Mary, Sorry it took me a while to get back with you about the Excommunication of Louis Gonzagua Deshetres and Louisa Mary Beaulieu.I went to Burton and found the Excommunication in the Ste. Anne's Church register Volume 1.It is not listed in the Index of volumes by Deshetres, but it is listed by date (Oct 2, 1774).It is written in French, but the basis for the excommunication stems from her marriage to the soldier Labatterie (Jean Breche dit Labatterie).She lied and told them she was widowed in order to marry Louis.It indicates in the excommunication her justification for adultery by stating that her husband was an adulterer first with a woman in France and even had children by her.Both Louis and Louise state their shame and say they are sorry for what they have done and the church lets it slide, but when they are reprimanded on repeated occasions for resuming their affair their sincerity is doubted and they are eventually excommunicated.It is signed by Father Simple Bocquet.
After the excommunication, it seems as though they may have split up- not sure if it was willingly, or if their marriage was nullified due to her previous marriage and the lies.Louise Beaulieu is really listed as Marie Therese Bertrand Beaulieu, daughter of Gilles Joseph Bertrand dit Beaulieu and Louise Therese Trouillet LaJeunesse in the PDRH.There is a marriage record for a Therese Bertrand who married Jacques Gaudreau in Assumption Church on July 2, 1781, but I am not sure if this is her or not.
Louis married 4 times total- he was married once before Louisa Beaulieu to Marie Joseph Tonty (His brother Louis' widowed mother-in-law) on Feb 4, 1760(Ste. Anne Church Register)I have found no date of death for her, but he was her fourth marriage, so it is possible he was widowed.He then married Louisa Beaulieu, but I have found no marriage record for them, only what is told by Dennisen, Tanguay, etc. After the excommunication, he married Francoise Fortier on June 17, 1776 in Montreal(PDRH). He is listed as age 43 (puts his birth year at 1733), and single.She died on Aug 12, 1795 and Louis married again to Marie Joseph Proulx dit Clement on June 28, 21796 in St. Laurent, Quebec by special license(PDRH).He was residing at the Cote-des-neiges of Montreal (Black Coasts).His occupation in 1809 is listed as wheelwright.He died on May 10, 1809 at St. Leon le Grand, Maskingonge, Quebec(PDRH).