Deschambault, the parish of René Proust and Marguerite BrunetJuly 1st, 2016 0 By Jean-Pierre Proulx
René Proust is the last of the Proulx ancestors to arrive in Canada. He would have landed around 1816 from the Kingdom of France to marry in Deschambault in 1820. His wife, Marguerite Brunet, was on her side an old Canadian, her ancestor François having settled in Grondines since 1703.
The church here represented is not the one where Rene and Marguerite married, but they knew it since it was built in 1830 from the plans by Thomas Baillargé. The majority of their children have been baptized there.
The church of Deschambault is a jewel of the heritage of Quebec with the old presbytery and the old mill built in 1802 by Lord Joseph Chavigny de la Chevrotière.
It would be a fitting tribute to the younger family of the Proulx of America to go on a pilgrimage.
Are there any of his descendants who are online and would like to drive us there?