Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance1

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Entry for Saint-Thomas de Memramcook Church, Memramcook, NB. Cites plaque on front of the church, which includes the names of the church pastors. "Father Ferdinand Gauvreau leaves Memramcook in 1852 and is replaced by Father Francois-Xavier Lafrance. Shortly after his arrival in Memramcook, Father Lafrance identifies two major projects: the foundation of a college, or academy, for the education of young Acadians, and the resumption of construction works on the new church. Lafrance's college, called "seminaire Saint-Thomas", will open in 1854 while the church, finished in late 1855, will be officially inaugurated on August 15, 1856. A vestry will be added to the church in 1857.
In 1864, Father Lafrance is replaced by Father Camille Lefebvre."1 
Baptism1 February 1852He baptized Bridget Delahunt on 1 February 1852 at St-Anselme's Church, Fox-Creek, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.2 
Baptism11 February 1852He baptized Michael Hogan on 11 February 1852 at St-Anselme Church, Fox-Creek, Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.3 
Marriage13 May 1852 William McDonald and Mary Larracey were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 13 May 1852 at Memramcook, Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (same time as John Alexander and Catherine Downey.)4,5 
Marriage13 May 1852 John Alexander and Catherine Downey were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 13 May 1852 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (same time as William McDonald and Mary Larracy, no. 3272.)6 
Baptism25 July 1852He baptized James Corbett on 25 July 1852 at St-Thomas Church, Memramcook, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.7 
Marriage7 September 1852 John Kennedy and Catherine Larracey were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 7 September 1852 at Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (poss. in Irishtown.)8,9 
Marriage8 February 1853 Thomas Riely and Johannah Corbett were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 8 February 1853 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.10 
Baptism31 July 1853He baptized William Kennedy on 31 July 1853 at Moncton Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.11 
Marriage13 October 1854 James Delahunt and Julia Anne Gauvin were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 13 October 1854 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.12 
Marriage7 November 1854He witnessed the marriage of Patrick O'Neill and Ellen Hennessey on 7 November 1854 at St. Thomas's Church, Memramcook, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.13,14 
Baptism17 June 1855He baptized Florence Donovan on 17 June 1855 at St-Thomas Church, Memramcook, Dorchester, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.15 
Baptism17 June 1855He baptized Rosanna Kennedy on 17 June 1855 at Dorchester, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.16 
Baptism17 June 1855He baptized John Corbett on 17 June 1855 at Dorchester, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.17 
Baptism17 June 1855He baptized Catherine Kennedy on 17 June 1855 at St-Thomas Church, Memramcook, Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.18 
Baptism17 June 1855He baptized Thomas McDonald on 17 June 1855 at Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.19 
Marriage24 March 1856 Mary Casey and James Kelly were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 24 March 1856 at Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.20 
Marriage28 May 1856 Cornelius Sullivan and Ellen Larracey were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 28 May 1856 at Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.21,5 
Marriage17 August 1856 William Ryan and Mary Josephine Corbett were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 17 August 1856 at Dorchester, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (only one Corbett (as Corbit) in 1851 Westmorland census.)22 
Marriage1 October 1856 Eleanor Mahoney and John Fitzsimmons were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 1 October 1856 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.23 
Baptism12 October 1856He baptized Mary Alicia Donovan on 12 October 1856 at St. Thomas Church, Memramcook, Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.24 
Marriage26 January 1857 John Delahunt and Alicia "Alley" McQuade were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 26 January 1857 at Dorchester, Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.25 
Marriage1 August 1858 Margaret Gayton and John Connors were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 1 August 1858 at St. Thomas's Church, Memramcook, Dorchester Par., Westmoreland Co., New BrunswickG.26 
Baptism13 March 1859He baptized Patrick Cronin on 13 March 1859 at Dorchester Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.27 
Baptism8 May 1859He baptized Daniel Edmond Crow on 8 May 1859 at St-Jacques Church, Scoudouc, Shediac Par., Westmoreland Co., New BrunswickG.28 
Marriage9 August 1859 John Eddington and Rosanna Gallagher were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 9 August 1859 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.29 
Marriage9 January 1860 Hilaire Melanson and Mathilda LeBlanc were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 9 January 1860 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.30 
Baptism11 October 1860He baptized Sylvie Gautreau on 11 October 1860 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (sponsors poss. siblings.)31 
Marriage14 October 1862 Lawrence Cluney and Margaret Fay were married by Rev. Francis-Xavier Lafrance on 14 October 1862 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.32,33 
Baptism2 April 1863He baptized Alphé Gautreau on 2 April 1863 at Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.34 

Citations

  1. [S1996] Waymarking.com, online www.Waymarking.com.
  2. [S110] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, Cte Westmorland, 1832-1841 (original and typed) (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 39, B-11, img. 38/124. Bridget Delahunt, age 5 mos., dau. of Richard Delahunt and Rhody Lutz, bapt. 1 Feb 1852 by F X Lafrance; sponsors Pierce Delahunt and Catherine Lutz.
