Fonds de la famille de Ramezay
Available reels: 3
Bigot, François, 1703-1778.
- Fonds de la famille de Ramezay
MG 18 H 54
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The Ramezay family of New France has several important figures including: Claude de Ramezay (1659-1724), governor of Trois-Rivières from 1690 to 1699 and Montreal from 1704 to 1724, acting governor of New France from 1714 to 1716 and owner of the seigneuries of Ramezay, Monnoir and Sorel; Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Roch de Ramezay (1708-1777), the youngest son of Claude de Ramezay, who was an officer in the colonial regular troops and the king's lieutenant, who signed the capitulation of Quebec in 1759; Louise de Ramezay (1705-1776), daughter of Claude de Ramezay, who was the administrator of sawmills inherited from her father, owner of half of the seigneuries of Bourchemin and Ramezay-La Gesse, and heir of the Ramezay seigneuries of Monnoir and Sorel.
This collection includes a wide range of documents relating to several members of the Ramezay family and its allied families, including that of Bellot. The period covers the eighteenth century mostly, although some documents are from previous centuries. The collection consists of: correspondence; deeds; judicial documents; accounts; bills of exchange; documents about various properties and sawmills; the genealogy of the Ramezay family; the genealogy of the Ramezay-Bellot family; the Sorel seigneury; a court case between Claude de Ramezay and Nicolas-François Berle; activities within the army in France and New France; and much, much more.