Notes for Simon Richaume: Translated from: Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Richaume or Richehomme is a name which has all but dissappeared in Canada. The founder of the family, Pierre Richaume dit Petrus, married in 1658, Marthe Arnue who gave birth to 10 children. The contract of marriage passed by Basset the 2 Sept 1658 reads as follows: "Pierre Richehomme, son of the deceased Simon Richehomme & of Catherine Belier living in the town of Brouges & Marthe Arnue, daughter of Marc Arnue & of Louise Brodeux, living in the town of La Rochelle, parish of St-Nicolas." Note that the father of the colonist was already enlisted for Montreal. The 29 April 1644 Jerome le Royer de la Dauversiere hired for 3 years five citizens of Brouges: Jean Fouchereau, seaman, at a salary of 40 livres/year; Bernard Lardereau, master-mason, at a salary of 120 livres; Antoine Leboesme, gunsmith, & his son, Louis, at a salary of 120 livres for both; finally Simon Richorme, wheelwright & carpenter, at a salary of 100 livres. Simon Richaume stayed nearly 11 years in Montreal & perished accidentally. We transcribe his death notice in the register of Montreal: "The year of the Lord 1655, the 8th day of february, Simon Richeome died by the falling of a tree, provided with all the sacraments & tomorrow he will be enterred in the new hospital cemetery by me Claude Pijart, priest of the Society of Jesus." Tanguay does not believe that Simon Richaume was the father of Pierre & E.Z. Masicotte has the two arriving in 1648. The first mention of Pierre in Montreal is not until 2 Oct 1651, however.
More About Simon Richaume: Record Change: 21 May 2003
More About Simon Richaume and Catherine Belier: Marriage: Abt. 1630, Saintonge, France.1490, 1491
Children of Simon Richaume and Catherine Belier are: