806. Joseph ROY dit CHÂTELLERAULT was born on 25 August 1709 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,1915 He was baptized on 25 August 1709 at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade in La Pérade (Quebec Province), Canada.1,1915 He on 16 March 1755 in Illinois, USA, "Joseph Roy dit Chatelraux" appeared as a witness to the marriage contract of Etienne Gauvraux (Gauvreau) and Angelique Perthui (Perthuis). Angelique was Joseph's sister-in-law from his 1736 marriage to Marie Magdeleine Perthuis.1916 Joseph died on 9 October 1761 at the age of 52 in Louisiana, USA. He was buried on 10 October 1761 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1917 On 28 December 1764, there is a record of a 'procès-verbal' of the transfer of the inventory of the goods and habitation from the succession of the deceased Roy. On 18 April 1765, an election of a tutor for the minor children of Joseph Roy and Perrine LaCour took place as well as an inventory of the goods and habitation of the deceased. In December 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, the husband of Joseph's daughter, Eleonore, asked for an accounting by the 'Widow Joseph Roy dit Chatellerau' (Perrine Lacour) of her late husband's succession. According to the civil document, the succession was not yet closed despite the fact that an inventory had been taken on 18 April 1765. Later that same month, background was offered on the two marriages of Joseph Roy via the curator, Ricard de Rieutord, before a division of approximately 50% between Roy's widow and his heirs. Included in the inventory that was taken on 18 April 1765, the estate included "slave families, six arpents valued at 1850 livres bounded Colin and baptiste LaCour for 620 lives, old house falling into ruin, a little storehouse, etc." for a total value of 25,551 livres. A second accounting of the assets was done by the children, however, that differed from the original accounting which appears to have forced a third, more accurate accounting of the estate assets. According to a final document, the heirs each received 296 piastres.1402,1918 Perrine LACOUR and Joseph ROY dit CHÂTELLERAULT842,1403 were married on 30 January 1744 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1919 They1919 appeared in the census in 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.
[Note: Joseph's 1st marriage was to Marie Magdeleine Perthuis at Sainte-Anne in Détroit (Fort Ponchartrain) on 19 March 1736.]
807. Perrine LACOUR was born about 1727 in Natchez (Adams County), Mississippi, USA.1796 On 4 November 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, the widow Perinne LaCour sold 12 arpents of land including buildings and indigoterie (used for making indigo) to Jean Baptiste Tounoir for 1000 piastres. The land was bordered by the widow Bordelon and Beauvais. 1797 She on 13 November 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA filed a civil document in which she testified that she married the late Joseph Roy, a native of Montréal, thirty-four years ago, lived with him for 16 years and had six legitimate children with him: Joseph, Jacques Jeannette, Elizabeth, Suzanne and Eléonore. In addition, she stated that she had two natural children in her widowhood: Auguste and Thérèse (father not named). She gave her natural children special legacy of 1/5 of her goods.1798 She appears to have still been alive on 16 April 1783 based on a document which mentions a "notation of that due Perine La Cour, widow Roy, and Suzanne Roy, wife of Billi Gilchrist". Suzanne Roy was her daughter. There is also a 1805 burial record at St. James Parish, Louisiana which lists the burial of "Dame Roy, age 82 years, widow of Jacques Roy, bur 27 Nov. 1805". This would have been about the approximate age of Perinne in 1805. Her last husband, however, was François Marcantel, who had been deceased prior to 30 October 1780 based on succession records.
[Note: Perrine's 2nd marriage was to François Marcantel on 16 June 1779 at Opelousas.]
Interesting note.... In the book entitled "Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records, Pointe Coupée Records, 1722-1769, Volume Ib", a very interesting baptismal record was found. Obviously, Perrine/Perine Lacour had a child out of wedlock approximately 2 years after the death of her husband, Joseph Roy. The child, named Augustin, was baptized by another couple in order to 'cover Perine's honor'. It appears that, three years later, Perine likely had a change of heart and wanted to come forward as the child's mother. This could, possibly, have been due to the fact that she had also given birth to a 2nd illegitimate child (Marie Thérèse) about 11 months after the birth of Augustin. This 2nd child was baptized with the surname of Lacour. Here is the baptismal entry for Augustin In Volume 1b of "Diocese of Baton Rouge.....": "Augustin Cuvillier (Pierre Duvillier, dit Champigneule, and Marie Isabelle Assayeux) born 4 Sepember 1763, bt. 22 November 1763, spo. Noël Roy and Jeanne Roy (PCP-1, 252 also PCP-3, 144); Editor's note: Translation of Notation on Baptismal record for Augustin Cuvillier: ..... On November 25, 1766, Perine Lacour, widow of Joseph Roy, appeared before the priest with Pierre Cuvillier "dit Champigneule" and his wife, Marie Assaieux, to annul in the presence of the undersigned witnesses an act of baptism made 22 November 1763 of Augustin, natural son of the said Perine Lacour, baptized under the names of the aforesaid Pierre Cuvillier and Marie Assaieux; they recognized that Perine Lacour was the said mother of the child Augustin and asked that Pierre Cuvillier and Marie Assaieux no longer be recognized as the father and mother of the child, having only given their names to cover the honor of Perine Lacour, then they retract themselves."