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Paul (Demarets) Desmarais (1687 - 1739)

Paul Desmarais formerly Demarets aka Marets, Dèmarêts
Born in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Apr 1715 in Sainte-Trinité, Contrecoeur, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 52 in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Dec 2009
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Paul (Demarets) Desmarais lived
in Canada, Nouvelle-France.

Paul Demarest was baptized on 9 Sep 1687 in Notre-Dame de Montréal, son of Paul Desmarais and Marie Tetro. Godparents at the infant's baptism were Charles Barbier and Marie Madeleine Baudoin. The officiating priest was Jean Bailly.[1][2]

Paul Desmarais, son of Paul Desmarais and Marie Tetreau married Marguerite Fontaine, daughter of Pierre Fontaine and Marguerite Anthiaume, on 23 Apr 1715 in Sainte-Trinité, Contrecœur.[3][2]

Contrat de marriage par Notaire Tetreault/ Tetrault, 23 April, 1715

13 known children from this marriage, 6 known to die young and 6 to marry.[4]

Death and Burial
Paul Démarêts, from Verchêres, passed away on 11 Dec 1739 of hydropisie in the home of Yves Phlem, surgeon. His burial was the following day in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade. In the presence of known witnesses Yves Phlem, René Cadot and Joseph Lafrance. The officiating priest was J. Voyer.[5] [2] Having died of hydropisie.[6]


  1. Baptism IGD
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 PRDH: Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique (membership): Famille: 5130 PRDH (Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique) Université de Montréal
  3. Marriage IGD
  4. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1997 - Drouin IGD
  5. Burial Paul Démarêts image IGD
  6. Wikipédia: hydropisie
  • Actes d'état civil et registres d'église du Québec (Collection Drouin), 1621 à 1997 - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection: Institut Généalogique Drouin IGD (membership)
  • "Find a Grave, database and images", ( : accessed 19 March 2021), memorial page for Paul Maret dit Desmarais (9 Sep 1687–11 Dec 1739), Find a Grave Memorial no. 211236267, citing Cimetière de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Maintained by AW (contributor 47829810) .
  • Tree: Nos Origines


WikiTree profile Desmarais-42 created through the import of temp.ged on Jun 1, 2012 by Steve St. Martin.

ALSO: Permalink: Author of Article: Marie-Céline Blais Title of Article: PHLEM, Yvon, YVES Publication Name: EN:UNDEF:public_citation_publication, vol. 3 Publication Details: EN:UNDEF:public_citation_publisher, 1974 Year of publication: 1974

According to this source, brothers Paul & Michel Desmarais died at the hands of the same physician, Yvon Phlem. Paul suffered dropsy. “The years following the Bilodeau affair were quiet. It seems that Phlem’s reputation had remained intact in the eyes of his fellow-citizens. As in the past, the healer continued receiving sick persons in his home. No complaint was brought against him, even if there might have been some occasions to do so. Indeed, according to the parish records of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, three of his patients died in his home: Nicolas Marion in 1738; Paul Desmarais, from Verchères, who was suffering from dropsy, in 1739; and Gabriel Desmaisons, a Saint-Maurice ironworks employee who also had dropsy, in 1742.” And: “ The sick sometimes came from a considerable distance to be treated by him. But Phlem’s treatment was not always efficacious, as is shown by the case of Michel Desmarais, a habitant from Saint-Sulpice who died in 1729 at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade “in the home of the Sieur Yves Phlem, surgeon.”

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Demarest is the correct LNAB as per baptismal record.
posted by Judith (Labrie) Srom
Desmaret, Marais-1 and Demarets-1 appear to represent the same person because: same information only variation in spelling of last name
posted by Stephen Lapointe
Desmarais-42 and Demarets-1 appear to represent the same person because: Similar name, same DOB, parents, spouse
posted by [Living Gauvin]