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Contrat de mariage (copie certifiée de l'époque) Québec, 6 septembre 1762 for Jean Urbain Martel of Belleville (1708-Ca. 1764) and Elisabeth Gastin
Québec, James Murray 1762 - Marriage contract (certified copy of), 3 ½ folio pages; Quebec, September 6, 1762. Seal of wax to the document. Near fine condition. Rare document drawn up in a few months of the transfer of New France to the English. Last marriage contract on August 3, 1747 between Jean Urbain Martel of Belleville (1708-Ca. 1764), director of the Forging mills of Saint-Maurice to Quebec, and young lady Elisabeth Gastin (she will die; the following year shortly after her first child), in the presence of Charles marquis de Beauharnois (1671-1749), “d' chief; squadron of the naval armies of its majesty, Governor and Lieutenant General for Roy in toutte New France and country of Louisiana”, of Mgr Henry Marie de Breil de Pontbriant (1709-1860), bishop of Quebec and adviser of Roy, Gilles Hocquart (1694-1783), Intendant of justice, organizes and finances of New France and country of Louisiana (of 1729 to 1748), and of various parents and friends. The part is certified and signed by the clerk Jean-Claude Panet (1719 - 1778) on page 2, lawyer, judge and notary, like by James Murray (1721-1794), sergeant, colonel d' infantry and General governor of the province of Quebec. The signature under the red seal and below James Murray on page four is Hector Theophilus Cramahé (1720-1788), an very important person in the early history of Québec. Hector Theophilus Cramahé (baptized Théophile-Hector de Cramahé), lieutenant-governor of Quebec (1771-82), (baptized Théophile-Hector de Cramahé), army officer, civil secretary to governors James Murray, Guy Carleton, and Frederick Haldimand, judge, lieutenant governor of the province of Quebec, and titular lieutenant governor of Detroit. Cramahé arrived at Quebec in June 1759 and was to remain there more than 22 years, during which he ended the purely military phase of his career. Quoted from DCB online James Murray was one of General James Wolfe's three brigadiers in the British expedition against Quebec in 1759 and the Governor of Canada from 1760 to 1766. General James Murray In October 1760, became military governor of the district of Quebec and became the first civil governor of the Province of Quebec in 1764. As governor he was sympathetic to the French-Canadians, favouring them over British merchants who came to settle in the wake of the conquest. He allowed the continuance of French civil law because at the time the French outnumbered the British 25:1 and he needed to be careful not to incite discontent or rebellion. The dissatisfaction of British settlers led to his recall in 1766 (although he remained governor in name until 1768), but his precedents were preserved in the Quebec Act of 1774. Wikipedia [Attributes: First Edition]
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