Grégoire Deblois

Male 1632 - 1705  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Grégoire Deblois 
    Born 1632  Champagne-Mouton, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    History 1657 to 1660  Québec City, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • It is possible that Grégorie was a prison guard at Quebec but there is no proof of it. [5]
    Immigration 1657 
    • It was on 3 March 1657, at La Rochelle, that Grégoire Deblois indentured himself in order to get to Canada. Notary Pierre Moreau signed him into the service of the merchants Grignon, Gaigneux and Masse, for three years’ work as a prison guard in Quebec. In return, he was to get free passage and the assurance of a salary of 70 livres for each of these years. He sailed aboard the Armes d'Amsterdam Captain Jean Guyonneau commanding, from La Rochelle getting underway on 10 April 1657. This 250-ton Dutchman, armed with 10 cannon and 6 blunderbusses, was chartered by her owner, Jacob Gillensen, to the three merchants named above, who then signed on a French crew for the passage. He was underway about the 10th of April, for New France. Bad weather took charge; the ship lost her rudder and they almost lost the ship as well. Steering by sail, stricken and belabored, they barely made the port at Limerick, Ireland. After a month of refitting, the ship put to sea again, but hardly 24 hours later her seams opened. With the hull filling fast, an anchorage was made off a lee shore at Quilmar. By June 28th, repairs were once more completed; so for a third time these men set out to brave the North Atlantic. After seven storm-tossed weeks, on August 20th, the unlucky Dutch caravelle finally put into Québec. [3, 5]
    History 1660 to 1661  Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His name appears on the list of those confirmed by Mgr de Laval on 2 February 1660. It was on the feast day of the Purification of Mary that 173 people received the Sacrament: Grégoire was 17th in line. [3, 4, 5]
    • On 10 January 1661, Grégoire Deblois received a land grant from Seigneur Lauzon-Charnay, consisting of three arpents of river frontage in the Parish of Sainte-Famille, lle d’Orleans. His neighbors were Jean Lehoux and Elie Joseph Gaultier. He planted his first crop that spring but, on 25 July, he sold his land to Nicolas Gendron for 80 livres. [5]
    History 1662 to 1695  Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1662, Grégoire obtained a concession of 3 arpents of river frontage from the widow d’Aillebout, who mistakenly believed that she was giving him a piece of land in Argentenay (now Ste-Famille), Ile d’Orleans. On 23 June 1664, she was supposed to have cleared this title before a notary. Here Gregoire built himself a cabin by the river shore and the census of 1667 tells us that he had 8 arpents of cleared land. [5]
    • On 8 March 1668, before Notary Paul Vachon at Québec City,
      Mgr de Laval conceded 3 arpents of river frontage to each
      of three men: Francois Rousseau, Francois Dupont and Gregoire Deblois. This was choice property, on the north coast of the Ile d’Orleans facing the Church of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre across the river. In the case of Deblois, it was the same land he was already farming; the grant merely confirmed his presence and finally gave him a clear and unencumbered title. [5]
    • By 1681, he had 6 head of cattle and 18 arpents of land. [5]
    History 1695 to death  Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On 23 August 1695, he was listed as a patient at the Hôtel-Dieu in Québec City. [3, 4]
    Died Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 24 Nov 1705  Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7
    Person ID I10288  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2019 

    Father François Deblois,   b. Abt 1610, Champagne-Mouton, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Marguerite François,   b. Abt 1612, Champagne-Mouton, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1630  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Françoise Viger,   b. 1646, Doué-la-Fontaine, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Marriage Contract 3 Aug 1662  Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Married 11 Sep 1662  Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Deblois,   c. 6 Feb 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jean Deblois dit Grégoire,   b. 17 Dec 1665, Île d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1717, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Guillaume Deblois,   b. 20 Mar 1668, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Apr 1681, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
     4. Charles-François Deblois,   b. 22 Oct 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1689, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     5. Germain Deblois,   b. 10 Dec 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 9 Sep 1747, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     6. Reine Deblois,   b. 20 Jul 1675, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 14 Mar 1742, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     7. Marie Deblois,   b. 28 Apr 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jean-Baptiste Deblois dit Grégoire,   c. 12 Dec 1680, Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 May 1769, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F7199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Tanguay (1887) gives his birth date as 1632. [6]
    • Burial: the PRDH gives her burial as in St-François. [7]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1632 - Champagne-Mouton, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1657 to 1660 - Québec City, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1660 to 1661 - Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1662 to 1695 - Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Contract - Their Marriage Contract was drawn up by notary Audouart. Neither spouse could sign the contract. - 3 Aug 1662 - Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1662 - Château-Richer, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1695 to death - Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Nov 1705 - Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S1549] Forgues, Michel. Genealogy of the Families of the Isle of Orleans, (Orange Park, Florida: Quintin Publications, ), Secondary Source.

    3. [S1246] Gagné, Peter J. Before the King's Daughters: the Filles à Marier, 1634-1662 , (Pawtucket, Rhode Island: Quintin Publications, 2002), Secondary Source.

    4. [S726] Jetté, René. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles du Québec, (Québec, Canada: Université de Montréal, 2003), Secondary Source.

    5. [S1546] LaForest, Thomas J. Our French-Canadian Ancestors, Volume 1, (Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada: Biographies D'Ancêtres, 1981), Secondary Source.

    6. [S595] Tanguay, Cyprien. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Canadiennes volume III, (Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1887), Secondary Source.

    7. [S377] Programme de recherche en démographie historique, (Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH). Online http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/main.htm), Secondary Source.



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