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From: Patty Frazer <>
Subject: [Q-R] Question about inventory and sales of goods after death
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:09:56 -0800 (PST)
I just found two entries in an index of notary records on Ancestry's Drouin books as follows:
Dutalmé, Pierre-Paul (at St-Denis, St-Hyacinthe at this time)
116. le 11 mars 1799. inventaire des biens (inventory of goods?) communs des Josephe Graveline dit Beaudreau et Vital Harpin son espoux décédé.
117. le 12 mars 1799. vente des mobiliers (sale of furniture?) de la communauté de Marie Josephe Graveline et Vital Harpin son espoux décédé.
1. Did an inventory and sales usually take place right away after a death?
2. Would his death date be listed in either of these documents?
3. Would the surviving spouse typically go to a different area to settle an estate? (My records indicate Marie-Josephe Graveline was living in Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire at this time frame and did marry again on 24 Jun 1799 at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire to Jean-Baptiste-Athanase Joubert.
I have not been able to find the death of Vital Arpin / Harpin but believed it to be in 1798 or 1799 (prior to the Jun 1799 marriage of Marie-Josephe). I have checked the indices of both Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire and St-Denis for 1798 and 1799 and no Vital burial, so wondering how far away they could have been from St-Denis to do this with this particular notarie at this particular point in time - was it just so she could remarry?
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