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Birthplace: Montreal, Hocleiage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death: Died in Longue Pointe, Quebec, Canada
Managed by: Jérémie Desautels
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About Pierre Desautels

PRDH Repertory of Vital Events, 1621-1799, Baptism Certificate No. 40456

Pierre Desautels, baptised Sep 13, 1677, in Montreal

Parents: Pierre Desautels and Catherine Lorion, residence Cote-de-Martin de Cette Paroisse

Present: Leonard Simon, half brother of Pierre, Jr., and son of Catherine, residence Cote-de-Martin de Cette Paroisse, Marie Pigeon, Jean Fremont - priest, Gilles Perot - cure

Note: M. Fremont et M. Perot ont signe l'acte sans qu'il soit precise lequel a officie au bapteme.

Adhemar Database of the Research Group of Montreal

Oct 22, 1691 - May 23, 1693, Pierre Desautels dit LaPointe owner of Parcel No. 30446, located in Montreal on the southern side of Saint-Paul Street, between Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Saint-Gabriel Streets. The parcel was formed by division Oct 22, 1691, and modified Jun 5, 1693, Surface: 1346 feet 2 (French), no buildings. Title Chain: Gilbert Desautels Oct 22, 1691 - May 23, 1693, Pierre Desautels LaPointe Oct 22, 1691 - May 23, 1693, Jean Arnaud May 24, 1693 - Jun 5, 1693. Neighbors: Nicolas Millet and Andre Carriere.

PRDH Repertory of Vital Events, 1621-1799, Marriage Certificate No. 47743, married Jan 12, 1699, in Montreal

Pierre Desautels, age 21, residence Montreal, Parents: Pierre Desautels LaPointe - habitant, and Catherine Lorion, residence Montreal

Angelique Thuillier, age 15, residence Montreal, Parents: Jacques Thuillier Desvignets - habitant, and Jeanne Bernard, residence Montreal

Present: Gilbert Desautels, brother of Pierre, Jr., - habitant, Pierre Cardinal, brother-in-law or stepbrother of Angelique - habitant, and R. C. Debreslay - cure

May 27, 1701, 42 men including Pierre Desautels were hired as voyugeurs by Sieur Jean Bochard, the chief clerk of the Company of Canada at Montreal to make the voyage to Detroit. Jul 10, 1703, 47 men were hired by the same company and the first one on the list was Pierre Desautels of Longue Pointe. This time Pierre contracted with Sieur Bochard to go to Lake Erie for one year. Upon his return to Montreal Pierre was to receive wages of 400 livres in merchandise at the Bureau des Pelleteries. Aug 28, 1704, Pierre Desautels and 59 others were hired by the same company to go to Fort Lepont Chartrain. The wages were 200 livres in the form of letters of exchange and double that if he stayed for the winter.

Les Voyageurs Rivard, Le 10 Juillet 1703, Notaire : Antoine Adhémar dit Saint-Martin (1668-1714) à Montréal

Engagement à Mrs de la Compagnie de la Colonie du Canada, pour faire le voyage du lac Érié

