Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Desgroseilliers – Nunegand

244 years ago today – on 17 February 1772 – my maternal 4x great-grandparents married. [1]

Joseph Prosper Dorval, later Desgroseiliers (var. Desgroseilliers) and Charlotte Lunegand (var. Nunegand, Beaurosier) were united in matrimony in St-Joachim Roman Catholic church in Châteauguay, southwest of Montreal. He was almost 29 years old and she 17½.

Father Joseph Huguet, a French-born Jesuit, celebrated the nuptial mass. He also served the spiritual needs of the local Iroquois and has the distinction of being “the last of New France’s Jesuit missionaries”. [2]

Joseph and Charlotte had thirteen children born between 1773 and 1795: six sons, six daughters, and one child of unrecorded gender. The family made its home first in Châteauguay, and then in Montreal and later in St-Martin (Laval), before finally returning to Châteauguay.

Joseph died between 1795 and 1800, while Charlotte survived until May 1835.

Desgroseilliers – Nunegand marriage record (p. 36),Généalogie Québec


Desgroseilliers – Nunegand marriage record (p. 37), Généalogie Québec

Transcription of Joseph and Charlotte’s marriage record:

L’an mil sept soixante et douze le seize [dix sept] février, après / la publication de trois bans de Mariage entre Joseph / Prosper Desgroseliers, fils de feu Jean baptiste Desgroseliers / dit Chochouart, et de feu Marie Josephe Lachevretiere, / de la paroisse de Deschampbau, depuis onze ans habitué / à Chateaugai, d’une part; et Charlotte Nunegand, fille / de feu Francois Nunegand, dit Beaurosier et de Louise / Huimete, de la pointe à la Chevelure, habituée depuis / deux ans à Chateaugai, d’autre part, ne s’etant trouvé / 

opposition, je soussigné desservant la dite Paroisse / ai reçu leur mutual consentement et leur ai donné la / Benediction nuptial en presence de Marie Louise / Desgroseliers, soeur de l’Epoux, de Jacques Doret, / de François [Metate?], Jean baptiste Doret fils, de Jean / Besse, beaupere de l’Epouse, de Claude Roland, Charlot / la Roche et de plusieurs autres parens et amis.

[signed] Jos. Huguet Jesuite
Louise [deisgrosilé?]
marie magdeleine doray

My translation of the text:

The year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two the sixteen [seventeen] February, after / the publication of three banns of Marriage between Joseph / Prosper Desgroseliers, son of the late Jean baptiste Desgroseliers / dit Chochouart, and of the late Marie Joseph Lachevretiere / of the parish of Deschampbau [Deschambault], residing since eleven years / at Chateaugai [Châteauguay], on the one part; and Charlotte Nunegand, daughter / of the late Francois Nunegand, dit Beaurosier and of Louise / Huimete, of the pointe à la Chevelure [aka Fort St-Frederic now Crown Point, NY], residing since / two years at Chateaugai [Châteauguay], on the other part, not having found / 

opposition, I undersigned serving the said Parish / have received their mutual consent and have given them the / nuptial Blessing in the presence of Marie Louise / Desgroseliers, sister of the Groom, of Jacques Doret, / of François [Metate?], Jean baptiste Doret son, of Jean / Besse, stepfather of the Bride, of Claude Roland, Charlot / la Roche and of several other relatives and friends.

[signed] Jos. Huguet Jesuit
Louise [deisgrosilé?]
marie magdeleine doray

Sources:

1. St-Joachim (Châteauguay, Quebec), parish register, 1768-1775, pp. 36-37, no entry no. (1772), Joseph Prosper Desgroseliers – Charlotte Nunegand [sic] marriage, 17 February 1772; St-Joachim parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 30 June 2015).

2. Joseph Cossette, “Huguet, Joseph”, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 4, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003– (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/huguet_joseph_4E.html : accessed 16 February 2016).

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