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Marie-Angelique Tessier
Posted by: Jerry Lesperance Date: February 07, 1999 at 20:30:25
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This responds to Mike McDemett's e-mail to me which is so interesting that I felt my response should be on this page.
Mike, G. Robert Tessier's dictionary gives dates and places of births, marriages, deaths, and children plus names of spouses with the spouses' parents for all of the male descendants of Mathurin. Except for a few paragraphs on Mathurin himself, this dictionary is not anecdotal. It mentions both the marriages of Marie-Angelique but doesn't give the date and place of her marriage to Joseph Morand-Douville.
My French is only fair but the drift is that Marie-Angelique was morally certain that her first husband, Pierre Vallee, died at the(famous battle of) the Plains of Abraham in 1759, so she married Joseph Morand-Douville at Ste-Anne-de-la-Perade (on 7 Jan 1761). On 1 August 1767, a man named Languedoc arrived from France and settled at Yamachiche. He certified that he had seen and spoken to Joseph Vallee, the one who had taken a wife in canada, at La Rochelle (a major Atlantic port in France).(Mike, I am unable to translate the next phrase.) Also Charles Vallee, brother of Joseph, who settled in 1758 in Michillimakinac (on the Great Lakes as I recall) wrote to his parents on 12 July 1766, a letter which proved that this wasn't an error of identity. As a consequence Joseph Douville was permitted to marry another woman (according to a register dated 17 August 1767 at the Archdiocese of Quebec). (The 7 Jan 1761 marriage was annulled 30 April 1767.)
I know G. Robert Tessier and will send him the account that you sent me. If I learn anything from Robert I will get back to you.
Best, Jerry

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