Ever since I have started working on my Hubou-Tourville family tree, I have always read that Jean-Baptiste Hubou dit Deslongchamps, son of Mathieu Hubou, died on a military expedition between 1696 and 1699. You may have guessed how frustrating this was for me.
In fact, to be more specific, I should precise that it had to be no later than March 3, 1699, considering his widow Marguerite Goulet was married in Repentigny with her second husband, Michel Feuillon, on that date. And after March 18, 1696, because he signed the registry at the baptism of his daughter Geneviève.
Well, on Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ) Website, I found a tutorship request made by Marguerite Goulet on February 28, 1699. The act is very hard to read, not because the scanned copy is bad, on the contrary, but the handwriting from the 17th Century can be quite a challenge.
The transcription of that act will have to be done of course but I couldn’t wait to write about it. Marguerite Goulet declares in said request that Jean-Baptiste probably died on April 20, 1697 which would confirm that he died away from Lachenaie on a military expedition. He was 42 years old. Finally, we have a date!
The tutorship request also reveals that only three children survived their father’s death, i.e. Augustin (Tourville), who later married Elizabeth Forget, Marie, who later married Pierre Gariépy and Geneviève, who later married Michel Charbonneau.