Eleventh Generation

1962. Étienne BLANCHON dit LaRose was born in 1632 in Riom (St-Amable) (Puy-de-Dôme) (Auvergne Region), France.251,1770,1958 He was a member of the Carignan-Salières Regiment. He arrived in Quebec on 30 June 1665 via the "Le Brézé". He was a solider in Berthier's Company. He appeared in the census in 1666 in Canada. In 1667, Étienne was living with his first wife, Anne Couvent in Québec. Living with them were two servants/domestics. It is interesting to note that Anne was significantly older than her husband. In this census, he was listed as 38 years of age and she as listed as 60. According to "Our French-Canadian Ancestors", he was not cut out for business. He amassed debts, lightening struck one of his houses in 1681 and the great fire of 1682 in Quebec razed his residence. He left his wife, Anne Videau/Vuideau, a short time later for France and did not return. By doing so, he left his wife to raise eight children on her own. He was likely buried in France. Anne VIDEAU/VUIDEAU de LAGASSONNERIE and Étienne BLANCHON dit LaRose1715 were married on 30 June 1676 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada. At the time of their marriage, Anne Videau/Vuideau was the widow of Mathurin (Jean) Jouineau and Étienne was the widower of Anne Couvent (who was significantly older than Étienne).1,1986

(Note: Étienne's 1st marriage was to Anne Couvent/Convent on 10 September 1666 at Notre Dame in Québec. The couple had signed a marriage contract on 5 May 1666.)

1963. Anne VIDEAU/VUIDEAU de LAGASSONNERIE was born in 1641 in Marennes (St-Sorlin) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1715,1770,1958 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 was considered to be a 'Fille de la Haute Société' which included the members of the social elite as well as the bourgeoisie, the nobility, aristocracy or the top clergy. 1987 In 1663, Anne signed a marriage contract with Jacques Loiseau dit Grandiniere but there is no evidence that they actually married. In 1664, Anne married Mathurin Jouineau. She was about 23 years of age; he was about 65. Anne appeared in the census in 1667 in Canada. Her husband, Mathurin/Jean Jouineau, was listed as 68 years of age and Anne was listed as age 25. The couple had one daughter, 30 arpents of land and also employed a 20-year-old to help cultivate the land and tend to the animals. In June 1672, Anne became a widow after the death of Mathurin/Jean Jouineau and was left with three young children. She married a second time in 1676 to Etienne Blanchon. After a series of calamaties, Étienne Blanchon left his wife and children in 1682 to fend for themselves as he returned to France. Anne's life and the lives of her eight children were not easy after being abandoned by Blanchon and the hardships played out in a number of legal proceedings which took place in the subsequent years. Via these legal documents, we are able to see that she was forced to run a cabaret to provide for her family and struggled with the creditors owed by her husband. She expressed a desire to return to France but did not have the means to do so nor did she have the means to rebuild the home destroyed by fire before her husband left for France. She sold and exchanged property - something normally handled by the males in 17th century French culture. Based on these documents, it is easy to assume that she did not lead a joyous life in New France. In a document dated 30 July 1696, we are provided with a true glimpse into the Anne's life via a single sentence which appears in a transcription of this document in the PISTARD database. In this document, we learn that Suzanne Jouineau, Anne's daughter via her marriage to Mathurin (Jean) Jouineau, was unmarried, pregnant and devoid of a means of support. It appears that she had received an offer to marry (and one can assume that he might be the father of the child) but he was already married. The document goes on to state that Suzanne "fled to her mother who is in extreme poverty, having not even of bread". It was obvious, therefore, that Anne had not recovered financially after desertion by her husband and her situation had likely become more dire as time progressed.1988 Less than three months later, Anne Videau/Vuideau was obviously deceased based on a 5 November 1696 document which discussed Anne's succession and the tutorship of her minor children. She was approximately 55 years of age at the time of her death. Unfortunately, her burial record has not been located.1989

[Note: Anne was married two times that can be confirmed. She signed a marriage contract on 3 November 1663 with Jacques Loiseau but there is no evidence that they married. On 17 February 1664, she signed a marriage contract with Mathurin (Jean) Jouineau and they married on the 26th at Nôtre Dame in Québec. She then married Étienne Blanchon and that marriage is outlined on this page.]

Children were:


Charles BLANCHON was born on 17 March 1677 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. He was baptized on 18 March 1677 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.


Francois BLANCHON was born on 26 March 1678 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. He was baptized on 26 March 1678 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. He died on 6 October 1680 at the age of 2 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. Francois was buried on 7 October 1680 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.



Elizabeth BLANCHON.


Marie Louise BLANCHON was born on 10 December 1680 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She was baptized on 10 December 1680 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She died on 9 March 1750 at the age of 69 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada. Marie was buried on 10 March 1750 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.


Marie Anne BLANCHON was born on 31 March 1682 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She was baptized on 31 March 1682 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.