Engagement de: Pierre Desautels Lapointe

According to an act by Notary Adhemar, dated Apr 6, 1707, Pierre and Gilbert rented for three years a farm belonging to Rene Fezeret in Cote St. Martin. In return the brothers were to give the owner each year, forty bushels of wheat, five bushels of peas, and fifty bundles of hay. In Feb 1708, brothers Pierre and Gilbert divided the estate they received from their father, although they continued cultivating together for another two years. On Jul 1, 1710, Pierre and Angelique went to the city of Montreal. At the office of the intendant, Antoine Raudot, they met her parents, Jacques Thuillier and Jeanne Bernard, who asked to be legally authorized to abandon their property in favor of their son-in-law Pierre Desautels. The next day Angelique's parents arrived at Pierre's home in Cote St. Martin. The royal sheriff, Pierre Cabazie, and the royal notary, Adhemar joined them and the notary wrote the transaction of Jacques Thuillier to Pierre Desautels dit LaPointe. Pierre was to receive a concession situated at Cote St. Francis of '3 arpents 14 feet wide', facing the Saint Lawrence River, and 30 arpents in depth, along with the buildings, furniture, livestock, and farm implements. Also another farm of 3 x 20 arpents facing Riviere des Prairies would be Pierre's, and what was grown on it, except the four bushels of wheat sown that spring by Jacques and Nicolas, Angelique's brothers. In return Pierre and Angelique promised to pay the debts amounting to 2750 livres, of which Pierre paid 486 livres that same day which Jacques owed to Claude Caron. Angelique's parents had the right to stay with them for the rest of their lives, but if they decided to go elsewhere, Pierre would have to provide them yearly with 30 bushels of wheat, 50 livres in money, a fat pig, and 16 pounds of butter. That same afternoon, Pierre's brother Gilbert and his wife Charlotte Etienne arrived and Pierre sold his tract of land at Cote St. Martin where they lived at the time to Gilbert. Pierre was to retain the entire crop he had sown that spring, to remain in the house until early 1711, and was permitted to cut the firewood required for the coming winter, but was not allowed to sell any timber. Gilbert agreed to pay 1600 livres, 1300 of which he paid immediately. The following spring, Pierre and Angelique with their six young children moved as planned to the Thuillier's farm on Cote St. Francis, situated about one mile further east. An additional nine children were born there. Both brothers promised in the same document to continue the annual rente viagere to their mother, Catherine.

The Parchment Jul 15, 1716, Adhémar says Saint Martin's day, J-B (1714-1754) (Mtl) Obligation of Charles Delorme, inhabitant, of the coast St Michel, in Pierre Desautels, inhabitant, of the coast St Martin. Doc. #: 17160715PA012147

The Parchment 29 Septembre 1722 Adhémar says Saint Martin's day, J-B (1714-1754) (Mtl) Sale of a site located downtown of Villemarie on the level of the street St Jacques and St Gabriel; by Guillaume-Alexandre the Jordan, master mason, contractor and mason stone and Roy Angelica, its wife, town of Villemarie, in Pierre Desautels and François Desautels, absent, Pierre Desautels, their father at this present and taking acceptor. Doc. #: 17220929PA012459

As early as 1721, the 32 habitant families of Longue Pointe, some belonging to Notre-Dame Parish and others to Point-aux-Trembles, requested that the bishop allow them to form a parish of their own. If their request was granted this would mean that most of the families would be within walking distance from the church. Thirteen of Pierre's children were baptised at Notre-Dame. In 1724 after at least three years of waiting, a new parish was formed on Longue Point. The church was dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. The following year Pierre was elected church-trustee, holding the office of treasurer. A position four of his sons held at various times between 1749 and 1768.

On Dec 8, 1721, he and his neighbor Rene Beaujean, contracted with Jean Brunet LaSablonniere, a butcher in Montreal, for 100 livres cash and 200 in merchandise. In another contract on Oct 21, 1724, Pierre agreed to deliver lumber to an empty lot on Notre Dame St. in Montreal the following April for Forestier, a surgeon and merchant for which Pierre would receive 60 livres per 100 beams in merchandise and if he needed nails he would get 100 nails at the price of 3 livres 10 sols. Timber and labor were cheap but anything containing iron was not. When the city was fortified by building a wall around it in 1716, Pierre and all the other inhabitants along the coast were summoned to contribute their share of labor.

On Feb. 20, 1729, Pierre and Angelique went to Montreal to sell a lot at the corner of St. Jacques and St. Gabriel Streets, for their son, Pierre, who was traveling back and forth to various forts. At the office of the Notary Raimbault, they met Sieur de Lestage who paid 650 livres in cash for the lot.

On Jun 17, 1740, Pierre and Angelique, residents of Longue-Pointe, sold their son Nicolas 1x30 arpents of land in exchange for 40 bushels of wheat each year. Notaries were François Simonet and Jean-Baptiste Adhémar.

