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JEAN BAPTISTE SEGUIN (b. November 1688, d. May 1728)JEAN BAPTISTE SEGUIN (son of FRANCOIS SEGUIN-LADEROUTE(1) and JEANNE FRANCOISE PETIT) was born November 1688, and died May 1728.He married GENEVIEVE BARBEAU on June 07, 1710 in Boucherville, Que..
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The Family of Jean Baptiste Séguin and Geneviève Barbeau dit Boisdoré
Jean Baptiste Séguin (10 Nov 1688, Boucherville, Québec - 13 May 1728, Montréal, Québec) married Geneviève Barbeau dit Boisdoré (21 Jul 1689, Boucherville, Québec - 13 Sep 1773, Oka, Québec) on Tuesday, 17 Jun 1710, at the Church of Ste Famille, Boucherville, Québec.
Jean Baptiste Séguin, born on 10 Nov 1688 at approximately four o'clock in the afternoon at Boucherville, Québec, was baptized on 12 Nov 1688 at the parish of Ste Famille in Boucherville. His godfather was Jean Baptiste Menard, an inhabitant of Longueuil, and the godmother was Catherine Menard of Ste Famille (Holy Family) parish. Julien Beaussault was also present and was a witness.
Le douzieme novembre mil six cent quatre vingt huit par moy Pierre Rodolphe Guybert de la Saudrays pretre Cure de Boucherville et autres lieux a ete baptise en l’eglise paroissiale de la Sainte Famille de Boucherville Jan Baptiste Seguin ne du dixieme du susdit mois et annee environ les quatre heures appres rejoy de François Seguin dit Laderoute habitant de Boucherville, & de Jeanne Petit son espouse son parain a esse Jan Baptiste Menard habitant de Longueil La maraine Catherine Menard de la Paroisse de la Sainte Famille de Boucherville, le Pere de l’enfant & le parrain avec Julien Bassault asistant et tesmoin ont signe.
P.R. Guybert de la Saudrays
/s/ François Seguin
Jean Baptiste Menard
The future bride of Jean Baptiste was Genevieve Barbeau dit Boisdoré, daughter of Jean Barbeau dit Boisdoré and Marie de Noyon. An extract from the Ste Famille parish register of her baptism by the Rev de la Saudrays is recorded below, and identifies her godparents as Jean LaFond and Marguerite de Noyon:
Le vingt et uniéme jour de juillet mil six cent quartre vingt neuf par moi Pierre Rodolphe Guybert de la Saudrays pretre cur´de Boucherville et autres lieux a été baptisée dans l’église paroissiale de la Sainte Famille de Boucherville Genevieve Barbot née du vingtieme du susdit mois et anné de Jan Barbot dit Boidsoré et de Marie de Noyon son pere et mere habitants de la cotte de St Joseph paroisse de Boucherville son parain a été Jan LaFond habitant et capitaine de la cotte de Boucherville sa maraine a été Marguerite de Noyon fille de Jan de Noyon et de Marie Chauvin habitants de Boucherville. Le pere de l’enfant a signé.
P.R. Guybert de la Saudrays ptre
/s/ Jean Barbot
In late 1704, Jean Baptiste, who at the time is 16 years old, sees his older brother François, age 26 and named for their father, become involved in a protest against a tax on salt. The protest had its origins in the early governorship of Philippe Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil. The irregularity of ships crossing the Atlantic and the high price of salt brought about the crisis. The colonists depended on salted meat and fish to get them through the winter. Fearing famine, a large crowd went to the home of a wholesale dealer who was known to have a large reserve of salt. Fr Belmont, the superior of the Sulpician order, went to meet the protestors to calm them. They had a petition asking the state to establish a lower price of salt, that other products from France be taxed to raise money as opposed to or in addition to salt, and that the wholesaler be punished.
The Governor of Montréal, Mr de Ramesay, who was away at the time of occurrence, called on the wholesalers upon his return and convinced them to adopt a fair price. Fr Belmont sent a letter to all parish priests instructing them to read the letter at all masses, informing parishioners of the wrongfulness of mutiny. When General Governor de Vaudreuil learned of Ramesay’s action, he told him he had exceeded his authority in fixing a lower price of salt. He rescinded Ramsesay’s order with the salt merchants but did order the wholesale dealers to give back to the colonists any overcharge for salt. Vaudreuil was inclined to punish the protestors but he relented in this action after being persuaded by Ramesay and Fr Belmont to exercise forgiveness and leniency. Instead, Vaudreuil issued an order on 12 Dec 1704, prohibiting all residents from having meetings or they would face prosecution for sedition. The seigneurs and captains of militia were charged with ensuring the order was followed.
In the Fall of 1705, the same situation and fears arose again and a new demonstration occurred. Vaudreuil ordered the arrest of the noisiest protestors, and Ramesay executed the order. Consequently, Jean Baptiste’s brother, François, a resident of Lachenaye, was arrested and placed in the Montréal jail. He apparently was released though, pending the commencement of an official inquiry.
