A VICTIM OF THE IROQUOIS, PIERRE DAGENETS DIT LESPINE.
The descendants of Pierre Dagenets dit Lespine [written now as: Dagenais] have researched, at Montreal, without success, the date of death of their ancestor … , but now luck has provided us …, on a leaf inserted in the register [found in] the Île Jésus, …, etc., of 1687-1696 … .
Four days after the massacre at Lachine, on 9 August 1689, the Iroquois were at the Rivière des Prairies and killed Pierre Dagenets.
He was buried on the same day, at the place of his death, by Mr. Brissac, vicar of Lachenaie, “Mr. Barthelemi, missionary [at the Rivière des Prairies] being absent and the mill by the river rapids being surrounded by the Iroquois."
His wife, Anne Brandon, was probably burned or taken away prisoner, on the same date.A long time later, a note, without marginal indication, in an act of the register of the Rivière des Prairies, informs us of the fate of the remains of the unfortunate Dagenets:
"[On the 41st anniversary of the incident] (8 August 1729), interred in the cemetery of the named church, the bones of dead Pierre Dagenès who had been (buried) at the [pointe à deroches(?)], in the presence of Paul Brunet attested by me, the undersigned.
Paul Brunet- Saladin priest."
By E. Z. Massicotte in the Bull. Rech. Hist. v. 19, No. 4, (Apr 1914), p. 111.