JÉRÉMIE, dit Lamontagne, NOËL, trader, clerk in the employ of the Tadoussac trading organization, son of Claude Jérémie and Hélène Macart; b. in 1629 (according to the census of 1666), in 1636 (census of 1667), or in 1638 (census of 1681) at Mareuil-sur-Oge in Champagne (France); d. some time between 1694 and 1697 in New France.
On 29 Jan. 1659, shortly after his arrival in Canada, Jérémie married Jeanne Pelletier at Quebec. He had already been interested in the fur trade, travelling with his brother-in-law François Pelletier among the northern tribes. On 28 May 1665 Jérémie entered into partnership with Charles Amiot, Guillaume Couture*, and Sébastien Prouvereau for the purpose of “travelling among the tribes called Papinachoises and the northern tribes.” This traffic did not, however, enrich him in the slightest.
By a grant from Pierre Dubois Davaugour (4 Sept. 1662), Jérémie became seigneur of the Île de la Patience, which he later gave to his relative Pierre Bécart de Granville. In addition he owned a house in the Lower Town of Quebec, which had been given him by Charles Aubert* de La Chesnaye, and a piece of land at Côte Saint-Ignace, where he took up residence at the end of 1666 or the beginning of 1667. But in 1671, after three years of litigation, his two pieces of property at Quebec and Côte Saint-Ignace were sold to satisfy his creditors. Shortly afterwards he moved his family to Batiscan, where they were still residing in 1681.
Jérémie turns up again in 1694. At that time he was “clerk in the employ of the Tadoussac trading organization,” and his family was again living in the region of Quebec. He died some time between July 1694 and July 1697.
AJQ, Greffe de Guillaume Audouart, 3 févr. 1659; Greffe de Pierre Duquet, 28 mai 1665. ANDQ, Mariages, 1621–67, 169. APQ, Coll. de pièces jud. et not., 53, 78, 143, 1995; Seigneuries, île de la Patience. ASQ, Séminaire, VI, 20. Recensements de 1666, 1667, 1681. Jug. et délib., I, III, IV. Papier terrier de la Cie des I.O. (P.-G. Roy), 115 f, 159. J.-E. Roy, Histoire de la seigneurie de Lauzon, I, 223; II, 31. P.-G. Roy, Inv. concessions, I, 217 f.
Revisions based on:
Bibliothèque et Arch. Nationales du Québec, Centre d’arch. de Québec, CE301-S1, 29 janv. 1659.