Descendants of Leonard Campeau
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1.Leonard1 Campeau was born about 1615 in Limonges, France.He married Francoise Mauger/Magny.She was born about 1615 in Limonges, France.
Child of Leonard Campeau and Francoise Mauger/Magny is:
+ 2 i. Etienne2 Campeau, born about 1638 in Brive la Gaillarde, Limousin, Limoges, France; died Bet. 03 Apr 1690 - 22 Dec 1693 in Ville Marie, Montréal, QC.
Generation No. 2
2.Etienne2 Campeau (Leonard1) was born about 1638 in Brive la Gaillarde, Limousin, Limoges, France, and died Bet. 03 Apr 1690 - 22 Dec 1693 in Ville Marie, Montréal, QC.He married Catherine Paulo/Collau, King's Daughter 26 Nov 1663 in Île de Montréal, Montréal, QC (ct 13, Basset), daughter of Pierre Paulo and Renee Cordetelle.She was born about 1646 in Notre Dame de Conge, La Rochelle, Aunis, France, and died 16 Apr 1721 in Montréal, QC.
Notes for Etienne Campeau:
Etienne was born about 1638 in Brive-la-Gaillarde (diocese of Limoges), Limousin, the son of Leonard Campeau and Françoise Mauge.The earliest tracing of the Campeau line in France began initially in Limoges, France in the 1500's where it is recorded that a Louis Campeau wed Hippolyte La Fontaine.This union produced a son, Leonard Campeau, who wed FrancoiseMauger.Leonard and Francoise were the parents of Etienne Campeau who was born about 1635 in the parish of Breve La Guillard in Limousin, Limoges, France.It is believed that Etienne emigrated to Montréal, QC (called New France) around 1659-1660.
The Campeau family began in North America with the marriage of Etienne Campeau and Catherine Paulo (one of the pioneering King's Daughters) on November 26, 1663 in Montréal.Just before getting married, Etienne established himself by taking a lease on land at Pointe St. Charles, in October 1663.In 1665, for the purpose of further colonization and to provide a buffer zone between the hostile Iroquois Indians and the Montréal settlers, Montréal Governor Paul de Chomedey offered land grants along the shores of the Petite Riviere St. Pierre to those settlers brave enough to set up homesteads on this first line of defense.Only seven accepted:Jean Baptiste Gadois, Pierre Rageneau, Jean Roy, Simon Cardinal, Pierre Gadois, Michael Neprue andEtienne Campeau.These seven men were esteemed for their bravery and dubbed the "Argoulets" (Archers) after an original corps of cavaliers of great reputation in the French Army.Within that first year, Pierre Rageneau and Michael Neprue were killed by Indian arrows.After three harrowing years, the French militia conquered the Iroquois in 1668,
The first census taken in Canada was in 1666.At this time we find 28 year old Etienne and his family in Montréal.He was a master mason and "taillandier" a maker of cutting tools.In the 1667 census he claims to be 30 years old and has 6 arpents of cultivated land.
Etienne Campeau was declared dead at age 54 in 1692.A notation in the registry of Notary Claude Maugue, dated September 24, 1692, lists the assets of the deceased, and states that the "death was unexpected."Did Etienne die while far from home on some hunting or fur-trapping expedition and perhaps buried along some wilderness trail?The specifics are unknown, but he is certainly not entombed with his wife, Catherine, who was declared a widow at age 46 and remained a widow for 29 years before dying April 16, 1721 and is interred alone in Montréal.
Notes for Catherine Paulo/Collau, King's Daughter:
"King's Daughters", page 444, Catherine Paulo was born about 1645, the daughter of Pierre Paulo and Renée Cordetelle. According to her marriage contract, she is from the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Cogne in La Rochelle, Aunis, but the marriage register gives her birthplace as Saint-Nicolas de La Rochelle. After her father's death, she left for Canada in 1663, at age 18.
