This is a copy of a message I sent privately to a correspondent on this list, and which I have decided to poisr here in case it provokes reactions.
Having received your latest documentation regarding « Mathurine » GUILLEMOT, I decided to double-check the transcription of Chruch records at my disposal in relation to that GUILLEMOT girl born to François GUILLEMOT dit Lalande and Madeleine VACHON on 8 Sept 1796 in Montreal, and baptized Catherine the next day.
When Gabriel PAILLÉ (sometimes PAILLARD) weds a Marie Catherine GUILLEMOT in 1717, the church records says she is the dau. of François GUILLEMOT and Madeleine VACHON and adds that she is 21 ; which clearly points to a birth in … 1696. And when « Marie GUILLEMOT » dies on 5 Aug 1739 in Montreal, the burial certificate says she is the wife of Gabriel PAILLÉ, and aged 42, pointing to a birth in 1696 or 1697. PAILLÉ remarries in 1742.
So, as far as I am concerned, and until we can find some explanation, the birth on 8 Sept 1696 in Montreal of a « Mathurine» GUILLEMOT who would be the dau. of François GUILLEMOT dit Lalande and Madeleine VACHON remains unsubtantiated.
Again looking at your recent documentation, I find it quite interesting that Marie-Thérèse AUFRERE, dau, of Antoine François AUFRERE and Mathurine « GUILLEMOTTE » would have been born in France in 1728. But I also note that whereas on one list their dau. Marie-Thérèse AUFRERE appears as their 2nd child, after a Paul Antoine reportedly born in 1727 in New Orleans (no precision), on another list she shows as their first child. Were the latter be true, that might well indicate that AUFRERE and Mathurine GUILLEMOT actually married in France. If the former were thrue, it would mean that AUFRERE and his wife Mathurine travelled back to France between child number one and child number three. Not impossible, but ….
GUILLEMOTs from France seem to¨have been prone to migrate to the Americas. Three diffetrent sets of GUILLEMOTs migrate to New France alone, between 1651 and 1684, coming from different regions of France. So maybe « your» Mathurine GUILLEMOT was born there, married AUFRERE there, and migrated with him to the USA.
The fact that a Mathurine GUILLEMOT shows up in Kaskaskia (with AUFRERE) in a document pertaining to a « Canadian »-born GUILLEMOT son of François GUILLEMOT and Madeleine DUPONT, remains puzzling though. But who knows. Maybe those America-boung GUILLEMOTs back in France were somehow related, and that « crossing over » ran in the family ….
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