Fort Providence Metis Scrip Claims

Old Fort Providence was constructed in 1789 by Laurent Leroux on the upper end of the North Arm of Great Slave Lake for the North West Company. It was located near Wool Bay outside the City of Yellowknife, a North West Company, and later a Hudson's Bay Company, trading post. It remained in operation until 1820. This post was established on the northeast bank of the Mackenzie River in the mid 1800s. The post then closed after the Franklin expedition to the Coppermine area in the 1820s. The Roman Catholic Mission opened in 1861 and the HBC established a post there shortly thereafter. Cattle ranching and farming were important activities at Fort Providence throughout its history. Balsillie, James A.R. - Concerning his Metis claim - Address, Providence, North West Territories - Born, Winnipeg, 1876 - Occupation, trader - Father, Balsillie, John, (White man) - Mother, Rowand, Adelaid, (Metis) - Married, to Marie Fabien in 1901 in Fort Resolution - Children, ten names on declaration - claim no. 33 Beaulieu, Michel; address: Fort Resolution, Great Slave Lake via Edmonton; claim no. 11; born: 1875 at Port Providence; father: Pierre Beaulieu (Métis); mother: Chipewyan Indian; scrip notes nos. A12744 and A4375 for Michel Beaulieu Bouvier, Baptiste; address: Fort Providence via Edmonton; claim no. 55 to 60; born: 1859 at Fort Simpson; father: Joseph Bouvier (Métis); mother: Catherine Beaubien (Métis); married: 1884 at Fort Providence to Marie Lafferty; children living: 5; children deceased: 2 Bouvier, John Baptiste - Concerning his claim as Métis - Address, Providence - Born, Fort Simpson, 1858 - Occupation, trader - Father, Joseph Bouvier, (White man) - Mother, Catherine Boullieau, (Métis) - Married, Providence in 1884 to Marie Lafferty - Children, seven living, two dead - Claim no. 18 Bouvier, Marie; address: Fort Providence via Edmonton; claim no. 61; born: 1870 at Fort Rae; father: Louison Lafferty (Métis); mother: Marie L'Esperance (Métis); married: 1884 at Fort Providence to Baptiste Bouvier; children living: 5; children deceased: 2 Brown, Magnus; for his deceased son, James; claim no. 2390; address: Athabasca Landing; born: 1878 at Fort Providence; father: Magnus Brown (Whiteman and deponent); mother: Ann Norm (Métis); died: 1892; file ref. 666116 Brown, Magnus; for his children: George, born: 1883 at Fort Providence; Margaret, born: October, 1885 at Big Island, Big Slave Lake; claim no. 2389; address: Athabasca Landing; father: Magnus Brown (Whiteman and deponent); mother: Ann Norm (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1528, George; scrip cert.: form C, no. 1530, Margaret

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Bertrand, Henri; address: Fort Chipewyan; claim no. 438; born: 15 July, 1874 at Fort Providence; father: Charles Bertrand (Whiteman); mother: Adele Platecote (Chipewyan Indian); scrip cert.: form A, no. Fabien, Helen - Concerning her Métis grant for $240.00 - Residence, Fort Resolution Born, Fort Simpson in 1883 - Father, Sabbestin, Thomas, (White man) - Mother, Marie, (Indian) - Married, 1906 at Fort Providence to John Fabien - Children, seven living, one dead - Joseph, 1907, James, 1909, Mary Rose, 1912, Bernadette, 1914, Frank, 1915, Albert, 1917, Alice, 1919 - Claim no. 1 Gairdner, Jane Catherine; address: St. Albert; claim no. 2476; born: 14 August, 1878 at Fort Providence; father: George W. Gairdner (Whiteman); mother: Marguerite Bouvier (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 1682 Gardiner, Julia - Concerning her Métis grant of $240.00 - Residence, Simpson - Born, Fort Providence in 1882 - Father, St. Boniface Lafferty, (Métis) - Mother, Madeline Bounier, (Métis) - Married, in 1906 at Fort Nelson to Archibald Gardiner - Children, four living, one dead - George, 1906, Edward, 1908, Lysa, 1914, Pauline, 1916 - Claim no. 16 Gairdner, Margaret; for her son, Louis Gairdner; claim no. 2550; address: St. Albert; born: 10 April, 1885 at Fort Providence; father: George Gairdner (Whiteman); mother: Margaret Gairdner (Métis and deponent); scrip cert.: form E, no. 1790 Heron, Edward - Concerning his Métis grant of $240.00 - Address, Fort Rae - Born, Fort Simpson, March 24, 1898 - Occupation, Hudson Bay Co. manager - Father, Frank Heron, (Métis) - Mother, Harriet Brown, (Métis) - Married, 1913 at Fort Providence to Margaret Sibbeston - Children, two living, two dead - Harriet, May 3, 1914, Frank, November 29, 1918 - Claim no. 3 Laferte, Madeleine; address: Fort Nelso; claim no. 198; born: 1862 at Fort Simpson; father: Joseph Bouvier (Métis); mother: Catherine Beaulieu (Métis); married: 1879 at Fort Providence to Boniface Laferte; children living: Marie Rose; Julie; George; Victor; Marguerite; Joseph & Michel; children deceased: Charles. Lafferte, Boniface; address: Fort Resolution via Edmonton; claim no. 190; born: 1861 at Winnipeg; father: Louison Lafferte (Métis); claim no. 197; mother: Marie Lesperence (Métis); married: 1879 at Fort Providence to Madelaine Bouvier; children living: Marie Rose; Julie; George; Victor; Marguerite; Joseph & Michel; children deceased: Charles. Lafferty, George - Concerning his Métis grant of $240.00 - Address, Providence - Born, Fort Wrigley in 1884 - Occupation, trader - Father, Boniface Lafferty, (Métis) - Mother, Madeline Bouvier (Métis) - Married, at Providence to Elizabeth Sarrolette - Children, one boy, one dead, Joe Boniface, 1917 - Claim no. 22