On 26 November 1663, Catherine married Etienne Campeau at Montréal. Neither spouse could sign the marriage contract drawn up 13 November by notary Basset. Catherine's cousin Marie Paulo, who came to Canada in 1659, was present at the contract.
Catherine Paulo was buried 16 April 1721 at Montréal.
Children of Etienne Campeau and Catherine Paulo/Collau are:
3 i. Etienne3 Campeau, born 02 Sep 1664 in Montréal, QC; died 08 Sep 1723 in Montréal, QC.He married Jeanne-Marie Faucher/Foucher, (Louis & H.Damour) 03 Apr 1690 in Montréal, QC; born about 1669 in Unknown, QC; died 08 Oct 1745 in Montréal, QC.
4 ii. Marie Campeau, born 24 Nov 1665 in Montréal, QC; died 07 Feb 1736 in Montréal, QC.She married (1) Nicolas Lepilleur/Pilette, (Nicolas & G. Gouin) 02 Dec 1684 in Montréal, QC; born about 1665 in St. Laurent, Paris, France; died Bet. 19 Mar 1690 - 02 Jan 1691 in Montréal, QC.She married (2) Etienne Debien, (Denis & Suzanne) 02 Jan 1691 in Montréal, QC; born about 1648 in Poitou, France; died 19 Oct 1708 in Montréal, QC.She married (3) Julien-Pierre Perrusie-dit-Baguette-Traversy 28 Sep 1710 in Montréal, QC; born about 1675 in Limousin, France; died 27 Jan 1725 in Montréal, QC.
5 iii. Michel Campeau, born 14 Jun 1667 in Montréal, QC; died 08 Sep 1737 in Montréal, QC.He married Jeanne-Marie-Anne Masse, (Martin & J.Ducorps) 07 Jan 1696 in Montréal, QC; born 25 Apr 1677 in Montréal, QC.
6 iv. Jean Campeau, born 30 Dec 1668 in Montréal, QC; died 31 Dec 1668 in Montréal, QC.
+ 7 v. Marie-Catherine Campeau, born 27 Nov 1669 in Montréal, QC; died 15 Feb 1750 in Verchères, QC.
8 vi. Francois Campeau, born 18 Oct 1671 in Montréal, QC; died 01 Jun 1741 in Montréal, QC.He married Marie-Madeleine Brossard, (Urbain & U. Hodiau) 28 Jan 1698 in Montréal, QC; born 23 Nov 1675 in Montréal, QC; died 10 Apr 1729 in Montréal, QC.
9 vii. Marie-Catherine Campeau, born 14 Jan 1674 in Montréal, QC; died 19 Oct 1767 in Montréal, QC.She married Pierre Hay, (Gabriel & Catherine Baudouin) 10 Dec 1696 in Montréal, QC; born 04 Nov 1660 in St. Pierre en Vallée, Auxerre, Bourgogne, France; died 03 Dec 1708 in Montréal, QC.
10 viii. Marie-Louise Campeau, born 06 Oct 1675 in Montréal, QC; died 18 Dec 1730 in Montréal, QC.She married Francois Couturier, (Jean & Marie Gautro) 20 Sep 1689 in Montréal, QC; born about 1660 in La Rochelle, Aunis, Frqnce; died 28 Jul 1705 in Montréal, QC.
11 ix. Jacques Campeau, born 31 May 1677 in Montréal, QC; died 08 May 1751 in Ste. Anne de Détroi, Mich., USA, USA.He married Cecile Catin, (Henri & Jeanne Brossard) 01 Dec 1699 in Montréal, QC; born 25 Aug 1681 in Île Ste. Therese, QC; died 26 Aug 1715 in Montréal, QC.
