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Monseigneur J. C. K. Laflamme Comments on the Verge Family Origins

From L'Annuaire de l'universit� Laval pour l'ann�e 1896-97, page 121

This was in a collection of papers from my Great Aunt Kate (Verge) Langille.

Transcription:

La famille Verge �tait originaire de Christchurch, Hampshire, en Angleterre. Elle f�t au nombre de ces puritains qui quitt�rent le Royaume-Uni vers la fin du dix septi�me si�cle pour venir dans le Massachusetts chercher la libert� qui leur �chappait dans la m�re-patrie. Apr�s le trait� de 1783, par lequel f�t reconnue l'ind�pendance des Etats-Unis, les Verge, ainsi que plusieurs autres familles loyalistes rest�es fid�les � l'all�geance britannique, �migr�rent au Canada, ou flottait encore l'ancien drapeau. Les Verge s'�tablirent � Chester, Nouvelle-Ecosse. Plus tard, Monsieur Nelson Verge vint se fixer � Carleton avec ses enfants. Il s'y convertiet au catholicisme et son fils, le Docteur Charles Verge, plus tard professeur � la facult� de m�decine de l'universit� Laval, eut l'insigne et rare bonheur d'assister au bapt�me de son p�re.

Mgr. J. C. K. Laflamme, dans l'Annuaire de l'universit� Laval pour l'ann�e 1896-97, page 121

Cette copie est du Bulletin des Recherches Historiques, Vol. XXXIV, 1928, page 477.

Re-copi� aux Archives Civiles de la Cour Sup�rieure de Qu�bec, � 1100 rue St. Jean, par Charles Levesque, ce 15 Aout 1975.

Translation:

Aided by several online translation tools, I think I've fairly accurately got the meaning.

The Verge family were natives of Christchurch, Hampshire, in England. The family was among the Puritans who left the United Kingdom towards the end of the seventeenth century to come to Massachusetts to look for the freedom which escaped them in the motherland. After the treaty of 1783, which recognized the independence of the United States, the Verge family, like other Loyalist families who retained their British allegience, emigrated to Canada, where still floated the old flag. They established themselves in Chester, Nova Scotia. Later, Mr. Nelson Verge settled in Carleton with his children. He converted to Catholicism and his son, Dr. Charles Verge, later a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University, had the honour and rare happiness to witness the baptism of his father.

So how does this fit in with my Verge family? Nelson Verge (AKA Joseph Nelson Verge) was the son of John Verge and Eunice Whitcomb Millet. John Verge, born 2 Jan 1781 in Liverpool, was the son of Joseph Verge and Abigail Doggett (see scan of page from Liverpool Town Book). My Verge line comes from Samuel Verge, another son of Joseph and Abigail.


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