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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Robert  DROUIN

  (b. 16 August 1607 Mortagne, Perche, France   d. 1 June 1685 Château-Richer, Canada, New France )  

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Robert DROUIN was born 16 August 1607 in Mortagne, Perche, France

Robert DROUIN was the child of ?   and   ?

Robert was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1635.

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

Robert  married  Anne CLOUTIER 12 July 1637 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Anne CLOUTIER  was born 19 January 1626 in Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche).  Anne died 3 February 1648 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Anne was the child of Zacharie CLOUTIER and Xainte (Sainte) DUPONT.

Robert  married  (2) Marie CHAPELIER 29 November 1649 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marie CHAPELIER  was born 6 January 1621 in France.  Marie died 15 March 1697 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Robert DROUIN died 1 June 1685 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .
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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Robert DROUIN

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Robert DROUIN married immigrant flag female ancestor Anne CLOUTIER-- Date: 12 July 1637 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).


Anne CLOUTIER was the child of Zacharie CLOUTIER and Xainte (Sainte) DUPONT


Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada

"As the friendship between the 29-year-old Robert and the Cloutier family grew stronger, he sought the hand in marriage of the 10-year-old daughter of his employer. Anne Cloutier was born in Perche in January of 1626, the daughter of Zacharie and Xainte Dupont... The marriage was to take place as soon as possible, however, the newlyweds were to continue to live in the Cloutier home for a period of three years... Their marriage was celebrated on 12 July 1637, in the church of Notre-Dame de Quebec, but their first child, Agnes, did not come into the world until January of 1641, after those three years of parental surveillance."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 66

"A sad event occured in 1648! Anne Cloutier died at la Chandeleur and was buried at Quebec on 4 February... Robert left the area. He gave his in-laws temporary custody of his two orphan daughters, Genevieve and Jeanne..."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 67-68

"Anne, 19 January 1626, married the brickmaker Robert Drouin in 1637. They had six children, all but two died in infancy. Anne herself died on 4 February 1648. Robert remarried in 1649 to the widow Marie Chapelier who was not accepted by the Cloutiers and, as a result, Zacharie and Xainte raised their granddaughters, Genevieve and Jeanne Drouin, as their own."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 59


Children of Robert DROUIN and Anne CLOUTIER:




Robert DROUIN married immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Marie CHAPELIER-- Date: 29 November 1649 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).


Notre-Dame-de-Quebec
29 Nov 1649

Robert Drouin and Marie Chapelier

"On 26 November 1649, Robert penned his mark to the bottom line of his second marriage contract. Marie Chappelier, widow of Pierre Petit, a native of Compte-Robert-en-Brie, daughter of Jean and of Marguerite Dodier, accepted him as her husband... Old Zacharie Cloutier did not trust stepmother Chapelier. 'He feared that the said children were mistreated by this new woman.' He took custody of his two grandchildren during the time his son-in-law lived at Trois-Rivieres (around 1650)."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 68


Children of Robert DROUIN and Marie CHAPELIER:

Ancestor is complete!flag girl ancestor Marie DROUIN (b.18 September 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 May 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )
m. Nicolas LEBEL 28 November 1662 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag male ancestor Nicolas DROUIN (b.7 January 1652, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 5 October 1723, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)
m. Marie LOIGNON 6 November 1674 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag boy ancestor Pierre DROUIN (b.10 November 1653, Québec, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1667, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag female ancestor Marguerite DROUIN (b.23 December 1655, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 1 June 1692, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )
m. Jean GAGNON 26 October 1670 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
m. Antoine DARDE 19 April 1689 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag male ancestor Étienne DROUIN (b.abt. 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 13 September 1732, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine LOIGNON 3 November 1682 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
m. Jeanne BARET (BARETTE) (BARRETTE) 13 April 1711 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag female ancestor Catherine DROUIN (b.2 January 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 25 March 1734, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )
m. Michel ROULOIS 24 November 1676 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
m. Guillaume SIMON dit LAPOINTE 17 November 1688 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste DROUIN (b.13 February 1662, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag baby girl ancestor Marie-Madeleine DROUIN (b.26 November 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 03 February 1665, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )


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16 August 1607
Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche)

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Biography
DROUIN, ROBERT, pioneer on the Beaupré shore; baptized 6 Aug. 1607 at Pin-la-Garenne, Perche, son of Robert Drouin and Marie Dubois; d. 1 June 1685 and was buried at Château-Richer the next day.

The date of Drouin’s arrival in Canada is not known, but it is certain that he was here by 1636. In 1641 he already had a farm near the Rivière aux Chiens on the Beaupré shore, although he did not receive the concession for it until 17 April 1646. By his marriage with Anne Cloutier, which was celebrated on 12 July 1637 in the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec, he had three daughters; by his second marriage, with Marie Chapelier, which was celebrated on 29 Nov. 1649 in the same place, he had eight more children.

It is almost impossible to trace any French-Canadian genealogy without encountering Robert Drouin among the earliest ancestors. That would seem to us to be his greatest claim to fame. It is also to be noted that his marriage contract with Anne Cloutier (which preceded by nearly a...Read MORE...


Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)
Biography
Robert Drouin

Robert Drouin was a native of the parish Pin, Perche. He was the son of Robert Drouin and Marie Dubois. He came to New France as a master briqueleur.

On 12 July 1637, he married Anne Cloutier, daughter of Zacharie Cloutier and Xainte Dupont...

Anne died prematurely on 2 February 1648...

