BROSSEAU Ancestors in Nouvelle-France and the first generations
There are two ancestors having the surname Brosseau that came from France. They both arrived in the region of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Both of them had a trade when they crossed the ocean, so they were not was we usually do call "engaged to work for three years" for a settler. The first was named Julien Brosseau dit Laverdure, the other Denys Brosseau.
Julien Brosseau was Master clothier, he came from the parish of Sainte-Croix from the city of Nantes. Julien B., was born in 1631 (mar. 1668) or in 1637 (cens. 1681) in the parish of Sainte-Croix in the city of Nantes (Loire-Atlantique), from the marriage of Damien Brosseau and Marguerite Omelet. Julien Brosseau is already in Nouvelle-France in 1663 (procuration Nov. 20th 1663, contract notary Ameau), he is present at Trois-Rivieres in 1664. Julien B. has made many commercial transactions, he is mentioned in many contracts.
Julien B. married in Quebec on the 28th of October 1668 with Simone Chalifour (born in 1655), she was one of the daughters of the ancestor Paul Chalifour and of Jacquette Archambault (cont. Vachon, 1668-10-29). At that time, Julien Brosseau came to install in Quebec. And in 1681, they reside at the Cap-de-la-Madeleine. Afterwards, we find them at Sorel from 1684 to 1687. After the death of his wife, Julien Brosseau returns in the region of Quebec and installs himself in Charlesbourg. On the 15th of March 1698, Julien Brosseau had obtained a concession from the Jesuits Fathers (cont. Genaple). On the 9th of February 1699, in Charlesbourg he got married for the second time, with Elisabeth (Isabelle) Bedard (born in 1673), daughter of Jacques Bedard and Isabelle Doucinet (cont. J.R.Duprac, 1699-01-16). On the 1713-01-13, Julien Brosseau is buried in the parish of Charlesbourg. Eight children are born from his first marriage with Simone Chalifour. (DGFC, vol.1 p.91) (BRH, vol. 15, p.28). His descendance perpetuates in the region of Quebec and on the North shore of the Saint-Laurent River. At the third generation, his children bear the surname Brousseau in the Quebec region and those of their descendance who established in the region of Lanoraie and l'Assomption did maintain their surname Brosseau.
DGFCDictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes-francaises BRHBulletin des recherches historiques by Gaston Brosseau
BROSSEAU Julien Sieur de Laverdure son B. Damien OMELET, Marguerite Quebec Notre-Dame 1668-10-28 contrat Vachon 1668-10-29 CHALIFOUR Simone dau. C. Paul ARCHAMBAULT, Jacquette tailleur d'habits, from Sainte-Croix de Nantes
BROUSSEAU Julien wd. CHALIFOUR, Simone son B. Damien OMELET, Marguerite Charlesbourg 1699-02-09 contrat Robert Duprac 1699-01-16, Arch. Quebec BEDARD Elisabeth sep 1715-04-06 dau. B. Jacques DOUCINET, Isabelle tailleur
BROUSSEAU Joseph son B. Julien CHALIFOUR,Simone Charlesbourg St-Antoine 1694-05-03 GOTRO/ GAUDREAU M. Anne dau. G. Charles COUSIN, Françoise
BROUSSEAU Nicolas son B. Julien CHALIFOUR, Simone Beauport 1698-01-13 contrat Duprac, 1698-01-19 Arch.Québec HUPPE Marie Madeleine dau. H. Antoine DURAND, M.-Ursule
BROUSSEAU Pierre son B. Julien CHALIFOUS, Simone Quebec Notre-Dame 1704-01-09 Drouin 01-02 Tanguay contrat Frs Genaple 1703-12-31 BERNARD M. Therese dau. B. Jean DeBURE, Marie
BROUSSEAU Pierre wd. BERNARD, M.-Thérèse son B. Julien CHALIFOUR,Simone Cap-Santé 1734-03-01 contrat Jacob fils 1734-02-30 Arch. Quebec LAROCHE M. Francoise wd. HOUDE,Michel dau. L. François MATTE, M. Francoise
BROUSSEAU Marguerite dau. B. Joseph GAUTREAU, M.-Anne Charlesbourg 1723-09-13 ALLARD Jacques son A. Andre LeMARCHE, Anne