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WORK IN PROGRESSCurrently integrating all the purported husbands and descendants into the biography. Takes some time. Thanks for your patience! Rassinot-1 21:32, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
This person did not exist. The Collineau de Montaguerre family name appeared at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th in Nantes. The family settled in the French Antilles.
Collineau de Montaguerre appears as the earliest female ancestor in the ascendant ancestral lines for French emigrants to New France in numerous online genealogies. Therefore, profiles for Collineau de Montaguerre have been set up as the mother of numerous persons whose actual parents are unknown.
"Unknown" or "Inconnue" Collineau de Montaguerre, sometimes just "Collineau de Montaguerre" (with Collineau as first name) is supposed to be the ancestress of many, many French emigrants, usually in New France. She is, usually, the last female ancestor in a line, associated with unknown husbands. Apart from her unusual and strange name, it is fairly unlikely that the wife of an unknown 16th or 17th century man would be known.
A simple look at her profile shows how improbable she is, with currently 38 husbands representing the 30+ different emigrant descendants (grandchildren or great-grandchilden) she is supposed to have.
This "Unknown" (Inconnue in French) has puzzled many, and to make a long story short, it was decided that she was probably, initially, someone's code for and end-of-line ancestor, and that this joke propagated. This has already been discussed here and here. I think it's time to decide that she did not exist and officially move her to the Disproven Existence project. This means that all the "unknown" husbands she's connected to will be disconnected and replaced by links in her biography.
The Collineau de Montaguerre family is elusive. There was a semi-notable Collineau de Montaguerre in the French Antilles in the 17th or 18th century. In reality, there are very few traces of this family ; no story, no timeline. Therefore, the prevalence of this name for early, basically unknown ancestors of Canadian emigrants looks like a hoax, or a joke.
She could not have been Collineau (given name) de Montaguerre (family name), because women were not given "Collineau" as a given name (Colinot would be possible for a man, from "Colin", a variant of Nicolas).
The family name "de Montaguerre" is rare, if not non-existent (since 1891, there has been one "de Montagère" birth in France, after 1966), which rules out the possibility of several different, unrelated people called "Collineau de Montaguerre".
In various popular genealogies, Collineau de Montaguerre, or Inconnue Collineau de Montaguerre, has been associated with the following purported husbands over a two hundred year time span:
Temporary second list:
A category Collineau de Montaguerre Unknowns. has been created as a holding pen for profiles named "Collineau de Montaguerre", "De Montaguerre" or variants of these names. It also includes the purported spouses found linked to the name.
"Collineau de Montaguerre" profiles are usually unsourced, contain no information to help indentify them, and tend to be earliest ancestors of lines, or attached to dubious genealogies. They cannot be traced to any reliable source or documentation. It has been speculated that they were originally place-holders for "brick walls" in the ancestry of some emigrants to New France, and were then propagated without explanation from an internet genealogy website to another.
Because the information contained in these profiles is unreliable or false, this category has been placed under Frauds and Fabrications. This is not ideal, as they are probably not voluntary fabrications.
There is however a real "Collineau de Montaguère" family. This family started after the 1794 marriage of Hippolyte Joseph Collineau and Françoise Charlotte Ollivier, daughter of Joseph Ollivier sieur de la Montaguère. Their son, born Hippolyte Collineau, used the name Collineau de Montaguère later in life, and transmitted it to his descendants. There was no one with the name Collineau de Montaguère (or Montaguerre, for that matter) before 1794.
"Collineau de Montaguerre" est perçu comme un marqueur pour les premières ancêtres féminines dans les lignes ascendantes d'émigrants français en Nouvelle-France, se trouvant dans de nombreuses généalogies en ligne. Cette personne n'a jamais existé. Le nom de famille Collineau de Montaguerre apparait à la fin du 18ième siècle ou au début du 19ième à Nantes. La famille s'est établie dans les Antilles françaises.
Tagging this profile uncertain (No traces left by the "Collineau de Montaguerre" family before the early 19th century, too many issues with this family group).
DeMontaguerre Couldn't find any valid first name.
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