Angelique LEROUX

Angelique LEROUX

Female 1865 - 1837

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  • Name  Angelique LEROUX 
    Died  22 Nov 1837  Montreal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  24 Nov 1837  Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born  6 Nov 1865  Montreal/L'assum, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Person ID  I22051  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Family  Hugh MUNRO,   b. 15 Oct 1764, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1825, St. Esprit, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 May 1793  L'assumption, Quebec, Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marie Olympe MUNRO,   b. 12 Oct 1793, L'assumption, Montcalm Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793
     2. Marie Charlotte MUNRO,   b. 13 Jan 1795, L'assumption, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1797, L'assumption, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Marie-Angelique MUNRO,   b. 10 Jan 1796, L'assumption, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1861, St Hyasinthe, L'hotel Dieu, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Marie-Charlotte MUNRO,   b. 4 Jun 1797, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830
     5. Marie Lucie MUNRO,   b. 11 Jun 1798, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1798, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Hugh MUNRO, Jr.,   b. 25 Aug 1799, L'assumption, Montcalm Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Browning, Glacier Co., MT Blackfoot, Indian Res Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anonymous MUNRO,   b. 29 Sep 1800, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1800, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Marie Lucille MUNRO,   b. 25 Mar 1802, L'assumption, Montcalm Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1815, St. Jacque, L'achigan, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Patrice Horace Raphael MUNRO,   b. 18 Mar 1804, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1870, St Hyasinthe, L'hotel Dieu, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Marie-Emilie MUNRO,   b. 13 Mar 1809, L'assumption, Montcalm, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F7617  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • TBL:Listings for Angelique appear under various spelling errors in public records. Angelique Laroque (Larocque)is listed as "Mrs., Widow" in the Anglican Church Records of 4 May 1793 for this Marriage. ("Marriages 1766-1850 Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, QC, Canada", Pub Quebec Family History Society, Quebec, Canada, 1991) She is listed as Angelique Leroux (m. Laroque) daughter of Francis-Marie Leroux and Veronique Trotier (2nd m. 1747) in notes from Henry de L. Harwood. She is listed in the Loiselle Marriage Index (under marriage of her daughter Emilie to Francis-X Olivier Boucher) as Angelique le Rouix D'noval - this should be Angelique Leroux d'Esneval: see notes under baptisms of her Larocque children formother members of her family with this name.

      Translation from the French - Canadian Genealogy Journal:
      "...Dr. Joseph LeDuc (1793-1829) graduated medicine in 18--, practiced at St. Roch L'Achigan, Montreal and finally at St. Polycarp where he died. He had married well, in 1819 in Montreal, Charlotte Munro (1798-1830), NEICE OF HER NAMESAKE, THE SEIGNEURESSE OF VAUDREUIL,... DAUGHTER OF HUGH MUNRO OF ST ESPRIT DE MONTCALM, MERCHANT, AND OF ANGELIQUE LEROUX (THEY MARRIED MONTREAL 1793). SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY MARRIED FRANCOIS ANTOINE LA ROCQUE (1753-92) WHO WAS ELECTED DEPUTY FOR L'ASSUMPTION IN 1792 BUT DIES PRIOR TO TAKING HIS SEAT."

      The Anglican Church as Christ Church Cathedral has had a distinguished role

      in the history of Montreal and the province of Quebec since the first Anglican Church under this name opened its doors on 20 December, 1789. Prior to the establishment of Christ Church, Anglican services had been conducted since 1760 in various Catholic chapels in Montreal.
      Rev. Delisle, first Anglican Minister, served in this capacity for thirty years beginning in 1766. Before the establishment of permanent congregations and buildings he "rode circuit" in the surrounding areas, visiting Chambly and other areas as much as twice every year. Many of the earlier records recorded in this volume are journal entries of Marriages performed outside the Montreal area. There is no notation of the actual location of this ceremony. It could have been placed in the L'Assumtion area north of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River as both Hugh and Angelique lived in that area and the Baptisms and buriels of their children are recorded in the L'Assumption Parish Registers for the Catholic Church. ("La Paroise di L'Assumption Repertoire des Baptisms 1724-1800", Publication #17 (1981) La Centre de Genealogie S.C., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and "L'Assumption Repertoire des Sepultures 1724-1800" Vol 1, Publication #18 (1981) Hugh's father, Capt. John Munro had found housing for his family at L'Assumption after his regiment was disbanded (awaiting peace signing) where he was surrounded by old friends and compatriots, including Allen Paterson (his son-in-law) Simon McTavish, McGill and many others. He had enrolled his sons in school with Rev. Stuart in Montreal. However, when Mary wrote to John in 1785 (when he was in England petitioning for compensation for Loyalist Claims) she addresses her letter from "L'ASSUMPTION". At that time she talks of sons William, John and Cornelius being home with her also. (See Letters from Munro Box at McCord Museum/McGill University.)

