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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Today In History Sept 19
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 06:45:20 EDT
In a message dated 9/21/2004 12:22:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Alas... poor Marguerite Sedilot... because she was so young, her
marriage was rehabilitated on on Apr 12, 1655 at Montreal (Jette, pg 28,
and Tanguay)... but how is this the first recorded Canadian marriage
when I know of ones such as Guillaume Hebert and Helene desPortes back
in Oct 1, 1634, Quebec????
More precisely, Ellen, it's the first recorded Canadian marriage that has
servived. A fire in 1640 destroyed the earlier records. They were reconstituted
from memory, but not all details were entered, such as the names of parents and
/ or witnesses.