the day & hour of my decease instituting him, my said husband, my legatee universal "en propriété" from the day of my death.

4º And for the execution of the present, my Last Will and Testament, I do here nominate and appoint my said husband in favor of whom I do in conformity to the laws & customs of this Province, disseize to the present to which alone I do adhere as containing my true intentions and Last Will.

Thus done & dictated word for word, and published and declared by the said Testatrix, Mary Magrath, aforesaid, for and as her Last Will and Testament to and in the presence of Mr. Patrick King, farmer of the parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier and Julia Conway, his wife, of the said parish of St, Gabriel of Valcartier, witnesses expressly called for the effect of these presents, at the residence of the said Mary Magrath on the day and year first above written under the number six hundred and fifty five (655) of the original deeds of the said Notary.

In faith and testimony whereof the said witnesses have signed these presents before the Notary and the Notary before the said witnesses, the said testatrix having declared not to know how to write or sign her name when requested so to do first duly read according to law.

Marginal notes approved as good. Words erased are null.


Julia Conway, her signature
Patrick King, his signature
P. Picard, Notary, his signature


Transcribed by Gerry Neville, January 20116 
Witness: Luke Carton
Death*18 December 1893St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...Mary Anne McGrath, aged sixty-eitgh years, wife of Luke Doyron, dit Carton..."7 
Burial*21 December 1893St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Witnesses were Thomas and Patrick King.7 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1859.
  2. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Deaths, 1862.
  3. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Deaths, 1864.
  4. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Deaths, 1867.
  5. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Deaths, 1870.
  6. [S546] Will of Mary McGrath, #655; Quebec Archives Online; Notary Records of Paul T. Picard, BAnQ Québec.
  7. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967,
    Montreal, St. Gabriel's, 1893.
  8. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1860.
  9. [S507] Gerald Neville, Index of Baptisms, p.80.
  10. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1865.
  11. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1866.
  12. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1867.
  13. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1868.
  14. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, Jan. 1871.

Mary McGrath1

b. circa 1828
Last Edited7 Jul 2005

Family

Luke Dwyer b. c 1827
Marriage*Luke Dwyer1 
Children 1.Charles Dwyer1 b. c 1858
 2.John Dwyer1 b. c 1860
 3.Catherine Dwyer2 b. 26 Dec 1862
Birth*circa 1828Quebec, Canada1 
Married NameDwyer1 
Marriage*Luke Dwyer1 

Citations

  1. [S71] "Canada, Census of 1861; Sub-census for St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec.
  2. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1862.

Mary McGrath1

Last Edited18 Sep 2016

Family

Cornelius Coughlan b. c 1810
Marriage*25 February 1840Cornelius Coughlan; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Church, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada; "...between Cornelius Coghlin (sic), son of age to the late Cornelius (should this be Laughlin or was his name Cornelius Laughlin?) Coughlin and the late Mary Carroll of the parish on the one part; and of Mary McGrath, daughter of age of Michael McGrath and the late Anne (?) also of this parish on the other part...in the presence of Patrick and James Coghlin, brothers and of Michael Foley and Patrick Ryan, friends of the bridegroom and of Michael McGrath, father and James Walsh, friend of the bride..."1 
Witness: Patrick Coughlan
Witness: James Coughlan
Witness: Michael Foley
Married Name25 February 1840Coughlan1 
Marriage*25 February 1840Cornelius Coughlan; Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Catholic Church, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada; "...between Cornelius Coghlin (sic), son of age to the late Cornelius (should this be Laughlin or was his name Cornelius Laughlin?) Coughlin and the late Mary Carroll of the parish on the one part; and of Mary McGrath, daughter of age of Michael McGrath and the late Anne (?) also of this parish on the other part...in the presence of Patrick and James Coghlin, brothers and of Michael Foley and Patrick Ryan, friends of the bridegroom and of Michael McGrath, father and James Walsh, friend of the bride..."1 
Witness: Patrick Coughlan
Witness: James Coughlan
Witness: Michael Foley

Citations

  1. [S771] Drouin Collection, www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com, Basilique Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Marriage entry for Cornelius Coghlin (sic) and Mary McGrath, February 25, 1840. Ancestry Image #6 of 26.

Mathew McGrath1

Last Edited20 Jun 2010

Family

Margaret Corcoran
Marriage*Margaret Corcoran1 
Child 1.Patrick Joseph McGrath1 b. c 1884
Marriage*Margaret Corcoran1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Catholic church Records (Drouoin Coleection), 1747-1967, Ottawa, St. Patrick's Church, 1913.

