Thursday, April 14, 2016

Langlois – Grenier 1634 Marriage Record

Recently, there’s been some interest in the Noël Langlois – Françoise Grenier couple, who married in 1634 in Quebec, in “Ancestry Hook Ups”, a public group in Facebook. I decided to transcribe and translate their marriage record for those individuals who might descend from or who might be interested in Noël and Françoise, one of the most prolific ancestral couples of New France. [1]
Noel Langlois 1634 marriage record
Langlois - Grenier marriage record (Ancestry.ca)

Their marriage record (above), in French, in the rather stylish handwriting of the 1600s is a copy. [2] The original was lost when the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Recouvrance’s sacramental registers were destroyed in a fire on 15 June 1640. [3] Shortly after this disaster, the early records were recreated from memory by Jesuit priests. [4]
Noel Langlois 1634 marriage record
Langlois - Grenier marriage record (Généalogie Québec.com)

This version of Noël and Françoise’s marriage record is another copy, but I don’t know when it was produced. [5] It is much more legible than the first one and can be read easily, assuming one knows French. Here is my transcription:


Le 25. Juillet 1634 Les bans ordinaires / estant faits, et ne S’estant trouvé / aucun légitime empeschement, / Le P. Charles Lallemant Jesuite faisant / fonction de Curé a Quebec, apres avoir / Interrogé ouy et receu le mutuel / consentement A Solemnellement marié et conioint en le lieu du St Mariage / Noel Langlois et françoise Grenier. / Presens M. Robert Giffart Chirurgien / et M. Noel Juchereau.

My English translation:


The 25. July 1634 The ordinary banns / having been done, and not finding / any legitimate [objection?] / the P. Charles Lallement Jesuit having / the role of [parish priest] at Quebec, after having / Interrogated [yes?] and received the mutual / consent Has Solemnly married / and [united?] in the location of the Holy Marriage / Noel Langlois and françoise Grenier. / Present Mr. Robert Giffart Surgeon / and Mr. Noel Juchereau.

The couple had ten children, four sons and six daughters. [6] I have three lines of descent (paternal and maternal) from Noël and Françoise: two from their elder daughter Marguerite (1639-1697), who married notary Paul Vachon, and one from younger daughter Jeanne (1643-?), who married René Chevalier, a master mason.

Françoise died on 1 November 1665 at Quebec. Noël, who remarried in 1666, died on 14 July 1684 at Beauport. [7]

Sources:

1. Michel Langlois, “Noël Langlois (1606-1684) et ses enfants”, Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne-française 26 (avril-mai-juin 1975): 83-102, specifically 87; DVD edition (Montreal, QC: SGCF, 2013).

2. Notre-Dame (Quebec, Quebec), parish register, Marriages 1621-1671, p. 101 (stamped), entry no. 1634 [year of marriage], Noel Langlois – françoise Grenier (written as Noel Langlois – françoise Grenier, indexed as Noel Langlois – Francoise Grenier) marriage, 25 July 1634; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 14 April 2016). A transcription of the record created in 1640 can be seen in Michel Langlois, “Noël Langlois (1606-1684) et ses enfants”, Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne-française 26 (avril-mai-juin 1975): 83-102, specifically 86-87; DVD edition (Montreal, QC: SGCF, 2013).

3. Georges Gauthier Larouche, L’église pionnière de Québec: origines et fondateurs (1615-1664) (Québec: Les éditions de Septentrion, 2014), 70 and 72.

4. Hubert Charbonneau et Raymond Roy, “Généalogie, démographie et registres paroissiaux”, Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne-française 27 (jan.-fév.-mars 1976): 23-36, specifically 31; DVD edition (Montreal, QC: SGCF, 2013).

5. Notre-Dame (Quebec, Quebec), parish register, Marriages 1621-1671, no page no., entry no. M.3 (1634), Noel Langlois – Francoise Grenier marriage, 25 July 1634; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Registres du Fonds Drouin”, Généalogie Québec.com (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 14 April 2016).

6. René Jetté, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles du Québec (Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 1983), 645.

7. Langlois, “Noël Langlois (1606-1684) et ses enfants”, 95 and 102.

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