Twelfth Generation


3204. Nicolas BONHOMME II dit Beaupre was born in 1603 in Fécamp (Ste-Croix) (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France.1770,1958 Supposedly, Nicolas arrived in New France about 1637. However, according to the "French Canadian and Acadian Genealogical Review" (1975), he and his wife sailed back to France in (about 1642) where they lived until about 1645 at which time they returned to New France. He appeared in the census in 1666 with his wife (Catherine) four of their children (Ignace, Pierre, Nicolas, Catherine) and one engagee. He appeared in the census in 1667 at the "Costes de Ste.Genevieve, St.Francois and St. Michel". Living with him was his wife, Catherine (last name spelled 'Gauger' in the census), four children (Ignace, Pierre, Nicolas and Catherine) and one domestic. The family had five beasts and 40 livres under cultivation. Nicolas died on 7 August 1683 at the age of 80 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2443 He was buried on 8 August 1683 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2443 Catherine GOUJET and Nicolas BONHOMME II dit Beaupre signed a marriage contract on 2 September 1640 in Trois-Rivières (Québec Province), Canada before notary Piraubé .2444

3205. Catherine GOUJET was born about 1607 in Thury-Harcourt (Calvados) (Normandie Region), France.1770,1958 She was a "filles à marier" (marriageable girl) who emigrated to New France representing one quarter of all the single girls arriving in New France through 1673. The "filles à marier" women arrived between 1634 and 1662 and only numbered 262. These young women, often poor, were recruited and chaperoned by religious groups or individuals who had to assure and account for their good conduct. To be considered a "filles à marier", the women must have been between the ages of 12-45, not accompanied by BOTH parents or a husband and must have signed an enlistment contract, one marriage contract or gotten married in the colony. Due to their arrival in the very early stages of the formation of New France, these 262 women played a significant role in populating the colony. She appeared in the census in 1666 with her husband (Nicolas) four of their children (Ignace, Pierre, Nicolas, Catherine) and one engagee. She appeared in the census in 1667 at the "Costes de Ste.Genevieve, St.Francois and St. Michel". Living with her was her husband, Nicolas, four children (Ignace, Pierre, Nicolas and Catherine) and one domestic. The family had five beasts and 40 livres under cultivation. Catherine died on 9 April 1679 at the age of 72 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2445 She was buried on 10 April 1679 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2445

Children were:

i.

Marie-Madeleine BONHOMME was baptized on 24 December 1641 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2446 She was buried on 23 March 1642 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.2447

ii.

Guillaume BONHOMME was born in 1643 in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France. He died on 14 March 1710 at the age of 67 in Sainte-Foy (Québec Province), Canada.

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iii.

Ignace BONHOMME dit Beaupre.

iv.

Marie BONHOMME was born on 14 February 1648 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She was baptized on 15 February 1648 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2448 She died after 15 March 1714 at the age of 66 in Sainte-Foy (Québec Province), Canada.

v.

Pierre BONHOMME was born on 22 April 1650 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. He was baptized on 23 April 1650 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2449 He died on 2 January 1670 at the age of 19 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2450 Pierre was buried on 3 January 1670 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2450

vi.

Nicolas BONHOMME III was born on 5 February 1653 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2451 He was baptized on 9 February 1653 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2451 He died about 17 March 1711 at the age of 58 in (Québec Province), Canada. Nicolas was buried on 17 March 1711 in L'Ancienne-Lorette (Québec Province), Canada.

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Catherine BONHOMME was born on 21 September 1655 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She was baptized on 22 September 1655 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2452 She died BET 1711/1712 in Sainte-Foy (Québec Province), Canada.