By 1744, Pierre, age 67, was fort infirme. As was the custom, the inheritance was passed to a member of the family. On Mar. 4th, Pierre, Angelique and all their children met with Adhemar, the notary. Francois was chosen to receive the entire estate. In return he paid his parent’s debts of 1997 livres and an annual rent of 150 livres. The parents asked for one room in the house on the northwest side, the cabinet and space in the attic and cellar to store their belongings. As Francois was single, they requested a maid to do the daily chores. Francois was to provide them yearly with 25 bushels of flour delivered to the attic, 100 pounds of beef and one pig, plus a half of a fat pig to make bacon an salted pork, a delicacy, one milking cow, a dozen chickens and a rooster. The vegetables and seasonal fruits would come from a small garden that the aged couple insisted to look after themselves. Pierre requested to have at his disposal one horse, a cariole for winter and a carriage (caleche) for the other seasons. Pierre asked to be supplied with 12 flasks of “eau-de-vie. Both parents were to be given a funeral according to their rank and fifty masses celebrated for the repose of their souls during the year following death.

PRDH Repertory of Vital Events, 1621-1799, Burial Certificate No. 273161

Pierre Desautels LaPointe, age 77, died Aug 10, 1753, buried Aug 11, 1753, in Longue-Pointe

Present: Pierre's five sons: Pierre, Louis, Francois, Jean Baptiste, and Nicolas Desautels, and Favre - priest, missionaire

Note: decede subitement

source: Taken from Jim Chesbro's Desautels's family history book page165 part four. Pierre Desautels dit LaPointe Jr. born on September 13, 1677, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died on August 10, 1753, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada] married Angelique Tuillier [born circ 1683; Daughter of Jacques Tuillier and Jeanne Bernard; died on January 22, 1765] married on January 11, 1699 and they had 15 children, ten boys and five girls.

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Baptism Certificate No. 40456, Pierre Desautels, baptised Sep 13, 1677, in Montreal, Parents: Pierre Desautels and Catherine Lorion, residence Cote-de-Martin de Cette Paroisse. Present: Leonard Simon, half brother of Pierre, Jr., and son of Catherine, residence Cote-de-Martin de Cette Paroisse, Marie Pigeon, Jean Fremont - priest, Gilles Perot - cure. Note: M. Fremont et M. Perot ont signe l'acte sans qu'il soit precise lequel a officie au bapteme. (PRDH)

Oct 22, 1691 - May 23, 1693, Pierre Desautels dit LaPointe owner of Parcel No. 30446, located in Montreal on the southern side of Saint-Paul Street, between Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Saint-Gabriel Streets. The parcel was formed by division Oct 22, 1691, and modified Jun 5, 1693, Surface: 1346 feet 2 (French), no buildings. Title Chain: Gilbert Desautels Oct 22, 1691 - May 23, 1693, Pierre Desautels LaPointe Oct 22, 1691 - May 23, 1693, Jean Arnaud May 24, 1693 - Jun 5, 1693. Neighbors: Nicolas Millet and Andre Carriere. (Adhémar)

Marriage Certificate No. 47743, married Jan 12, 1699, in Montreal, Pierre Desautels, age 21, residence Montreal, Parents: Pierre Desautels LaPointe - habitant, and Catherine Lorion, residence Montreal, Angelique Thuillier, age 15, residence Montreal, Parents: Jacques Thuillier Desvignets - habitant, and Jeanne Bernard, residence Montreal Present: Gilbert Desautels, brother of Pierre, Jr., - habitant, Pierre Cardinal, brother-in-law or stepbrother of Angelique - habitant, and R. C. Debreslay - cure (PRDH)

