He appears to be Abraham Hamelin b. 1826 Chateaugay, Quebec, son of Abraham Hamelin and Clarisa Crete. Abraham Sr., in turn, was the son of Jean-Baptiste Hamelin and Marie-Madeleine Trotier; and Jean-Baptiste was the son of Alexis Hamelin and Marie-Joseph Belisle; and Alexis was the son of the original Francois
4845 Conditional Pardon in favor of Abraham Hamelin
Recorded 30th May 1859
Lib:14 Pardons, &c. Fol. 464
Wm. (?ILLEGIBLE) Dept. Registrar Province of Canada
Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c - &c.
To all to whom these Presents shall come or whom the same may concern --
Whereas lately at Our Court of Queen's Bench for Lower Canada, holding Criminal Pleas in the District of Montreal, in Our Province of Canada, begun and holden at the Court House, in Our City of Montreal, in the said District of Montreal, on the twenty fourth day of March, in the twenty second year of Our Reign, for the trial of all crimes and criminal offences done and committed within the said District before The Honorable Thomas Cushing Aylwin, one of the Judges of Our said Court,
Abraham Hamelin late of the Parish of St. Jerome, in the County of Terrebonne, in the said District of Montreal, Yeoman, was in due form of law convicted of a certain felony for that he the said Abraham Hamelin on the twenty seventh day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine, with force and arms at the parish aforesaid, in the District aforesaid, in and upon one Rosalie Baron, the wife of one Joseph Foucault, in the Peace of God and Our Peace, then and there being, feloniously did make an assault, with the intent thereby in so doing to cause some grievous bodily harm to the said Rosalie Baron, by forcibly breaking into the dwelling house of her husband the said Joseph Foucault by night and violently taking and removing her therefrom with force and violence conveying her the said Rosalie Baron, a long distance in a cold, stormy and inclement night, exposed in a state of almost nudity, binding her arms and hands behind her back with cords, placing a wooden yoke upon her neck, clipping and cutting off the hair of her head, dragging her long distances in the snow, beating and wounding her in the face and other parts of the body and thrusting her in that condition in an outhouse, against the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and against Our Peace Our Crown and Dignity.
And whereas upon the said conviction it was considered and adjudged by Our said Court, that the said Abraham Hamelin should be imprisoned and kept at hard labour in the Provincial Penitentiary, for and during the space of his natural life, as in and by the record of the said Conviction, still remaining in Our said Court, reference being thereunto had may more fully appear. And whereas We have been implored on behalf of Abraham Hamelin to grant him Our Royal Pardon for and in respect of the said felony whereof he stands convicted as aforesaid, and for and in respect of the said sentence, and all and every the imprisonment in the Provincial Penitentiary, for and during the space and term of his natural life, to be endured by him in pursuance thereof.
Now therefore know ye, that having taken the premises into Our Royal consideration, and for divers good causes and considerations Us thereunto moving, being willing to extend Our Grace and Mercy to the said Abraham Hamelin We have pardoned, remitted and released, and by these Presents do pardon remit and release the said Abraham Hamelin of and from the said felony whereof he stands convicted as aforesaid, and of and from all and every the imprisonment in the Provincial Penitentiary for and during the space and term of his natural life, to be endured by him in pursuance thereof. Provided always and this Our Royal Pardon, remission and release is granted upon the express terms and conditions that he the said Abraham Hamelin do and shall submit to and undergo and endure imprisonment at hard labour in the Penitentiary of Our said Province and be subject to the discipline thereof, for and during a term of three years to be computed from the day of the rendering of the sentence aforesaid, to wit, from the sixth day of April now last past in default whereof this Our Royal Pardon, remission and release, and every clause matter and thing herein contained, shall be and remain null and void to all intends and purposes whatsoever.
In testimony whereof we have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Our said Province to be hereunto affixed.
Witness Our Right Trusty and well Beloved the Right Honorable Sir Edmund Walker Head, Baronet, One of Our Most Honorable Privy Council, Governor General of British North America and Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over Our Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Island of Prince Edward and Vice Admiral of the same &c &c &c.
At Toronto this twelfth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine and in the twenty second year of Our Reign.
By Command -- C. Allegn (?ILLEGIBLE) Secretary