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Gaspard Roy-Roux-Roiroux-Roux dit Lalibert was a direct decendant fromthe Roi-Roux Lalibert's of Normandy, France. A name we known in the old seagoing circles of Normandy and colonialtrading company headquarters in Paris. Members of the family of Roi Roux in the 14th century were soldiers andsea dogs; two in their times were marshals of France. In the 17th century les Sieurs Roux de Royvolle were esteemed members ofL`Compagnie de la France Equinoctial, which founded trade colonies abroad.
As later in America, in France, the Roiroux were much associated with thechurch, and often were members of the clergy.In the late 14th centuryAntoine le Roiroux warranted a fine tomb in the cathedral at Rouen, andin 1522 his nephew Rouland, a famous sculptor, architect and builder,designed among many fine buildings and monuments, and added a centraltower to the cathedral.It is recorded at Rouen that in 1667 a Louis Roi Roux was chevalier St. Aubin. St. Aubins town lies between Rouen and Doippe in Normandy, and there alsoresided the Colin Lalibert_'s Nicholas, and his wife Anne who was a RoiRoux. It is also recorded that in the 15th century Pierre Lalibert_ marriedMarie Roux, at Pitrie near Rouen;also that in nearby Chersonville livedJean-Baptiste Lalibert_ and his family. Often the mother's maiden namewas perpetuated in the French family names, as the Laisne Lalibert_'s. Inhis Dictionaire genoalogique des Families de la Francois Canadiens,L'Abbe Cyprian Tanguay says regarding the Laisne Lalibert_'s this familywas often called or surnamed Roiroux or Roy dit Lalibert_. The Laisne family was of Caen and of Periers in the diocese of Couyancesin Normandy and a branch went to live in nearby St. Malo, Brittany. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ----- ---
Gaspard maried Marguerite Hebert around 1692-1695. He is presumed to havebeen a soldier. He came from the village of ROUAI-ROUX in the southern part of France(Department ofTarne). He did not have possession of any official paperson his departure for New-France so he might have used the name of hishometown as his family name: Rouai-Roux which was reformatted intoRoi-Roux.
He used also the nickname " Dit Lalibert_" as many others did. The otherfamilies who did are: Collin, Deschamps, Galet, Herve, Huard, Laine,Lehoux, Letendre, Mouilleron, Senet, Tessier, Thouin, Vinet.
Rouai-Roux is now a small village of about. 300 people, almost a ghostvillage.
His father-in-law, Michel Herbert, was a soldier in the well-knownRegiment de Carrignan. Hecame in New-France on June, 30, 1665. Hismother-in-law, Anne Galet was the daughter of Pierre and Louise Serrefrom Val d'oise, France.
Gaspard established himself in the village of St-Jean Deschaillons, onthe south shore of the St-Lawrence river, closed to the city ofTrois-Rivi_res. He had 4 children: Joseph maried to Marie-JosephLeduc(3/11/1735); Jean-Baptiste maried to Jeanne Gervais(5/2/1731);Michel maried to Marguerite Lebeuf(27/7/1721) and Marguerite maried toNicholas Baillargeon(11/6/1730).