Thursday, May 02, 2013

Ancestral Anniversaries for May 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.

1 May 1663:
Birth of Edward Allen in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a son of Edward Allen (Allyn), originally from Scotland, and Sarah Kimball. When Edward was 20 years old, he married Mercy Painter in Deerfield in 1683. Edward and Mercy are my paternal ancestors through their daughter Sarah Allen (a Deerfield captive in 1704), who married Guillaume Lalonde in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, near Montreal, in 1710.

3 May 1683:
Baptism of day-old Marie Barbe Gournay dite Latour in Repentigny, L’Assomption County, Quebec. She was the second of ten children of Guillaume Gournay dit Latour by his wife Catherine Jetté. Marie Barbe married Charles Gauthier dit Landreville in 1701 in Repentigny, where their fourteen children were born and where they lived the remainder of their lives. Charles and Marie Barbe are my paternal ancestors.

7 May 1673:
Baptism of Paul Charles Dazé at Notre-Dame in Montreal, Quebec. His date of birth is not stated in his baptism record, but he was presumably only one or two days old when he received the sacrament. Paul Charles had as godfather Charles d’Ailleboust, sieur des Museaux, a former interim governor of Montreal. His parents, Paul Dazé and Françoise Goubilleau, were French immigrants who married in Montreal in 1671. Paul Charles married twice: first in 1696 to Barbe Cartier, by whom he had four children, and second (after Barbe’s death) in 1706 to Jeanne (Anne) Chartrand, by whom he had a further twelve children. Paul Charles and Barbe are my paternal ancestors.

8 May 1743:
Burial of Charles Guérard in Ste-Foy, near Quebec City. His date of death is not indicated in his burial record. Charles, who was about 70 or 75 years old when he died, sometimes went by the surname Grap(t) or Legrapt. His wife, Marie Madeleine Chrétien, by whom he had eleven children, predeceased him in October 1741. They were my paternal ancestors.

11 May 1703:
Death of Louis Emery dit Coderre in Varennes, Verchères County, Quebec. He was only 29 years old when he died, leaving a widow, Marie-Madeleine Leclerc, and three young children. Louis and Marie-Madeleine are my maternal ancestors.

17 May 1643:
Marriage contract of Nicolas Guillot and Marie (Madeleine) Joslain dite Doribelle in La Rochelle, France. Nicolas, a merchant butcher, was a widower when he entered into a marriage contract with Marie, who worked as a servant in the household of a fur-pelt merchant. The couple did not immigrate to New France, but their son Vincent (1645-1716) did, and it is through him that they are my paternal ancestors.

19 May 1743:
Birth of Joseph Prosper Dorval (aka Desgroseilliers) in Deschambault, Portneuf County, Quebec. A younger son of Jean-Baptiste Bouchard (aka Dorval and Desgroseilliers) and Marie-Josèphe de Chavigny, he was baptized the following day. Joseph and his wife Charlotte Nunegand, whom he married in 1772, are my maternal ancestors.

27 May 1723:
Death of Paul Martel dit Lamontagne in St-Antoine-de-Tilly, Lotbinière County, Quebec. He was buried there in the parish church under the jubé (choir screen) on the same day. Paul and his wife Marie-Madeleine Guillot, who survived him, are the most recent common ancestors of my parents Maurice and Jacqueline. (Mom is Dad’s sixth cousin twice removed.)

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