Châteauguay Marriage Records

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This page contains information about marriages celebrated at Saint-Joachim parish, in Châteauguay, Québec.



Marriage records follow a predetermined form where the priest had to give basic information on the event: The date of the marriage, the groom and his parents (or previous spouse when widower), the bride and her parents (or previous spouse with widow), any person serving as witness when the father of the groom/bride was deceased, and, to the taste of the celebrant, other witnesses attending the ceremony.

What a record looks like

For this exercise, lets take the first marriage that was celebrated at Saint-Joachim and see what we come up with:

M. de Jean Nicolas Grandmaitre et Anne Primot:
Le 7e Janvier 1736 Je soussigné prêtre de La compagnie de Jésus, ay donné la bénédiction nuptiale à Jean Nicolas Grandmaitre fils de Jean Nicolas Grandmaitre & de Catherine Rouselle de la paroisse de Combaud fontaine, diocese de Besançon; & Anne Primot, fille de Charles Primot & de Barbe Boursier de la paroisse de Châteauguay, en présence de leurs parents & des témoins qui ont signé avec moy. ~L.Nau de la comp. de Jésus

A Translation

On January 7th 1736 I, the undersigned priest of The Company of Jesus, gave the nuptial blessing to Jean Nicolas Grandmaitre son of Jean Nicolas Grandmaitre & Catherine Rouselle of the parish of Combaud fontaine, diocese of Besançon; & Anne Primot, daughter of Charles Primot & Barbe Boursier from the parish of Châteauguay, in the presence of their parents & witnesses who signed with me. ~ L.Nau of the comp. of jesus

What we'll extract

So from this, we can easily confirm that everyone was living in Châteauguay, so they will be part of the study. But upon further research, the parents of Jean Nicolas never set foot in Nouvelle-France, so we'll not add them to the study.

Quick Note

Here's a few translations of "shorthand" used back in the day:

  • 7bre = September
  • 8bre = October
  • 9bre = November
  • 10bre = December

Châteauguay's parish records start in January 1736. So... here we go!

The Records

- 1736

image 13, Folio 3

images 13-14, Folio 3-4

image 14, Folio 4

image 16, Folio 6

- 1737

image 16, Folio 6

- 1739

image 18, Folio 11

image 18, Folio 11

- 1740

image 19, Folio 12

- 1741

image 20, Folio 15

image 20, Folio 15

image 22

- 1742

image 22

image 23

image 25

- 1744

image 29

- 1746

image 34

- 1747

image 35

- 1748

image 37

- 1749

image 39

- 1750

image 42

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image 44

image 45

- 1751

image 45

image 46

- 1752

image 57


  • Marriage:
  • Groom: Name
  • Groom's parents:
  • Bride: Name
  • Bride's parents:
  • Notes:

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