Marie-Catherine Pinel

F, b. 7 April 1658, d. 13 June 1723
FatherGilles Pinel b. c 28 Feb 1635, d. c 15 Jan 1700
MotherAnne Ledet b. 1632, d. 14 Dec 1700
     Marie-Catherine was born on Sunday, 7 April 1658 in ville de Quebec, Quebec, Canada. She was christened there on 10 April 1658 in the Basilica of Notre Dame.1 A contract for the marriage of Marie-Catherine & Denis Masse was signed on 17 October 1671. The contract states that Denis was living in Cote-deSt-Ignace, in the pairsh of St-Michel, Sillery, and that is parents are Pierre Masse & Marie Pinet. Catherine is living in Silley, and her parents ar Gilles Pinel an d Anne Ledette. The notary Romain Bequet drew up the contract..2 Marie-Catherine's husband, Denis, died, leaving her a widow. Marie-Catherine married 2nd Jean Prou on 2 November 1676 in ville de Quebec, Quebec, Canada, at the Basilica of Notre Dame.3 Jean & Catherine had children: Rene [8/07/1677], Marie-Catherine [10/24/1678-4/04/1760][m. 4/19/1700 Jean-Baptiste Arbour], Jean-Baptiste [12/22/1679-9/18/1760][m. 1/16/1713 Genevieve Arbour], Louis [3/11/1681-3/19/1681], Marie Elisabeth Ursule [4/28/1682-5/30/1762][m. 5/25/1705 Jean-Baptiste-Francois Bossu], Anne [8/23/1684-12/16/1737], Francois [3/24/1686-12/03/1749][m. 2/20/1713 Therese Faucher dit St-Maurice], Marie Madeleine [8/23/1688-7/24/1778][m. 5/04/1711 Francois-Augustin Arbour], Marie Therese [8/16/1690-10/24/1758][m. 11/09/1711 Andre Daigle dit Lallemand], Claude [9/17/1692-7/01/1736][m. 1/18/1716 Marie Anne Bibeau and m. 2nd. 11/25/1717 Isabelle Robida dir Manseau], Alexis [10/27/1694-4/29/1757][m. 2/16/1724 Francoise Robida dit Manseau], Joseph [3/05/1697-11/17/1756][m. 11/06/1726 Marie Therese Aide dit Crequy] & Marie Felicite [3/01/1699-3/25/1759][m. 2/10/1718 Jean-Louis Brousseau].4 Marie-Catherine's husband, Jean, died on 9 December 1703 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada, leaving her a widow. Marie-Catherine departed this life on Sunday, 13 June 1723 in Neuville at age 65 years, 2 months and 6 days. She was buried there in St-Francois-de-Sales Church, Pointe-Aux-Tremples on Monday, 14 June 1723.5

Family 1

Denis Masse b. 30 Apr 1645

Family 2

Jean Prou b. c 13 Nov 1633, d. 9 Dec 1703


  1. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Baptism: 10 April 1658 - Catherine Pinel, born the seventh, daughter of Gillles Pinel & Anne Ledette; sponsors: Guillaume Audouard & Catherine Legarduer de Repentigny; at Notre Dame de Quebec. -
  2. [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Marriage Contract Certificate Number 94495.
  3. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Marriage: 2 November 1676 - Jean Prou, widower of Jeanne Chabot and Catherine Pinel, widow of Denis Masse and daughter of Gilles Pinel; at Notre Dame de Quebec. -
  4. [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Family Certificate Number 4554.
  5. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Burial: 14 June 1723 - Marie Catherine Pine, died yesterday, widow of Jean Prous,l at Neuville. -