Mathew Gerald McGrath1

b. 8 May 1918
Last Edited20 Jun 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of John O'Neill
FatherPatrick Joseph McGrath1 b. c 1884
MotherMary Ann Elizabeth Wilson1 b. 9 Sep 1884
Birth*8 May 1918Ottawa, National Capital Region, Ontario, Canada1 
Baptism26 May 1918St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Ottawa, National Capital Region, Ontario, Canada; "son of Patrick Joseph McGrath (trainman) and Elizabeth Wilson of this parish...sponsors were William John McGrath and Ellen Wilson"1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Catholic church Records (Drouoin Coleection), 1747-1967, Ottawa, St. Patrick's Church, 1918.

Michael McGrath1

Last Edited3 Apr 2017

Family

Ann Dunn d. b 21 May 1845
Marriage*Ann Dunn1 
Children 1.Bridget McGrath+ b. c 1826, d. 19 Jul 1876
 2.Catherine McGrath+1
Birth* 
Marriage*Ann Dunn1 

Citations

  1. [S507] Gerald Neville, Index of Baptisms, P. 76.

Patrick Wilson McGrath1

b. 11 December 1913
Last Edited20 Jun 2010
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
ChartsDescendants of John O'Neill
FatherPatrick Joseph McGrath1 b. c 1884
MotherMary Ann Elizabeth Wilson1 b. 9 Sep 1884
Birth*11 December 1913Ottawa, National Capital Region, Ontario, Canada1 
Baptism28 December 1913St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Ottawa, National Capital Region, Ontario, Canada; "son of Patrick McGrath (butcher) and Elizabeth Wilson of this parish...sponsors were Euclid Gauthier and Mrs. Euclid Gauthier"1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Catholic church Records (Drouoin Coleection), 1747-1967, Ottawa, St. Patrick's Church, 1913.

William McGrath1

b. circa 1831
Last Edited12 Jun 2005

Family

Mary O'Donnell b. c 1833
Marriage*circa 1851Mary O'Donnell1 
Birth*circa 1831Ireland1 
Marriage*circa 1851Mary O'Donnell1 

Citations

  1. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.

Bernard McGratty1

b. circa 1822, d. 21 December 1900
Last Edited8 Jan 2016

Family

Sarah Trimble d. b 21 Dec 1900
Marriage*Sarah Trimble1 
Child 1.Rev. Hugh McGratty3 b. 10 Oct 1852, d. 23 Mar 1920
Will*St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 2nd September 1899
Will of Bernard McGratty
(widower of Sarah Trimble)

Transcribed from records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Record # 1650



On this second day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, and Charles Wolff and Carl Wolff, both farmers residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, witnesses requested for the effects of these presents, personally appeared Bernard McGratty, old carter of the City of Quebec now residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Gentleman, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested us the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

Firstly, 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.

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

Thirdly, I give and bequeath to the St. Bridget Asylum the sum of fifty dollars and to the Society St. Vincent de Paul of St. Patrick the sum of fifty dollars.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my son the Rev. Hugh McGratty, Priest of St. Gabriel of Valcartier the remainder of all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said son my universal legatee.

Fifthly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said son Hugh McGratty as Executor of this my will and testament.

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

The present will was declared by the said Testator to the said Notary in the presence of the said witnesses and read to the Testator, by said Notary in presence of said witnesses, who declared to understand it fully and persist[ed] therein.

Done and passed at St. gabriel under notarial number sixteen hundred and fifty. And signed by the Testator with and in the presence of Notary and witnesses also hereunto subscribing in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Two marginal notes are good. Six words struck out are null.

Bernard McGratty, his signature;
Chs. Wolff, his signature;
Carl Wolff, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville – April, 2012
_______________

Note by Patricia Balkcom: Bernard died one year later on the 21st of December, 1900 at the reported age of 78 years.2 
Witness: Rev. Hugh McGratty
Birth*circa 18221 
Marriage*Sarah Trimble1 
Death*21 December 1900Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Burial*24 December 1900St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Sillery, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...interred in the Cemetery of this Church, the body of Bernard McGratty, husband of the late Sarah Trimble. Aged 78 years. Deceased on the twenty-first instant. Disease: Congestion of the lungs."1 

Citations

  1. [S771] Drouin Collection, www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com, Quebec, Quebec County, St. Patrick, 24 December 1900; Burial Entry for Bernard McGratty.
  2. [S993] Will of Bernard McGratty, Widower of Sarah Trimble; Quebec Archives Online - Notarial Records.
  3. [S771] Drouin Collection, www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com, Quebec, Quebec County, Notre-Dame, 12 October 1852; Baptismal Entry for Hugh McGratty.

