Il est aussi connu sous le nom de Johanthan Abraham Gray 1.
Il notarie le contrat de mariage de Écuyer William Lindsay et Louisa Maria Beek le 9 mars 1799 en présence de Jean-Guillaume Delisle, Écuyer Joseph Frobisher, Écuyer Alexander Henry, Écuyer Richard Dobie et Écuyer John Gerbrand Beck 2, a.
p. 1 : "Before the subscribing Public Notaries, for the Province of Lower Canada residing in the City of Montreal
Personally Appeared William Lindsay of the Town of Dorchester (commonly called Saint Johns) in the County of Kent and district of Montreal, Esquire, now at this City stipulating for himself and in his own name of the one part. and John Gerbrand Beek of the City of Montreal aforesaid Esquire, - stipulating for and on behalf of Mrs Louisa Maria Beek his Daughter, Widow of Mr James taylor late of the same place Deceased personally present and Accepting for herself and in her own name of the other part, Which said parties with the advice and consent of their Parents and Friends hereafter mentioned. That is to say on the part of the said William Lindsay, Richard Dobie, Esquire and Alexander Henry Esquire of said Montreal and on the part of the said Mrs Louisa Maria Beek, the said John Gerbrand Beek, her Father and Joseph Frobisher of the same place Esquire, Have and Do hereby voluntarily consent and Acknowledge to have made the following & Conventions and Aggrements that is to say, The said William Lindsay and Louisa Maria Beek, mutually Promise and agree to be joined together in the Holy Bands of Matrimony ...
p. 2 : " Matrimony, conformable to the rites of the Church of England as soon as possibly convenient and at the Demand of Either the one or the other. - It is expressly (convainted ? or convenanted) and agreed that there shall be no Community of Estate ot Effects between them the aid parties, hereby formally renouncing to the Law of this porvince to that effect. - That neither of the said parties shall be liable for the Debts of the other contracted before the celebration of their Marriage but that such Debts shall be paid and discharged by him or her who contracted the same and out of the property of him or her without the property of the other being any ways liable thereto. - That whatever property Effects or sums of Money may be acquired by the said Louisa Maria Beek by Succession, Donation, Legacy or otherwise shall be considered & Deemed and held to be in nature of PROPRES (ce mot est souligné par le notaire) belonging to the said Louisa Maria Beek and her Heirs de son côté et ligne (en français dans le texte ; ces cinq derniers mots sont soulignés par le notaire). - It is also hereby agreed by and between the said parties that if the said Louisa Maria Beek should survive the said William Lindsay her intended Husband then and in that case, he Doth bythese presents endose the said Louisa Maria Beek with all and whatsoever Property, Estate and Effects whether Real (?) or personal, which may belong or appertain unto ...
p. 3 : "unto him the said William Lindsay at the time of his Decease the same to become and be considered as her own property for the use of herself and her Heirs for ever - and it is further agreed by and between the said parties, that the said Louisa Maria Beek or any Issue of the said intended Marriage shall have no Claim Title Interest or Demand whatsoever in or upon the said property Estate and effects until all the just and lawful Debts of the said William Lindsay of what kind or nature soever shall (berfirst ?) paid and discharged. - Provided also that in case the said William Lindsay should survive the said Louisa Maria Beek then that none of the Heirs at Law or Relations of the said Louisa Maria Beek, or any person or persons claiming under her on them, shall have any Right, Title, Claim or demand whatsoever upon or against the said Willaim Lindsay his Heirs or legal Representatives for any part or parcel of whatever property, Estate or Effects he now possesses or which may hereafter appertain to him, nor shall he be amenable to any Action at Law, to make an Inventory or render any account thereof saving and reserving the legal Rights and Claims of Succession of the lawful Issue of the said ...
p. 4 : " said intended Marriage, in case they survive the said William Lindsay any Law Usage or Custom to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. - for so (?) the said parties to these presents have convainted (? or convenanted) and agreed for these & notwithstanding & promising & Obliging & Renouncing &) - Done and passed at the dwelling House of the said John Gerbrand Beek in Notre Dame Street of the City of Montreal aforesaid in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninetynine the ninth Day of March in the afternoon and signed by the said parties with us Notaries on this original Minute. (... ?) of Record in the Office of Jonathan Abraham Gray, one of us the said Notaries, these presents having first been duty read according to Law."
Wm Lindsay Louisa M Beek J G Beek J. Frobisher Rich Dobie Alexander Henry
John (... ?) Delisle n. p. J. A. Gray Not. Pub.
Questions, commentaires, informations de la section collaboration: (Ajouter une note)
1. Histoire du Notariat au Canada - Volume 2, p. 233
2. Courriel de Pierre Chartrand - 20 février 2008
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