Many thanks for the translations. Both make sense once you say them. I suspect a shot of alcohol would make the days at sea bearable.
I don't have access to the originals, nor do I know where they might be. The translations were undertaken by the University of Montreal, and from anything I know, are reliable.
All I know about de Fleury comes from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, which only mentions the recruiter in France as an aside in his brother's biography.
"Jacques-Alexis de Fleury Deschambault (d'Eschambault), bailiff, king's attorney then royal judge at Montreal, founder of the seigneury and village of Deschambault; b c.1642, son of Jacques Fleury and Perrine Gabar; buried 31 March 1715 at Montreal. He descended from a noble family, and came originally from the parish of Saint-John de Montaigu, in the lower part of the province of Poitou." Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume 2, page 223-4.
"Joseph de Fleury de la Gorgendière, merchant, seigneur, agent-general in Canada for the Compagnie des Indies; b. 9 April 1676 at Quebec, son of Jacques-Alexis de Fleury Deschambault and Marguerite de Chavigny de Berchereau . . . his elder brother Charles, later a director of the ill-fated Compagnie de I'Île St-Jean was already established as a banker and merchant at La Rochelle, Canada's chief port in France. . . . " Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume 3, page 217-8. [Apparently Charles was born in Canada, but migrated in the reverse direction, ending up representing the family's interests in France/WJH]
It also helps knowing that Honoré was not alone being a miller, but rather carrying on a family tradition.
Thanks for the input.
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