Troisieme Generation – 4th Branch – MATHURIN PARENTEAU

Updated 2016, September 16th.  




MARIE-MADELEINE BADAILLAC – also known as Laplante


Cornelius Krieghoff, Autochtones et chasseurs. Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. CLIQUER SUR L'IMAGE.

Cornelius Krieghoff, Autochtones et chasseurs. Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. CLIQUER SUR L’IMAGE.



 Mathurin Parenteau, fourth son of Pierre-Louis Parenteau and Marguerite Saint-Laurent, was born at Yamaska in the rank of Petit-Chenal May 25, 1723 and was baptized on June 6th. His Godfather was his uncle Mathurin Berthelot who remained in front n the other side of Petit-Chenal, on the Du Domaine Island, and the godmother was Isabelle Forcier.

Mathurin Parenteau signs a marriage contract On February 1st, 1750, with Marie-Madeleine Badaillac-Laplante. The act was drafted by François Carry, Captain of the militia of Yamaska, in the presence of Jean Petit, then ill militia Captain. (Notary Louis Pillard 1750, April 1st). They married On February 2nd, 1750, church of Yamaska. They had their first child nine months later, on November 7th

Three months later, February 11, 1751 Mathurin was granted a land located in the Grandmesnil settlement in Yamaska (Notary Louis Pillard ANQTR). But on August second of that year, he was unable to pay a debt of 51 pounds to a merchant of Montréal: then he asked the Court time to sell his cattle (ANQ…). He sold finally his land to the blacksmith François Bibeau, March 2nd, 1753 (Notary Rigaud ANQTR), in reserving however pine beams there. The selling price was 475 pounds that were paid to Mathurin in tickets printed order (Notary Rigaud ANQTR). We don’t Know where he lived after that in 1753, due to financial problems. Is it in Western Canada or at Saint-Sulpice, between Yamaska and Montréal, along the St.Lawrence River, where was living in 1757-58 his younger brother Jacques, a traveler for fur trade?

Ten years later Mathurin was granted another land on the south-west side of the Yamaska River, at Saint-Aimé-de Massueville. There he built a house and farm buildings. Census 1765: house, his wife and children, 4 sowed acres, 2 beefs, 2 cows, 4 sheep, one horse and 2 porks (Rapport de l’Archiviste de la province de Québec 1936-37, p.103). Their second child, Madeleine, was born January 1st, 1769 at Yamaska, 18 years after the first child. We can wonder if Mathurin had absent for ten years because he sold his first land in 1753 and got a new one only in 1763. More, the couple had no children from 1751 to 1768. His wife was she waiting for him while he would have been in Western Canada for fur traders?

We know that he went to live at Saint-Sulpice with his wife probably because of fur trade. Two of their sons were born in Saint-Sulpice in 1774 and 1776 and went in West Canada for fur trade. He is suspected to have travelled in West Canada in that purpose.

Mathurin Parenteau died at 68 years old and was buried August 1791 at Yamaska.

By Gilles Parenteau