A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs eBook

George MacKinnon Wrong
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[Footnote 25:  He must have been a Roman Catholic for he was buried in the churchyard at Murray Bay.]

[Footnote 26:  We have seen (ante p. 49) how at Malbaie Colonel Nairne expected that a Protestant missionary would soon make the community Protestant.]

[Footnote 27:  Professor Barrett Wendell, France of To-day, New York, 1907.]

[Footnote 28:  Roy, Histoire de la Seigneurie de Lauzon, IV:  169, 170.]

[Footnote 29:  The Abbe H.R.  Casgrain:  Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII.  Siecle. Oeuvres, Vol.  I, pp. 483 sqq.]

[Footnote 30:  Roy, La Seigneurie de Lauzon, IV:  247.]

[Footnote 31:  M. Leon Gerin in “L’Habitant de Saint-Justin”, p. 202.]

[Footnote 32:  Roy, La Seigneurie de Lauzon IV:  245.]

[Footnote 33:  De Gaspe, Memoires, p. 533, 4.]

[Footnote 34:  Mr. Nairne claimed as compensation for his lods et ventes L4,560, 9s. 6d., (Halifax currency) and for the banal rights L3,400.  He probably received considerably less.  More than 400 dwellers in the seigniory still pay the annual cens et rentes.]

[Footnote 35:  Malcolm Fraser’s seigniory, Mount Murray, remained somewhat longer in the family of its original owner.  On Fraser’s death in 1815 his eldest son William, who had become a medical practitioner and a Roman Catholic, succeeded.  He died without issue in 1830 and his brother, John Malcolm Fraser, then fell heir to the seigniory.  When he died in 1860 the property passed by will to his two daughters, both married to British officers.  The elder, Mrs. Reeve, succeeded to the manor house.  The younger, Mrs. Higham, soon sold her share to the Cimon family who became prominent in the district and one of whose members sat in Parliament at Ottawa on the Conservative side.  Mrs. Reeve died in 1879 leaving the use of the property to her husband, Colonel Reeve, for his life.  When he died in 1888, his son Mr. John Fraser Reeve, Malcolm Fraser’s great-grandson, became seigneur.  In 1902 he sold the property to the present seigneur, Mr. George T. Bonner, of New York, a Canadian by birth.  Though there are numerous living descendants of Malcolm Fraser, Murray Bay knows them no more.]

[Footnote 36:  Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel John Nairne, First Seigneur of Murray Bay.  This Gallant Officer during 38 years distinguished himself as an able and brave Soldier.  For simplicity of manners as a man, for Intrepidity and humanity as a Soldier, and for the virtues of a Gentleman, his memory will long be respected and cherished.  Born in Scotland, March 1, 1731.  Died at Quebec, July 14, 1802.

Lieutenant Colonel Nairne first entered the Dutch Service where he belonged to that distinguished Corps, the Scotch Brigade.  He afterwards entered the British Service where under Wolfe he was present at the taking of Louisbourg and Quebec.  He also served under Murray and Carleton and distinguished himself in a most gallant manner when Quebec was attacked by the Americans in the years 1775 and 1776.

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