Rev. Hugh McGratty1

b. 10 October 1852, d. 23 March 1920
Last Edited8 Jan 2016
FatherBernard McGratty1 b. c 1822, d. 21 Dec 1900
MotherSarah Trimble1 d. b 21 Dec 1900
(Witness) WillBernard McGratty; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; 2nd September 1899
Will of Bernard McGratty
(widower of Sarah Trimble)

Transcribed from records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
Record # 1650



On this second day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, and Charles Wolff and Carl Wolff, both farmers residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, witnesses requested for the effects of these presents, personally appeared Bernard McGratty, old carter of the City of Quebec now residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Gentleman, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested us the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

Firstly, 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.

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

Thirdly, I give and bequeath to the St. Bridget Asylum the sum of fifty dollars and to the Society St. Vincent de Paul of St. Patrick the sum of fifty dollars.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my son the Rev. Hugh McGratty, Priest of St. Gabriel of Valcartier the remainder of all my moveable and immoveable properties wherever the same may be found and to whatever the same shall amount hereby constituting my said son my universal legatee.

Fifthly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said son Hugh McGratty as Executor of this my will and testament.

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

The present will was declared by the said Testator to the said Notary in the presence of the said witnesses and read to the Testator, by said Notary in presence of said witnesses, who declared to understand it fully and persist[ed] therein.

Done and passed at St. gabriel under notarial number sixteen hundred and fifty. And signed by the Testator with and in the presence of Notary and witnesses also hereunto subscribing in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Two marginal notes are good. Six words struck out are null.

Bernard McGratty, his signature;
Chs. Wolff, his signature;
Carl Wolff, his signature;
Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerry Neville – April, 2012
_______________

Note by Patricia Balkcom: Bernard died one year later on the 21st of December, 1900 at the reported age of 78 years.2 
Birth*10 October 1852Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism12 October 1852Notre-Dame Basilica, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...we baptize Hugh, born the day before yesterday of the legitimate marriage of Bernard McGratty, (?), and of Sarah Trimble of this parish. Godfather Patrick McGuire and Godmother (not listed) but signed by Anne McGuire..."1 
Death*23 March 1920Quebec County, Quebec, Canada3 
Burial*26 March 1920St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Sillery, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...interred in the Cemetery of this Church, the body of Reverend Hugh McGratty, son of the late Bernard McGratty and the late Helen McGuire. Aged 67 years. Deceased on the twenty-third instant."
Note: It appears that there was a mistake - as Hugh's baptismal certificate states his mother was Sarah Trimble.3 

Citations

  1. [S771] Drouin Collection, www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com, Quebec, Quebec County, Notre-Dame, 12 October 1852; Baptismal Entry for Hugh McGratty.
  2. [S993] Will of Bernard McGratty, Widower of Sarah Trimble; Quebec Archives Online - Notarial Records.
  3. [S771] Drouin Collection, www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com, Quebec, Quebec County, St. Patrick, 26 March 1920; Burial Entry for Rev. Hugh McGratty.

Fanny McGrogan1

b. circa 1823
Last Edited18 May 2005

Family

John McMillan b. c 1811
Marriage*John McMillan1 
Children 1.Robert McMillan1 b. c 1841
 2.John McMillan1 b. c 1845
 3.James McMillan1 b. c 1849
 4.Jane McMillan2 b. c 1853
 5.Mary McMillan2 b. c 1856
 6.Margaret McMillan2 b. c 1860
Married NameMcMillan1 
Birth*circa 1823Ireland1 
Marriage*John McMillan1 
Religion*1851Catholic1 

Citations

  1. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S71] "Canada, Census of 1861; Sub-census for St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec.

Annie Esther McGrory1

b. 24 October 1892
Last Edited2 Mar 2008
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
FatherJoseph Francis McGrory1 b. s 1865
MotherMary Jane Cullerton1 b. 26 Feb 1871, d. 23 Jul 1896
Birth*24 October 1892St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism6 November 1892St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "On the 6th day of November 1892, we the undersigned, parish priest, have baptized Annie Esther, born on the 24th of October, daughter of the lawful marriage of Joseph McGrory and Mary Ann Cullerton of this parish. The sponsors were John Lawrence Corrigan, the child's uncle and Ellen Cullerton, the child's aunt, who with the father signed. This act was duly read.
John Lawrence Corrigan
Ellen Culleton Joseph F. McGrory

H. McGratty, priest."1 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1892.

Catherine Lima McGrory1

b. 17 May 1894
Last Edited20 Sep 2012
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
FatherJoseph Francis McGrory1 b. s 1865
MotherMary Jane Cullerton1 b. 26 Feb 1871, d. 23 Jul 1896
Birth*17 May 1894St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism29 May 1894St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line], St. Gabriel de Valcartier, Quebec County, 1894.