Robert Drouin married Mary Lachapelle, daughter of Jean Chapelier and Marguerite Dodier, the parish of St-Etienne, Comte-Robert-en-Brie. In their marriage contract passed before the notary Guillaume Audouart, 26 November 1649, we learn that Mary was the widow of Pierre Petit. Robert and Mary had eight children, four sons.

Robert Drouin departed this world on June 1, 1685.

Two of his sons founded a family and left a descent in America.

Source: Le Centre de généalogie francophone d'Amérique
1635 - Arrival in New France
'...in 1635, Robert Drouin joined with Francois Aubert, Philippe Amyot, Jean Cote and Martin Grouvel, who left from the port of Dieppe in their turn, to go out to the colony.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 65
1636
'He was in Canada in 1636 and in 1641, he already had a farm near the Rivière aux Chiens (river of dogs). His marriage contract of July 27 1636, (one year after the religious ceremony) which was concluded in the house of Robert Giffard and executed by Jean Guyon du Buisson in the absence of a notary, is the oldest marriage document preserved in the original in Canada. It seems that he is the ancestor of all Drouin in the country. '

Source: www.leveillee.net/
ancestry/ histnotes.htm

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marriage1637 Marriage / Partner
Robert DROUIN and Anne CLOUTIER 12 July 1637, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1641 Birth of Child
Agnes DROUIN was born 21 January 1641, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1643 Birth of Child
Geneviève DROUIN was born 19 October 1643, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1646 Birth of Child
Jeanne DROUIN was born 5 November 1646, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1647 Death of Spouse/Partner
Anne CLOUTIER died 3 February 1648, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
marriage1649 Marriage / Partner
Robert DROUIN and Marie CHAPELIER 29 November 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Robert DROUIN - 1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec  Cap de la Madeleine First land concessions 1649 The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One s
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1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec

Cap de la Madeleine
First land concessions 1649
The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One sees Pierre and Mathurin's lots (5th and 6th from right). On a modern map of Cap de la Madeleine, Pierre's land was, according to Marcel Trudel, author of "Le Terrier du St Laurent en 1663", between Celina and Viviers steets and from the bottom of Erables street up to the first park on the street.

One also finds the lands of men that played role's in our ancestor's life and/ or are in our family tree: Claude Houssard dit le Petit Claude was his father-in-law, Nicolas Rivard was his brother-in-law (his great grandaughter married Pierre's grandson, Joseph - ancestral grandparents!), Pierre Boucher - his sister, Marie was the grandmother of Marie Trottier who married Pierre's son, Louis.
1 june 1649

I the undersigned superior of the residence of the Company of Jesus at 3 Rivieres declare that in virtue of the commission given to me by
my superiors in which Monsignor the Abbe of la Magdeleine gave the right and the power to distribute the lands that bear his name on the
Cap of 3 rivieres I have assigned fourteen concessions of two arpens each of waterfront on the great river, starting at the mouth of the
river tanneval at the bottom and twenty arpens in depth on each arpen by a line starting at the north-east of the said concessions given by
order to those that are marked below, under the charges and conditions dictated by the seigneur here ... the names in order in which the said concessions were granted are Francois Boivin, Jean Houdan, Claude Houssart, Jean Veron, Pierre Guillet, Mathyrin Guillet, Etienne de Lafond, Mathyrin Baillergeon, Pierre Boucher, Emerie Galteaux, Urbain bodrie, Jacques Aubuchon, Bertrand Farfard, Jean Aubuchon

Passed at 3 rivieres
On the 1st of Juin 1649

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1650 Birth of Child
Marie DROUIN was born 18 September 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1652 Birth of Child
Nicolas DROUIN was born 7 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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1653 Birth of Child
Pierre DROUIN was born 10 November 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1655 Birth of Child
Marguerite DROUIN was born 23 December 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1660 Birth of Child
Catherine DROUIN was born 2 January 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DROUIN was born 13 February 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1664 Death of Child
Marie DROUIN died 2 May 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1664 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine DROUIN was born 26 November 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1666 Census - Montmorency County, Quebec
Robert Drouin, briquetier, 60 years
Marie Chapellier, 42 years
Genevieve Drouin, 23 years
Jeanne Drouin, 20 years
Nicolas Drouin, 14 years
Pierre Drouin, 12 years
Marguerite Drouin, 10 years
Etienne Drouin, 8 years
Catherine Drouin, 6 years
Jean Baptiste Drouin, 4 years
The first census of New France (1666)
1667 Census - Montmorency County, Quebec
Robert Drouin, habitant, 64 years
Marie Chappelier, 42 years
Nicolas Drouin, 15 years
Marguerite Drouin, 12 years
Etienne Drouin, 10 years
Catherine Drouin, 7 years
Jean Baptiste Drouin, 5 years

They owned 6 head of cattle and had 10 arpents of cleared land.
1681 Census - Beaupre, Quebec
Robert Drouin, habitant, 40 years
Marie Chaplier, 60 years
Etienne Drouin, 27 years
1681 Census - New France
Robert DROUIN - 1685 Death. La Visitation du Notre Dame, Chateau-Richer, Quebec  name: Robert Drouin gender: Male burial date: 02 Jun 1685 burial place: Chateau
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1685 Death. La Visitation du Notre Dame, Chateau-Richer, Quebec

name: Robert Drouin
gender: Male
burial date: 02 Jun 1685
burial place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
death date: 01 Jun 1685
death place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
age:
birth date:
birthplace:
occupation:
race: White
marital status: Unknown
spouse's name:
father's name:
father's birthplace:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
indexing project (batch) number: B03757-9
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: p 46 s 5

"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955," index, FamilySearch.org
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).
death1685 Death
1 June 1685
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

Robert is buried at: La Visitation de Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer, Quebec, Canada
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