Hi, I am posting the notes that I have for some of my pioneer ancestors, in hopes that they may be of interest to some of you that are doing research on your ancestors.Enjoy, Janet
Descendants of Pierre LeMoine
Generation No. 1
1.Pierre1 LeMoine was born about 1600 in St. Jacques de Dieppe, Normandie, France, and died Bet. 12 Sep 1656 - 12 Nov 1658 in St. Jacques de Dieppe, Normandie, France.He married Judith Duchesne about 1618 in St. Remi de Dieppe, Normandie, France.She was born about 1600 in St. Martin de Dieppe, Normandie, France, and died Bef. 12 Nov 1658 in Dieppe, Normandie, France.
Notes for Pierre LeMoine:
He was an innkeeper (aubergiste).
Several of Pierre's sons and grandchildren rose to military fame in America, and several died in battle.
Children of Pierre LeMoine and Judith Duchesne are:
2 i. Jacques2 Lemoine-dit-Ste.Hélène, born 25 Aug 1622 in St. Rémi, Dieppe, Normandie, France; died 21 Nov 1701 in Laprairie, QC.He married Mathurine Gaudet, (Nicolas & Francoise Gadoua) 12 Nov 1658 in Montréal, QC; born 31 Jan 1637 in St. Martin d'Igé, Mortagne, Perche, France; died 12 Nov 1672 in Montréal, QC.
Notes for Jacques Lemoine-dit-Ste.Hélène:
He is a merchant in the 1666 Montréal census with his family.
3 ii. Charles Lemoine-dit-DeLongueuil, born 02 Aug 1626 in St. Rémi, Dieppe, Normandie, France; died Bet. 30 Jan - 06 Feb 1685 in Montréal, QC.He married Marie-Catherine Primeau-dit-Thierry 28 May 1654 in Montréal, QC; born about 1624 in Unknown, QC; died 05 Aug 1690 in Montréal, QC.
Notes for Charles Lemoine-dit-DeLongueuil:
He is in the 1666 Montréal census with his family.
4 iii. Jeanne Lemoine, born 24 Apr 1630 in St. Rémi, Dieppe, Normandie, France; died 08 Nov 1682 in Montréal, QC.She married Jacques Leber-dit-Larose, (Rob.&ColetteCavelier) 07 Jan 1658 in Montréal, QC; born about 1633 in Notre Dame, Pitres, Normandie, France; died 25 Nov 1706 in Montréal, QC.
Notes for Jeanne Lemoine:
"Filles à Marier", page 202, Jeanne Lemoine or Le Moyne was baptized 24 April 1630 in the parish of Saint-Rémi in Dieppe, Normandie, the fifth of nine children of innkeeper Pierre Lemoine or Le Moyne and Judith Duchesne, who were married about 1618 in Saint-Rémi de Dieppe. She arrived in New France as a single girl in 1657 with sister Anne and brother Jacques, most likely after the death of both their parents.The siblings joined their brother Charles, Sieur de Longueuil, who had come to Canada in 1641.
On 07 January 1658, Jeanne married Jacques LeBer dit Larose at Montréal. Both spouses signed the marriage contract drawn up 29 December 1661 by notary Basset.
Jeanne Lemoine or Le Moyne was buried 08 November 1682 at Montréal.
Notes for Jacques Leber-dit-Larose, (Rob.&ColetteCavelier):
A fur trade merchant, Jacques was born about 1633 in the parish of Notre-Dame in Pitres (near Les Andelys, archdiocese of Rouen), Normandie, the son of Robert Leber or Lebert and Colette Cavelier. He came to Canada in 1657 and was elected a councilor of Montréal on 08 October 1660. Jacques joined Montréal's Sainte Famille militia in 1663 as a member of the 8th squadron.
Francois and Jeanne lived on the Rue Saint-Paul in Montréal in a two-story house surrounded by a fence and owned a Negro slave named Jacques. They had five children. Son Louis was baptized 24 October 1659 at Montréal, followed by Jeanne (05 January 1662) and Jacques (26 August 1663). Jean-Vincent was baptized at Montréal 08 November 1666, followed by Pierre on 11 August 1669. Daughter Jeanne became a celebrated "recluse" with the Congregation Notre-Dame de Montréal. Pierre was an associate of Francois Charon and became a priest at the Hópital Général in Montréal in 1694. He was also a painter of religious scenes and painted the deathbed portrait of Marguerite Bourgeoys.