Catherine Lina McGrory1

b. 17 April 1894
Last Edited21 Nov 2004
Birth*17 April 1894St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Married Name5 July 1921Douglas1 
Marriage*5 July 1921Robert John Douglas; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S435] E-mail Message. From Patricia Hall to Pat Balkcom, 11 November 2004.

Edward McGrory1

d. before 18 November 1856
Last Edited15 Apr 2005

Family

Margaret Kerr d. b 18 Nov 1856
Marriage*Margaret Kerr1 
Child 1.Margaret McGrory1
Marriage*Margaret Kerr1 
Death*before 18 November 18561 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions.

Edward McGrory1

d. before 1869
Last Edited21 Sep 2012

Family

Catherine Breslin b. c 1836, d. 16 Dec 1902
Marriage*23 February 1857Catherine Breslin; St-Edmond Catholic Cemetery, Stoneham, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada2 
Children 1.Edward McGrory1 b. 11 Jan 1858
 2.Michael McGrory4 b. c 1859
 3.Margaret McGrory4 b. c 1860
 4.Winnifred McGrory5 b. 4 Oct 1861
 5.Joseph Francis McGrory+3 b. s 1865
Marriage*23 February 1857Catherine Breslin; St-Edmond Catholic Cemetery, Stoneham, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada2 
Death*before 1869Edward's wife remarries in 1869 and is listed as a widow.3 
Witness: Catherine Breslin

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1858.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Quebec County, Stoneham (St-Edmond), 1857.
  3. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Marriages, 1888.
  4. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Quebec County, St-Edmond.
  5. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line], St. Gabriel de Valcartier, Quebec County, 1861.

Edward McGrory1

b. 11 January 1858
Last Edited21 Apr 2005
FatherEdward McGrory1 d. b 1869
MotherCatherine Breslin1 b. c 1836, d. 16 Dec 1902
Birth*11 January 1858Stoneham, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism23 January 1858St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; The godparents were Michael Whelan and Ann Williamson.1 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1858.

Frederick Edward McGrory1

b. 15 December 1889
Last Edited23 May 2011
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
FatherJoseph Francis McGrory1 b. s 1865
MotherMary Jane Cullerton1 b. 26 Feb 1871, d. 23 Jul 1896
Birth*15 December 1889Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism17 December 1889St-Roch Catholic Church, Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "...on the 17th of December, 1889, I baptised Frederic Edward, born the day before yesterday, of the legitimate marriage of Joseph Francis McGorary,(sic) farmer, and of Mary Jane Collatan (sic) of Valcartier. Godparents Frederick Kack and Mary Sullivan..."
Joseph Frances McGorary - signed his name like this.1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Quebec County, Quebec, St. Roch's Church, 1889.

Joseph Francis McGrory1,2

b. say 1865
Last Edited20 Sep 2012
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
FatherEdward McGrory1 d. b 1869
MotherCatherine Breslin1 b. c 1836, d. 16 Dec 1902

Family

Mary Jane Cullerton b. 26 Feb 1871, d. 23 Jul 1896
Marriage*24 April 1888Mary Jane Cullerton; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "On the 24th day of April 1888, whereas the publication of three banns of marriage having been made at the prone of the parochial mass on three consecutive Sundays; between Joseph McGrory, son of age of the late Edward McGrory, farmer of this parish and Catherine Breslin, on the one part; and Mary Jane Cullerton, minor daughter of Patrick Cullerton, farmer of this parish and Anne Corrigan, also of this parish on the other part; having discovered no other impediment to this marriage and having obtained the minor’s parent’s consent, we the undesigned parish priest, have received their mutual consent of marriage and have given them the nuptial benediction in the presence of Patrick Cullerton, the bride's father and Michael Corrigan, one of the bridegroom's friends and in presence of many other friends, who with the bride and bridegroom, declared they could not sign.

