Etienne Benoit dit Lajeunesse was born January 14, 1637 in Saintonge, France and died before 1692. He married Nicole Chandoyseau on October 7, 1670 in Montreal. She was born about 1648 in Paris, France and died November 11, 1711 in Montreal. They had ten children born between 1672 and 1691 in and around Montreal: at least seventeen grandchildren and twenty seven great grandchildren. Etienne was engaged as a domestic by the Sulpiciens at Dieppe, France on June 27, 1665. He probably arrived in 1665 since he was confirmed in Montreal in May 1666. Following his death Nicole married Pierre Gour in 1698.