1960. Jean "Pierre" JOUINEAU was born about December 1632. He was baptized on 30 December 1632 in La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1,1692
He was possibly a solder in Loubias' Company of the Carignan-Salières Regiment. He lived in Canada in 1665. Jean appeared in the census in 1667 in a section entitled "Les Trois Riviere Le Cap & La Cour (?possibly Coste) Champlain" with his wife, Anne. Her surname was listed as Rousselle. The couple had four arpents of land under cultivation. He appeared in the 1681 General Census of New France with 2 children, two oxen and ten arpents under cultivation. His wife had died earlier in the year. He died on 9 August 1690 at the age of 57 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1385 Suzanne (Jeanne/Anne) ROUSSEAU and Jean "Pierre" JOUINEAU (possibly dit LaTour) appear to have been married before 2 November 1664 in (Québec Province), Canada. [NOTE: There is a conflict about the date of marriage for this couple. According to Volume V of Thomas J. LaForest's "Our French-Canadian Ancestors", a document was signed before notary Jacques de La Tousche on 2 November 1664 which indicated that "Pierre 'Jouyneau', a tenant from the small village below, and Anne 'Roussel', his wife, sold their land situtated on the Saint-Marc coast, to François Duclos, from the Cap, for the sum of 20 livres, payable in good French grain and merchandise." However, this conflicts with the fact that the Migrations website (http://www.migrations.fr/700fillesduroy_4.htm#R) has her listed on the ship list of 'Le St Louis de Dieppe' which arrived in New France on 25 September 1667. There was, supposedly, a woman named "Anne Rousseau" on that ship but it would seem more likely that they were married by the 2 November 1664 date due to the existence of a notarized document.]
Were Mathurin Jouineau and Marie Billaud really the parents of Jean "Pierre" Jouineau"? More coming soon...
1961. Suzanne (Jeanne/Anne) ROUSSEAU was born about 1635. Until the conflict mentioned above is resolved, I am removing the following:
She was a "King's Daughter". The King's Daughters or "Filles du roi" were a group of approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program by Louis XIV to furnish brides for the male immigrants. They were usually between the age of 12 and 25, had to supply a letter of reference from their parish priest and were provided a dowry by the King. The King also paid for their transport to New France. Most of the women were commoners of humble birth, were held to very high standards and were required to be physically fit enough to survive the hard work demanded of immigrants to the fledgling colony. She came to the New World via the "Le St. Louis de Dieppe". The vessel, supposedly, arrived in Québec on 25 September 1667. She was listed as Anne Rousseau.1984 She appeared in the census in 1667 in a section entitled "Les Trois Riviere Le Cap & La Cour (?possibly Coste) Champlain" with her husband, Pierre. Her surname was listed as Rousselle. The couple had four arpents of land under cultivation. Suzanne died on 8 March 1680 at the age of 44 in (Québec Province), Canada. She was the first person inscribed in the burial records of Champlain.1,1985 She was buried on 9 March 1680 at Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation in Champlain (Québec Province), Canada.1,1985