You are a descendant of Jacques Prou and Jeanne Pilon? Yes. But still!

You are a descendant of Jacques Prou and Jeanne Pilon? Yes. But still!

October 25th, 2016 1 By Jean-Pierre Proulx

La pointe de Pointe-Claire | Photo: Gilles Y. Hamel

Jacques Prou and Jeanne Pilon got married in 1706 at the parish of Sts-Anges in Lachine, probably in the absence of church in Pointe-Claire where they resided.

Together they had eleven children, five of them boys who left offspring:

  • Jacques, married to Suzanne Devilleray, en 1733;
  • Joseph, married to Charlotte Clément-Larivière-Chambly, in 1738;
  • Sylvestre, married to Thérèse Ducharme, in 1742;
  • Thomas, married to Josephe Larocque-Rocbrune, in 1747
  • Antoine, married to Anne Roy, the same year.

Saint-Joachim’s church in Pointe-Claire

All settled in Pointe-Claire except for Thomas, who raised most of his family in Ste-Geneviève de Pierrefonds.

Their descendants have spread to Montreal, Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Oka region.

If your ancestor is Jacques Prou, would you know from which of his sons you come down from?

Jacques was from Gournay in Poitou. Jeanne Pilon, his wife, was born in Montreal in 1683, but his father, Antoine, was from Bayeux in Normandy. Her mother, Marie-Anne Brunet, whose place of birth is unknown, was perhaps from Normandy, like her father. (Source: PRDH)

Speaking of Gournay, this is a village we will visit next May during the trip to the land of the ancestors. Interested? Registration is coming soon. Think about it!

On the tip of Pointe-Claire stands a magnificent windmill, one of the few that are still standing in Quebec.