On 26 Oct 1705, the Intendant, Mr Raudot, instructed his subordinate in Montréal, Sieur Fleury dit Deschambault to begin proceedings against the “rebels.” Five days later, in a new order, he authorized an inquiry into the actions of François Séguin. Under the law, François was considered guilty unless he could otherwise prove his innocence, and was not allowed to be represented by a lawyer. On 31 Oct 1705, Deschambeault interrogated his prisoner, and also learned of an accomplice, Jean Baptiste Lapointe. François was questioned again on 25 Nov 1705. The following day, Intendant Raudot commanded that François and Lapointe be arrested and taken to prison for further questioning. François, father of an 18 month old daughter, had to take leave of his wife, Marie-Louise (Feuillon) Séguin, who was expecting their second child. On 8 Dec 1705, the two accused men were transferred to Quebec City to repeat their depositions asserting their innocence. In this system, François’ two older brothers, Pierre (age 33) and Simon (age 31) were compelled to act as prosecution witnesses.
Christmas passed and on 4 Jan 1706, the proceedings resumed when Intendant Raudot ordered nine other witnesses to appear at the request of the prosecutor, Paul Dupuy. Finally, on 9 Jan 1706, the court rendered its verdict, concluding that both François and Lapointe were guilty of holding meetings to present a request to contravene the Governor General’s ordinance of 1704. The court blamed François in particular as having “held seditious speeches which could entice those hearing them to revolt.” Both men were fined 30 pounds sterling and were forbidden to violate the ordinance again. The punishment, imposed while Vaudreuil was governor, was considered light, and would likely have meant being sent to the king’s galleys under the previous governor, Frontenac. The Minister de Pontchartrain reproached Vaudreuil even as late as 20 Jun 1707 in a letter. He accused Vaudreuil of mildness and that more of an example should have been made of the two men, otherwise, the government would be seen as weak by the “rebels,” who would likely continue such activities.
Thus ended the prosecutorial action of Jean Baptiste’s brother. Was François a troublemaker or just a leader who did not hesitate to put his liberty in jeopardy to help his fellow citizens in their claim for what was fair and just? Such were the conditions and times that our direct ancestor, Jean Baptiste Séguin, lived in as he approached adulthood.
Four years later, on 7 Jun 1710, Jean Baptiste Séguin and Genevieve Barbeau were married in a ceremony performed by Fr Pierre Rodolphe de la Saudrays, at Ste Famille parish in Boucherville, Québec. Together this couple forms Generation III of the Séguin family line. Their entry in the parish register is recorded:
Le septieme jour de juin 1710 ayant obtenu dispense des bans de Monsieur de la Colombiere grand Archdiacre and Vicaire general de Monseigneur L’Eveque de Kebecie, soussigne Pretre Cure de Boucherville ay marie en L’Eglise Boucherville de la Ste Famille de Boucherville Jean Baptiste Séguin age de 22 ans fils de defun François Séguin dit Ladéroute, et de Jeanne Petit son espouse vivante demeurante a Boucherville, avec Genevieve Barbot Boisdore agee de 21 ans fille du Sieur Jean Barbot et de Marie de Noyon son espouse habitant de Boucherville et leur ay donne le benediction nuptiale en presence du Sieur Boisdore pere de l’epoux de Monsieur LaBaume cirugien and notaire royal de Monsieur Tetro maitre d’ecole et de Nicolas du Bray temoins et amis des epoux qui ont signe avec moi suivant l’ordonnance.
R. de la Soudrays, ptre
/s/ Barbot, Taillandier, Louyse de Noyon
On the seventh day of June 1710, having obtained dispensation of the banns from Mr. Colombiere, the grand Archdeacon and Vicar General of the Monsignor Bishop of Québec, I the undersigned priest of Boucherville, married in the Boucherville church of Holy Family of Boucherville, Jean Baptiste Séguin, age 22 years, the son of deceased François Séguin dit Ladéroute, and of Jeanne Petit his living spouse dwelling at Boucherville, with Genevieve Barbot Boisdore, age 21 years, the daughter of Sir Jean Barbot and of Marie de Noyon his spouse, inhabitants of Boucherville, and having given to them the nuptial blessing in the presence of Sir Boisdore, the father of the bride, of Mr LaBaume, cirugien and royal notary, of Mr Tetro, school master, and Nicolas du Bray, witnesses and friends of the husband who have signed with me according to the ordinance.
R. de la Soudrays, priest
/s/ Barbot, Taillandier, Louyse de Noyon
On 25 Mar 1725, the first census of Vaudreuil conducted by Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis of Vaudreuil, counted 38 families, eight of which never settled to work and farm the land. Thirty families, however, settled on their concessions. Jean Baptiste was one of these first settlers and the date of his possession (Concession #15 of l’Anse) was prior to that of the Leger and the Poirier families, making Jean Baptiste’s family the oldest of Vaudreuil Township.
He died 13 May 1728 at the Hotel of God at age 45 and was buried 14 May 1728 in an area east of Montréal called Chambly. Names mentioned in the burial register: M. Falcoz priest, Simon Monginos (Mongeneau) bedeau and M. Julien priest.
Genevieve remarried on 18 Apr 1730 in Montréal to Charles Philippe Rolland, and they had a daughter, Genevieve Marguerite Rolland who died at the age
SOURCE>>>> P.R.D.H. University of Montreal
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Date born 2: November 1688
Census: 1736, Father of 1, Oka, Que..
Sources: 1736, PRDH, U. of Montreal, Que..
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Marriage: June 07, 1710, Boucherville, Que..
Children of JEAN BAPTISTE SEGUIN and GENEVIEVE BARBEAU are:
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