      BIO:ANGELIQUE LEROUX d'ESNEVAL

      BIO: Angelique Leroux's genealogy is perhaps best outlined by her great-great-great-great grandson, Ron Graham: Ron Graham, descendant of Hugh Munro and Angelique Leroux d'Esneval through their daughter Charlotte, is the author of THE FRENCH QUARTER (Pub. 1992, Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, Toronto, CAN) a political commentary on French-English relationships in Canada containing genealogical outlines. He comments on Angelique and her family: (P 125-6)

      TBL:"Angelique was a Leroux d'Esneval - and therefore, goes the family gossip, a direct descendant of the twelfth-century French king Louis the Fat. Her father had come to New France in the 1740's as a soldier, before he too became a successful merchant in L'Assumption and died in 1792, but her mother's line went all the way back to Beaufort in the 1640's. Her brother, Laurent Leroux, was a famous fur trader for the Northwest Company, the first white man to explore Great Slave Lake, the father of four girls by an Ojibwa "wife" in the North, a Justice of the Peace, captain of the militia, member of the assembly, autodictact, and yet another L'Assumption merchant who made a fortune in grain, hardware, potash, and real estate.
      "Angelique moved through the most sophisticated circles of commerce and politics, made up of practical French Canadiens who were ready (even anxious) to deal and connect with their new rulers [the British]. ... Her first husband was less than a year in his grave when she and Hugh were married on May 4, 1793, in Montreal's Anglican Christ Church." ______________________________________________________________________________

      BIO:FIRST MARRIAGE - FRANCOIS-ANTOINE LAROCQUE

      BIO: Angelique was probably born in either Montreal or L'Assumption where she spent the most of her life. Her birthdate is based on her death record. She was married to Francois Antoine LaRocque by 1781 at the age of sixteen. During the eleven years of their marriage she bore him six children, of whom only two survived infancy. Their marriage ended with Francois' death in 1792.

      BIO:SECOND MARRIAGE - LT. HUGH MUNRO

      BIO:After a brief mourning period she married, in the Anglican Church in Montreal in 1793, a Scottish Presbyterian British Army officer on half pay, Lt. Hugh Munro. Between 1793 and 1809 she bore ten more children, again burying four infants at L'Assumption beside her four LaRocque children, plus a thirteen year old daughter at the St. Our du St. Esprit churchyard. Her thirty-two year marriage to Hugh ended with his death in the fall of 1825.

      BIO:Since Hugh was living as a "retired officer on half pay", Angelique would have no income after Hugh's death. With the help of her son, F.A. LaRocque Jr., she applied for a "Deceased Officer's Widow Pension" to provide for her needs. Soon after Hugh's death she moved to Montreal where both LaRocque and her son, Horatio Munro, were living.

      BIO:In the Provincial Archives of Ontario at Ottawa is found a microfilm of Angelicque's Petition for a widow's pension. (C-2782)

      TBL:From Thomas Slott, Quebec, dated 2 February 1826: Petition of Angelicque Munro, widow of the late Lt. Hugh Munro of the Royal Regiment of New York applying for pension of a deceased officer, and begs consideration by the Secretary of War. Capt. Hugh Munro died at St. Ours du St. Esprit on the 21st September, 1825 of an inflammation of the breast.
      Recommendation that pension be granted signed by Col. John Johnson on 14th day of January 1826.
      Notary of marriage by Francois Antoine LaRocque, Justice of the Peace of Montreal, dated 26th December, 1825. Copy of church marriage record.
      Affidavit of death of Hugh Munro by Martin Strong Parker who attended him, and certified by P.C. Buckley, Physician at St. Ours du St. Esprit.
      Separate copy of the church death register signed by Fr. Arsenault, Priest at St Ours du St. Esprit.
      To Major General Darling, Quebec, from Angelique Munro, Montreal; Application for Deceased Officer Pension, dated 5 September, 1826.

      BIO:HER FINAL YEARS IN MONTREAL

      BIO:Angelique lived the last years of her life in Montreal for her children and grandchildren. She saw Emilie, her last spinster daughter, married in 1832 to Dr. Francis Boucher of Maskinonge'. She buries yet another daughter, Charlotte, in 1830. Of the sixteen children she has borne she now is comforted by only three. Has she given up hope that Hugh Jr., absent so long in the western wilderness, will return before she dies ? Her mind frequently dwells on the loved ones who have died, and, as a devout Catholic, much of her time is spent on prayers for all of them.

      BIO:Angelique survives Hugh by a full twelve years, dying in Montreal in 1837 at the age of seventy-two.

      BIO:Family record entry from notes at the Museum of Soulanges-Vaudreil,Quebec:

      TBL:DIED: Beloved mother, Angelique Leroux, widow of Hugh Munro, died at the home of Dr. Lebourdais, a close friend, at Montreal, on the 22nd day of November 1837, after a period of illness, at the age of 72 years and 18 days, and was buried on the 24th day of November 1837 in the Leroux d'Esneval Vault of the Notre Dame' Church in Montreal.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Munro, Henry Dallas - GEDCOM file HMUNRO.GED dated 9 Oct
      1996

      (2) "The Munro Eagle" - number 27 - summer 1997-1998 - p. 34

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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA