1520. Charles NORMAND was born on 30 October 1663 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,2161 He was baptized on 2 November 1663 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.1,2161 He completed his education on 29 September 1680 in Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency (Québec Province), Canada and graduated as a skilled roofer. Saint-Joachim was a well-known school of arts and trades and was located thirty miles north of the old city. By 1692, he was a licensed contractor and seemed to have established a reputable roofing business.2162 In the later 1680s, however, Charles seemed to take a break from roofing and teamed with three others (including his brother, Joseph) to establish a licensed fur trading business. The French authorities had began issuing permits in 1681 to discourage illegal trading. Based on legal and sacramental documents, it does not appear that the group ceased their trading operations until 1690 at which time Charles resumed his roofing business. As the marriage of his parents fell apart in the later part of 1690, Charles was eventually forced to step in and provide a home and care for his mother. They lived in the family's city home in upper Quèbec while his father stayed at the Canardière farm. In February 1694, Charles and Marie-Madeleine Dionne purchased a house located on Rue des Pauvres which was near his parents' upper-town home. After his mother's death in 1700, Charles served as administrator of her estate. Numerous heated issues arose as some family members fought over the estate. Charles died on 21 March 1715 at the age of 51 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2163 He was buried on 22 March 1715 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.1,2163 Marie Françoise Monique JEAN dit DENIS and Charles NORMAND1385,1715 signed a marriage contract on 12 March 1703.2701 In addition to the usual exchange of property, Marie Francoise promised to care for the children of Charles from his first marriage. They were married on 13 March 1703 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada - only three months after the death of his first wife.1,2164
[Note: Charles' first marriage was to Marie-Madeleine Dionne dite Sansoucy on 20 November 1691 at Nôtre Dame in Québec. The couple had signed a marriage contract on 19 November 1691.]
1521. Marie Françoise Monique JEAN dit DENIS appeared in the census in 1716 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada living at 122 Rue des Pauvres with her seven children. The children of Charles' first marriage were not listed with the family. In 1729, Marie Francoise Monique began selling her lands in preparation for moving her family to Montréal. They likely moved in the later part of 1731. In February 1732, she married for a second time to Guillaume Vinet dit Larante. She died after 30 May 1735. On this date, she was named as godmother of her grandson, Charles.
[Note: Marie Françoise's 2nd marriage was to Guillaume Vinet dit Larante on 4 February 1732 at Ile d'Montréal.]