Recently I gave a presentation on the history of St Patrick’s Church in the church hall – which was wonderful! I was asked about a petition I cited in my MA Thesis, and about who was on the list. It was a good question, and of interest to many historians and genealogists. So I decided to go back to my notes from the thesis and get out the documents. Unfortunately, this was 1998 so my notes were on a 3 1/2 floppy, but I had printouts. So I am attaching them as PDFs here in this post for people to look at.
This is a list of those donations made between 1841-1843 to the Fundraising Committee of St Patrick’s Church, which was administered by prominent members of the congregation. I took the list when I transcribed it and put it in alphabetical order. There are 370 entries, some donations are in dollars, some in Halifax Pounds.
The source information: St Patrick’s Church Minute Book, 1841-1843, St Patrick’s Basilica Archives.
This is a petition sent to the Rev Quiblier, who was the Superior of the Seminary of St Sulpice, in Montreal. The congregation of the Recollet Church asked for an enlargement of the said church, and a High Mass every Sunday. The document was handwritten, and unfortunately I was not able to decipher every signature.
The Source information: Petition, Section 27, voute 2, T-97 #188, Archives du Seminaire de Saint-Sulpice, Montreal.