3760. Jacques Asselin & 3761. Louise Roussin
1629, Jacques born in Bracquemont, Normandie, France; s/o 7520. Jacques Asselin & 7521. Cecile Olivier.
3/11/1642, Louise born in St Aubin de Tourouvre, Orne, France; d/o 3640. Jean Issac Roussin & 3641. Madeleine Giguere.
1651, Louise, with her father and sister Madeleine, arrived in New France. [Her mother died in France. Her sibilings Nicolas and Francoise also traveled the same year.]
6/24/1659, Jacques and Antoine Pepin dit Lachance bought land from Denis Guyon, 2.25 arpents in width in Ste Famille, next to Jacques Bilodeau.
2/2/1660, Jacques confirmed in Chateau Richer by Bishop Laval.
1661, Jacques, a sailor [likely operated a barge on the river], was owed 50 livres by Louis Gagne.
7/17/1661, Jacques leased his farm to Pierre Houdon for half the harvest. Jacques retained a cabin to live in and gave 100 livres for Pierre to clear 2 arpents of land.
6/15/1662, Jacques the godfather to Marie, d/o Jean Lehoux & Elisabeth Drugeon.
6/22/1662, Jacques, identified as a sailor, was receded his land by Lauzon [likely because Denis Guyon did not live up to his commitments as part of the original contract.] Jacques to pay 20 sols tournois in land rent, plus 12 deniers for the cens for each arpent of frontage.
7/2/1662, at the home of widow Anne Ardouin, Jacques Asselin contracted to marry Louise Roussin. Attending: Nicolas Roussin [Louise’ brother], Jean Roussin, Marie Letard, Michel Huppe [Louise’s brother-in-law], Pierre Loignon [Louise’s brother-in-law], David Asselin [Jacques brother], Charles Gautier, Jean Premont, Pierre Dufresne, Blaise Terre and Jacques David dit Pontife. Jacques offered a dowery of 300 livres.
7/29/1662 in Chateau Richer, a Saturday, Jacques, a sailor, married Louise. Both origins given. Origin of Louise’s father also given. Louise’s mother is not named. Attending: David Asselin – brother of Jacques, Nicolas Roussin and Pierre Longnon – brothers of Louise.
1662, Jacques gave a minot of wheat as his tithe at Sainte Anne du Petit Cap.
1663, Jacques gave thirty sols as his tithe at Sainte Anne du Petit Cap.
12/23/1664, Jacques the godfather to Nicolas, s/o 3744. Nicolas Gendron & 3745. Marie Marthe Hubert.
1665, Jacques Asselin’s land is next to that of Jacques Billaudeau on the north side of I.O., in what was then Charny-Lirec. [Essentially in Ste Famille.]
1666 census, Jacques had Nicolas de LaRuelle, a mason and servant, living with him.
1667 census in Ste Famille, Jacques had 6 cattle, 13 arpents under cultivation; Jacques’ brother David lived with him and had 10 arpents under cultivation; servant Francois Biguigny.
1/30/1671, Jacques owed 14 livres to Bertrand Chenay.
3/6/1673, Jacques, a “close neighbor” of Nicolas Gendron, one of the appraisers of Nicolas’ estate.
9/8/1678 in Ste Famille, I.O., Jacques attended the wedding of 2006. Jean Rabouin & 2007. Marguerite Leclerc.
1681 census in Ste Famille, I.O.: Jacques age 50, wife age 30, 8 children, a gun, 10 cattle, 30 arpents of land.
2/28/1687, Jacques bought 2.5 arpents from widow Vivienne Brunell, located near his farm, for 600 livres.
11/10/1687, Jacques and Louise residents of Ste Famille, I.O. (S) Wedding of son Jacques.
2/26/1688, Jacques attended the burial of Marie Marthe Hubert, widow of his friend Nicolas Gendron.
2/15/1694, Jacques Asselin and Jacques Bilodeau ceded land of Louis de Villeray to Claude Charland.
1694, Jacques and Louise gave land to their son Nicolas.
1/24/1700, Jacques and Louis left the rest of the family property to son Michel, who was to take care of them for the rest of their lives.
11/10/1700, son Michel took possession of half of the family property as part of his marriage contract.
12/13/1700, a Monday, Louise died in Ste Famille, I.O.; buried the next day. Jacques Bilodeau and Jacques Gauthier signed the registry.
4/6/1701, an inventory of family property was completed – an estimated value of 1,808 livres: 3 oxen, 6 cows, 2 steers, 1 horse, 1 mare, 1 filly, 2 pigs, 9 hens, 1 rooster, a house in half timber with 2 rooms and 2 fireplaces, an attic and cellar, 47 by 20 feet.
1/24/1705, Jacques Asselin and Jacques Bilodeau witness the burial of Marguerite Leclerc, wife of Jean Rabouin.
1/24/1713, a Sunday, Jacques died in Quebec at Hotel Dieu; buried in the city cemetery.
(S) Our French-Canadian Ancestors, T.J. Laforest, V-XXV.
Children of Jacques and Louise:
i. Jacques Asselin (1880), born 6/12/1663 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
ii. Nicolas Asselin, born 4/26/1665 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
11/16/1694 in Chateau Richer, Nicolas married Marguerite, Jean Gagnon & Marguerite Racine.
8/27/1703 in Ste Famille, I.O., Nicolas married Renee, d/o 3750. Abel Turcotte & 3751. Marie Giraud.
8/24/1748, Nicolas, age 83, died in Ste Famille, I.O.
[10 children by Nicolas.]
iii. Pierre Asselin, born 2/25/1669 in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
2/8/1695 in Ste Famille, I.O., Pierre married Marie Elisabeth, d/o Jacques Jahan & Marie Ferra. [All 4 children died as infants.]
1750, Pierre, age 81, died.
iv. Thomas Asselin, born 7/3/1671 in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
2/14/1694 in St Francois, I.O., Thomas married Genevieve, d/o Jean Leclerc & Marie Couet. [12 children.]
2/7/1718, Thomas, age 47, died in St Francois, I.O.
v. Marie Madeleine Asselin, born 6/30/1673 in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
8/5/1698, Madeleine took her vows as a nun and became Sister Saint-Igance.
12/7/1749, Madeleine, age 76, died in Ville-Marien, Montreal.
vi. Louise Asselin, born 8/6/1676 in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
4/30/1696 in Ste Famille, I.O., Louise married Jacques Pichet, s/o Jean Pichet & Madeleine Leblanc.
4/10/1713, Jean died leaving Louise with 9 children.
6/8/1750, Louise, age 74, died in Beauport.
vii. Michel Asselin, born 9/29/1677 in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
11/11/1700 in Chateau Richer, Michel married Anne Gagnon, d/o Marguerite Racine, d/o 3650. Etienne Racine & 3651. Marguerite Martin.
8/7/1730 in Ste Famille, I.O., Michel married Mathe, d/o Guillaume Lemieux & Elisabeth Langlois.
3/28/1743, Michel, age 66, died in Ste Famille, I.O. [No surviving children.]
viii. Marie Asselin, born 8/25/1679 in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
11/23/1694 in Ste Famille, I.O., Marie married Guillaume Baucher, s/o 2038. Guillaume Baucher & 2039. Marie Anne Paradis. [9 children.]
8/15/1715, Marie, age 36, died in Ste Famille, I.O.
ix. Francoise Asselin, born ? in Ste Famille, I.O., Canada.
Francoise took her vows as a nun and became Sister Sainte-Therese.
6/2/1766, Francoise died.
[3 children died young: Marie Madeleine, Anne, Jean.]