Can someone read a name in a French Canadian marriage?

+1 vote
In Gabriel Bondy's second marriage it says he is "Vidua de ____ Meloche". I.m thinking it probably should be Monique Bourassa who's mother is Theresa Meloche.

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in Genealogy Help by Richard Van Wasshnova G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k points)

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It reads.. Gabriel Bondy, son of the late Gabriel Bondy, and Archange Pageot, who is actually the widow (VEUVE) of Louis Meloche.
(Archange had married Louis Meloche in 1808, after the death of her husband Gabriel in 1804).

On 22 november 1814, after the continuous publication of three banns of marriage made at the parish mass, Sunday the day before yesterday, and the two preceding Sundays, between Gabriel Bondy, son of the late Gabriel Bondy and Archange Pajot, actually widow of Louis Meloche, the father and mother of this parish, and of Archange Chapux, daughter of the late Benjamin Chapux and Marie Josepthe Rocheleau dite L.... and actually the widow of Joseph .... dit Lajeunesse, the father and mother also of this parish on the other part. Having found no reason against the said marriage, I the undersigned priest... etc etc..
by Gilles Caron G2G5 (5.4k points)
edited by Gilles Caron
"actuelment" is probably "currently" rather than "actually"
Yeah .. was thinking in french.. actuellement... actually... but it ''actually'' means.. currently.. as in at this moment. Anyhow.. the question was whether it mentionned Gabriel as the widower of (...), when it actually concerned the mothers of the groom and bride who had remarried.
+1 vote
Thank you Giles,

So if Gabriel Bondy, the groom, had been previously married to Monique Bourassa one would think her name should also be mentioned. I just merged the 2 Gabriel Bondys today. Too hasty.
by Richard Van Wasshnova G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k points)
Can always separate the two Gabriel until sources can be had to prove the marriage. Monica / Monique did exist..Her baptism records are there.  just wondering if she ever married Gabriel Bondy, and why so many people have them on their tree... without sources.

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