Guillaume Daoust, (2)
(1694 - 1784)


    The Daousts had very close ties to the Pilons.  Anne Daoust, Guillaume's sister married Pierre Pilon on the same day - a double wedding!  Marie-Josephte Daoust married Mathieu Pilon on February 28th 1724 and Marie-Madeleine Daoust married Thomas Pilon on January 24th 1725.  Marie-Josephte and Mathieu, who inherited the Pilon house, resided there all their lives.  Their descendants lived here until the early 1800's.
Guillaume's married life was spent living on Lake St. Louis in the parish of Pointe Claire.  On January 30th 1714, the year before he married, he got a land concession on Cote St. Louis.  Under age, his father acted as the buyer for him.  A few years later (December 22nd 1730), he acquired another land concession nearby.  His sisters lived in the area.  His brother, Charles lived nearby on Isle Perrot. Louis, the youngest brother had property in Ste Anne and on Isle Perrot. Guillaume owned the double lots, #125 and #126 on the lakeshore.  Brentwood Ave. today would have been on these lots.  His neighbors at lot #124 were Pierre Pilon and Anne Daoust!   In 1735, Guillaume bought land on Cote St. Charles (now St. Charles boulevard).  In 1986, Daousts were still living on part of the land!!
Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon were the parents of seven sons and five daughters.
Guillaume - October 14, 1715 Ste Anne de Bellevue
Marie-Elisabeth - September 7, 1717 Ste Anne de Bellevue
Jean-Baptiste - February 3, 1719 Pointe Claire
Marie-Charlotte - March 17, 1721 Pointe Claire
Augustin - August 8, 1722 Pointe Claire
Joseph-Marie - March 24, 1724 Pointe Claire
Francois-Guillaume - March 29, 1726 Pointe Claire
Marie-Josephte - January 23, 1728 Pointe Claire
Marie-Louise - November 11, 1730 Pointe Claire
Claude-Amable - July 18, 1734 Pointe Claire
Rose - November 28, 1735 Pointe Claire
Claude - April 25, 1739 Pointe Claire
On March 21st 1759, they appeared before the notary, Thomas Vuatier.  They wanted to donate one of their lots #123, located beside the land of the late Pierre Pilon to their youngest son, Claude.  Now in their 60's, this was to ensure their well-being in their golden years.  As per the custom of the time, they gave their son, Claude his inheritance with the stipulation that he allow them to continue living on the land, sharing the family home, enjoying the produce from the gardens, etc.
Elisabeth died on October 29th 1766 at 70 years of age.  Guillaume passed away on January 19th 1784 at the ripe old age of 89!!

Guillaume Daoust (1694 -1784)

This is a record of events in his life through existing church records, censuses and notarized acts.


October 30, 1694 Lachine
Baptism:  Guillaume D'aoust, son of Guillaume D'aoust born on the 29th.  Godfather:  Jean Baptist de Lalonde.  Godmother:  Catherine Godin.   Witness:  Guillaume D'aoust.

January 30, 1714 Montreal
Rainbault, P:
Sale of land located on Cote St. Louis, by Hubert Rangé dit Laviolette and Anne Girardy, his wife, from Cote St. Louis at the top of the island of Montreal to Guillaume Daoust, son of Guillaume Daoust, of Cote St. Louis, acting on his behalf 
Guillaume, son is 20 years old and underage.  He will also be marrying within a year.

December 24, 1714 Montreal
Rainbault, P:
Marriage contract between Guillaume Daoust , son of Guillaume Daoust and of Marie-Madeleine de Lalonde, from Cote St. Louis at the top of the island of Montreal, and Elisabeth Pilon, daughter of Antoine Pilon and of Marie-Anne Brunet, of Pointe Claire.

December 22, 1730 Montreal
Rainbault de Piedmont, J.-C.:
Extension of a land concession located on the island of Montreal at Pointe Claire by the Seminary of St Sulpice of Montreal, procurator of the Seminary of St. Sulpice of Paris, seigneurs and owners of the island of Montreal and St. Sulpice to Guillaume Daoust.

February 26, 1733 Montreal
Rainbault de Piedmont, J.-C.:
Sale of land located in Pointe Claire by Denis Gignard of Pointe Claire to Guillaume Daoust of Pointe Claire.

January 31, 1735 Montreal
Rainbault de Piedmont, J.-C.:
Observation:  The date of the deposit is probably the same as the date of the acte.

Deposit of a marriage contract between Claude Robillar, son of Nicolas Robillar and of Francoise Cecire, of the parish of Ste. Anne on the island of Montreal, and Marie-Isabelle Daoust, daughter of Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon of the parish of Pointe Claire.

September 19, 1735 Montreal
Rainbault de Piedmont, J.-C.:
Sale of land located on Cote St. Charles on the island of Montreal by Jean-Baptiste Dubois and Marianne Pillon, his wife to Guillaume Daoust.

