Nicolas DROUIN: Birth: 07 JAN 1652 in Québec, Canada. Death: 04 OCT 1723 in Ste Famille D'ile Orleans, Montmorency, Québec, Canada
Note: *10th Great Grandfather* Spelling variations include: Drouin, de Drouin, Derouin, Drouhin, Drouain, Drouhain, Drouyn, Durouain, Durouin, Drouyn, Druin and many more. First found in Normandy, where they were anciently seated in the seigniory of Derouvin, a village in the Pas-de-Calais in the arrondissement of Bethuni. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Marie Drouin who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Paul Drouin who settled in Philadelphia in 1861; Charles Druin settled in Louisiana in 1719; François Drouineau arrived in Quebec from St-Ange in 1669. Source unknown: FIRST DOUBLE MARRIAGE IN CANADA On 27 July 1636, Francois Belanger was mentioned for the first time in New France: He was a witness at the signing of the marriage contract of Robert Drouin and the ten year old Anne Cloutier. (6) His bold signature denoted a degree of education superior to that of the average settler. On 12 July of the following year, Francois himself took a wife. His union with the thirteen year old Marie Guyon, daughter of Jean and Mathurine Robin, was blessed by Father Charles Lallemant, acting as the curate of Notre-Dame-des-Anges.(7) The marriage act, drawn up in 1640, tells us that Francois was a mason by trade. That same morning, at the same place, Anne Cloutier and Robert Drouin were united in a church wedding delayed because of her age. This was the first double marriage ceremony celebrated in Canada. UID 6DE85B71-FBA8-4B9B-A71D-959D43DF8201
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