1252. Antoine CASSÉ was baptized on 26 April 1641 in Doué-la-Fontaine (St-Pierre) (Maine-et-Loire) (Pays de la Loire Region), France.1,2812 He came to the New World via/on . On 16 June 1666, Antoine purchased 3 arpents of river front land from Jean Baron located at St. Pierre, Ile de Orleans. The price was 295 livres. He signed it over to his brothers on 13 July 1667 (Adrien and Michel Isabel). Later that year, on 4 Dec 1666, Antoine broke a lease on a farm he had made with the now-deceased Antoine Berson. Berson's widow, Marguerite Belanger, accepted the cancellation and repossessed her property in the fief of Lothainville (now L'Ange-Gardien). She had to give him 215 livres in compensation and "a grey cloak that the said Casse vowed to have had and received from the master". She allowed him to keep the house and kitchen up until the following May and also allowed him to keep grain in a shed on the property. On 15 August 1667, Antoine purchased land from David Letourneau, miller of the seigneurie of Beaupre for the price of 200 livres payable in two installments. Several other documents exist which show that Antoine exchanged land.1715 He appeared in the census in 1667 in Beaupre (Québec Province), Canada with his wife, Francoise, and a 20-year-old engagé at Comte le Montmorency. They owned 3 beasts and had 14 arpents of land. It appears that their first child, Marie, had died shortly after birth in 1666 because she was not listed with them on this census. The family remained there until the end of 1669 and then moved to Ile d'Orleans. In January 1677, the family sold their property at Ile d'Orleans and moved to Beaumont. Antoine appeared in the census in 1681 in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada. There were only 14 colonists there at this time. Antoine owned a gun, 3 head of cattle and had 8 arpents of land. While at Beaumont, it appears that he owned "a beautiful boat complete with sails and ground tackle but sold it on 18 July 1683 to Francois Frichet for 129 livres. On 26 August 1702, the aging Antoine and Francoise "desiring especially to spend the rest of their days in peace and tranquility, in order to better care for their health", made a donation to son Charles (2 steers, 2 cows, 1 fourteen-year-old mare, 14 month old colt and half of the coastal land to the northeast). In return, the son was expected to feed, house, clothe and care for his parents until death and, after their death, have 30 Requiem Masses said for repose of their souls. He was buried on 1 June 1709 at Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada.1,2069 He had his estate in succession on 5 May 1710 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2070 Françoise DU PITIE / PILOIS / PITIE and Antoine CASSÉ1385 were married on 14 October 1665 at La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame in Château Richer (Québec Province), Canada.1 They1 signed a marriage contract on 14 October 1665 at (Notary Claude Aubert) in Château Richer (Québec Province), Canada.
1253. Françoise DU PITIE / PILOIS / PITIE was born in 1639/40 in Paris (St-Nicolas-des-Champs) (Paris) (Ile-de-France Region), France.1958 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 "Le St Jean-Baptiste de Dieppe". The vessel arrived in Québec on 18 June 1665 and contained about "90 Filles du Roy et femmes, 30 engagés". 2071 She appeared in the census in 1667 in Beaupre (Québec Province), Canada with her husband, Antoine, and a 20-year-old engagé at Comte le Montmorency. It appears that their first child, Marie, had died shortly after birth in 1666 because she was not listed with them on this census. Françoise appeared in the census in 1681 in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada. She was buried on 28 February 1713 at Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada.1,2072
[Note: It appears that Françoise signed a marriage contract on 5 October 1665 with Marin Gervais but it was annulled because a marriage did not take place.]