Saturday, April 06, 2013

Ancestral Anniversaries for April 2013

From October to December last year, I posted articles about some of my ancestors’ life events that marked an anniversary in 2012. I’m continuing this series by presenting a selection of ancestral events for 2013.

6 April 1713:
Death of Pierre Couillard in Sorel, Richelieu County, Quebec. He was buried there the next day. Pierre was originally from St-Pierre de Ballon in Aunis, France. He and his wife Jeanne Bilodeau, whom he married in Canada in 1666, were my paternal ancestors.

10 April 1643:
Baptism of François Vanasse in the parish church St-Maclou in Rouen, Normandy, France. Son of Paul Vanasse and Barbe Monteil, François arrived in New France about 1665. A few years later, he married widow Jeanne Fourrier, a fille du Roi. They are my father’s maternal ancestors.

11 April 1663:
Confirmation of Joseph-Isaac Lamy at Château-Richer, Montmorency County, Quebec. Joseph-Isaac, originally from Rouen in Normandy, France, was about 23 years old when he received the Sacrament of Confirmation. That October, he married fille du Roi Marie-Madeleine de Chevrainville dite Lafontaine. They are my paternal ancestors.

19 April 1773:
Marriage of Louis Drouin and Marie Josephe Verdon at St-Laurent, on Ile de Montréal, Quebec. The couple had previously entered into a marriage contract on 31 March 1773 in the office of notary Simon Sanguinet fils. Louis was 26 years old, while Marie Joseph was nearly 20. They are my paternal ancestors.

21 April 1753:
Baptism of Valentine Cole at St-Antoine-de-Tilly, Lotbinière County, Quebec. After renouncing his ‘heresies’ (Protestant faith), he was received in the Roman Catholic faith as “Jean-Baptiste”. Valentine, born about 1728, was originally from Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. After his baptism, he was known as Jean-Baptiste Col, or Colle or Cole dit Langlais. A few months later that year, he married Marie Josephe Paule Martel dite Lamontagne in Ste-Croix, Lotbinière County, Quebec. They are my maternal ancestors.

24 April 1813:
Birth of Joseph Pinau dit Deschâtelets in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Terrebonne County, Quebec. The eldest son of Joseph Pinau and his wife Marguerite Bouvret, Joseph was baptized the next day in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. In 1835, he married Angélique Caillé, by whom he had eleven children. I descend maternally from their younger daughter Arline Deschâtelets.

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