H. McGratty, priest."1 
Children 1.Frederick Edward McGrory2 b. 15 Dec 1889
 2.Mary Jane McGrory4 b. 11 Apr 1891
 3.Annie Esther McGrory5 b. 24 Oct 1892
 4.Catherine Lima McGrory6 b. 17 May 1894
 5.Margaret Lilia McGrory3 b. 4 Jul 1896
Birth*say 18651 
Marriage*24 April 1888Mary Jane Cullerton; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "On the 24th day of April 1888, whereas the publication of three banns of marriage having been made at the prone of the parochial mass on three consecutive Sundays; between Joseph McGrory, son of age of the late Edward McGrory, farmer of this parish and Catherine Breslin, on the one part; and Mary Jane Cullerton, minor daughter of Patrick Cullerton, farmer of this parish and Anne Corrigan, also of this parish on the other part; having discovered no other impediment to this marriage and having obtained the minor’s parent’s consent, we the undesigned parish priest, have received their mutual consent of marriage and have given them the nuptial benediction in the presence of Patrick Cullerton, the bride's father and Michael Corrigan, one of the bridegroom's friends and in presence of many other friends, who with the bride and bridegroom, declared they could not sign.

H. McGratty, priest."1 
(Witness) Death23 July 1896Mary Jane Cullerton; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada3 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Marriages, 1888.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Quebec County, Quebec, St. Roch's Church, 1889.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line], St. Gabriel de Valcartier, Quebec County, 1896.
  4. [S396] St. Gabriel's, Valcartier (published), Baptisms, 1891.
  5. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions, Baptisms, 1892.
  6. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line], St. Gabriel de Valcartier, Quebec County, 1894.

Margaret McGrory1

Last Edited15 Apr 2005
FatherEdward McGrory1 d. b 18 Nov 1856
MotherMargaret Kerr1 d. b 18 Nov 1856

Family

William McKeown
Marriage*18 November 1856William McKeown; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Both were of age and living in Stoneham. Witnesses to the wedding were Michael Bureau, Bridget Keenan, and Henry Pacquet, friends of the spouses.1 
Married Name18 November 1856McKeown1 
Marriage*18 November 1856William McKeown; St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Both were of age and living in Stoneham. Witnesses to the wedding were Michael Bureau, Bridget Keenan, and Henry Pacquet, friends of the spouses.1 

Citations

  1. [S508] St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Record Transcriptions.

Margaret McGrory1

b. circa 1860
Last Edited15 May 2011
FatherEdward McGrory1 d. b 1869
MotherCatherine Breslin1 b. c 1836, d. 16 Dec 1902
Birth*circa 1860Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Quebec County, St-Edmond.

Margaret Lilia McGrory1

b. 4 July 1896
Last Edited20 Sep 2012
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
FatherJoseph Francis McGrory1 b. s 1865
MotherMary Jane Cullerton1 b. 26 Feb 1871, d. 23 Jul 1896
Birth*4 July 1896St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism13 July 1896St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line], St. Gabriel de Valcartier, Quebec County, 1896.

Mary Jane McGrory1

b. 11 April 1891
Last Edited11 Dec 2007
ChartsDescendants of Lawrence Corrigan
FatherJoseph Francis McGrory1 b. s 1865
MotherMary Jane Cullerton1 b. 26 Feb 1871, d. 23 Jul 1896
Birth*11 April 1891St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism3 May 1891St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; "On the 3rd day of May 1891, we the undersigned, parish priest, have baptized Mary Jane, born on the 11th day of April last, daughter of the lawful marriage of Joseph McGrory, farmer of this parish and Mary Jane Cullerton. The sponsors were Michael Corrigan, the child's uncle, farmer of this parish and Jane Shea, his wife, who declared they could not sign. This act was duly read.

H. McGratty, priest."1 
Married Name5 July 1921Bedard1 

Citations

  1. [S396] St. Gabriel's, Valcartier (published), Baptisms, 1891.

Michael McGrory1

b. circa 1859
Last Edited15 May 2011
FatherEdward McGrory1 d. b 1869
MotherCatherine Breslin1 b. c 1836, d. 16 Dec 1902
Birth*circa 1859Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Quebec County, St-Edmond.

Winnifred McGrory1

b. 4 October 1861
Last Edited27 Sep 2019
FatherEdward McGrory1 d. b 1869
MotherCatherine Breslin1 b. c 1836, d. 16 Dec 1902
Birth*4 October 1861Stoneham, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada1 
Baptism13 October 1861St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Catholic Church, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada; Godparents were James Whelan and Bridget Kavanagh.1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line], St. Gabriel de Valcartier, Quebec County, 1861.