May 27, 1701, 42 men including Pierre Desautels were hired as voyugeurs by Sieur Jean Bochard, the chief clerk of the Company of Canada at Montreal to make the voyage to Detroit. Jul 10, 1703, 47 men were hired by the same company and the first one on the list was Pierre Desautels of Longue Pointe. This time Pierre contracted with Sieur Bochard to go to Lake Erie for one year. Upon his return to Montreal Pierre was to receive wages of 400 livres in merchandise at the Bureau des Pelleteries. Aug 28, 1704, Pierre Desautels and 59 others were hired by the same company to go to Fort Lepont Chartrain. The wages were 200 livres in the form of letters of exchange and double that if he stayed for the winter. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

Les Voyageurs Rivard, Le 10 Juillet 1703, Notaire : Antoine Adhémar dit Saint-Martin (1668-1714) à Montréal, Engagement à Mrs de la Compagnie de la Colonie du Canada, pour faire le voyage du lac Érié, Engagement de: Pierre Desautels Lapointe.

According to an act by Notary Adhemar, dated Apr 6, 1707, Pierre and Gilbert rented for three years, a farm belonging to Rene Fezeret on Cote St. Martin. In return the brothers were to give the owner each year, forty bushels of wheat, five bushels of peas, and fifty bundles of hay. In Feb 1708, brothers Pierre and Gilbert divided the estate they received from their father, although they continued cultivating together for another two years. On Jul 1, 1710, Pierre and Angelique went to the city of Montreal. At the office of the intendant, Antoine Raudot, they met her parents, Jacques Thuillier and Jeanne Bernard, who asked to be legally authorized to abandon their property in favor of their son-in-law Pierre Desautels. The next day Angelique's parents arrived at Pierre's home in Cote St. Martin. The royal sheriff, Pierre Cabazie, and the royal notary, Adhemar joined them and the notary wrote the transaction of Jacques Thuillier to Pierre Desautels dit LaPointe. Pierre was to receive a concession situated at Cote St. Francis of '3 arpents 14 feet wide', facing the Saint Lawrence River, and 30 arpents in depth, along with the buildings, furniture, livestock, and farm implements. Also another farm of 3 x 20 arpents facing Riviere des Prairies would be Pierre's, and what was grown on it, except the four bushels of wheat sown that spring by Jacques and Nicolas, Angelique's brothers. In return Pierre and Angelique promised to pay the debts amounting to 2750 livres, of which Pierre paid 486 livres that same day which Jacques owed to Claude Caron. Angelique's parents had the right to stay with them for the rest of their lives, but if they decided to go elsewhere, Pierre would have to provide them yearly with 30 bushels of wheat, 50 livres in money, a fat pig, and 16 pounds of butter. That same afternoon, Pierre's brother Gilbert and his wife Charlotte Etienne arrived and Pierre sold his tract of land at Cote St. Martin where they lived at the time to Gilbert. Pierre was to retain the entire crop he had sown that spring, to remain in the house until early 1711, and was permitted to cut the firewood required for the coming winter, but was not allowed to sell any timber. Gilbert agreed to pay 1600 livres, 1300 of which he paid immediately. The following spring, Pierre and Angelique with their six young children moved as planned to the Thuillier's farm on Cote St. Francis, situated about one mile further east. An additional nine children were born there. Both brothers promised in the same document to continue the annual rente viagere to their mother, Catherine. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

The Parchment Jul 15, 1716, Adhémar says Saint Martin's day, J-B (1714-1754) (Mtl) Obligation of Charles Delorme, inhabitant, of the coast St Michel, in Pierre Desautels, inhabitant, of the coast St Martin. Doc. #: 17160715PA012147

The Parchment 29 Septembre 1722 Adhémar says Saint Martin's day, J-B (1714-1754) (Mtl) Sale of a site located downtown of Villemarie on the level of the street St Jacques and St Gabriel; by Guillaume-Alexandre the Jordan, master mason, contractor and mason stone and Roy Angelica, its wife, town of Villemarie, in Pierre Desautels and François Desautels, absent, Pierre Desautels, their father at this present and taking acceptor. Doc. #: 17220929PA012459

