In the first part of this series I explained how I was making an effort to further my chances of matches through Ancestry DNA by expanding my Grénier lines downward from siblings of my Grénier ancestors. In conducting this research I came across an interesting marriage record between Francois Henn and Marguerite Illégitime Anonime. In the first post I provided the information I currently have on Marguerite and developed a plan of researching for the identification of an illegitimate child in French-Canadian parish records.

This second part of the series will now identify any illegitimate Marguerite’s listed in the parish records of Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie. I’ve stayed within the parish records in my search. Broadening my search outward to any illegitimate Marguerite in Canada at this time would be an unreasonable search in my opinion.

The known marriage record between Marguerite and Francois Henn does not provide an age of Marguerite. Therefore, I will also limit my search only to those Marguerite’s who were of reasonable marriageable age by 24 November 1835. My expectation is that this Marguerite was never married previously, and I believe this because the priest in this parish routinely would include a prior spouse in the subsequent marriage records, and there was no prior spouse mentioned for Marguerite.

Marguerite Héléne

Marguerite Héléne, illegitimate, was baptized in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie on the 10th of April 1785. The baptism record states that at the time she was six months old. Her Godfather was Joseph Chamberlain and her Godmother was Rosalie Cyr. While it is possible this is the Marguerite found within the marriage record to Francois Henn it is a less likely match due to the age she would have been at the time of the marriage in 1835 (age 50). 1“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue

Baptismal record for Marguerite Héléne

Baptismal record for Marguerite Héléne

Also listed the same day directly after Marguerite Héléne’s baptism was the burial record of Charles Casimire Cyr, age 15 yrs, the legitimate child of Joseph Cyr and Magdeleine Gaudet. 2“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue

Burial Record for Charles Casimire Cyr

Burial Record for Charles Casimire Cyr

Marie Marguerite

Marie Marguerite, illegitimate, was baptized in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie on 01 May 1785. Her Godfather was Maturin Gaguon and her Godmother was Marguerite Chabot. 3“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue This is the same Marie Marguerite who would appear in the same Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie parish record recorded as a burial on 2 June 1785, one month after her birth, buried in the presence of Sylvain Dupuis. 4“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue We can rule this illegitimate Marguerite out due to the fact she was deceased before the marriage record dated 24 November 1835.

Baptismal record for Marie Marguerite

Baptismal record for Marie Marguerite

Burial record for Marie Marguerite

Burial record for Marie Marguerite

Marguerite 1

Marguerite, illegitimate, was baptized in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie on 26 July 1813. Her Godfather was Francois Fortin and her Godmother was Rose Suprenant. 5“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue

Baptismal record for Marguerite 1

Baptismal record for Marguerite 1

Marguerite 2

Marguerite, illegitimate, was baptized in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie on 6 March 1814. Her Godfather was Joseph Dupuis and her Godmother was Anne Landry. 6“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue

Baptismal record for Marguerite 2

Baptismal record for Marguerite 2

Marguerite 3

Marguerite, illegitimate, was baptized in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie on 2 January 1816 the very first entry for 1816. Her Godfather was Amable Cyr and her Godmother was Louise Guenet. 7“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue

Baptismal record for Marguerite 3

Baptismal record for Marguerite 3

Marguerithe

Marguerite, illegitimate, was baptized in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie on 09 June 1818. Her Godfather was Louis Gierney and her Godmother was Genevieve Marin. 8“Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch ...continue

Baptismal record for Marguerithe

Baptismal record for Marguerithe

An Analysis of these Marguerite’s

The parish records of Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie paint a limited picture of the lives of these Marguerite’s. Unfortunately, none of the surnames mentioned as Godparents appear as witnesses to the marriage of Francois Henn and Marguerite Illégitime Anonime in 1835. Other then the one death record listed for Marie Marguerite above, and the marriage record already found in part 1, there are no further identifiable records for any of these Marguerite’s listed as “illegitimate” in the parish records. The connection, if it can be made, between one of the Marguerite’s mentioned above, and the witnesses to the marriage of Francois and Marguerite, may appear more clear after a study of the Francois Henn(e) and his family connections. I’ll try and reconstruct the family of Francois Henne as well as that of his father, Christian (Chretien) Hoehn in part 3.

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