A Canadian Family

Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

Historical Document: Marmaduke Lawrence Harvey – Baptism, 1897

This website has focused on our Canadian Family’s shared Jersey, French Canadian and Acadian heritage – however in recent years we’ve joined our lines with those of some Franchinis from central and northern Italy and Harveys who originated in the United Kingdom. Research on these lines has just started!

Today I’d like to share our first historical document pertaining to the Harveys.

Methodist Centenery Church – Point St-Charles (Montreal)  – 1897

Marmaduke Lawrence Harvey - Baptism

Marmaduke Lawrence Harvey – Baptism

This baptismal certificate confirms that Marmaduke’s parents were Albert Joseph Harvey and Emma Dolling Young and that the officiating minister was Melvin Taylor.

A Canadian Family Database lists four other children for this couple (Albert Cecil, Anne, John, and Margarita Elizabeth) but I haven’t located the primary documents. Our family is connected to the Albert Cecil Harvey line.


Related Posts:

Marmaduke Lawrence Harvey At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century | Military Uniform

Index: Historical Documents


Further Reading:

Centenary Methodist Church Information

January 28, 2009 - Posted by | . | , ,


  1. It’s so cool to read about how my family started and to see the original documents, thanks so much for looking into my side of the family for me. I really appreciate it.


    Comment by Gabrielle Harvey | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. And I have “fun” doing it. It’s much more challenging than French-Canadian genealogy because in Protestant registers there is often less information. Also there are many more amateur Catholic genealogists in Quebec so they’ve created a lot more family trees and indexes that help others get started. The only reason I’ve gotten this far is because of the names you gave me.
    In any case, the next time you’re in Montreal we’ll work together on this.


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. At least this can provide you with a little bit of a challenge ; ). Next time I’m in Montreal I’ll definitely have to set aside a time to work on this with you. Maybe we can go for coffee with my grandmother and chat about her history, I’m sure she’d love that.


    Comment by Gabrielle Harvey | February 10, 2009 | Reply

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