Jacques Proux leaves Île Perrot for Pointe-Claire

Jacques Proux leaves Île Perrot for Pointe-Claire

August 7th, 2016 0 By Jean-Pierre Proulx

Saint-Joachim Church of Pointe-Claire

In 1706, at the time of getting married, Jacques Proux is said to live on Île Perrot. But on August 11th, 1722, the Sulpician lords of the island of Montreal granted him land in Pointe-Claire. The notary Raimbault records the transaction. The family is still there in 1729, 1736 and 1739 as it appears in notarial transactions of those same years. The Pilon couple lived there in 1757 because on March 16th of that year, Jacques was buried there. His wife, Jeanne Pilon, follows him on July 31st, 1768, still Pointe-Claire.

The site of Pointe-Claire Church, on a slender point in Lake St. Louis, is one of the most beautiful places on the island of Montreal.