12 x. Jeanne-Marguerite-Marie Campeau, born 01 Jun 1679 in Montréal, QC; died 21 Jun 1721 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.She married Etienne Benoit-dit-Livernois 03 Feb 1699 in Montréal, QC; born 25 Dec 1662 in Montréal, QC; died 20 Mar 1746 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
13 xi. Jean-Baptiste Campeau, born 15 Mar 1681 in Montréal, QC; died 08 Jan 1748 in Montréal, QC.He married Elisabeth-Marie-Isabelle Bernier-dit-Lamarzelle 25 Oct 1705 in Montréal, QC; born 03 Oct 1671 in Montréal, QC; died 01 Feb 1747 in Montréal, QC.
+ 14 xii. Elisabeth-Marie-Isabelle Campeau, born 20 Jun 1683 in Montréal, QC; died 30 Jun 1770 in St. Vincent de Paul, QC.
15 xiii. Agathe Campeau, born 27 Feb 1685 in Montréal, QC; died 10 Jan 1766 in Montréal, QC.She married Paul Chevalier, (Jacques & Jeanne Vilain) 01 Jun 1705 in Montréal, QC; born 21 Jun 1679 in Rivières des Prairies, QC.
16 xiv. Francois Campeau, born 12 Nov 1686 in Montréal, QC.
17 xv. Charles Campeau, born 27 Dec 1688 in Montréal, QC; died 30 Dec 1688 in Montréal, QC.
Generation No. 3
7.Marie-Catherine3 Campeau (Etienne2, Leonard1) was born 27 Nov 1669 in Montréal, QC, and died 15 Feb 1750 in Verchères, QC.She married Francois-Jean Bleau/Blot 01 Dec 1685 in Île de Montréal, QC (ct 30 Nov,Maugue), son of Francois Bleau/Blot and Anne Sautin.He was born about 1642 in LaTrinite, Falaise, Caen, Normandie, France, and died 22 Dec 1718 in Montréal, QC.
Children of Marie-Catherine Campeau and Francois-Jean Bleau/Blot are:
18 i. Unknown4 Bleau, born 18 Aug 1686 in Montréal, QC; died 18 Aug 1686 in Montréal, QC.
19 ii. Helene Bleau, born 05 Oct 1687 in Montréal, QC; died 17 Oct 1687 in Montréal, QC.
20 iii. Jacques Bleau, born 26 Sep 1688 in Montréal, QC; died 10 Oct 1688 in Montréal, QC.
21 iv. Louise Bleau, born 03 Sep 1689 in Montréal, QC; died 15 Aug 1708 in Montréal, QC.
22 v. Jeanne-Marie-Catherine Bleau, born 25 Feb 1692 in Montréal, QC; died 26 Mar 1768 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.She married Joseph Bourdon 28 Nov 1719 in Montréal, QC; born 28 Jan 1697 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; died 17 May 1753 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
23 vi. Michel Bleau, born 26 Jan 1694 in Montréal, QC.
24 vii. Jacques Bleau, born 06 Apr 1696 in Montréal, QC; died 29 Jan 1762 in Montréal, QC.He married Marie-Francoise Larcheveque, (Mathieu & C.Achim) Bef. 23 Feb 1728 in Unknown, QC; born 10 Feb 1710 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 12 Feb 1767 in Montréal, QC.
25 viii. Marie-Josephe Bleau, born 06 Feb 1698 in Montréal, QC; died 20 Feb 1698 in Montréal, QC.
26 ix. Marie-Catherine Bleau/Blot, born 27 Mar 1699 in Montréal, QC; died 31 Oct 1780 in Longue Pointe, Montréal, QC.She married Guillaume Allard-dit-Longpre 15 Jan 1720 in Notre Dame de Montréal, QC (ct 14, LePaille/Paillardur); born about 1697 in Colonies Anglaises (the United States Colonies); died 04 Feb 1761 in Longue Pointe, QC.
Notes for Marie-Catherine Bleau/Blot:
Catherine Blot was a midwife (sage-femme), as noted in several baptismal records from St. Francois d'Asisse, where it was noted she had regulary performed emergency baptisms (ondoyer).