  3. [S110] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, 1832-1841, p. 41, entry B19. Michael Hogan, aged 1 mo. and 4 days, son of William Hogan and Norry Donovan; sponsors Michael Donovan and Helen [Ellen] Henness[e]y; priest F.X.S.K. Lafrance, Pt. Miss.
  4. [S1600] New Brunswick Marriage Registers 1789-1889, online FamilySearch.com, Westmorland 1835-1856, img. 269/336, p. 429, No. 3272. William McDonald and Mary Laracey, both of Moncton Par., marr. 13 May 1852 by W K [sic] Lafrance, Misy. Pst.; witn. John Keenan and Catharine Laracey. [Note: not found in Memramcook register]
  5. [S82] Robert F Fellows, compiler, First Families of New Brunswick (www.nbgs.ca/firstfamilies.html (members only): New Brunswick Genealogical Society, 2006), Source: MC2734 Gaines-Larracey family history, Larracey family group sheets, 20 pages.
  6. [S1600] New Brunswick Marriage Registers 1789-1889, online FamilySearch.com, Westmorland 1835-1856, img. 269/336, p. 429, marr. 3270. John Alexander, wid., and Catharine Downing, both of Moncton Par., marr. 13 May 1852 according to the rites of the Catholic Church by W K Lafrance, Missionary Priest; witn. James McDonald and Jane Hamilton; reg. 14 May 1852. [Note: not found in St-Anselme or St-Thomas registers]
  7. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Thomas, Memramcook, Cte Westmorland, 1845-1899 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 22, B-60, img. 61/1466. James Corbett, son of John Corbett and Mary Carroll, age 2 months 20 days, bapt. 25 Jul 1852 by F X S K Lafrance; sponsors Edward Corbett and Ellen Corbett.
  8. [S1600] New Brunswick Marriage Registers 1789-1889, online FamilySearch.com, Westmorland Co. Register Vol. B, p. 443, no. 3326, img. 276/336. John Canady, yeoman, and Catherine Larracy, both of Moncton Par., marr. 7 Sep 1852 by F X J Lafrance, missionary priest; witn. John Larracy and Ellen Larracy. [Not found in Memramcook records where Lafrance was the priest; subsequent marr. 3328 on this page was found in Memramcook]
  9. [S82] Robert F Fellows, First Families of New Brunswick, Source: MC2734 Gaines-Larracey family history, Larracey family group sheets, 20 pages. [Not found in Drouin]
  10. [S2278] New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950, online FamilySearch.org, Westmorland Co. Marriage Register, Volume B, p. 452, no. 3362, img. 281/336. Thomas Riley [in margin, Reily] and Johannah Corbett, both of Moncton Par., marr. 8 Feb 1853 by F X Lafrance; witn. J Corbett and Margaret Corbett. (Note: not found in either St-Anselme or St. Thomas registers).
  11. [S110] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Anselme de Fox-Creeks, 1832-1841, p. 27, no. B-22, img. 28/99, typed manuscript. William Canady [sic], aged 6 months, son of John Canady and Debora Lynch; sponsors Andrew Hannigan and Ann "Canady".
  12. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 70, M-22, img. 87/1466. James Delahunt and Julia Gauvin, both of Moncton Parish, marr. 13 Oct 1854 by F X Lafrance; witn. James Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Delahunt. Note: parents not named.
  13. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 73, M-34, img. 88/1466. Patrick Oneil and Ellen [also named as Mary] Henessy, marr. 7 Nov 1854 by F X Lafrance; witn. Pierce Delahunt and Catherine Henessy.
  14. [S2278] New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950, online FamilySearch.org, Westmorland Co. Marriage Register, Vol. B, p. 535, no. 3695, img. 325/336. Patrick O'Neal of St. John Par., St. John Co. NB, yeoman, and Helen Hennessy of Moncton Par., Westmorland Co. NB, marr. 7 Nov 1854 by F X Lafrance; witn. Pierce Delahunt and Catharine Hennessy.
  15. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 87, B-58, img. 95/1466. Florence, son of Michael Donovan and Mary Jane Hennessey, bapt. 17 Jun 1855 by F X Lafrance, age 3 mos.; sponsors Walter Hennessey and Anastasia Larracy. Same day as Thomas McDonald, John Corbert, Catherine Kennedy, Rosanna Kennedy and Ann Delahunt.
  16. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, 1855, pp. 87-88, img 95-96, (handwritten). Rosanna Kennedy, age 3 mo., dau of John Kennedy and Debora Leitch [sic]; bapt. 17 Jun 1855 by F X Lafrance, sponsors James O'Neil and Helen Laracy. Same day as Thomas McDonald, John Corbert, Florence Donovan, Catherine Kennedy and Ann Delahunt.
  17. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 87, B-56, img. 95/1466. John Corbert, age four weeks, son of John Corbert and Mary Carroll; bapt. 17 Jun 1855 by F X Lafrance, sponsors Thomas Delahunt and Sara Kennedy. Same day as Florence Donovan, Thomas McDonald, Catherine Kennedy, Rosanna Kennedy and Ann Delahunt.
