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Re: Hamelins-Grondines
Posted by: Joe Hamelin Date: March 09, 2000 at 05:28:39
In Reply to: Hamelins-Grondines-Information needed!!! by Chris Clark of 340

There were two Hamelin brothers (Louis b. 1650, Francois b. 1659) who arrived in New France about 1675, married daughters of the seigneur of Grondines, and eventually purchased his land. A number of their children became "voyageurs" paddling canoes into the Great Lakes to trade for furs with the Indians. Francois' grandson Rene Hamelin moved to LaPrairie (south across the river from Montreal)in 1762. In time, this became a revolutionary hotbed (and still is). Francois-Xavier Hamelin, son of Rene Hamelin Jr., was one of 12 hung outside the Montreal jail in January, 1839, for their roles in the failed rebellion. Specifically, he was among a group who shot up a house and killed a British officer. A search for Francois-Xavier Hamelin will turn up a few websites. If you want details, I have all kinds of info. Warmly, Joe Hamelin in Riverside CA


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