Pierre DUGUAY dit LAFRANCHISE - Pierre Duguay dit Lafranchise
"Pierre Duguay signed his name Duget and came from... Cherac... halfway between the towns of Saintes and Cognac."
"It was in the very old XIth century church ware Pierre Duguet was baptized on 7 January 1553. He was the son of Guillaume and of Marie Boguier... Pierre was the second born among seven brotheres and two sisters."
"No one has been able to find the contract of indenture of the name of the ship which brought Pierre to our shores. It can be surmised that he left France from the port of La Rochelle in the summer of 1690 or 1691."
In 1694, he was living on the Ile d'Oreleans. He married Angelique De Lodger, the 20 year old daughter of Jacques and his widow, Marie Taupier. The marriage took place at Ange-Gardien. The couple's first five children were baptized at Sainte-Famille, "with the possible exception of Pierre, Junior."
When Angelique's mother died, she received a piece of the De Lodger farm, on March 8, 1704. She sold it to Martin Patenotre on April 2, 1708.
The Duguay family eventually settled in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly.
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