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Marie Gillette Banne (abt. 1636 - 1672)

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Marie Gillette (Gillette) Banne aka Bertault, Chauvin
Born about in Argences, Caen, Normandie, Francemap
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Daughter of and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Trois-Rivières, Canada, Nouvelle Francemap
Wife of — married in Trois-Rivières, St. Maurice, Quebec, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Québec City, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Banne-1 created 23 Mar 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 12 Sep 2017
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Categories: Filles a Marier | French Immigrants to New France | Murderers | Women Murderers | Death by Hanging.

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Excerpt from "Before the King's Daughters: The Filles à Marier, 1634-1662“ By Peter J. Gagné �Gillette Banne was born about 1636 in Argences (arrondissement of Caen, diocese of Bayeux), Normandy, daughter of Marin Banne and Isabelle Boire or Bour. She came to Canada in or before 1649. About 1649, Gillette married Marin Chauvin dit Lafortune in Trois-Rivières. Marin is from Le Mesnil in the parish of Saint-Médard-de-Réno (canton of Tourouvre, arrondissement of Mortagne), Perche.(1) On 08 March 1648 in Tourouvre, notary Choiseau drew up an enlistment contract for Marin to go to New France in the service of Noël Juchereau (see Appendix). Pierre Juchereau acted as agent on behalf of his brother, enlisting Marin for three years at the salary of 40 livres per year, with an advance of 10 livres. This low salary may be due to the fact that Marin was an unskilled laborer. Gillette and Marin had a daughter, Marie, who was baptized 08 September 1650 at Trois-Rivières. She was to be their only child, for Marin Chauvin died at Trois-Rivières some time before 07 June 1651, when Monsieur d'Ailleboust granted Gillette 1/3 of an arpent in the town site of Trois-Rivières, between Sébastien Dodier on the southwest and the palisade on the northeast, on the condition that she build a house and have it re-enclosed with a good fence.��In 1653, Gillette married Jacques Bertault in Trois-Rivières. Neither spouse could sign the marriage contract drawn up 27 July by notary Ameau. A locksmith, Jacques was born about 1626 in Les Essars (arrondissement of La Roche-sur-Yon, diocese of Luçon), Poitou, the son of merchant Thomas Bertault and Catherine Coulonne. He and Gillette had six children. Son Jacques was baptized at Trois-Rivières 25 November 1654, followed by Marguerite (21 December 1655) and Suzanne (18 December 1657). Élisabeth-Thérèse was baptized 23 January 1659, followed by Jeanne (29 March 1660) and Nicolas (26 February 1662). Gillette Banne was confirmed 22 May 1664 at Trois-Rivières. Sadly, son Jacques died some time before the 1666 census.�Daughter Élisabeth married Julien Latouche on 12 August 1671. While Élisabeth was a mere 12 years old, her husband was 30. Latouche was unsuccessful at farming his land at Trois-Rivières, and Jacques and Gillette often had to send food to the couple or have Élisabeth come eat with them. What is more, Latouche allegedly beat Élisabeth. The beatings and failure at farming were both apparently the result of heavy drinking on the part of Latouche. And so, with the apparent knowledge and complicity of their daughter, Gillette and Jacques poisoned their son-in-law Julien Latouche. Both Gillette Banne and Jacques Bertault were sentenced to death by the criminal court of Québec City for the murder of their son-in-law. They appealed to the Conseil Souverain. Élisabeth was also found guilty of the crime, but did not appeal to the Conseil Souverain. The Council rejected the appeal and sentenced Gillette and Jacques to be hanged. Before the hanging, they were to have a rope attached to their necks and be lead "nu en chemise" with a torch in their hands to the doors of the church, where they were to kneel and beg forgiveness for their crimes to God and the King. They were then to be hanged upon scaffolds set up in the Grande Place in the haute ville. In addition, Jacques was to have his arms and legs broken with a rod, which Gillette and Élisabeth were forced to witness before Gillette.s execution. After his execution, Jacques. body was to be displayed on a wheel at the Cap-aux-Diamants to serve as an example. All three were collectively sentenced to a fine of 60 livres, half to be paid to the Récollets to pray for the repose of the victim's soul and half to the King, with the remainder of their property to be confiscated by the State. And so Gillette Banne and Jacques Bertault were executed in Québec City at four o'clock in the afternoon on 09 June 1672. Given her age, the Conseil Souverain took pity on Élisabeth and only sentenced her to make a public apology and to be a witness to the execution of her parents. The Council also decreed that the surplus of the confiscated property (after court costs) would be given to Nicolas and Jacques Bertault, minor children of Gillette and Jacques.� From Les Crimes et Les Chatiments au Canada Francais Du XVIIe au XXe Siecle by Raymond Boyer, pp 106-107: In 1672, the Sovereign Council heard the appeal of Jacques Bertault and his wife Gilette Baune against the sentence of death for the assassination of their son-in-law, Julien Latouche. Their daughter Isabelle, thirteen years of age, widow of the victim, was also condemned but she did not make an appeal. At twelve years of age, Isabelle had wed against her will LaTouche, who was thirty. Latouche did not succeed in producing on the lands that he had rented at Trois-Rivieres and his father-in-law, Bertault, often had to fill up the resources which were lacking in the household by sending food to his daughter or by going to get her to eat at his home. Moreover, Latouche drank and beat his wife who told him: "I wish that you would die“ At the trial which took place at Quebec, the interrogation disclosed that Bertault and his wife had killed their son-in-law by blows of a spade while their daughter, Isabelle, assisted passively in the murder. She helped,moreover, in dragging the body to the river. The Council rejected an appeal and condemned Bertault to "be taken from the prisons of this city by the executioner of high justice, led before the door of the parish church of this city, rope about the neck, a lighted torch in hand, naked in a long shirt, and there, on his knees ask pardon of God and of the King for the crimes committed by him; and also to be strangled on a cross of St Andrew which shall be placed on the scaffold which shall be erected in the town square of the upper city. And afterwards to have the arms and thighs broken each by a blow of a bar" After the execution his body was carried upon a wheel to the Cap aux Diamants in the usual place to serve as example. His wife, Gilette, was condemned to the same penalty except that she would not have her limbs broken nor be placed upon the wheel. "Having regard for the age of the said Isabelle Bertault LaTouche, with mercy and without consequence" the Council condemns her to make honorable amends "in the form and manner as stated" and to be present at the execution of her parents. The three guilty persons were also condemned with a fine of 60 Livres, one half to the Recollet Fathers to pray God for the repose of the soul of the victim, the other half and the surplus of their goods taken and confiscated to be remitted to Nicolas and Jeanne Bertault, minor children of Jacques and Gilette. [Jeanne was 12 years old and Nicolas 10 years]�


