Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Canada 150 - Shareholders of Chartered Banks of Canada





During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.

Today I have for you...


Shareholders of Chartered Banks of the Dominion of Canada




Under each bank is listed the shareholders, with city of residence, number of shares, and amount paid. There may also be estate accounts, which are held until probate is finished and the money can be distributed to the heirs.





When it states a person is trustee for another person, it is probably until the person reaches a certain age.  When it states a person is trustee usufructuary, that means the trustee can use the produce or income from property or asset for a specified time.




The oldest bank in Canada, with bank number 001, is the Bank of Montreal, which opened for business 3 November 1817. Until the Bank of Canada was established in 1934 banks issued their own bank notes. There is a list of early banks here, some of which closed in a few years or may have been taken over by another bank.



Relevant Links


Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of the Dominion of Canada 1875-1895

Shareholders in the Chartered Banks of the Dominion of Canada 1900-1915 (1902 wrong)

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