Laurent Levasseur (bet. 1646-1648 - 25 Dec 1726) - Family History
Ancestry Pedigree Chart for Laurent Levasseur
Laurent Levasseur was the child of ?
Son of Jean Le Vavasseur and Marguerite Maheu.
Laurent Levasseur - Life Events
Laurent Levasseur -- Our French-Canadian Ancestors - Thomas J. Laforest Volume III, Pages 157-164
"Laurent Levasseur, originally Le Vavasseur, ... was born at an indeterminate date. He was the son of Jean Le Vavasseur... and of Marguerite Maheu... (his) father died before 1669 and mother Marguerite Maheu was buried 24 Decmber 1685, at the age of 79 years."
"Laurent Levasseur emigrated to Canada at the age of 14 or 15... He signed a contract (never found) to work for Guillemette Hebert, the rather fortunate widow of Guillaume Couillard and daughter of that original colonist Louis Hebert. The census of 1666 tells us that Laurent was working as a domestic in the home of Madame Couillard. Laurent must have pleased his mistress because she signed him up for another three years, until 1669..."
"On 22 September 1669, Henri Breau de Pominvile, inhabitant of Lauzon, signed a three-year lease with Levasseur for a piece of land..."
"Arriving in Canada from Saint-Martin on the Ile de Re in the Diocese of La Rochelle, Louis Marchand and his wife Francoise Morineau were accompanied by five sons and two daughters. One of the Marchand girls, Marie, born about 1651 on the Ile de Re, became engaged to Laurent Levasseur on 19 November 1669."
"The marriage was not celebrated until the following spring, on 30 April 1670 at Notre-Dame de Quebec..."
Laurent spent most of his life leasing and then eventually owning farm land.
"Laurent and Marie had a lived a good life. She died first, at Saint-Joseph de Lauzon, sometime between 1710 and 1716. As for Laurent, he lived to be almost 80. He died at Quebec on Christmas Day 1726. He was buried the next day in the cemetery of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec..."
1653 - Canadian History - The population of Quebec now stands at 2,000 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Quebec_history_(1608_to_1662))
1656 - Invention - The pendulum clock (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
1663 - Québec History - Quebec becomes a royal province. Canada Info (www.craigmarlatt.com)
1663 - Québec History - The first Filles du roi ('King's Daughters') arrive in New France during the summer. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_New_France_history_(1663_to_1759))
1665 - Québec History - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages, weakening Iroquois resolve to keep fighting. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_New_France_history_(1663_to_1759))
1666 - Québec History - A census conducted by Jean Talon in the winter of 1665-1666 showed a population of 3,215 French inhabitants residing in New France. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_New_France_history_(1663_to_1759))
1667 - Québec History - Signing of a peace treaty with the defeated Iroquois. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_New_France_history_(1663_to_1759))
1670 - Québec History - The Hudson's Bay Company is formed and granted trade rights over all territory draining into Hudson Bay. Canada Info (www.craigmarlatt.com)
1675 - Québec History - The expression coureur des bois is coined to name those who bypass Royal officials and deal directly with the First Nations in the fur trade. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_New_France_history_(1663_to_1759))
1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie de Lauzon
Laurent Levasseur, 32
Marie Marchand, sa femme, 30
Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Laurent Levasseur - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Laurent Levasseur married
-- Date: 30 Apr 1670 Place:
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Source: Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Laurent, son of Jean Le Vasseur and Marguerite Maheu
Marie, daughter of Louis Marchand and Francoise Morineau
Title Historire de la seigneurie de Lauzon, Volume 1
Historire de la Seigneurie de Lauzon, Joseph-Edmond Roy
Author Joseph-Edmond Roy
Original from Columbia University
Digitized Dec 7, 2009
Family Group Record
for Laurent Levasseur and Marie Marchand
Marie Francoise Levasseur (30 Mar 1671, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 13 Jun 1719, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada)
Marie Claude Levasseur (3 Mar 1672, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 21 Mar 1745, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
Laurent Levasseur (29 May 1674, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 3 June 1674, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada)
Laurent Levasseur (22 May 1675, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - aft. 1695, )
Genevieve Levasseur (13 Mar 1677, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 30 Nov 1686, QC, Canada)
Pierre Levasseur (2 Jan 1679, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 26 Oct 1738, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada)
Angelique dite Genevieve Levasseur (20 Feb 1681, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 8 Nov 1749, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
Jean Baptiste Levasseur (10 Jun 1682, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Levasseur (21 Jan 1686, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Louis Levasseur (4 Sept 1687, Québec City, Québec, Canada - , )
Claire Francoise Levasseur (26 Nov 1691, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Renee Levasseur (21 Feb 1694, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Jean Baptiste Levasseur (11 May 1695, Québec City, Québec, Canada - , )
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