Deciphering Marriage Act of Simon Mars and Anne de Fay [closed]

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I was recently able to locate the marriage act of Simon Mars and Anne du Fay (or de Fay), which took place at Saint-Paul parish in Orléans in 1657 (linked here).  Unfortunately, I am having difficulty reading the act, and would appreciate any assistance in its transcription and translation.  The act mentions (and is signed by) a Noel Mars.  The Noel Mars could be his father, as is hinted by a Geneanet entry for his possible brother François (linked here for reference).

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in Genealogy Help by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (318k points)
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This is a hard one, especially because of transparencies. I will give it a try later.

But here is something else: I think I have found the baptism of Simon, son of Noël Mars and Michelle Baulacre, on 28 Oct 1631 in Orléans Sainte-Catherine (last record on the right).

By the way, on page 3 of the same register there is a baptism of a Jacques Mars (with different parents) whose godfather is named Jacques Defay. Obviously these two families were close.

Thanks, Julien.  Those are already some very good finds.

I haven't had a chance to search for the act itself, but I did notice an index indicating that Noël Mars, son of Michel Mars, and Michelle Bolacre, daughter of Gatien Bolacre and Michelle Picquet, married on 6 March 1628 at Notre-Dame de Recouvrance parish in Orléans.

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"Le même jour et an que dessus [29 janvier 1654] a esté marié simon mars de Ste. Catherine a la personne de Anne du fay de St. Paul p[rése]nts les plus proches parents et amis des mariés qui sont honore blin germain noel mars rene bonneau pierre blin Jacques du fay pierre jacques paul et pasquier du fay frères de la mariée."

The same day and year as above [29 Jan 1654] were married SImon Mars from Sainte-Catherine parish [of Orléans] and Anne du Fay from Saint-Paul parish [of Orléans], in presence of the closest parents and friends of the spouses, who are: Honoré Blin, Germain Noël Mars, René Bonneau, Pierre Blin, Jacques du Fay, and Pierre, Jacques, Paul, and Pasquier du Fay, brothers of the bride.

Signatures: Simon Mars, Noël Mars, Anne Defay, Defay, Defay, Belin, René Bonau, J[acques] Defay, Defay.
by Julien Cassaigne G2G6 Mach 3 (31.7k points)
selected by Greg Lavoie
That was quite a well attended wedding for those days!
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Sorry, that one is beyond my capacity, but Archange Godbout has a fair bit of data on him and his family, am adding the source to his profile.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (404k points)

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