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From: "from S-J" <>
Subject: [Q-R] Samuel de Champlain's will found by Olga Jurgens
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 20:11:47 -0400
Recently, when researching Abraham Martin (dit L'Ecossais), I found an
interesting but mystifying aside.
His daughter Marguerite is mentioned in Champlain's will.
It seems Champlain signed his will in Nov 1635, 2 months before his death.
Now this is where the real mystery comes in for me.
Apparently this will was only discovered in August 1959 by Olga Jurgens, a
historian and archivist, after 324 years !!! and was published in 1963.
Of course, my first thought was where had it been all those years, second
thought was where was it found, third was how was it found, etc etc,
I searched rootsweb Q-R archives, and others, and googled a lot but can't
find anything else about this discovery.
I figure an extraordinary discovery like this MUST have been big news in
1959 and don't why I can't find answers to my questions.
Can anyone out there help me solve this mystery?
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