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Women’s work: a seamstress.


The Year seventeen hundred Sixteen The twenty-sixth Day of February
Interrogated as to her name, surname, status and Residence

Stated to be named magdeleyne arrivé, widow of Jean Guionnet previously a Bourgeois of This city, aged forty-six years or Approximately Residing In the aforesaid House, Earning her living ordinarily by Sewing.

Source: Archives nationales du Québec, Centre de Montréal, Procès pour vol d'argent chez le trésorier de la Marine, TL 4 S1, 1864, Juridiction royale de Montréal, Declaration by Madeleine Arrivé, February 19, 1716.

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