  18. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, 1855, pp. 87-88, img 95-96, (handwritten). Catherine Kennedy, age 5 mos., dau. of John Kennedy and Catherine Laracey; bapt. 17 Jun 1855 by F X Lafrance, sponsors Thomas Laracey and Mary Kennedy. Same day as Thomas McDonald, John Corbert, Florence Donovan, Rosanna Kennedy and Ann Delahunt.
  19. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 87, B-54, img. 95/1466. Thomas McDonald, son of William McDonald and Mary Laracy, bapt. 17 Jun 1855 by F X Lafrance, age 4 mos.; sponsors John Laracey and Catherine Hennessy. Same day as Florence Donovan, John Corbert, Catherine Kennedy, Rosanna Kennedy and Ann Delahunt.
  20. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 105, no. M-10, img. 104/1466. James Kelly and Mary Caissy, both of this parish, marr. 24 Mar 1856 by F X Lafrance; witn. Michael Power [poss.] and Ann Casey.
  21. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 110, M4, img 107/1466, 28 May 1856; Cornelius Sulliavan marr. Hellen Laracy, both of Moncton [parish]; witnesses Michael Crownin and Anastasia Laracy.
  22. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 115, M. 6, img 109/1466; William Ryan (of the parish of Dorchester) and Mary Corbett (of the parish of Moncton); marr. 17 Aug 1856; witnesses Philip Gaudit and Apollonie Leg__ [?].
  23. [S1496] Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Marriage Register: Westmorland Co. Registry of Marriages, Libro B, p. 548, no. 3744, img. 277/277. John Fitzsimmons of Moncton Par., Westmorland Co. NB, and Eleanor Mahoney of Sussex Par., Kings Co. NB, marr. 1 Oct 1856 by F X LaFrance; witn. James Fitzsimmons and Margaret Fitzsimmons, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Hereinafter cited as Westmorland Co. NB Marriage Register.
  24. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 118, B-114, img 112/1466. Mary Alicia Donovan, dau. of Lawrence [Florence] Donovan and Johanna Carroll, bapt. 12 Oct 1856 by F X Lafrance; sponsors John Kennedy and Ellen Hennessey.
  25. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 125, M-7, img 115/1466. John Delahunt and Allicia McWade [sic], marr. 26 Jan 1857 by F X Lafrance; witnesses David O'Neil and Catherine McWade.
  26. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 161, M-21, img. 133/1466. John Connors and Margaret Gayton, marr. 1 Aug 1858 by F X Lafrance; witn. John Gayton and Marcella Connors.
  27. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 5, no. B-36, img. 155/1466. Patrick Cronan, son of Michael Cronan and Mary Donohoe, aged 2 mos., bapt. 13 Mar 1859 by F X Lafrance; sponsors Denis Cronan and Ellen Donohoe.
  28. [S2799] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Jacques, Scoudouc, 1850-1870 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), p. 18, B-4, img. 11/202. Daniel Edmond Crow, age 3 mos., son of William Henry Crow and Catherine Dowling, bapt. 8 May 1859 by F X Lafrance; sponsors Jeremiah Crow and Catherine Cormier.
  29. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 17, M-23, img. 161/1466. John Eddington and Rosanna Gallagher, marr. 9 Aug 1859 by F X Lafrance, priest; witn. Denis Gallagher and Margaret _____.
  30. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 29, M-1, img. 167/1466. Hilaire Melanson and Matilde LeBlanc, marr. 10 Jan 1860 by F X Lafrance; witn. Aoile LeBlanc and Emilie Bourgeois.
  31. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p,. 46. B-97, img. 176/1466. Sylvie, b. 9 Oct 1860, dau. of Joseph Gautreau and Marguerite Cormier, bapt. 11 Oct 1860 by F X Lafrance, priest; sponsors Thadée and Domotelle Gautreau.
  32. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p. 103, M-11, img 207/1466. Lawrence Cluny and Margaret Fay, marr. by F X Lafrance, priest; witn. James Power and Mary Ann Sulivan. [No date given; preceding entry is bapt. on 19 Oct 1862, previous marr. is 30 Sep 1862]
  33. [S1600] New Brunswick Marriage Registers 1789-1889, online FamilySearch.com, p. 146, No. 4464. Lawrence Cluny of Botsford Par. and Margaret Fay of Dorchester Par., marr. 14 Oct 1862 by F X A Lafrance, priest; witn. James Power and Mary Ann Sullivan.
  34. [S101] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin: St-Thomas, Memramcook, 1845-1899, p,. 119, B-28. Alphé Gautreau, b. 28 Mar 1863, son of Joseph Gautreau and Marguerite Cormier, bapt. 2 Apr 1863 by F X Lafrance, priest; sponsors "par. Donati mar. Sylvie Gautreau."