Eleventh Generation


1248. Nicolas LE ROY was baptized on 25 May 1639 in Dieppe (St-Rémi) (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France.1,2058 Nicolas came to the New World via/on the ship "Le Jardin de Hollade". (His wife and children followed in 1663. It appears that his father-in-law was in New France as early as 1656.) The ship left France in June 1661 and arrived in New France on 22 August 1661. The trip was financed by Jean Gloria. In return, Nicolas promised to repay the loan eight days after his arrival. He pledged himself and his belongings as promise of repayment. On 8 June 1664, Nicolas received a land grant in the seigneury of Beaupré. The obligations of the Le Roy family were as follows: (1) They were to pay the sum of "12 deniers & 20 sols" for each measure of land (arpent) and 3 live poultry payable on the day of the winter feast of St-Martin (november 11th); (2) They were requrid to maintain each side of their property and a 6' wide and 15' road along the St-Lawrence; (3) The family had to mill their grain at the seigneuress' mill; (4) Although fields were commonly help, they had to mow them on their property; (5) They had to raise fences and, if they failed to do so, would be responsible for damage to their property; and (6) They were required to pay their tithe to the priest. They built a cabin on the property and the Le Roy family lived on the farm for up-to fifteen years before selling the land in 1679. (This land is now located in the city of Boischatel on Royale Street.) In 1663, Nicolas has received land from Marie-Guillemette Hébert (the widow of Guillaume Couillard) on the seigneurie of Beaupré. he appeared in the census in 1666 in Beaupre (Québec Province), Canada with his wife, Jeanne Lelievre, and four children. There was one "domestique engagé" living with the family who was also listed as a "boulanger" (baker) . Nicolas was listed as a "poignure". I was unable to find a translation for this word but have seen indications that he was a 'game keeper'. However, variations of the word 'poignée' are associated with 'swords' which makes me wonder if he was some type of sword/knife maker. Nicolas was shown to be age 23 and Jeanne was age 26. He appeared in the census in 1667 in Beaupre (Québec Province), Canada with his wife, Jeanne, and five young children (Louis, Nicolas, Noel, Marie and Guillaume). Nicolas was listed as age 23 while Jeanne was listed as age 30. The family owned four beasts and had seven arpents under cultivation. On 9 August 1669, Nicolas Le Roy and Jeanne Lelièvre appeared before the Souverign Council regarding a warrant they had filed against a single man by the name of Jacques Nourry whom they claimed had 'violated' their four and one-half year old daughter, Marie. A number of legal and medical authorities met with and interviewed both the child and the accused in order to determine if the accusations were truthful. After deliberations, a guilty verdict was handed down on 12 August 1669. He was condemned to hang for his crime after which his head was to be severed from his body. The body was to be dragged to a public place for display and the severed head was to be displayed on a post as a warning for those "who would avoid marriage". The child was awarded 300 livres in reparations and another 100 livres in damages.2059 On 6 July 1670, another tragedy struck the family. A fire in the family home killed two of the couple's young children - 2-year-old Anne and 1-year-old Jean. It is unclear if the family lost their entire home in the fire or not but, regardless, this was a life-altering moment in their life. In about 1676, the family moved to the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. In about August of 1677, Nicolas signed a document before notary Romain Becquet in which he agreed to live on the property of Seigneur Oliver Morel de la Durantaye in exchange for rent. The document appears to indicate that he had already lived on the property for one year and would remain for 4 additional years. The lease was renewed in 1686. The area was first known as the La Durantaye seigneury. When a church was built, it took the name of St-Michel de La Durantaye. Eventually the territory was split in two; the western part keeping the name of St-Michel and the eastern part taking on that of St-Vallier. Nicolas appeared in the census in 1681 in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada with his family. He possibly died after 27 April 1690 in Canada although I have seen another indication that he was deceased before 3 Nov 1688 based on a contract signed by two of his sons.1385 Jeanne LELIÈVRE and Nicolas LE ROY1385 were married on 1 February 1658 in Honfleur (Calvados) (Normandie Region), France.1770

