Category: Quebec City

Robert Andrew Jeffery

Robert Jeffery lived until he was 69 years old, and during his lifetime he was married three times and had twenty children. Robert was one of three sons born to Robert Jeffery and Elizabeth Tipper, he was the only one to have children, and have them he did. Robert’s first marriage was to Delphine Guenet…

Elizabeth Jeffery

This is the fourth installment of the Jeffery sisters blog series about Caroline, Margaret, or Hannah. There will be one last installment in this series. Elizabeth was the youngest of the Jeffery sisters to survive to adulthood. She was born in 1834 in the district of Beauce where her father was working as a mason for…

The Census-Taker Missed Them

My Friday night fun was reading through The Weekly Chronicle on the BAnQ website (Quebec archives) and I came across this letter to the editor – Census Sir, – Reading Mr. Lortie’s letter in yesterday’s Chronicle, reminds me that I was never called on by the census official.  This makes three more unregistered citizens, and I…