The Bangle Files: #20 | Murder She Wrote

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Parish of Saint-Pierre of Sorel
Michel Flynn

On September Seventh, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, I, the undersigned vicar priest, have buried in the cemetery of this parish, the body of Michel Flynn, Roman Catholic, assassinated on the sixth instant, in one of this borough’s houses, according to the testimonies of several witnesses. The said Michel Flynn was about twenty-eight years old. Were present Thomas Pratt and William Pococh, people who have signed with us.

Thomas Pratt
William Pococh — M. Cusson, Priest

[Translation from French: Diane Tourville]

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From the Archives: Finding Your Ancestor in the 19th Century’s Election Polls for the District of Montréal

While perusing on Pistard, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales Québec’s search engine, I came across something really helpful and thought I would share it with you.

If your ancestor was living in Lower Canada in the 1820s, 1830s and 1840s, you certainly know how challenging it can be to find him in the 1825 and 1831 Canadian Census. As only the head of the household is mentioned therein—besides the number of people living in the house broke down by age categories—there is not much you can extract from these censuses. Continue reading

Françoise Hubou (~1638-~1692)

20121115034504!GlobeThe Pioneers from Mesnil-Durand, France

We have identified five persons who came from Mesnil-Durand in the 17th Century: Guillaume Hubou (about 1627), Barbe Hubou (1639), Mathieu Hubou (1641), Nicolas Goupil (1642) and Françoise Hubou (1662).

Here is the story of Françoise Hubou.


Although there is no baptismal act for Françoise Hubou in the Catholic registers of Saint-André du Mesnil-Durand (France), we are lucky enough to have an approximation of her birth year. In the 1667 Census, in Côte Saint-Ignace, in Sillery, she declared being 29, probably born then in 1638. Continue reading

From the Archives: Joseph T. Tourville (1833-1908)

For those who read the newspaper article earlier this week about Grandpa Tourville, I thought you might appreciate to see this picture of Joseph T. Tourville, a Civil War Private, in Company A, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Missouri.

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Used with permission of the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis (item P0249-0954).

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And take the time to visit the Website of Missouri History Museum. There are real treasures hidden there!

 

Nicolas Goupil (?-1655)

20121115034504!GlobeThe Pioneers from Mesnil-Durand, France

We have identified five persons who came from Mesnil-Durand in the 17th Century: Guillaume Hubou (about 1627), Barbe Hubou (1639), Mathieu Hubou (1641), Nicolas Goupil (1642) and Françoise Hubou (1662).

Here is the story of Nicolas Goupil.


I’ve always been convinced that Nicolas Goupil, who came to New France around 1642, was related to our Hubou family. Why? Continue reading

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #31 Anne Hubou (~1619-?)

Eglise_Saint-AndreInsomnia has its good sides. Sort of. As I couldn’t sleep for too long, I gave in; I thus went back to my computer and visited the Website of the Archives départementales du Calvados, in France, to continue looking through the index of Saint-Germain de Lisieux Parish. I then thought I might as well take advantage of the fact that due to some technical problems for this Website all viewings are free for now. So, I searched through the parish of Saint-André du Mesnil-Durand from the very first page. Continue reading