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Nicolas Audet, Porter | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 


Nicolas Audit dit Lapointe was originally from the diocese of Poitier and arrived in Quebec in the mid 17th century. He was from a higher social station than most colonists, and acted as porter to the Monsignor Laval. In 1670 he married Madeleine Despres and the couple raised twelve children in the Ile d’Orleans, Quebec.

 

Artwork by Franklin Arbuckle

 

 


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES


from Poitiers (Vienne)

born about 1641

parents were Innocent and Vincente Reine (Roy) of St. Pierre-de-Maille parish

he started out as porteat the chateau of the Monsignor of Laval

on June 22nd, 167 took possession of three aprons of land which had been conceded to him by the Monsignor of Laval

September 15th, 1670 married Madeleine Despres (daughter of Francois Despres and Madeleine Legrand)

Madeleine was from Paris

couple had twelve children

died on his farm in Ile d’Orleans (St. Jean parish) in December 1700

wife died in December of 1712

 


 

 

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