Thursday, 2 February 2017

Two French Marriage Records for 5th-Great-Grandparents' Nicholas & Angelique: What Do They Say?

Over the course of the past few months, I decided to put my Swedish research on hold and spend more time focusing on my other lines. One line in specific is my Benoit line, which hails from Quebec in Canada. The Benoits are of French-Canadian descent. As I continue my research with this line, one problem I have is that a large majority of documents I find are in French, which I know very little of. 

Recently, I have found two separate marriage records for my 5th-great-grandparents Nicholas Magny and Angelique Gervais. Both are in French. The marriage took place in 1785. I am hoping to take away as much information as I can from both of them, on the chance that one contains information that the other doesn't, and was hoping to find someone who would be able to translate both of these.

Below are the two marriage records, divided into two images each. Any help in translating both of these would be greatly appreciated.

1st Marriage Record

2nd Marriage Record

Copyright © 2017, David J. McRae


  1. Hi David, Lucia here. My gggg grandfather was Alexis Benoit (1809-1883) and he lived in Longueil, Quebec, Canada. The family eventually moved to New England and New York. I have a public tree on Ancestry- the Dupuis Benoit Family. Not sure how to do a back and forth on your blog, but please PM me on FB or on Ancestry if you would like more information.

  2. Hi David, im not at my computer so can't look them up to read it clearly but Nicholas is a widower of Marguerite Gaboriau of the parish of St Joseph de Chambly and Angelique is the daughter of Alexis gervais and Angelique pattenaude of this parish, it also says three banns were published from what I can see they both say the same thing.