3766. Charles Lefrancois & 3767. Marie Madeleine Triot
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3/9/1626, Charles baptized in St-Pierre de Muchedent, Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, France; s/o §Charles Lefrancois & §Suzanne Montigny.
1626, Madeleine born in St-Nicolas-des-Champs, Paris, France; d/o §Jacques Triot & §Catherine Guichant.
Charles educated to write and count.
9/19/1657, Charles a witness to the marriage contract of 3656. Pierre Tremblay & 3657. Ozanne Achon. [Charles signed his name.]
1658, Madeleine arrived in New France.
8/25/1658, Charles contracted to marry Madeleine. Charles endowed Madeleine with 50 livres annually. “All the upper crust of Quebec society gathered to hear the reading.” – TJ Laforest.
9/10/1658 in Quebec, Charles, age 32, married Madeleine, age 32. Both origins given. All parents named. Attending: Jean de Lauzon, seneschal; Louis de Lauzon de la Sitiere.
1/26/1659, Charles and Romain Trepanier received a concession in the fief of Lotinville, 40 arpents by a league and half in depth, from Lauzon.
2/2/1660 at Chateau Richer, Charles confirmed by Msgr de Laval.
1660, Charles recorded as a tenant of the fief of Seigneur de Lotinville near Beaupre.
By 7/1663, Charles had built a stone house, 37x22 feet, 2 chimneys, a brick oven, and an attic covered with planks; and a 25x18 feet straw-covered barn.
8/29/1663, Merchant Antoine Berson, Sieur de Chatillion, offered Charles 1100 livres, plus 40 livres for pins for Marie, and 5 livres for wine for their home. Charles accepted the offer with an agreement of payment by 8/29/1664.
8/23/1664, the fief of Lotinville was put up for auction. Charles bid 1200 livres. [The winning bidder offered 2850 livres.]
11/3/1665, Charles gave Bertrand Chenay 2 draft oxen to pay a debt of 300 livres.
10/14/1665 at Chateau Richer, Charles attended the signing of the marriage contract of Antoine Casse dit Lacasse.
1666 census of Comte de Montmorency; Charles 37, Marie 25, children: Catherine Francoise 5, Francoise 3, Marguerite 18 months; Laforest 25, Louis 17 – domestics.
8/12/1666, Charles an appraiser for the estate of Charles Berson.
1667 census of Chateau Richer: Charles had 30 arpents cleared land, 13 cattle.
11/14/1667, Charles bought 3 arpents in Chateau Richer from the widow Legardeur paying 350 livres tournois.
4/29/1668, Charles bought the Goulet property for 350 livres. [This gave Charles 5.5 arpents frontage.]
1670-75, Mathurin Tessier paid rent to Charles for the use of land.
1/24/1671, Charles Lefrancois and Pierre Tremblay appraised the animals in the farm holdings of Lotinville.
1671, Charles named appeared multiple times, including a loan of 184 livres, in the account records of the inventory of banker Chenay.
1672, Charles asked by multiple farmers to appraise the value of their oxen.
5/13/1675, Charles provided a mortage to Mathurin Tessier against a cow.
11/26/1675, Charles provided a mortage to Mathurin Tessier against a cow. [When Mathurin returned to France, Charles was awared the cows.]
3/2/1678, Andrieu sold his land in Lotinville to Charles.
4/7/1680, Charles sold the land bought from Andrieu to his son-in-law Pierre Trudel for 800 livres.
1681 census of Comte de Montmorency [Beaupre]; Charles 55, Marie 40, children: Marie 22, Marguerite 17, Charles 14, Anne 12, Louis 10, Barbe 8, Joseph 7, Nicolas 5, Alexis 3, Pierre 1; 20 arpents of cleared land, 14 cattle, a mare, 2 guns. [Their neighbors were Charles Belanger married to Barbe Cloutier.]
4/9/1683, Charles appraised the Lotinville’s barn as “ruined and beyond repair.”
3/7/1691, Charles Lefrancois, Msgr. De Laval, and Louis Jobidon signed an agreement on the boundaries of their lands in Chateau Richer.
7/13/1694 in Chateau Richer, Charles Lefrancois and Zacharie Cloutier present at the burial of Marie Angelique Guyon, d/o Simon Guyon & Louise Racine.
