what evidence do we have for the parents of this man?

+8 votes
Joseph Macé Gravel is currently listed with parents.  His marriage record names no parents nor origin for him, the only record which gives an origin is his confirmation in 1660, ''from the diocese of Sées''.  No marriage contract has been named or found for him either.

Supposedly PREFEN named his parents, putting his birth in Bretagne.  That program is no longer online to consult.

Anybody know any credible source for this?
in Genealogy Help by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (412k points)

2 Answers

+4 votes
I have gone through everything I could find on this question, am at the point of disconnecting the named parents as they are basically unsourced.  No supporting document has been found.

Would like some feedback from interested parties before I do so.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (412k points)
I would recommend to go ahead if no credible source was found, and create a Research note about the unproven claim about his parents. Qu'en penses-tu?
+4 votes
I found "something" from a book titled "Recherches généalogiques sur les familles Gravel Cloutier, Bruneau, Defresne, Proulx, Douville, Charest, Buisson, Tessier, De Lessard, Caron, Morin, Lamothe, Lemaitre,..." by Desaulniers, François Lesieur, 1850-1913. But it's only hearsay. A canon from Dinan met Mgr. Elphège Gravel who was then staying in Rome, and told him there were Gravels in Dinan including Joseph Gravel who had come from Illiers and married Marguerite Macé... and then Mgr Gravel told that story to someone, etc.

I believe Dinan (Côtes-d'Armor) has a few registers which go back as far of the early 16th century so it could be worth a check.
by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (455k points)
Côtes-d'Armor seems to be offline right now, site can't be reached.  Will try again later.

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