Produced by: La Société d’Histoire de Sillery
Interviewed by Ariel Blouin
Informants: Brian Treggett
Date: February 25, 2019
Location: Sillery, Quebec, Qc
Brian Treggett is sitting in his dining room in front of a painting of the lodge. Various images are shown as he speaks: Disembarkment certificate, Gilmore house, cemetery flowers, William’s Family, and William Treggett in the greenhouse.
Brian’s Memories: William Treggett
The First Generation
Hello, my name is Brian Treggett, my great-grandfather William Treggett came to Quebec in 1847.
He was part of the British Army, and when he arrived here in Quebec, he liked it so much he decided to stay. So he asked for his release from the British Army and went to the city of Quebec to try to find a job and finally, he was hired by John Gilmore, a local lumber merchant and shipbuilder.
John Gilmore was looking for a gardener or a maintenance person for his estate, which was called Marchmount and my great-grandfather William would like that job because it was something he horticulture was one of his favourite occupations.
He wanted that so went, and he worked, and he worked up until 1865. When Mount Hermon Cemetery they were looking for a new superintendent.
In 1865, he was hired as the superintendent of Mount Hermon Cemetery he had most of his two were born I thought a Marchmount and stayed on it for a total of 43 years.
He was an excellent gardener, and the cemetery greenhouses allowed him to perfect a lot of his skills that he had acquired working for John Gilmore.
Subject – Brian Treggett
Interviewer/Editor– Ariel Blouin
Producer – La Société d’Histoire de Sillery