1249. Jeanne LELIÈVRE was baptized on 22 March 1634 in Honfleur (St-Léonard) (Calvados) (Normandie Region), France. According to the 'Association des Familles Roy d'Amérique', Jeanne was born out of wedlock.1385,2060 She came to the New World via/on "Le Phoénix de Flessingue" with her mother-in-law and two sons (Louis & Nicolas). The ship left La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), France in May 1663 and arrived in New France on 30 June 1663. Jeanne's husband, Nicolas, had traveled to New France in 1661. (Her father might have been in New France as early as 1656.) She appeared in the census in 1666 in Canada with her husband, Nicolas Le Roy, and four children. There was one "domestique engagé" living with the family who was also listed as a "boulanger" (baker). Nicolas was shown to be age 23 and Jeanne was age 26. Jeanne appeared in the census in 1667 in Beaupre (Québec Province), Canada with her husband, Nicolas, and five young children (Louis, Nicolas, Noel, Marie and Guillaume). Nicolas was listed as age 23 while Jeanne was listed as age 30. The family owned four beasts and had seven arpents under cultivation. On 9 August 1669, Nicolas Le Roy and Jeanne Lelièvre appeared before the Souverign Council regarding a warrant they had filed against a single man by the name of Jacques Nourry whom they claimed had 'violated' their four and one-half year old daughter, Marie. A number of legal and medical authorities met with and interviewed both the child and the accused in order to determine if the accusations were truthful. After deliberations, a guilty verdict was handed down on 12 August 1669. He was condemned to hang for his crime after which his head was to be severed from his body. The body was to be dragged to a public place for display and the severed head was to be displayed on a post as a warning for those "who would avoid marriage". The child was awarded 300 livres in reparations and another 100 livres in damages. On 6 July 1670, another tragedy struck the family. A fire in the family home killed two of the couple's young children - 2-year-old Anne and 1-year-old Jean. It is unclear if the family lost their entire home in the fire or not but, regardless, this was a life-altering moment in their life. She was buried on 11 January 1728 in Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse (Québec Province), Canada.2061,2062

[Note: Jeanne's 2nd marriage was to François Molinet on 8 February 1696 at Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont.]

Children were:

i.

Louis LE ROY was born about 1658 in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France. He was baptized on 26 November 1658 in Dieppe (St-Rémi) (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France.1 He died on 5 June 1705 at the age of 47 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.

ii.

Nicolas LE ROY was baptized on 25 March 1661 in Dieppe (St-Rémi) (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France.1 He was born about 1661 in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France. He was buried on 4 February 1727 in Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse (Québec Province), Canada.2063

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iii.

Noël LE ROY.

iv.

Marie-Jeanne LE ROY was born on 15 August 1664 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2064 She was baptized on 17 August 1664 at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2064

v.

Guillaume LE ROY was born about 1666 in Canada.

vi.

Anne LE ROY was born on 6 February 1668 in (Québec Province), Canada.2065 She was baptized on 9 February 1668 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada.2065 She died on 6 July 1670 at the age of 2 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada. Anne was buried on 8 July 1670 in Château Richer (Québec Province), Canada.

vii.

Jean LE ROY was born on 12 October 1669 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada. He was baptized on 13 October 1669 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada. He died on 6 July 1670 at the age of 0 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada. Jean was buried on 8 July 1670 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada.

viii.

Élisabeth LE ROY was born on 18 May 1671 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada.2066 She was baptized on 24 May 1671 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada.2066

ix.

Jean LE ROY was born on 8 July 1674 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada.2067 He was baptized on 15 July 1674 in L'Ange-Gardien (Québec Province), Canada.2067

x.

Jean-Baptiste LE ROY was born about 1678 in La Durantaye (Quebec Province) Canada. He was baptized on 20 October 1678 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.