Thirteenth Generation


6622. Pierre RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) dit PÉTRUS was born in 1636 in Hiers-Brouage (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1770,1994 He was confirmed on 13 August 1660.2524 Pierre was a member of the "quatriesme escouade" (4th squad) of the 'Milice de la Sainte-Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph' that existed between 1663 and 1666 to provide additional protection to the colonists who were constantly being attacked by the Iroquois. Sieur de Maisonneuve, first Governor of Montréal, raised this group to provide relief to the militia forces in Montréal, Trois-Rivières and Québec. They had been on almost constant duty and had been accompanying the farmers to the fields during the day, regularly patrolling the St. Lawrence River, and standing guard at their posts on the walls of the settlements every night. The existing militia unit in Montréal simply did not have sufficient men to continue to perform all the required duties. Montréal, situated close to the main Iroquois invasion route on the Richelieu River, was far more vulnerable to raids than Trois-Rivières and Québec. The 'Soldats de la Milice de la Sainte-Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph' consisted of 20 squads of 7 men each. Their job was to provide additional guards for workers in the fields and relieve the Montreal militia for nightly guard duty on the walls of the town. Following the arrival of the Carignan Regiment in 1665, Governor de Maisonneuve disbanded the 'Soldats de la Sainte-Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph'. During the three years of the existence of the 'Milice de la Sainte-Famille", the unit lost only eight men to Iroquois war parties. He appeared in the census in 1666 in Canadian Census with his wife, Marthe Arnue, and four children (Barbe, Jacques, Marie Magdeleine, Marie Marthe). Also living with the family was one domestic servant.1 Pierre appeared in the census in 1667 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada with his wife, Marthe Arnu (spelled Artus), and five unnamed children (1 boy and 4 girls). The couple owned 6 beasts and 12 arpents of land. He died between 8 May 1688 and 1 March 1689 at the age of 52 in Repentigny (Québec Province), Canada.1385 Marthe-Marie ARNU(E) and Pierre RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) dit PÉTRUS1994 signed a marriage contract on 2 September 1658 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada. They were married on 16 September 1658 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.1,2525

6623. Marthe-Marie ARNU(E) was baptized on 28 March 1632 in La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1,1770,2526 She was a "filles à marier" (marriageable girl) who emigrated to New France representing one quarter of all the single girls arriving in New France through 1673. These girls, often poor, were recruited and chaperoned by religious groups or individuals who had to assure and account for their good conduct. She appeared in the census in 1666 with her husband, Pierre Richomme, and four children (Barbe, Jacques, Marie Magdeleine, Marie Marthe). Also living with the family was one domestic servant. She appeared in the census in 1667 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada with her husband, Pierre Richomme, and five unnamed children (1 boy and 4 girls). The couple owned 6 beasts and 12 arpents of land. Marthe-Marie died (died at hospital) on 26 August 1700 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2527 She was buried on 26 August 1700 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.1,2527

Children were:

i.

Marie RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) was buried on 30 October 1708 in Canada.

ii.

Barbe RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) was baptized on 22 June 1659 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2528 She died on 17 January 1725 in Boucherville (Québec Province), Canada.

iii.

Gabriel RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) was baptized on 22 June 1659 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2528 He was buried on 24 December 1659 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2529

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iv.

Jacques RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME).

v.

Marie-Madeleine RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) was baptized on 23 November 1662 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada. She died in January 1722.

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vi.

Marie-Marthe RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME).

vii.

Élisabeth RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) was baptized on 31 August 1666 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada. She died on 4 April 1703 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada. She was buried on 4 April 1703 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

viii.

Jeanne RICHAUME was baptized on 3 December 1668 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada. She died on 6 December 1701.

ix.

Marie RICHAUME was baptized on 31 March 1671 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2387 She was born on 31 March 1671. She was buried on 13 April 1671 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2530

x.

Magdelaine RICHAUME was baptized on 28 March 1672 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2531