Notes for Guillaume Allard-dit-Longpre:
Jette on Page 741, claims that he may have arrived from the area of Quefille, Nouvelle Angleterre (this translates to New England which later became the USA).Perhaps from Deerfield, Franklin, Mass.Guilliaume aka William claims to be 23 in 1720 and was contracted to work Ouest (west) on 28 Apr 1721.
Guillaume Longpre took on the "dit' name Allard.This was his mother's surname.His descendants took on either name.
According to "Les histoires captifs Anglo Americain au Canada entre 1675-1760 de la Nouvelle-Angleterre à la Nouvelle France - auteur Marcel Fournier - this is a translation of document.
William Longpré was born 1695 or 1697 in Deerfield,Franklin county Mass son of William (Longpré) and Jane Alart.The identification of this individual causes many problems. We presume that the name of this family could be Longley or William but without any proof. William Longpré was made prisoner during an attack in Deerfield on august 22, 1703. He was a captive of the Abénaquis and was probable baptized by a missionary priest (proof lost) under the name of William. His name of Longpré was given by his Indian captives. He lived among the Abénaquis for many years doing the fur trade with the white man. He was among them until he moved to Montréal in his late teens. On January 15 1720 he married Catherine Bleau born 1699 d.o. François Bleau and Catherine Campeau. The couple lived in Montréal then moved to Pointe-aux-Trembles where they raised 10 children between 1720-1738. William Longpre did travel out West . He died in Pointe-aux-Trembles February 6, 176l. His wife died in Longue-Pointe on October 31, 1780.
Variation of name - De Lompreé, Allard dit Lonpré, Longley and William.
Parchemin - banque de donneés notariales (1626-1784) BMSE -
28-4-1721 (1719-1726) (David, J) (Mlt)
The above are only theories.His name was not on the list of individuals captured in Deerfield on August 22, 1703.Others were captured during this period at other times.I found no connection between Longpre and Longley, yet I realize that names were often misspelled during that era, and changed during translation from English to Indian to French..
27 x. Jean-Baptiste Bleau, born 13 Aug 1701 in Montréal, QC; died 04 Dec 1760 in Ste. Rose, QC.He married Marie-Angelique Lachaise-dit-Lavigne 03 Feb 1738 in St. François de Sales, Île Jésus, QC; born 22 Mar 1707 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; died 23 Dec 1762 in Ste. Rose, QC.
28 xi. Etienne Bleau, born 12 Mar 1704 in Montréal, QC; died 28 Mar 1771 in Montréal, QC.He married Marie-Anne Halle 22 Jan 1731 in Montréal, QC; born 20 Oct 1710 in Québec City, QC; died 27 Jun 1781 in Montréal, QC.
29 xii. Marie-Josephe Bleau, born 25 Mar 1706 in Montréal, QC.
30 xiii. Francois Bleau, born 27 Dec 1710 in Montréal, QC; died 14 Nov 1773 in Verchères, QC.He married Marie-Charlotte Gervais, (Louis &Barbe M.Pigeon) 21 Nov 1735 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 18 Sep 1706 in Montréal, QC; died 23 Aug 1786 in Verchères, QC.
14.Elisabeth-Marie-Isabelle3 Campeau (Etienne2, Leonard1) was born 20 Jun 1683 in Montréal, QC, and died 30 Jun 1770 in St. Vincent de Paul, QC.She married Pierre Valiquette, (Jean & Marie Renee Lops) 15 Aug 1701 in Montréal, QC.He was born 14 Nov 1676 in Montréal, QC, and died 17 May 1716 in Montréal, QC.
Child of Elisabeth-Marie-Isabelle Campeau and Pierre Valiquette is:
31 i. Louis4 Valiquette, born about 1709 in Unknown, QC; died 25 Dec 1782 in Terrebonne, QC.He married Marie-Madeleine Renaud-dit-Locas 01 Apr 1761 in Terrebonne, QC; born about 1697 in Unknown, QC; died 22 Jul 1771 in St. François de Sales de l'Île Jésus, QC.
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