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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Léonard  FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE

  (b. 14 May 1642 Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France   d. 15 April 1726 Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )  

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Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE was born 14 May 1642 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France

Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE was the child of ?   and   ?

Léonard was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1669.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Léonard  married  Marie DAMOIS 15 October 1669 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marie DAMOIS  was born abt. 1649 in France.  Marie died 20 December 1708 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales). 

Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE died 15 April 1726 in Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Charpentier et habitant



Son of Barthelemy Faucher and Sybille Briance


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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

What is a Habitant? Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
Léonard was a Charpentier et habitant.
In New France, the occupation of charpentier, or carpenter, covered all trades of wood construction.

Source: tfcq.ca

18th Century Charpentier in New France: Crafting Dreams in Timber

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE

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Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marie DAMOIS-- Date: 15 October 1669 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).
The French In North America: 1500-1783


NOTRE-DAME-DE-QUEBEC

LEONARD, SON OF BARHELEMY FAUCHER AND SYBILLE BRIANS
MARIE, DAUGHTER OF PIERRE DAMOYS AND MARE LE FEBVRE

"MARIE ARRIVED IN NEW FRANCE IN 1669... SETTLED FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS AT DOMBOURG, LEONARD MUST HAVE FOUND HIMSELF AMONG 'THE MOST PRUDENT' DESCRIBED BY MARIE DE L'INCARNATION BY CHOOSING MARIE DAMOYS. SHE HAD BARELY DEBARKED WHEN SHE WAS INVITED TO GO TO THE HOME OF THE NOTARY PIERRE DUQUET IN ORDER TO CONCLUDE A MARRIAGE CONTRACT. THIS WAS SIGNED ON 5 OCTOBER.

LEONARD FAUCHER, HABITANT OF THE SEIGNEURIE OF DOMBOURG, SON OF THE LATE BARTHELEMY FAUCHER AND SYBILLE BRIANT OF THE PARISH OF SAINT-MAURICE, DIOCESE OF LIMOGES, PROMISED TO MARRY MARIE D'AMOIS (SIC), DAUGHTER OF PIERRE AND OF MARIE LEFEBVRE, OF THE PARISH OF ELBEUF, DIOCESE OF ROUEN IN NORMANDY."

THOMAS J. LAFOREST
OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTORS : VOLUME XIII, PAGES 117-118


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Children of Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE and Marie DAMOIS:

flag male ancestor Nicolas FAUCHER dit CHATEAUVERT (b.30 September 1670, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 26 April 1739, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )
m. Marie-Madeleine LANGLOIS 25 November 1698 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Madeleine FAUCHER (b.17 June 1672, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. ,  )
m. Guillaume PINEL 8 January 1692 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine FAUCHER (b.4 September 1674, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 9 September 1738, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )
m. Antoine DELISLE 9 November 1694 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Elisabeth FAUCHER (b.15 November 1676, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 30 April 1731, Cap-Santé, Canada, New France )
m. Étienne LANGLOIS 10 February 1698 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Geneviève-Françoise FAUCHER (b.18 December 1679, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 27 February 1760, Montréal, Canada )
m. Jean-Baptiste LEFEBVRE dit ANGERS 30 August 1700 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag baby boy ancestor Jean-Baptiste FAUCHER (b.21 June 1682, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 29 March 1683, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste FAUCHER (b.24 November 1684, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. ,  )
m. Catherine MEZERAY 1 February 1710 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
m. Marie-Françoise JOUINEAU 9 August 1724 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne FAUCHER (b.4 October 1686, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 10 April 1760, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada )
m. Jean-Baptiste DELISLE 26 January 1705 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse FAUCHER (b.24 December 1688, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 10 May 1749, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )
m. François DELISLE 5 November 1708 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
m. François PROULX 20 February 1713 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Barbe FAUCHER (b.19 May 1691, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 27 August 1760, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada )
m. Raymond GUAY 1 September 1725 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag male ancestor Leonard FAUCHER (b.4 April 1693, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 3 March 1762, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada )
m. Marie-Angélique DESERRE 14 November 1714 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)



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birth1642 Birth
14 May 1642
Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France

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marriage1669 Marriage / Partner
Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE and Marie DAMOIS 15 October 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

He was 27 years old.
1670 Birth of Child
Nicolas FAUCHER dit CHATEAUVERT was born 30 September 1670, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 28 years old.
1672 Birth of Child
Madeleine FAUCHER was born 17 June 1672, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 30 years old.
1674 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine FAUCHER was born 4 September 1674, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 32 years old.
1676 Birth of Child
Elisabeth FAUCHER was born 15 November 1676, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Léonard was 34 years old.
1679 Birth of Child
Geneviève-Françoise FAUCHER was born 18 December 1679, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 37 years old.
1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de Dombour Neuville
Leonard Faucher (dit St.-Maurice), 35
Marie Damois, sa femme, 32
enfants:
Nicolas, 10
Madeleine, 8
Marie, 7
Elisabeth, 4
Genevieve, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1682 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste FAUCHER was born 21 June 1682, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 40 years old.
1684 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste FAUCHER was born 24 November 1684, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 42 years old.
1686 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne FAUCHER was born 4 October 1686, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 44 years old.
1688 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse FAUCHER was born 24 December 1688, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 46 years old.
1691 Birth of Child
Barbe FAUCHER was born 19 May 1691, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 49 years old.

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marriage1692 Marriage of Child
Madeleine FAUCHER married 8 January 1692, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Guillaume PINEL
1693 Birth of Child
Leonard FAUCHER was born 4 April 1693, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

Léonard was 50 years old.
marriage1694 Marriage of Child
Marie-Catherine FAUCHER married 9 November 1694, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Antoine DELISLE
marriage1698 Marriage of Child
Elisabeth FAUCHER married 10 February 1698, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Étienne LANGLOIS
marriage1698 Marriage of Child
Nicolas FAUCHER dit CHATEAUVERT married 25 November 1698, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Marie-Madeleine LANGLOIS
marriage1700 Marriage of Child
Geneviève-Françoise FAUCHER married 30 August 1700, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Jean-Baptiste LEFEBVRE dit ANGERS
marriage1705 Marriage of Child
Marie-Anne FAUCHER married 26 January 1705, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Jean-Baptiste DELISLE
marriage1708 Marriage of Child
Marie-Thérèse FAUCHER married 5 November 1708, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to François DELISLE
1708 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie DAMOIS died 20 December 1708, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
marriage1710 Marriage of Child
Jean-Baptiste FAUCHER married 1 February 1710, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Catherine MEZERAY
marriage1713 Marriage of Child
Marie-Thérèse FAUCHER married 20 February 1713, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to François PROULX
marriage1714 Marriage of Child
Leonard FAUCHER married 14 November 1714, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Marie-Angélique DESERRE
marriage1724 Marriage of Child
Jean-Baptiste FAUCHER married 9 August 1724, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) to Marie-Françoise JOUINEAU
marriage1725 Marriage of Child
Barbe FAUCHER married 1 September 1725, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) to Raymond GUAY

''Burial of Leonard Faucher

The year of grace one thousand seven hundred twenty six and the fifteenth day of April has been buried by me the undersigned pastor of the Parish of saint francois de sales at Neuville or otherwise the pointe aux Trembles Leonard Faucher about eighty years old, in the cemetery of the Parish after having received all the sacraments in witness whereof I have signed.''

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XIII, Page 121
death1726 Death
15 April 1726
Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

He died at the age of 83.
Added: 12/31/2009 8:12:18 PM - Updated: 11/27/2019 4:56:25 PM

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