- Born: Mar 1645, Rouen, Normandie, FRance
- Marriage: Marie-Therese HUNAULT on 9 Aug 1676 in Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec
- Died: 2 Nov 1723, St-Francois-de-Sales, Ile-Jesus, Quebec at age 78
Guillaume LECLERCHe was born in March of 1645 at St-Jean de Rouen, Normandy, France, son of Antoine Leclerc and Marie Hérambourg. He died on November 2, 1723 at St-François-de-Sales on Île Jésus. He married Marie Thérèse Hunault-dit-Deschamps on November 24, 1676 at Montréal. The couple settled for a while just east of Île de Montréal, then moved to Repentigny and finally to Lachenaie, where Marie Thérèse died in the month of August 1689, when she was savagely attacked in the family barn where she had taken refuge. Six children, including one son, ensured their succession, staying mainly around the Montréal area.
Marriage Contract between Guillaume Leclerc and Marie-Therese Hunault 1676-08-09 Notary: Benigne Basset
In the presence of Benigne Basset, royal notary, of the Isle of Montreal in New France, and of the undersigned witnesses, were present Guillaume Leclerc, resident of the Seignory of Lachesnaye, at present in this city of Montreal, son of Antoine Leclerc, organist of Saint Claire at Rouen, domiciled there at St Martin Street, Serrenole, parish of Saint John, and of the late Marie Heranbot, his father and mother, in his own name, on the first part; and Marie Therese Hunaut, daughter of Toussaint Hunaut, resident of the Cote St-Francois on the said Isle of Montreal, and of Marie Lorgueil, her father and mother, for her and in her name, on the other part; these parties in the presence and with the consent of their families and friends, assembled for this purpose on behalf of both parties; namely, on behalf of the said Guillaume Leclerc, Mr Pierre le Perrotin, Sebastien Hervet, Francois Cottineau, residing in the said Seignory of Lachesnaye, and of Mr Pierre Perthuy, residing at the said Montreal; and on behalf of the said Marie Therese Hunaut, the said Toussaint Hunaut, her father, Thomas Chartan, her brother-in-law, Master Jean Baptiste Migeon de Branssat, licentiate in law and advocate in parliament, Gilbert Barbier, master carpenter in the said Montreal, recognized and admitted having made and agreed to the contract and promises of marriage, as follows: that is, the said Guillaume Leclerc has promised to take the said Marie Therese Hunaut as his wife and spouse, as also the said Marie Therese Hunaut has promised to take the said Guillaume Leclerc as her husband and spouse, and that the marriage shall be performed and solemnized before the Holy Catholic Apostolic and Roman Church, as soon as it can be done; and it has been deliberated and accepted between them, their said relatives and friends, if God and Our Holy Mother the Church consent, to hold in common as one all goods, furnishings, real properties purchased and cleared, according to the custom of Paris which is followed and kept in this country; neither of them shall be held accountable for the debts and mortgages made and entered before the solemnization of their marriage, and if any shall be found, they shall be acquitted and paid by and upon the goods of whichever of the two made and entered them; the future groom shall take the future bride with all the rights, deeds, judgments and actions at whatever places and locations they might be located, situated or found; the said future spouse shall be endowed with the sum of two hundred pounds of Tournai, as a prearranged dowry or as a customary dowry, according to the said custom, at her choice; and, in favour of the said future marriage, the future [spouses] grant, by these presents, to each other the irrevocable gift, between living persons, to the survivor of the two of them each and all of the goods of their community, at whatever price or value that the whole might amount to, without any of these goods being held in reserve, and the survivor shall enjoy them as personal and proper acquisition, provided, however, that on the day the marriage is dissolved there is no living child of the couple; in order to have this agreement enacted and registered, it has been agreed to between the said parties in the presence of their said family members and friends, promising and obliging each of them in justice, and renouncing this was done and passed in the said Montreal, at the study of the said notary, in the year one thousand six hundred and seventy six, the ninth day of August, after noon, in the presence of Messrs Jean Gervais and Pierre Caille, witnesses residing there, and undersigned together with the said Mr Perotin, the said Hervet, Perthuys, Migeon, Barbier, and his wife, de Lavaux; the said future spouses, their parents, and others named above having declared their inability to write or to sign, after inquiry had been made according to the statute.
P Perotin [flourish] S Hervet, Perthuys, Gilbert Barbier, Catherine de Vaux, Migeon, Basset [flourish]
Guillaume married Marie-Therese HUNAULT, daughter of Toussaint HUNAULT DIT DESCHAMPS and Marie HORGUEIL, on 9 Aug 1676 in Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec. (Marie-Therese HUNAULT was born on 12 Feb 1663 in Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec.)
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