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From: Dominique Ritchot <>
Subject: [METIS] Fwd: Re: Francoise Tourault
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 23:35:50 -0500
This is the answer I got from Dick Garneau today.
Until I'm provided with the proper documents to prove the
I'm sticking to the story Francoise Tourault was a French
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Objet: Re: Francoise Tourault
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 13:12:10 -0700
De: Dick Garneau <>
A: Dominique Ritchot <>
This is likely the most contested item on my web site. Its
for French, 4 for Indian origin like educated in France. I
both cases and will leave it to other to sort that one out.
many more Metis unrecorded in Quebec than records suggest.
Dominique Ritchot wrote:
>Hi M. Garneau,
>In your webpage :
>You refer to Francoise Toureau, wife of Jacques Archambault,
>as a "sauvagesse"
>(II)-Laurent Archambault, (Metis?) b-1642, son (I)-Jacques
>Archambault (1604-1688), and Francoise Toureau, sauvagesse,
>(1600-1663); married January 7, 1660, Ville-Marie (Montreal)
>I wonder where this information comes from ?
>It's been well documented Francoise Toureau (Tourault) came
>from France with her
>Francoise Tourault's baptism record is yet to be found, but
>sources indicate she might have
>been born in Lardelière (a parish near La Rochelle).
>Jacques Archambault was the son of Antoine & Renee Ouvrard ;
>Jacques Archambault and Francoise Toureault were married c.
>1629 in Dompierre-sur-Mer, diocese
>of La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), France.
>The baptism records of four of their children were found in
>1. Denis 12-09-1630
>2. Marie 24-02-1636
>3. Louise 18-03-1640
>4. Laurent 10-01-1642
>The baptism records of their daughters Anne (born c. 1632)
>and Jacquette (born c. 1634) were
>not found in Dompierre-sur-Mer. The first mention of Jacques
>Archambault and his family in
>Nouvelle France is in 1646.
>I would appreciate if you can provide your source,