|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1675|
Marguerite Barbary Dit Grandmaison was born April 11, 1675 in Montreal, Quebec to Pierre and Marie (Lebrun) Barbary dit Grandmaison.
On the night of August 5, 1689, during a heavy rain storm, between 1000-1500 Iroquois silently crossed the river to Lachine. They crept through the woods and surrounded the farm houses and homesteads and attacked the surprised settlers. The Indians broke out windows and doors attacking settlers or setting fire to homes where the victims had barricaded themselves. Fifty-six of 76 homes were burned that night.
Approximately 24 men, women and children were killed during the attack and their homes and buildings were burned. About 80 others were taken prisoner. Fifty of the captives were tortured by fire or cannibalized. Some escaped. Some were exchanged. A few children were integrated into the tribes.
Pierre and Marie Barbary dit Grandmaison were among the victims. Both were taken into captivity and died at an unknown date. Marguerite age 14 at the time of the attack was taken into captivity and remained with the Iroquois as did sister Francoise (7 years old). Her baby sister died on the day of the attack. Brother Pierre and sister Marie Madeleine (married to Pierre Jamme) were later released from captivity about 1700. It is not known what happened to Marguerite in captivity or when she died.
A monument in the Lachine cemetery honors the victims of the massacre.
Pierre Barbary dit Grandmaison (1651 - 1689)
Marie Lebrun Barbary dit Grandmaison (1643 - 1689)
Marie Madeleine Barbary dit Grandmaison Jamme (1673 - 1723)*
Marguerite Barbary dit Grandmaison (1675 - ____)
Pierre Francois Barbary dit Grandmaison (1677 - 1745)*
Francoise Barbary dit Grandmaison (1682 - ____)*
Note: Cenotaph - Marguerite is probably not buried in Lachine, but a monument to the victims is in the Lachine Cemetery
Saints Anges de Lachine Cemetery
Created by: Pam
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81939397
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Added: Dec. 14, 2011