March 21, 1738 Montreal
Adhémar dit Saint-Martin, J.B:
Sale of a land concession located in the seigneury of Montreal by Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon, his wife of Pointe Claire, on the island of Montreal to Louis Daoust living on the West Island (au haut de l'ile de Montréal).

April 2, 1738 Montreal
Porlier, C.-C.:
Observation:  A receipt dated January 22, 1742 is with the acte. The sale's acte was written by the notary Simmonet.

Deposit of a sale of land located on Cote Ste. Marie by Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon, his wife of Pointe Claire on the island of Montreal to Louis Magdelaine dit Ladouceur of the parish of Ste. Anne on the island of Montreal.

January 22, 1741 Montreal
Porlier, C.-C.:
Receipt from Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon, his wife to Louis Magdelaine dit Ladouceur of the parish of Ste. Anne on the island of Montreal.

January 9, 1742 Montreal
Adhémar dit Saint-Martin, J.B:
Deposit of a marriage contract between Jean-Baptiste Daoust, son of Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon, of the parish of Pointe Claire, and Marie-Josephte Fortier, daughter of Louis Fortier and of Charlotte Mallet of the parish of  Pointe Claire.

June 3, 1742 Montreal
Simonnet, F.:
Observation: The acte mentions Augustin Daoust

Sale of land located on Cote Ste. Marie, in the parish of Ste. Anne at the top of the island of Montreal by Jean Chenier of Lachine to Guillaume Daoust of Pointe Claire.

January 20, 1747 Montreal
Danré de Blanzy, L.-C.:
Deposit of a marriage contract between Augustin Daoust, son of Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon of the parish of Pointe Claire, and Angélique Seguin, daughter of the deceased Jacques Seguin and of Jeanne Morelle of the parish of  Pointe Claire.

February 16, 1747 Montreal
Simonnet, F.:
Deposit of a marriage contract between André Poudret Dit Lavigne of the parish of Pointe Claire, son of the deceased Jacques Poudret and of the deceased Marianne Simon, and Marie-Josephe Daoust, daughter of Guillaume Daoust and Elisabeth Pilon of the parish of Pointe Claire.

March 5, 1751 Montreal
Simonnet, F.:
Observation: The acte was written February 5, 1747.

Sale of land located in Pointe Claire by Guillaume Daoust of Pointe Claire to Francois Daoust of Point Claire, his son.

October 11, 1753 Montreal
Desmarets dit Doulon, C.:
Marriage contract between Augustin Daoust of Pointe Claire, widower of Angélique Seguin, son of  Guillaume Daoust and Marie-Elisabeth Pilon of Pointe Claire, and Marie-Marthe Charlebois, daughter of the Jean-Baptiste Charlebois and of Louise-Madeleine Chale of Pointe Claire..

October 29, 1754 Montreal
Simonnet, F.:
(Quittance) by Francois Monet, resident of Pointe Claire to Guillaume Daoust of Pointe Claire.

February 28, 1759 Montreal
Danré de Blanzy, L.-C.:
Land concession located in the village of Pointe Claire by the Seminary of St. Sulpice of Montreal, seigneurs and owners of the island of Montreal to Guillaume Daoust of Pointe Claire.

October 31, 1766 St Jaochim, Pointe Claire
Death record of Elisabeth Pilon, his wife.  She had passed away 2 days previously..
She was about 72 years old.  Present were her sons, Francois and Claude Daoust.

March 4, 1767 Montreal
Soupras, L.-J:
Sale of a lot situated in the village of Pointe Claire by Guillaume Daoust, widower of Elisabeth Pilon, of Pointe Claire,
to Pierre Lecompte, master blacksmith of La Prairie de la Magdeleine.

February 2, 1779 Montreal
Soupras, L.-J:
Marriage agreement between Francois Daoust, widower of Marie-Josephe Jamme, son of  Guillaume Daoust and the late Elisabeth Pilon, and Marie-Josephe Brunet dit Letang, widow of Jacques Charlebois, daughter of the late Jean-Baptiste Brunet dit Letang and the late Marie-Louis Dubois.

January 21, 1784 St. Joachim, Pointe Claire
Death record of Guillaume Daoust, son who passed away two days previously. He was eighty nine years old.
Guiliaume Daoust, the son of Guillaume and Marie-Madeleine de Lalonde was born in Lachine on October 30th 1694.  He was their second child, first son.  Their first child, Marie  died in 1699 at eight years of age.  Guillaume spent part of his early years in Lachine.  Most likely due to the constant Iroquois threats, the family moved to Pointe-aux-Trembles in the east end of the island of Montreal (records show the family lived there from at least April 28th 1696 until November 15th 1699).  They later returned to the west island to Lachine then to St. Anne du Bout de l'ile (now Ste. Anne de Bellevue).  On January 7th 1715 at the age of 21, he married Elisabeth Pilon, the daughter of Antoine Pilon and Marie Anne Brunet of the parish of St. Joachim of Pointe Claire.  Elisabeth's parents had land quite close to the point!! They donated part of this land for the building of the church and presbytery.  Their house
still stands today in the old village of Pointe Claire on Lakeshore boulevard.