As early as 1721, the 32 habitant families of Longue Pointe, some belonging to Notre-Dame Parish and others to Point-aux-Trembles, requested that the bishop allow them to form a parish of their own. If their request was granted this would mean that most of the families would be within walking distance from the church. Thirteen of Pierre's children were baptised at Notre-Dame. In 1724 after at least three years of waiting, a new parish was formed on Longue Point. The church was dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. The following year Pierre was elected church-trustee, holding the office of treasurer. A position four of his sons held at various times between 1749 and 1768. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

On Dec 8, 1721, he and his neighbor Rene Beaujean, contracted with Jean Brunet LaSablonniere, a butcher in Montreal, for 100 livres cash and 200 in merchandise. In another contract on Oct 21, 1724, Pierre agreed to deliver lumber to an empty lot on Notre Dame St. in Montreal the following April for Forestier, a surgeon and merchant for which Pierre would receive 60 livres per 100 beams in merchandise and if he needed nails he would get 100 nails at the price of 3 livres 10 sols. Timber and labor were cheap but anything containing iron was not. When the city was fortified by building a wall around it in 1716, Pierre and all the other inhabitants along the coast were summoned to contribute their share of labor. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

On Feb. 20, 1729, Pierre and Angelique went to Montreal to sell a lot at the corner of St. Jacques and St. Gabriel Streets, for their son, Pierre, who was traveling back and forth to various forts. At the office of the Notary Raimbault, they met Sieur de Lestage who paid 650 livres in cash for the lot. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

On Jun 17, 1740, Pierre and Angelique, residents of Longue-Pointe, sold their son Nicolas 1x30 arpents of land in exchange for 40 bushels of wheat each year. Notaries were François Simonet and Jean-Baptiste Adhémar. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

By 1744, Pierre, age 67, was fort infirme. As was the custom, the inheritance was passed to a member of the family. On Mar 4, 1744, Pierre, Angelique and all their children met with Adhemar, the notary. Francois was chosen to receive the entire estate. In return he paid his parent’s debts of 1997 livres and an annual rent of 150 livres. The parents asked for one room in the house on the northwest side, the cabinet and space in the attic and cellar to store their belongings. As Francois was single, they requested a maid to do the daily chores. Francois was to provide them yearly with 25 bushels of flour delivered to the attic, 100 pounds of beef and one pig, plus a half of a fat pig to make bacon an salted pork, a delicacy, one milking cow, a dozen chickens and a rooster. The vegetables and seasonal fruits would come from a small garden that the aged couple insisted to look after themselves. Pierre requested to have at his disposal one horse, a cariole for winter and a carriage (caleche) for the other seasons. Pierre asked to be supplied with 12 flasks of “eau-de-vie. Both parents were to be given a funeral according to their rank and fifty masses celebrated for the repose of their souls during the year following death. (Sister Lucienne Desautels)

Burial Certificate No. 273161, Pierre Desautels LaPointe, age 77, died Aug 10, 1753, buried Aug 11, 1753, in Longue-Pointe. Present: Pierre's five sons: Pierre, Louis, Francois, Jean Baptiste, and Nicolas Desautels, and Favre - priest. Note: decede subitement. (PRDH)

 

Sources:

Elizabeth Grobes

weg3-eg1-map@worldnet.att.net

PRDH Repertory of Vital Events, 1621-1799

http://www.genealogy.umontreal.ca/en/main.htm

Pierre Desautels dit LaPointe 1677-1753

by Sister Lucienne Desautels

Adhémar: Banque de données sur Montréal, 1642-1805

http://cca.qc.ca/adhemar/

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Pierre Desautels's Timeline

1677
September 13, 1677
Montreal, Hocleiage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
September 13, 1677
Hocleiage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1699
January 12, 1699
Age 21
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
December 24, 1699
Age 22
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
1701
February 16, 1701
Age 23
1703
August 3, 1703
Age 25
1705
July 13, 1705
Age 27
Montreal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, QC, Canada
1707
March 13, 1707
Age 29
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
1709
October 13, 1709
Age 32
1711
March 11, 1711
Age 33