Tenth Generation


806. Joseph ROY dit CHÂTELLERAULT was born on 25 August 1709 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,1915 He was baptized on 25 August 1709 at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade in La Pérade (Quebec Province), Canada.1,1915 He on 16 March 1755 in Illinois, USA, "Joseph Roy dit Chatelraux" appeared as a witness to the marriage contract of Etienne Gauvraux (Gauvreau) and Angelique Perthui (Perthuis). Angelique was Joseph's sister-in-law from his 1736 marriage to Marie Magdeleine Perthuis.1916 Joseph died about 10 October 1761 at the age of 52 in Louisiana, USA. He was buried on 10 October 1761 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1917 On 28 December 1764, there is a record of a 'procès-verbal' of the transfer of the inventory of the goods and habitation from the succession of the deceased Roy. On 18 April 1765, an election of a tutor for the minor children of Joseph Roy and Perrine LaCour took place as well as an inventory of the goods and habitation of the deceased. In December 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, the husband of Joseph's daughter, Eleonore, asked for an accounting by the 'Widow Joseph Roy dit Chatellerau' (Perrine Lacour) of her late husband's succession. According to the civil document, the succession was not yet closed despite the fact that an inventory had been taken on 18 April 1765. Later that same month, background was offered on the two marriages of Joseph Roy via the curator, Ricard de Rieutord, before a division of approximately 50% between Roy's widow and his heirs. Included in the inventory that was taken on 18 April 1765, the estate included "slave families, six arpents valued at 1850 livres bounded Colin and baptiste LaCour for 620 lives, old house falling into ruin, a little storehouse, etc." for a total value of 25,551 livres. A second accounting of the assets was done by the children, however, that differed from the original accounting which appears to have forced a third, more accurate accounting of the estate assets. According to a final document, the heirs each received 296 piastres.1402,1918 Perrine LACOUR and Joseph ROY dit CHÂTELLERAULT842,1403 were married on 30 January 1744 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1919 They1919 appeared in the census in 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.

[Note: Joseph's 1st marriage was to Marie Magdeleine Perthuis at Sainte-Anne in Détroit (Fort Ponchartrain) on 19 March 1736.]

807. Perrine LACOUR was born about 1727 in Natchez (Adams County), Mississippi, USA.1796 On 4 November 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, the widow Perinne LaCour sold 12 arpents of land including buildings and indigoterie (used for making indigo) to Jean Baptiste Tounoir for 1000 piastres. The land was bordered by the widow Bordelon and Beauvais. 1797 She on 13 November 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA filed a civil document in which she testified that she married the late Joseph Roy, a native of Montréal, thirty-four years ago, lived with him for 16 years and had six legitimate children with him: Joseph, Jacques Jeannette, Elizabeth, Suzanne and Eléonore. In addition, she stated that she had two natural children in her widowhood: Auguste and Thérèse (father not named). She gave her natural children special legacy of 1/5 of her goods.1798 There is a document in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish) dated 30 October 1780 which would appear to show that her estate was in succession. However, there are other documents dated later than this date which would appear to show that she was still alive including one dated 16 April 1783 that is regarding a "notation of that due Perine La Cour, widow Roy, and Suzanne Roy, wife of Billi Gilchrist". Suzanne Roy was her daughter. There is also a 1805 burial record at St. James Parish, Louisiana which lists the burial of "Dame Roy, age 82 years, widow of Jacques Roy, bur 27 Nov. 1805". This would have been about the approximate age of Perinne in 1805. However, there is no reference to her last husband, François Marcantel.

[Note: Perrine's 2nd marriage was to François Marcantel on 16 June 1779 at Opelousas.]

Children were:

i.

Joseph ROY II was born on 8 May 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1920 He was baptized on 27 May 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1920 He took an Oath of Allegiance to Spain on 10 September 1769 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. Although Spain had taken control of Louisiana in 1766, the French administration was not removed immediately. The oath was ordered by Governor Don Alexander O'Reilly on 18 August 1769 - immediately after he took office. Joseph died before 8 October 1807 at the age of 62 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.

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ii.

Marie Jeanne ROY.

iii.

Jacques Noel ROY was born on 25 December 1749 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1921 He was baptized on 25 January 1750 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1921 He was buried on 2 January 1792 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.

iv.

Elizabeth-Isabelle ROY was born on 15 January 1753 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1920 She was baptized on 25 February 1753 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1920

v.

Suzanne ROY was born on 8 February 1758 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1920 She was baptized on 19 March 1758 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1920

vi.

Éléonore ROY was born on 27 May 1760 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1673 She was baptized on 7 July 1760 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1673