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  • ID: I41
  • Name: Charles East
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 MAY 1800 in Laycock,Wiltshire,England
  • Death: 22 NOV 1887 in Portneuf,Quebec
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: Charles East was apprenticed to a Merchant Ship named the Agnes in 1811. The Agnes was a Merchant ship that brought wood from Canada to England. He made three trips on this ship between England and Quebec between 1811 and 1812.The first two trips were uneventful. On the third trip there was some sort of problem between Charles and the Ship's Captain. The Captain chased Charles who climbed the mast and fell. Charles and two of his shipmates fled from the ship and found themselves at a farmer's house in Portneuf Quebec - the home of Jean Constantin. Mr. Constantin took Charles in and helped him recover from his injuries. He sent the other two boys back to their ship. Charles was raised by Jean Constantin and stayed in Quebec for the rest of his life where he married Helene Rocheron and had many children. The loss of his wife Helene Rochon in 1845 caused Charles to have several of his children adopted, something he deeply regretted for the rest of his life.

    Charles East was the first postmaster of St Augustin, Quebec. He occupied that position for 33 years.

    Federal Electoral District:
    Portneuf (Quebec )
    Dates: Establishment 1852-09-06

    Former Office Information:
    Former name Date of change
    St. Augustin de Portneuf 1918-01-01

    Postmaster Information:
    Name of postmaster Date of appt Date of vacancy Cause of vacancy
    Charles East 1852-09-06 1885-03-09 Resignation
    Felix East 1885-04-01 1909 Death
    Samuel Mercure 1909-09-29 1911-03-14 Resignation
    O.A. East 1911-03-27 1919-04-17 Resignation
    Hector East 1919-10-08 1929-03-21 Resignation
  • Change Date: 24 APR 2004 at 18:38:28



    Father: Thomas East b: 11 APR 1756 in Enstone,Oxfordshire,England
    Mother: Elizabeth Merriweather b: Abt 1757 in Hendon,Middlesex,England

    Marriage 1 Helene Rocheron b: 15 MAR 1805 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    • Married: 31 JAN 1836 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    Children
    1. Has Children Edouard East b: 20 JUL 1843 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    2. Has Children Hubert East b: 24 MAY 1827 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    3. Has Children Felix East b: 9 MAY 1829 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    4. Has No Children Chrysanthe East b: 22 DEC 1830 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    5. Has Children Honorine East b: 22 DEC 1834 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    6. Has No Children Philomene East b: 17 FEB 1837 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    7. Has Children Darie East b: 8 NOV 1838 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    8. Has Children Omer East b: 30 SEP 1840 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
    9. Has Children Raphael East b: 27 MAR 1845 in St Augustin,Portneuf,Quebec,Canada
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