Here’s a story of a man named Vincent, and a maiden named Jeanne, and how they, on 22 Sep 1669, inside the home of Lady Bourdon in the city of Quebec, came together to sign a contract of marriage in front of the Notary Romain Bequet. This couple’s legacy is largely seen in the progression of notary agreements over the life of Vincent Croteau.
My 10th great grandparents were Mathurin Meunier and Françoise Fafard. This is their story. Mathurin Meunier was born to Rene Lemonnier and Marie Leroux in St-Lambert de Clermont, France. He was baptized at the parish church, St-Lambert de Clermont, on 22 Apr 1619. It is likely his baptism occurred within days of his birth, if not the day of. He married Françoise Fafar, daughter of Jean Fafar and Elisabeth Thibout of Argences, France, on 3 Nov 1647, in the first recorded marriage of Europeans at the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Montréal, New France. Mathurin died between 9 Oct 1676, the day his grandson, Jacques Labbe was baptized, and 27 Jul 1679, the day his children sold their portion of his land to their brothers. Françoise died 13 Jan 1702 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, New France. The family resided at Montreal, Quebec, Trois Rivieres, Chateau Richer, and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, New France.
My 4th great-grandparents were William Williams and Eunice B. Crane This is their Life Story William Williams and Eunice B. Crane are my second gr-grandparents on my father’s side. William Williams parentage remains one of my few remaining brick walls. WILLIAM WILLIAMS1-6 was born in 1791 (Based on age of William on headstone. Conflicting evidence …