Descendants of Jean Leroux Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1.Jean1 Leroux was born about 1600 in France.He married Jeanne LeBlanc Bef. 31 Dec 1627 in France.She was born about 1600 in France.
Child of Jean Leroux and Jeanne LeBlanc is: + 2 i. Francois2 Leroux-dit-Cardinal, born Bef. 1627 in France; died 20 Oct 1691 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.
Generation No. 2
2.Francois2 Leroux-dit-Cardinal (Jean1 Leroux) was born Bef. 1627 in France, and died 20 Oct 1691 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.He married Marie Renaud, King's Daughter 25 Oct 1668 in Québec City, QC, daughter of Jean Renaud and Catherine Gauthier.She was born Bef. 1637 in France, and died 27 Feb 1709 in Charlesbourg, QC.
Notes for Marie Renaud, King's Daughter: King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers By Peter J. Gagné page 486 Marie Renaud was born about 1637 in the parish of Saint-Marceau in Orleans, Orléanais, the daughter of master pin maker Jean Renaud and Catherine Gauthier. After her father’s death, she left for Canada in 1668, at about age 31. On 25 October 1668, Marie married François Leroux dit Cardinal at Québec City. Neither spouse could sign the marriage contract drawn up 18 October by notary Becquet. François was born about 1635 in Senillé (arrondissement of Châtellerault, diocese of Poitiers), Poitou, the son of Jean Leroux and Jeanne Leblanc. He enlisted at La Rochelle 14 and 15 May 1658, at which time he claimed to be from Esve-le-Moutier, near Loches in Touraine. François can be found in the 1666 census working at Beaupré, where he also made donations to the church finds of Sainte-Anne-du-Petit Cap and Château-Richer. He and Marie first lived at Beauport. Daughter Antoinette was baptized 28 July 1669 at Québec City, followed by Ignace on 01 November 1671. The family then settled in the Bourg-Royal section of Charlesbourg. Daughter Genevieve was baptized 29 December 1673 at Québec City, followed by Marie-Anne (29 July 1678) and Jeanne (03 October 1683, Charlesbourg). François Leroux dit Cardinal died 20 October 1691 at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, after a three-month stay. Marie Renaud died 27 February 1709 and was buried 01 March at Charlesbourg.
Child of Francois Leroux-dit-Cardinal and Marie Renaud is: 3 i. Antoinette3 Leroux-dit-Cardinal, born 27 Jul 1669 in Québec City, QC; died 20 Apr 1739 in Charlesbourg, QC.She married Louis Jacques 17 May 1688 in Québec City, QC; born 23 Apr 1664 in France; died 20 Feb 1735 in Charlesbourg, QC.
======================= Hi, I have decided to post all my Québec pioneer ancestor at the different GenForums because a lot of individuals doing genealogy research don’t realize that their ancestors can be found as early as the 1600s.
My resources are limited because I live in Oregon. I hope that you use this information only as a guide. I welcome corrections and additions from anyone that has access to the original files.
Originally I paid a genealogy society to trace the direct lines for 6 of my 8 great grandparents. They used the books that were compiled by volunteers for each parish. Because so many individuals had the same name, I eventually found some errors in these books. Then I used Tanguay and found out that he may be about 75% right and Jette (that goes to 1730) is about 90% right. Then just as I thought that I was finished, I found PRDH (University of Montreal) and I believe that they may be 98% right and still make corrections to their records. They go up to 1799 for marriage contracts and 1850 for some deaths. Some people have the luxury of having the original records at their disposal. I do not have that and with 17,000 individuals in my data base, I can not afford to pay for copies of all the originals. At that point I confirmed every that I had with the records at PRDH. Whenever I say “about” for a birth date it means that PRDH did not find it or if it is in the 1800s, I did not look it up because of my lack of resources.
PRDH uses the most common spelling variation for the names. This makes it easier to trace the families. They do not always use the original name that appears on the contracts or birth records. That is ok with me, because many individuals before the 1900s could not sign their names and did not even care how others spelt it. As a result the same person’s name took on a variety of spellings. I also kept the “dit” (aka) names because eventually brothers from the same family, picked a different aka name.For a very small fee PRDH has all the Canadian records from 1600-1799 and some death dates up to 1850.Their records are about 18% accurate.They can be found at: http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/leprdh.htmhttp://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/leprdh.htm
As for the pioneers, I also used Peter Gagné’s English books on the single girls that arrived in New France between 1634 & 1662 and his book on the single girls that are referred to as the King’s Daughters that arrived between 1663 & 1673. These girls were recruited and paid by the King to go to New France (Québec) to get married and colonize the area.
For the 1800-1900s I paid to prove my direct lines.My data for their extended family come from people on the web. The program that I use does not allow for baptismal dates, so if I don’t have a birth date, I use the baptismal date. The same goes for death vs. burial dates and actual wedding vs. contract dates. The newer programs have these features, but I will not be going through 18,000 records to make the changes.
Use this information as a guide only. I view genealogy as a hobby and not as pure science.As for the stories, I got them all in French on the web and I translated them for my grandchildren.I had not read or spoken French in over 40 years, so it was difficult and may not be the best translation.