3624. Francois Belanger & 3625. Marie Guyon
10/7/1612, Francois baptized in St. Pierre de Seez, Orne, France; s/o 7248. Francois Belanger & 7249. Francoise Horlays. His godfather was Francois Dumesnil, royal notary and lord of St. Teny. Present were Honorable Nicolas Bougis, lord of Fosses and controller, and Lady Loyse Gurou, wife of noble Guillaume Lepaulnier, notary, lord of the Chapel.
3/18/1624, Marie born in De La Rochelle, Aunis, France; d/o 7250. Jean Guyon & 7251. Marie Mathurine Robin. Godparents were Jacques Robin and Marie Chahaigne.
1634, Francois recruited in Mortangue, France by Robert Giffard.
6/1634, Francois arrived in New France. (S) Jesuit Record.
1634, Marie traveled with her family to New France.
7/27/1636 in Quebec, Francois witnessed by signature the 1st wedding in New France of Robert Drouin and Anne Cloutier, d/o 3620. Zacharie Cloutier & 3621. Sainte Dupont.
7/12/1637 in Quebec City, Francois, a mason, married Marie. Present: Olivier Tardiff, Francois Dere. No parents named, no origins given. (S) PRDH.
9/2/1637 in Quebec, Francois Belanger, mason, godfather at the baptism of Anne, d/o 7178. Noel Langlois & 7179. Francoise Grenier.
9/8/1647, Francois required to pay Pierre Legardeur 150 livres for wheat. Francois put his property up as collateral.
8/9/1653, Francois elected syndic [mayor] of Longue Pointe [later called Ste Anne de Beaupre.]
3/24/1655, Francois purchased on a mortage his partner’s half of their concession on the Beaupre coast.
10/16/1656 in Notre Dame de Quebec, Francois attended the wedding of 2038. Guillaume Baucher dit Morency & 2039. Marie Anne Paradis.
2/2/1660, Francois, a resident of Chateau Richer, became a church warden.
3/23/1660, Francois completed his payments to former partner Masse Gavel on the concession mortgage.
1660, Francois appointed marguillier at Château-Richer and curator of the public affairs of Olivier le Tardif at his death.
1662, Francois, Captaine of Milice in Chateau Richer.
4/30/1662, Francois named trustee for Olivier le Tardif, who was in failing health.
1663, at the creation of the Sovereign Council, Francois described as one of the principal inhabitants of the region, and that he had the confidence of the authorities and the colonists.
10/19/1665, Francois and Marie residents of Chateau Richer. (S) Wedding of daughter Charlotte.
1666 census of Comte de Montmorency; Francois 54, Marie 40, children: Jean 17, Mathurine 14, Louis 12, Louise 9, Genevieve 7, Jacques 4, Noel Mureau 24 – domestic, Georges Tasser 26 – domestic.
1667, Francois had 50 arpents under cultivation and 13 animals.
1669, Francois, Captaine of Milice in Chateau Richer of the Beaupre coast. [1st year of militia.]
11/18/1669 in in the church of L’Ange Gardien, Francois attended the wedding of 3734. Philippe Destroismaisons dit Picard & 3735. Martine Crosnier.
4/21/1670, Francois lost a lawsuit to his brother-in-law Simon Guyon.
2/11/1672 in Chateau Richer, Francois attended the wedding of 1823. Marie Jobidon.
1674, Francois in litigation with his neighbor Massé Gravel concerning a boundary between their properties established by the surveyor Jean Guyon dit Dubuisson.
7/1/1677, governor of Frontenac conceded land to Francois covering 1.5 miles facing the St. Lawrence by 2 miles of depth on the southern bank, later known as the province of Bonsecours [L’Islet].
1681 census of Bethier en Bas [seigneury of Bellechasse, of which Bonsecours was a part], Francois 60, Marie 55, children: Jacques 18, Genevieve 21; domestics: Jean Delavoue 17, Barthelemy Goveil 14, Pierre Lafaye 56, Pierre Matault 4; 5 cleared arpents.
2/5/1682, Francois the Seigneur of Bonsecours. (S) Burial of son Jean Francois.
10/25/1685, Francois willed his property to his son Jacques. This included his lands, house, barn, mill, a mare, 3 oxen, 3 cows, wagons, …
By 4/25/1687, Francois, age 73, died. On this date Marie, widowed, ratified the transfer of property to her son Jacques.
8/29/1696, Marie, age 78, died in Cap St Ignace, buried 3 days later.
Children of Francois and Marie:
i. Charles Belanger, born 8/19/1640 in Quebec, Canada.
11/21/1663 in Chateau Richer, Charles married Barbe, d/o 7480. Pierre Zacharie Cloutier & 7481. Marie Madeleine Emard.
12/14/1692, Charles, Seigneur de Bonsecours, died in Chateau Richer.
ii. Marie Madeleine Belanger, born 2/15/1643 in Quebec, Canada.
8/7/1656 in Quebec, Madeleine married Bertrand Chenay.
Bef. 1/21/1671, Madeleine, age 27, died in Ange Gardien.
iii. Marguerite Belanger, born 11/23/1645 in Quebec, Canada.
11/19/1663 in Chateau Richer, Marguerite married Antoine Berson.
12/13/1666 in Chateau Richer, Marguerite married Louis Levasseur.
1/22/1703, Marguerite, age 58, died in Quebec.
iv. Jean Francois Belanger (1812), born 2/15/1648 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
v. Charlotte Francoise Belanger (3989), born 6/25/1650 in Quebec, Canada.
vi. Mathurine Belanger, born 6/11/1652 in Quebec, Canada.
9/18/1673 in Chateau Richer, Mathurine married Jean Maheu, s/o Jacques.
10/2/1674 in Chateau Richer, Mathurine married Antoine Deserre, s/o Francois.
4/26/1688 in Neuville, Quebec, Mathurine married Francois Gregoire.
1/18/1698, Mathurine, age 46, died in Neuville, Quebec.
vii. Louis Belanger, born 12/18/1654 in Quebec, Canada.
11/3/1682 in Chateau Richer, Louis married Marguerite, d/o 3766. Charles Lefrancois & 3767. Marie Madeleine Triot.
10/21/1724, Louis, age 70, died in L’Islet.
viii. Louise Belanger (1935), born 9/14/1657 in Beaupre, Canada.
ix. Genevieve Belanger, born 1659 in Cap St Ignace, Canada.
11/23/1682 in Cap St Ignace, Genevieve married Guillaume Ferte.
x. Guillaume Belanger, born 4/4/1661 in Chateau Richer, Canada. [Died an infant.]
xi. Jacques Belanger, born 7/24/1662 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
11/22/1691 in Cap St Ignace, Jacques married Elisabeth, d/o Francois Thibault & Elisabeth Agnes Lefebvre.
8/17/1699, Jacques, age 37, died in L’islet.
xii. Anne Belanger, born 7/26/1664 in Chateau Richer, Canada. [Died an infant.]