Fonds MCC6 - Vince family

Title proper

Vince family

General material designation

  • Multiple media

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)


  • 1883-1953, 1976 (Creation)
    Vince family (Woodstock)

Physical description

55 cm of textual records and other material

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Name of creator


Biographical history

The Vince family of Woodstock, New Brunswick, is descended from Donald McLeod Vince (1848-1912), lieutenant colonel, engineer surveyor, teacher, businessman, and lawyer. He was the son of Robert Vince, who was killed in action during the Crimean War, and the grandson of Donald McLeod, who was involved with the 74th Highlanders in Scotland. Originally from Berwick-on-Tweed, England, Donald McLeod Vince was educated at the Hibernian Military School in Dublin, Ireland, and then moved to New Brunswick in 1866. His first marriage was to Marie E. Doucette in 1870; his second, to Milicent Adeline Nevers in 1875.

Milicent and Donald Vince had four children: Lucretia (Lulu) Nevers, (1876-1957); Arthur Neville, (1879- 1917?); Jessie Gibbons, (1881-1969); and Edward Raban, (1886-1955). Arthur was appointed a justice of the peace in 1909 and signed the roll as a barrister in 1910. Arthur served in the First World War, and was killed at Amiens, France, in 1917, although the legal practice bearing his name continued into the 1940s. Edward made a career in the military, eventually serving in both the First and Second World Wars. Donald Michael Raban Vince, Edward's son, carried on the family military tradition when he became one of the youngest majors to serve in the Canadian army in World War II.

Custodial history

Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of account books for the administration of the estates of local businessmen and members of the Vince family. There are deeds, correspondence written between Vince family members, and photographs, dating between 1910 and 1942. Photographs show military men and units in Carleton County, Halifax, and England, and snapshots of family members. Also included in the fonds are scrapbooks containing memorabilia of military personnel and personal documents, and eight maps showing four military maneuvers and the locations of Liverpool, England; Miramichi Bay, NB; and Carleton County, NB.

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Source unknown


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No Restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres