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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Is this a form of a marriage contract?
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 21:54:34 EDT
In a message dated 6/17/02 08:34:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
• CHARLES DUVERGER ET JOSEPH BRASSART SONT APPELES A TEMOIGNER A LA LIBERTE
AU MARIAGE DE LA VEUVE DE JOSEPH PILOTE
• JOSEPH PILOTE S'EST NOYE IL Y A DOUZE ANS A BORD DE LA GOELETTE LA
Charles Duverger and Joseph Brassart were called to attest to the freedom to
enter marriage of Barbe Rancour, the widow of Joseph Pilote. Joseph Pilote
was drowned eleven years earlier while [serving] aboard the schooner "La
Madeleine". It is not easy to prove that you're a widow, if your late
husband fell overboard, and the body was lost at sea.
Fr. Owen Taggart