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Fortune Mollot Family Tree Part 1

Fortune Mollot Family Tree Part 2

Extended Mollot Family Tree - 2011

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R3T 5Y9 CANADA
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Part 13 - Tour de France 2008

In August 2008, some forty-eight Mollot ancestors participated in the “Mollot Tour de France” during which we were the guests of Michel and Arlette Auclerc in Blandin for a most memorable day. It was the highlight of our tour. As we approached the small village of Blandin from across the valley, our bus stopped for us to view the picturesque setting and amazingly, we spotted the château. Our bus then drove into the village to the sound of the church bells. A welcoming party including the mayor was there to receive us. Later that day, everyone got the opportunity to view the château and the property. We were treated to the finest reception in such a beautiful setting. The Auclerc family and the village of Blandin were just fantastic hosts! In fact, if you visit Blandin today, you will find a plaque and a maple tree that was planted next to the duck pond in front of the château to commemorate our visit
The duck pond in the front yard of Château de Molinière
The property and château has by itself an interesting history. Below is a list of the families who have owned the property. Research and compilation of this information was done by our friends and present owners, Michel and Arlette Auclerc.

 

  
Arlette and Michel Auclerc
Arlette and Michel Auclerc
August, 2008
As previously mentioned, the property was originally owned by the Annequin family. When Louis Fortuné Mollot married Thérèse Annequin in 1844, this parcel of land was part of her dowry. In 1852, Thérèse willed it to her husband Louis Fortuné and their two children, Pauline and Fortuné.
On December 26, 1853, Louis Fortuné Mollot purchased the property by paying off outstanding monies owing to a M. Pierre Caillat. In 1862, Thérèse died and her husband Louis became the official property owner.
On December 16, 1869, Louis Fortuné willed the property to his two children, Pauline and Fortuné.
In 1871-1876, Château Blandin was built on the property by his son Fortuné Louis Mollot. It became the family’s main residence in 1877. The property was sold on July 4, 1892, when the Fortuné Mollot family immigrated to Canada.
July 4, 1892 - The Jean Antoine Benoît Ballofet family, a civil court judge from Lyon, purchased the property. The price was 69,000 Francs.
August 4, 1917 - The Camille Albert Suel family, owner of a fabric manufacturing company, purchased the property. The price was 58,000 Francs.
July 20, 1939 - The Xavier Aimé Morfin family, a university professor, purchased the property. The price was 175,000 Francs.
April 10, 1969 - The Fabre family, a retired French ambassador, inherited the property. It was donated by the Morfin family to the Fabre family.
April 14, 1994 to the present – The latest owners are the Auclerc family. Michel Auclerc is an architect and Arlette Auclerc is a medical doctor.
It is most fortunate that this property is in the hands of Michel and Arlette Auclerc because they have taken great pride in restoring it to its original state and maintaining it to a very high standard.
An analysis of the selling prices for the château in the last century shows how inflation has really eaten away at the real value and the purchasing power of the French Franc, let alone our own currency.In 2010, the Euro is equivalent to 6.5 Francs and 1 Euro is equivalent to approximately $1.50 US.In 1892, Fortuné sold Château Blandin for 69,000 Francs which today is $15,923.00 US.(This is based on 1 EURO equivalent to 6.5 francs today.)It is just incredible! Today, the cost of building such a mansion would be in the millions of dollars. One can understand that a French Franc in 1871 was worth a lot more than it is today.
2010 – The Canadian maple tree, planted in 2008 to commemorate the Tour de France, thrives in the front yard at Château de Molinière. L. to R. Lucille Mollot, Arlette Auclerc and Vic Mollot
2010 – The Canadian maple tree, planted in 2008 to commemorate the Tour de France, thrives in the front yard at Château deMolinière.L. to R. Lucille Mollot, Arlette Auclerc and Vic Mollot
 
 

 

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