Elizabeth Corse1

#2701, (4 February 1696 - 29 January 1766)
Relationship1st cousin 7 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*James Corse1 ( - 1696)
Mother*Elizabeth Catlin1 (c 1672 - 1703/4)
Elizabeth Corse was also known as Casse French records.2 
Birth*4 February 1696She was born on 4 February 1696.1 
29 February 1704Was taken captive during the Deerfield Raid (along with her mother who was killed on the march to Quebec). She eventually was taken into the home of Pierre Roy/Leroy of St-Lambert, Quebec on 29 February 1704. 
29 February 1703/4She was captured in the Deerfield Raid on 29 February 1703/4 at Deerfield, Massachusetts, and remained in Canada; Deerfield French and Indian raid.3,4,5,6 
Baptism14 July 1705She was baptized on 14 July 1705 at CanadaG.2 
Probate4 February 1706/7She is mentioned (as a child of Elizabeth) in the probate records of the estate of her grandfather John Catlin Jr at Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MassachusettsG, on 4 February 1706/7; (real estate division.)7 
Death*29 January 1766She died on 29 January 1766 at Laprairie, Québec, at age 69. 


  1. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), p. 133.
  2. [S309] Our Family Museum: A Collection of Family Notes, online http://www.crossmyt.com/hc/gen/genealgy.html, Elizabeth; born 6 February 1696, taken captive to Canada in March 1704. She was baptized a Catholic on 14 July 1705. She married firstly 11 June 1712 Jean Dumontet (dit Lagrandeur). Their descent is continued. She married secondly Pierre Monet on 19 January 1730. She appears in the French records as Elisabeth Casse.
  3. [S1512] John Williams, The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion (Boston: Samuel Hall, 1795). Reprinted Springfield, Mass.: H. R. Huntting Co., 1908, pp. 171-172. Hereinafter cited as Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion.
  4. [S741] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (Greenfield, Mass.: E.A. Hall and Co., 1895), 308, 309. Has Henry Nims as age 12. He was 22.
  5. [S741] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield I, p. 304-05.
  6. [S1230] Emma Lewis Coleman, New England Captives Carried to Canada between 1677 and 1760. Two volumes (Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1925).
  7. [S1693] Hampshire County Probate Records, 1660-1916; index, 1660-1971; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1988-1989), 93 microfilm reels, Vol. 1-4, Film 879184, img. 384/689, p. 166. Settlement and distribution of the Estate of John Catlin of Deerfield, division of real estate. To John Catlin, grandson; John Catlin, son; children of Elizabeth Corse, alias Catlin [dau.]; Thomas Bascomb, husb. of Hannah Bascomb, alias Catlin [dau.]; Michael Mitchell, husb. of Sarah Mitchell, alias Catlin [dau.]; Ebenezer Smead, husb. of Esther Smead, alias Catlin [dau.]; Ruth Catlin [dau.]. Settlement to be made by any three of Capt. Jonathan Wells, Daniel Beldin, Eliezer Hawkes, Edward Allin and Benonie Moor. Declared 4 Feb 1706/7 by Samuel Partridge, original records Hampshire County Courthouse, Northampton, Massachusetts.