2 commentaires sur “53 – Les abjurations à Québec de 1662 à 1757

  1. Thank you for this. John Henry Lydius, the son of a Dutch Reform minister in Albany, abjured protestantism before marrying Geneviève Massé, daughter of Michel Massé and Marguerite Couc dite Lafleur, at Montréal on 13 February 1727. The abjuration appears just before the marriage record in the registers of Notre-Dame de Montréal, although some sources say it is lost! [Registers of Nôtre-Dame de Montréal, FHL #0375842, photocopy] Among their activities, John Henry Lydius and his wife were engaged in ransoming English prisoners in 1728 before any question was raised about whether he could remain in the New France colony. After investigation, he was deported to France within a year under the accusation that he was not practicing his new religion. It was more to the point that he was trading with the Iroquois of New York, where he and his family eventually returned. I have full documentation for these details and others, but I thought you would like to know about one more abjuration document.

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