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From: Suzanne Sommerville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] origin of Jeanne Auneau m 1646 Pierre Lefebvre
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:51:44 -0800 (PST)

This is an interesting comment. Marie Mité8amég8K8é, Algonquin wife of Pierre Couc, did petition the court when she had not received her rights to her and her husband's property.  See BAnQ, Cote : TL3,S11,P2395
1 mars 1694
And, also, my account of the case at
Both Marie and Jeanne Auneau are among my many New France distant grandmothers.
Suzanne .

--- On Mon, 12/20/10, Mona Andrée Rainville <> wrote:

From: Mona Andrée Rainville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] origin of Jeanne Auneau m 1646 Pierre Lefebvre
To: "Suzanne Sommerville" <>
Date: Monday, December 20, 2010, 3:09 PM

Hello Suzanne and all,

Jeanne AUNEAU (Aunos, etc...) was European.

How can I be so certain? Very simply, really.

Jeanne, as the widow of Pierre Lefebvre, was deemed to be fully capable of exercising her own legal rights, and she certainly did so. She even sued her own two sons for support, in 1693.  In other words, she was deemed to possess the legal capacity required to represent herself and her interests.

Had she been a native, she would have been considered legally incapable to do so, and a curator would have had to have been named for her, at the death of her husband, to oversee her affairs and protect her interests.

Marriage, even to a European, did not emancipated a native wife.



Suzanne Sommerville wrote:
> Trois-Rivières, L'Immaculée Conception, 1634-1743, Image 75 of 1,143 p. 67 of the registry, second entry, written in Latin, as are all the entries in this section

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