1/20/1699, Charles and Madeleine arranged for the unmarried sons Nicolas and Pierre to have half of the family property, receiving the rest after their death. The sons had to take care of their parents and pay 250 livres to a year to their siblings.
6/13/1700, Charles, age 74, died in Chateau Richer.
11/18/1701, Madeleine, age 75, died in Chateau Richer. Robert Caron, Jacques Cachon, and Romain Trepainer attended the burial.
(S) Our French-Canadian Ancestors, T.J. Laforest, V-XVIII.
• 1622, Charles Lefrancois & Suzanne Montigny married in Saint-Pierre de Muchedent, Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, France.
• By Abbot Thomas Morel: “Charles Francois, … all residents of Beaupre, were on the water going to Quebec, when they were overtaken by a great wind and a furious storm which caused their canoe to overturn. Sensing the danger of losing their lives, they made a vow to Sainte-Anne and asked her to help them. They received help at once. They were safely blown onto the shore where they gave thanks to the great saint for their deliverance.”
Children of Charles and Madeleine:
i. Marie Lefrancois, born 8/4/1659 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
4/10/1684 in Chateau Richer, Marie married Pierre Roberge, s/o Jacques Pierre.
2/26/1722, Marie, age 63, died in St Laurent I.O.
ii. Catherine Lefrancois, born 3/22/1661 in Chateau Richer, Canada. [Died age 20.]
iii. Francoise LeFrancois (1883), born 6/13/1663 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
iv. Marguerite Lefrancois, born 2/2/1665 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
11/3/1682 in Chateau Richer, Marguerite married Louis Belanger, s/o 3624. Francois Belanger & 3625. Marie Guyon.
10/1/1724, Marguerite died; buried at L’Islet.
v. Charles Lefrancois, born 2/26/1667 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
8/6/1691 in Chateau Richer, Charles married Barbe, d/o Charles Belanger & Barbe Delphine Cloutier.
3/16/1696, Charles, age 29, died L’Ange Gardien.
vi. Anne Lefrancois, born 2/5/1669 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
2/14/1698 in Chateau Richer, Anne married Francois Trepanier, s/o Romain.
8/24/1738, Anne died; buried at Chateau Richer.
vii. Louis Lefrancois, born 1/31/1671 in Chateau Richer, Canada. [Died age 21.]
viii. Barbe Lefrancois, born 4/5/1673 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
10/13/1698 in Chateau Richer, Barbe married Julien Leonard, s/o Jacques.
8/1/1700, Barbe, age 27, died in Quebec.
ix. Joseph Lefrancois, born 3/18/1674 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
1/20/1698 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Joseph married Anne Cecile, d/o Robert Caron [s/o 7308] & Marguerite Cloutier [d/o 3626].
5/20/1755, Joseph, age 81, died in L’Ange Gardien.
x. Alexis Lefrancois, born 10/13/1676 in Chateau Richer, Canada. [Twin]
1699-1700, Alexis died, according to a missionary, under mysterious circumstances.
xi. Nicolas Lefrancois, born 10/13/1676 in Chateau Richer, Canada. [Twin]
4/24/1702 in Charlesbourg, Nicolas married Madeleine, d/o Pierre Lefebvre & Madeleine Trudel.
12/9/1749, Nicolas, age 73, died in Chateau Richer.
xii. Pierre Lefrancois, born 12/6/1680 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
11/24/1704 in Chateau Richer, Pierre, age 24, married Marguerite, d/o Pierre Gagnon & Barbe Fortin d/o 3728. Julien Fortin dit Bellefontaine & 3729. Genevieve Gamache dit Lamarre.
10/12/1723 in St Jean, I.O., Pierre married Louise, d/o Jacques Pichet & Louise Asselin, d/o 3760. Jacques Asselin & 3761. Louise Roussin.
9/22/1745, Pierre buried. [No descendents.]
xiii. Genevieve Lefrancois, born 6/24/1684 in L’Ange Gardien, Canada.
6/8/1705 in Chateau Richer, Genevieve, age 21, married Jean Francois Godin, s/o Charles Godin & Maire Boucher.
8/19/1745, Genevieve, age 61, died in Donnacona, Les Ecureuils, Canada.