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JOLY, Jean, 1643-1691, baker.   D.s., Quebec, 19 June 1667. 2 p. folio.

Land transfer for some land on the seigneurie of Lauzon.

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Pardevant Le nore Royal en la nouvelle france et tesmoins soubssignez fut present en sa personne Jean Joly habitant de la Coste de Lauson lequel a Recognu Et Confessé avoir vendu ceddé quitté Et transporté Et delaissé dutout des maintenant a Tousiours Et promet garantir de tous troubles Et Empeschements generallemt quelconques a Michel Le Court a ce present Et acceptant pour luy ses hoirs Et ayant cause a ladvenir une Concession scize a lad. Seigneurie de lauson Consistant en trois arpens de terre de front sur quarante arpens de profondeur Joignant d’un costé a francois grenet dautre coste [the words « aux terres non Concedes » crossed out] au nommé adrien aud. vendeur appartenant a Cause de la Concession a luy faicte par Led. Seigneur, Estant en la Censine d’Iceluy Seigneur de lauson Et Chargée Envers luy des Cens Et Rentes quil pourra debvoir que lesd. partjes n ont sceu quant a present dire ny desclarer de ce Enquis &c. Pourtoult Et sans aud. charger debts ny hypoteques quelquonques ainsy que le vendeur a affirmé quitte des arrerages du passé Jusques a ce Jour, Cette vente vente [sic] faicte a la Charge desd. cens [dans la marge « Et Rentes »] Seulement Et oultre moyennant La somme de CentCinquante Livres tournois que led. achepteur en a promis payer aud. vendeur dans Vendredy prochainement venant un orignaux au prix de dix huit Sols La Livre a peine de tous despends dommages Et Interests Mettant Er Subrogeant par led. vendeur led. achepteur du tout en son lieu Et droict noms Raisons Et actions

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Transportant En oult tous droit &c Et oultre ce que dessus Led. vendeur s’est obligé de Rendre sur lad. Concession trois arpens de terre nette preste a ensemencer Lannée prochaine Car Ainsy &c promettant &c obligeant &c Renonceant &c fait Et passé a quebecq Estude dedit nore susd. Et soubsigné le dixneufme Juin 16c. soixante Sept present Le Sr françois Becquet et Noel pourveu & lafortune tesmoins soubsignez avecq led vendeur Et a led achepteur desclaré ne scavoir escrire ny signer de ce Enquis suivant Lordonnance.

[signed:] Jan Joly [with flourish] ; Becquet [with flourish] ;

noel pourveu [with flourish] ; Duquet [with flourish] nore Royal

[addition:]

Advenant Le vingt quatriesme Juin 16c. Soixante sept Est Comparu pardevant moy no.re Royal en la nouvelle france Et tesmoins soubsignez Jean Joly Lequel a Recognu et Confessé avoir eu Et receu dud. Michel LeCourt Le Contenu en l aute part [the words « de laq. » crossed out in the text] au Contract cy dessus escrit dont Il Le tient quitte Car ainsy &c. quittant &c. fait Et passé a quebecq Estude du no.re susd. Et soubsigné le

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Jour Et an susd. presence martin gendron Et Claude Challe et tesmoins soubsignez avec led. Joly Et Le no.re.

[signed:]

Jan Joly [with flourish] ; martin gendron [with flourish] ; challe ; Duquet [with flourish].

[docket title:]

Vente de Jean Jolly a Michel leCourt 19e Juin 1667.

JOLY, Jean, baker, 1643-1691, married Marguerite Amiot in 1670 at Quebec. (Tanguay).

DUQUET DE LA CHESNAYE, Pierre, explorer, royal notary, attorney-general, seigneurial judge, seigneur; baptized 14 Jan. 1643 at Quebec and was buried there on 13 Oct. 1687.

Son of Denis Duquet and Catherine Gauthier, Pierre was one of the first pupils of the Jesuit college of Quebec. The Journal des Jésuites stresses on different occasions the role that he played in the musical portion of the religious ceremonies.

Shortly after leaving the college, Duquet, at the age of 20, bought the registry of the notary Guillaume Audouart, whom he succeeded as royal notary. His commission, dated 31 Oct. 1663, made him the first Canadian-born notary.

At this time Duquet had only just returned from an expedition, directed by Guillaume Couture, which had taken him during the summer a little beyond Lake Nemiskau, about a hundred miles from Rupert River. This was the second attempt by the French to reach Hudson Bay by land.

Like most of the notaries of his period, Duquet had a well-filled career: he was often given power of attorney by litigants, and in addition he was commissioned to carry out several inquiries into irregularities in the liquor traffic. In the autumn of 1666 he went with the Carignan-Salières regiment into Iroquois territory and signed on 17 October the Procès verbal de la prise de possession des forts d’Agnié. Deputy attorney-general (1675–1681), attorney-general (1681–1686), seigneurial judge of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, of the Île d’Orléans and of Orsainville, he was moreover the owner of several properties at Quebec and Lévis and of two seigneuries granted to him in 1672 and 1675. His multifarious occupations prevented him, however, from giving the desired attention to his notarial acts, in which are to be found many errors and omissions. His registry, which is nevertheless very interesting, is preserved in the Judicial Archives of Quebec.

On 25 August 1666 Duquet had married at Quebec Anne Lamarre, who came originally from the parish of Saint-Sulpice in Paris.

André Vachon (DCB)

BECQUET, Romain, notary, court officer, clerk of the diocesan officiality (l’officialité diocésaine), seigneurial judge and seigneur; b. 1640 or shortly before at Le Bec (or Becq), near Rouen; d. 20 April 1682 at Quebec.

Becquet, the son of a surgeon, Julien Becquet, and of Anne Vasse, married at Quebec (1) Romaine Boudet, 5 June 1666, and (2) Marie Pellerin, 2 May 1677; only two daughters survived him. But the name of the family has been preserved through the seigneury of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, which was granted to it in 1672. The presence of Romain Becquet at Quebec can be traced back to 31 July 1661.

He exercised the profession of notary from 1665 on, even styling himself “notaire royal,” although he seems never to have had a commission of this kind. On 20 March 1668 the intendant Talon granted him a commission as court officer and sergeant. On 23 Oct. 1678, at the request of Bishop François de Laval, seigneur of Beaupré, Becquet became judge or “baillif haut_justicier” of the county of Saint-Laurens (Île d’Orléans) and of the shore of Beaupré. It was in this capacity that he drew up the first registry of the land belonging to the seigneury. The bishop had also made him clerk of his officiality on 18 April 1675. Becquet’s registry, preserved in the judical Archives of Quebec, is one of the most important for the study of 17th-century Quebec.

Honorius Provost (DCB)

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