In addition to working as a merchant with his brother-in-law Charles Le Moyne (the two had stores in both Montréal and Québec City), Jacques LeBer also took part in the cod fishing industry, traded goods with the West Indies, exported staves and sheathing to France and experimented with transplanting European fruit trees in Canada. He also acquired some key land grants in and around Montréal. On 28 January 1664, together with Claude Robutel and Jean de Lavigne, Jacques was granted the seigniory of lie Saint-Paul (now known as lie des Soeurs) facing the Pointe Saint-Charles in Montréal. He later bought Lavigne's third and was re-granted his two-thirds on 10 July 1676. He was granted the arriere-fief of Saint-Pierre on Île Percée on 18 July 1677.On 20 June 1679, Jacques and his brother-in-law Charles Lemoine bought the arriere-fief of Seimeville on Lac des Deux-Montagnes from Sidrac Dugue and Jacques later bought out Lemoine's share.Jacques was a co-founder of the Compagnie du Nord in 1682 (investing 21,357 livres with Charles Le Moyne) and was ennobled in 1696, purchasing his letters of nobility for 6,000 livres. A decree by the French Council of State in 1715 revoked all letters of nobility sold after 1689, but Jacques' descendants obtained letters patent exempting them from this decree.
Jacques LeBer dit Larose was buried at Montréal 25 November 1706.
5 iv. Anne Lemoine, born 26 Jul 1638 in St. Rémi, Dieppe, Normandie, France; died 15 Jul 1725 in Varennes, Verchères, QC.She married Michel Messier, Sieur de St. Michel 25 Feb 1658 in Chapel atHôtel Dieu of Montréal, QC (ct 18, Basset); born about 1641 in St. Denis le Thiboult, Rouen, Normandie, France; died 02 Nov 1725 in St. Anne de Varennes, Verchères, QC.
Notes for Anne Lemoine:
"Filles à Marier", page 201, Anne Lemoine or Le Moyne was baptized 26 July 1638 in the parish of Saint-Jacques in Dieppe, Normandie, the eighth of nine children of innkeeper Pierre Lemoine or Lemoyne and Judith Duchesne, who were married about 1618 in Saint-Rémi de Dieppe. After probably losing both parents, Anne as a single girl arrived in New France in 1657 with sister Jeanne (below) and brother Jacques. The three rejoined brother Charles, Sieur de Longueuil, who had come to Canada 16 years earlier.
On 25 February 1658, Anne married Michel Messier dit et Sieur de Saint-Michel in the chapel of the Hôtel Dieu de Montréal. She could not sign the marriage contract drawn up 18 February by notary Basset, but her husband could. Many of the notables of Ville-Marie were present as witnesses.
Anne Lemoine or Le Moyne died 15 July 1725 and was buried the next day at Varennes. Her husband survived her only by a few months.
Notes for Michel Messier, Sieur de St. Michel:
Michel was born about 1641 in Saint-Denis-le-Tiboult (near the archdiocese of Rouen), Normandie, the son of David Messier and Marguerite Bar. He is first noted in Canada on 12 August 1651 at Montréal. Michel was captured by the Iroquois in the autumn of 1654 and was returned to Montréal the next summer by a Mohawk captain named La Grande Armée. He and the other French prisoners the Mohawks held were exchanged for some Iroquois captains held in the fort at Ville-Marie.
On 04 November 1657, Michel bought a 30-acre parcel of land known as La Provençale from Charles Le Moyne, his future brother-in-law, for 900 livres. (One livres in the USA in the year 2000 would be worth about $15.25, 900 livres worth about $13,725 today).He was again captured by the Iroquois on 24 March 1661. On 22 June, some Iroquois at Montréal claimed that he had been burned by the Onondagas and they weren't sure if he was alive or not. Nonetheless, Michel succeeded in escaping and returned to Montréal at the end of 1663.
Michel Messier and Jacques Lemoine, Sieur de Martigny (Anne's brother) were jointly granted a seigniory at Varennes on 14 May 1668 (ratified by Intendant Talon 03 November 1672), which they split on 01 August 1673 (ratified by Intendant Duchesneau 03 August 1676). Michel kept the part known as Cap Saint-Michel and Lemoine kept Cap-de-la-Trinité. On 04 October 1678, Michel bought the seigniory of La Guillaudière from Laurent Bory, which he gave to his daughter Marguerite in 1690. In 1684, Michel took part in the campaign against the Iroquois, led by Lefebvre de La Bane. At the military review at Fort Frontenac on 14 August of that year, he is listed as commander of the launch La Générale. He obtained fur-trading licenses for the Ottawa territory in 1685, 1688 and 1693 and worked as a recruiter of fur traders in 1703 and 1704.
The 1681 census finds the family at Varennes on Michel's seigniory of Cap-Saint-Michel.
Michel Messier dit et Sieur de Saint-Michel died 02 November 1725 and was buried in the parish of Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes the next day. Notary Tailhandier drew up an inventory of his estate on 04 January 1726.