Dominique Mondelet[1]

Male 1799 - 1863  (64 years)

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  • Name Dominique Mondelet 
    Born 23 Jan 1799  Richelieu River, Quebec, Lower Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 Jan 1799  Saint Marc, Quebec, Lower Canada, Saint-Marc Cath Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1863  Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada East Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Feb 1863  Saint Marc, Trois-Rivieres, Lower Canada, St Marc Cathedra Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I103607  Alger
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2021 

    Family Henriette Munro,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Feb 1822  Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F40101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • !Dominique Mondelet, lawyer, politician, judge, and seigneur was born in the parish of Saint-Marc on the Richelieu River in Lower Canada. He studied at the College de Montreal and acticled with the distinguished lawyer Michael O'Sullivan. He was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada on 18 Aug 1820 and won immediate professional recognition. He served on committees of the Advocates Library and Law Institute of Montreal and was elected its president in 1834. In November 1832 he was named KC. In 1822 in Montreal he married Harriet Munro and they had eight children. Harriet died in childbirth in 1837. A year later he married Mary Woolrich and fathered three more children, but by 1842 only six of his eleven children were alive.
      !On 20 Nov 1820 Mondelet was named Major in the Point-Claire division of the Militia, but seven years later lost his commission for opposing the militia policies of Governor Dalhousie. In concert with his radical younger brother, Charles-Elzear, (who had entered his law office) and other prominent persons he was politically active with the Montreal Committee of Correspondence and other groups enjoining change in the Quebec Judiciary systems and Government. On 15 June 1839 Mondelet temporarily replaced suspended Patriote sympathizer, Judge Joseph-Remi Vallieres de Saint-Real, on the Court of Queen's Bench in Trois-Rivieres. In 1842 he replaced him permanently. In 1850 he was appointed to the Superior Court, still stationed in Trois-Rivieres. That same year his eldest son was admitted to the bar, but another son in his teens died two years later. After years of "precarious health" Mondelet died of a stroke on 19 Feb 1863, and was buried in the Cathedral. Mondelet left vast and lucrative seigneurial holdings which he had inherited from his father in Saint-Michel-d"Yamaska and Boucherville. (See Audet Papers in Provincial Archives of Canada for further definition of life of Dominique Mondelet and his family as well as correspondence with his grandson Charles Dominique Gaudet).


      (1) Clan Munro files - Munro, Henry Dallas - GEDCOM file HMUNRO.GED dated 9 Oct

  • Sources 
    1. [S416] Clan Munro Database, Clan Munro Association, USA.

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