Descendants of Arnaud Dagenais
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1.Arnaud1 Dagenais was born about 1610 in La Rochelle,Aunis, France.He married Andree Paulet/Poulet.She was born about 1610 in La Rochelle,Aunis, France.
Child of Arnaud Dagenais and Andree Paulet/Poulet is:
+ 2 i. Pierre2 Dagenais-dit-Lepine, born 17 Sep 1634 in Chapelle Ste. Marguerite, Charente Maritime, La Rochelle,Aunis, France; died 09 Aug 1689 in Lachine, QC.
Generation No. 2
2.Pierre2 Dagenais-dit-Lepine (Arnaud1 Dagenais) was born 17 Sep 1634 in Chapelle Ste. Marguerite, Charente Maritime, La Rochelle,Aunis, France, and died 09 Aug 1689 in Lachine, QC.He married Anne Brandon, King's Daughter 17 Nov 1665 in Montréal, QC, daughter of Daniel Brandon and Jeanne Proli.She was born about 1640 in St. Laurent, Sedan, Lorraine, France, and died Aft. 15 Nov 1698 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
Notes for Pierre Dagenais-dit-Lepine:
He was a tailor, was baptized on 17 Sept 1634 in the chapel of Sainte Marguerite, Charentee Maritime, La Rochelle, Aunis, the son of Arnaud Dagenais and Andrée Poulet/Paulet.He may have come to Canada in 1657 and have been married prior to his marriage to Anne Brandon.Marcel Trudel lists an unnamed "first wife, deceased" in his reconstructed 1666 census.He was listed as being 32 years old in the 1667 census and 50 in the 1681 census at Montréal.They were not too concerned about giving their right birth information to the census taker, as his newly discovered baptismal information in France informs us.
Pierre Dagenais dit Lepine was killed by the Iroquois between 31 May and 15 November 1698.
Notes for Anne Brandon, King's Daughter:
"King's Daughters", page 112, Anne Brandon was born about 1640 in the parish of Saint-Laurent in Sedan, Lorraine, the daughter of Daniel Brandon and Jeanne Proli. She left for Canada in 1665, at about age 25.
On 17 November 1665, Anne married Pierre Dagenais dit Lépine at Montréal. Though no marriage contract has been found, it is known that both Anne and Pierre could sign their names.She claimed to be 28 in the 1667 and 40 in the 1681 census at Montréal.
Anne Brandon died at Pointe-aux-Trembles after 15 November 1698.
Children of Pierre Dagenais-dit-Lepine and Anne Brandon are:
3 i. Michel3 Dagenais, born 29 Sep 1666 in Montréal, QC; died 18 Oct 1687 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
+ 4 ii. Francoise-Marie Dagenais, born 03 Mar 1668 in Montréal, QC; died Bef. Dec 1708 in Unknown, QC.
5 iii. Marie-Cecile Dagenais, born 12 Apr 1670 in Montréal, QC; died 13 Oct 1745 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.She married Claude Dumais-dit-Lafeuillade 19 Jun 1698 in Montréal, QC; born about 1670 in Chartres, France; died 10 Dec 1719 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
6 iv. Pierre Dagenais, born 21 Oct 1672 in Montréal, QC; died 18 Dec 1749 in Sault au Récollet, QC.He married Marie Drouet-Grandmaison, (Mathurin&M.L.Bardeau) 30 Apr 1695 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 17 Jan 1681 in Contrecoeur, QC; died 28 Jan 1736 in Sault au Récollet, QC.
7 v. Elisabeth-Isabelle Dagenais, born 26 May 1675 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 27 May 1757 in Montréal, QC.She married Jean Auger-dit-Lafleur-Libourne 15 Nov 1698 in Repentigny, l'Assomption, QC; born about 1676 in Guyenne, France.
8 vi. Cunegonde Dagenais, born 22 Aug 1679 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 03 Sep 1679 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
Generation No. 3
4.Francoise-Marie3 Dagenais (Pierre2 Dagenais-dit-Lepine, Arnaud1 Dagenais) was born 03 Mar 1668 in Montréal, QC, and died Bef. Dec 1708 in Unknown, QC.She married (1) Pierre Roy about 1688 in Unknown, QC.He was born about 1661 in Poitiers, Poitou, France, and died 31 Jul 1692 in Québec City, QC.She married (2) Pierre Chonard-dit-LaGiroflee 22 Apr 1699 in Montréal, QC, son of Nicolas Chonard and Anne Bernier.He was born 05 Aug 1667 in Joué les Tours (St. Pierre et St. Paul), France, and died 02 Jul 1737 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.
Notes for Francoise-Marie Dagenais:
She was pregnant with her daughter Catherine, when her husband Pierre Roy was captured by the Iroquois.She had an Enfant Naturel (child out of wedlock) on 6 Feb 1697 in Montréal, named Marie Therese that died 18 Feb 1697.This child's father was Leonard LaLande who later married Gabrielle Beaune.She must not have been able to get married after her husband's capture, till the church claimed him dead in 1697.
Notes for Pierre Roy:
He was noted as being at Pointe aux Trembles on 25 May 1681, and at age 20 in Repentigny on 10 July 1681.Pierre was captured by the Iroquois, and the register at Montréal on 6 Feb 1697 recorded his death date as being at the end of July 1692.
Children of Francoise-Marie Dagenais and Pierre Roy are:
9 i. Marie-Gabrielle4 Roy, born 25 Mar 1689 in Lachenaie, QC; died 05 Apr 1689 in Lachenaie, QC.
10 ii. Pierre Roy, born 17 Jun 1690 in Lachenaie, Terrebonne, QC; died 31 Jan 1733 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.He married Elisabeth-Isabelle Chartier 20 Jan 1711 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC (ct 15, Senet); born 13 Aug 1683 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 15 Feb 1746 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
11 iii. Catherine Roy, born 12 Feb 1693 in Lachenaie, QC; died 19 Dec 1742 in Montréal, QC.
Children of Francoise-Marie Dagenais and Pierre Chonard-dit-LaGiroflee are:
12 i. Pierre4 Chonard-dit-LaGiroflee, born 12 Feb 1701 in Beaumont, QC.
13 ii. Ignace Chonard-dit-LaGiroflee, born 03 Apr 1703 in St. François de Sales de l'Île Jésus, Laval, QC; died 04 Apr 1703 in St. François de Sales de l'Île Jésus, Laval, QC.
14 iii. Gilbert Chonard-dit-LaGiroflee, born 29 May 1706 in Repentigny, l'Assomption, QC.
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