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From: Mona Andrée Rainville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Abraham Martin
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:23:22 -0400
Hum... Dang keyboard changing my spelling... the moment I press on the
Me try again...
Mona Andrée Rainville wrote:
> Hello Bev,
> From the many answers you have received thus far, you now know that
> René BRANCHE was Marguerite LANGLOIS's second husband.
> She died less than one year after marrying him.
> A legal battle ensued between René BRANCHE and the heirs of Abraham
> MARTIN as to who was entitled to what and when. It appears that BRANCHE
> had failed to account for assets which were not his to dispose of because
> they rightly belonged to Abraham MARTIN's heirs.
> In their suit, the heirs were asking that the court grant them a brief
> of seizure against BRANCHE for the "bestiaux", meaning the cattle - which BRANCHE had
> held in community with his wife Marguerite LANGLOIS - to satisfy a claim
> of 376 livres and 6 sols owed to the estate. (BAnQ E1,S2,P1)
> This was resolved, in parts, a year or so before he remarried. Jean
> Talon issued a decree in favour of the Jesuits to whom BRANCHE was
> directed to make his payment of the part belonging to Charles Amador
> The marriage contract between René BRANCHE and Marie VARIN is dated 23
> Oct 1667 (Notary Gilles RAGEOT, in Quebec City). The couple settled in
> Petite-Rivière-Saint-Charles. The had at least one daughter, Marie Françoise.
> There are several court cases concerning Renée BRANCHE after his second marriage which
> leave the impression, rightly or wrongly, that he was a man endowed with a
> contentious nature. He won most of the cases he brought forth, but lost a few, too.
> In 1670, he is ordered to build a house for Denis DUQUET because it
> seems that René's wife has burned DUQUET's previous house. Too bad there
> are no details...
> Well, I hope this fleshes him out a bit more for you,
> Bev Thomson wrote:
>> Have been following recent comments re Abraham dit L-Ecossais MARTIN
>> & wife Marguerite LANGLOIS. w/interest. My connection(s) to this couple
>> are via surnames RACINE; SIMARD; BOUCHARD et al.
>> Has anyone found info re a Rene BRANCHE as being connected to Marguerite??
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