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Subject: Re: Translation please [Q-R] 1666 Rec., fille and Sa femme
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 11:03:28 EDT
In a message dated 7/10/03 07:31:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> This looks like valuable information, but I don't have a clue what
> it says. Would someone be kind enough to translate?
> Thank you,
PIERRE & NOEL SIMARD
Pierre Simard was born about 1602, at Saint-Vincent, township of Puymoyen,
region of Angouleme, province of Angoumois, now in the Departement of Charente.
He was the son of Marsault Simard and of Ozanne Soullet or Goulet. Pierre
Simard practised the stonemason's craft in the Angouleme region. He entered a
marriage contract with Catherin Boudier on 25 May 1631; they remained
childless. He entered a second marriage on 2 December 1635 with Suzanne Durand,
daughter of Louis and of Francoise Levrauld, of Angouleme. Two children were born
to the couple: Noel, born about 1637, and Suzanne.
Pierre crossed the Atlantic at the ned of May 1657 with his sonNoel, then 21
years of age. The craft "Taureau" docked at Quebec on 21 June. It may be
that Catherine did not come with them, or perhaps she did not like the new
country and soon returned to France. The documents are mute on that subject.
On 30 January 1655, Pierre Simard, called Lombrette, Robert Pare, and
Mathurin Meunier each received a concession of land on the Cote de Beaupre, from Jean
de Lauzon, the elder, the governor of New France. Pierre and Noel worked the
land together. The father owned the property, but Noel remained with him,
and planned to settle there himself.
On 13 November 1661, Noel Simard contracted to marry Marie-Madeleine Racine,
baptised at Quebec on 25 July 1646, daughter of ancestor Etienne Racine and of
Marguerite Martin, granddaughter of the royal pilot Abraham Martin.
Marie-Madeleine was then about fifteen years of age. The marriage was celebrated at
Chateau-Richer, on Tuesday, 22 November 1661.
About 1680, the Simard family moved to Baie-St-Paul, at a point of land
called Cap Maillard, in Petite-Riviere-St-Francois. They were joined by the
families of Tremblay, Bouchard, Fortin, Lavoie and Lacroix.
Marie-Madeleine brought fourteen children into the world. Eight boys and six
girls married and founded families of their own. Ten of these children have
descendants of concern to us in this genealogy, including my own [Robert
Ancestor Pierre Simard died some time after the 1681 census. His son Noel,
after 54 years of marriage, was buried at Baie-St-Paul on 25 July 1715. His
widow, Marie-Madeleine, passed on during the summer of 1726, at the age of 81.
The name Simard means "renowned victory".
Translated from Robert Rochon's website
The chart of descendants of Noel Simard and Marie-Madeleine Racine obviously
did not copy well. If you are interested, it can be found at this link: <A HREF="http://membres.lycos.fr/ancetre/SimardPN.htm">
Robert Rochon on Pierre & Noel Simard</A>
Fr. Owen Taggart