Name: Marie-Gillette /Banne/
Given Name: Marie-Gillette
Surname: Banne


Date: ABT 1636
Place: france

Father Marin Banne; Mother Isabeau Boire

Marriage 1

Gillette & Marin Chauvin
Trois-Rivières, Canada

Marriage 2

Jacques Bertault & Gillette Banne
July 27, 1653
Trois-Rivières, Canada; Ct Notaire Ameau


Date: 9 JUN 1672
Cause: hanged for poisoning her son in law, Julien LaTouche

BANNE Gillette Parents : Marin et Isabeau BOIRE

Naissance : ca 1636 Argences 14 France

Décès: 09.06.1672 Québec à 36 ans

Exécutée avec son mari Jacques Bertault, pour avoir empoissonné son gendre Julien Latouche, époux de sa fille Elisabeth Bertault.


N: ca 1625; D: 16.06.1651 Trois-Rivières 26 ans

Mariage en 1649 à Trois-Rivières

Enfants avec Marin Chauvin:

Marie CHAUVIN : B: 08.09.1650 Trois-Rivières D: 31.03.1723 Boucherville; M: 25.11.1664 Trois-Rivières avec Rollin LANGLOIS; Rollin LANGLOIS Décédé 23 janvier 1665 - âge: 28; CM : Jean DENOYON

M-2 BERTAULT Jacques

N: ca 1626 ; D: 09.06.1672 Qc 46 ans
Fils de Thomas BERTAUT et Catherine COULONNE

Mariage le 27/07/1653 à Trois-Rivières

Enfants avec Jacques Bertault:

1) Jacques, B : 25.11.1654 Trois-Rivières
2) Marguerite, B: 21.12.1655 Trois-Rivières; D : 21.11.1687 S: 22.11.1687 Boucherville; CM 06.01.1668 not. Sévérin Ameau avec Denis VÉRONNEAU
3) Suzanne, B: 18.12.1657 Trois-Rivières D: 01.05.1739 S: 02.05.1739 Chambly; M1: 24.09.1671 Trois-Rivières Jean LIESSE; M2: 24.11.1677 Boucherville Jacques BRUNEL
4) Élisabeth Thérèse ou Isabelle N: 22.01.1659 B: 23.01.1659 Trois-Rivières; CM (annulé ensuite) : 14.02.1669 not. Sévérin Ameau Charles DENAR dit La Plume; M1: 2.08.1671 Trois-Rivières Julien LATOUCHE; M2: 06.11.1673 Boucherville Noël LAURENCE; M3: 01.03.1688 Repentigny Jean-Baptiste PILON dit Lafortune
5) Jeanne, 26.03.1660 B: 29.03.1660 Trois-Rivières, D :20.12.1698 S: 21.12.1698 Boucherville; M1: 01.09.1680 Cap-de-la-Madeleine Vincent VERDON; M2: 05.12.1688 Boucherville Mathurin RICHARD dit Dusablon; M3: 18.08.1698 Boucherville Nicolas VINET dit Laliberté
6) Nicolas, N: 26.02.1662 B: 26.02.1662 Trois-Rivières[1][2]


  1. Tanguay- Volume 1, p. 123, 182, 345


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On 28 May 2014 at 13:07 GMT L (Gauvin) G wrote:

Bonne-13 and Banne-1 appear to represent the same person because: similar name, DOB, death date and place

Gillette is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 16 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 15 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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