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Lafferty, Harry - Concerning his Métis claim - Address, Fort Rae - Born, Providence, September, 1880 - Occupation, interpreter - Father, Harry Lafferty (Métis) - Mother, Catherine Bouvier, (Métis) - Married, 1907, Rae to Ellen Fabien - Claim no. 64 Lafferty, Victor - Concerning his Métis grant of $240.00 - Address, Providence - Born, Fort Liard in 1887 - Occupation, trader and interpreter - Father, Boniface Lafferty, (Métis) - Mother, Madeline Bouvier, (Métis) - Married, in 1912 at Resolution to Mary Rose Madeline - Children, four - Alice, 1913, Leon, 1914, Edward, 1917, Virginia, 1919 - Claim no. 23 Lepine, Emily - Concerning her Métis grant - Address, Providence - Born, Fort Simpson, September, 1896 - Father, McPherson, George, (Métis) - Mother, Berens, Sarah, (Métis) Married, 1915, Athabasca Landing to Frank Lepine - Children, four (see Lepine Frank) Claim no. 61 Lepine, Frank - Concerning his Métis grant - Address, Providence, North West Territories - Born, Fort Chipewyan, July 7, 1894 - Occupation, trapper - Father, Francois Lepine, (Métis) - Mother, Marie Adel Savoyard, (Métis) - Married, 1915, Athabsca Landing to Emily Berens - Children, four - Cecilia, October 27, 1916, Sarah, August 10, 1918, Lillian, January 1, 1920, Napoleon, December 2, 1922 - Claim no. 62 Lépine , William; address: Fort Chipewyan via Edmonton; claim no. 223; born: 1853 at Fort Liard; father: Baptiste Lépine (Métis); 228; mother: Angelle Houle (Métis); married: 1884 at Fort Providence to Cecile Le-grand-Isle; children living: Guillaume; Alexandre; Adele; Napoleon and Rosine; children deceased: Francis. Lizotte, Marie; address: Fort Vermillion; claim no. 375; born: 2 October, 1871 at Fort Providence; father: Modeste Lanoix or Laferty (Métis); mother: Sophie Beaulieu (Métis); married: 3 November, 1895 at Fort Vermillion to Augustin Lizotte; children living: Louisa; children deceased: William; scrip cert.: no. 799A. McKinley, Bella; address: Fort Resolution; born: 1869 at Fort Providence; father: Magnus Brown (Scot); mother: Bella (Dog-rib Indian); married: 1889 at Fort Resolution to James McKinley; children living: John, Sterling, Archie and Elenora; children deceased: Florence; scrip notes nos. A12922 and A4553 for $160.00 and $80.00; claim no. 273. Savoyard, John; address: Athabasca Landing; born: 4 January, 1878 at Fort Providence; father: Joseph Savoyard (Métis); mother: Francis Beauchamp (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 2406; claim no. 3116. Savoyard, Joseph; heir to his deceased son, Joseph Alexis; address: Athabasca Landing; born: 6 August 1875 at [Fort Providence]; died: 25 April, 1895 at Athabasca Landing; father: Joseph Savoyard (Métis and deponent); mother: Françoise Boucher (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1272; claim no. 3197.

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Savoyard, Modeste; address: Athabasca Landing; born: 7 August, 1881 at Fort Providence; father: Joseph Savoyard (Métis); mother: Françoise Boucher (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1698; claim no. 3202. Scott, Ellen Harriet; for her minor daughter, Cécilia Jane Scott; address: Winnipeg; born: 21 July, 1889 at Fort Providence; father: Samuel Scott (Whiteman); mother: Ellen Harriet Reid (Métis and deponent); claim no. 1539.

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