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Historical Document: Pedro Dasslyva – Burial, 1717

This is the burial record of the founder of our Desilva line, whose descendant Clementine Desilva married into our Luce line. Pedro Dassylva was known by many names including: Pedro/Pierre, da Silva/Dassilva/Dassylva/Desilva.


According to this document, Pierre Dassylva the Portuguese (aged about 70 years) was buried in the Quebec city Notre Dame parish cemetery on August 25th, 1717 after having received the sacraments of the church. His wife Jeanne Greslon / Laviolettte died some time later.

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for posting our ancestor. Has anyone been able to trace Pedro’s tree in Portugal? Just curious?


    Comment by Marie | April 8, 2013 | Reply

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