13244. Simon RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) was born in Clesles (Marne) (Champage-Ardenne Region), France. On 29 April 1644, "Simon Richorme", wheelwright and carpenter, was listed by Jérôme_le_Royer_de_la_Dauversière as one of the 5 citizens from Brouges hired for 3 years at a salary of 100 livres to go to New France. It is unclear, however, when he traveled to the new land. It is known that a daughter of Simon and Catherine was buried in Brouage in December 1647 but the burial record does not indicate who was present at the burial. Most historians agree that he was in New France by 1648. At the same time, it appears that his wife, Catherine, never traveled to New France although she was still alive in France as late as 10 May 1668. He died on 8 February 1655 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,2638 He was buried on 9 February 1655 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.1,2638 Catherine BÉLIER (BELLIER, BELLIOR) and Simon RICHOMME (RICHOME, RICHAUME) were married on 26 February 1634 in Brouage (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.2781,1770
13245. Catherine BÉLIER (BELLIER, BELLIOR) died after 10 May 1668. On that date, she was listed as the godmother of a child born to her son, Gaspard. The child was baptized at Brouage (Charente-Maritime). On the document, Catherine was listed as the wife of the deceased "Simon Richeaume". Therefore, it appears that Catherine never traveled to Nouvelle France or she returned to France after the 1655 death of her husband.