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Andre Jarret Sieur de Beauregard (b. 9 August 1642, d. Abt. May 1691)Andre Jarret Sieur de Beauregard (son of Jehan Jarret and Perrette Sermette) was born 9 August 1642 in Vignieu, France, and died Abt. May 1691 in Vercheres, Quebec.He married Marguerite Anthiaume on 12 January 1675/76, daughter of Michel Anthiaume and Marie Dubois.
Notes for Andre Jarret Sieur de Beauregard:
Andre Jarret dit Beaureagard is the original ancestor of many Beauregard lines in north america today (although not the only ancestor of beauregards as it was a "dit" name also adopted by other families).
Furthermore, Andre had a half brother, Francois, who also came to Canada and founded a family (althouh they not have used the name Beauregard....and he is the ancestor of the famous Madeleine of Vercheres who led the defense of her father's fort against rampaging Iroquois).
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He met a fairly dramatic end.He was captured by Iroquois raiders when he was in his 50's
and never seen again. This occurred at Vercheres (his half brothers land) on 22 June 1691. It is likely he was taken alive because his body was never found.Given these facts, he was probably taken to some Iroquois town in upstate NY and killed by torture.Many sources claim he came to Canada as a Carignon-Salieres regiment officer, but there is a growing faction which dispute this claim.
ANDRE JARRET DIT BEAUREGARD
André Jarret was born and raised in the Rual de Chapeau Cornu. This is near the village de Vignieu, located in the South of France between Lyon and Grenoble. André married Marguerite Anthiaume in Notre Dame church in Montreal on 12 January 1676. Marguerite was born in 1653 in France. Her parents were Michel Anthiaume and Marie du Bois of St. Nicholas-des-Champs, archdiocese of Paris, France. Michel Anthiaume was the "Exempt du Grand Prévôst de l'Hotel de Paris". This means that he was an officer in the guards of the royal palace. When they married, Marguerite had a dowry of 1200 pounds in currency and 1000 pounds of value in furniture, jewels, clothing, etc. As this dowry compares favorably to that brought by daughters of noble origins, it appears that Anthiaume family had some wealth.
From the archive in Vercheres, Quebec, Canada (not translate to keep it intact):
“Andre Jarret de Beauregard, Lieutenant de la compagnie de M. Antoine Pecaudy de Contrecoeur, est le fondateur des familles Jarret et Beauregard. Le 10 aout 1674, cet officier du regiment de Carignan se faisait conceder par Louis de Buade, comte de Frontenac, a titre de fief, les iles dites Beauregard, dans le fleuve St-Laurent, en face de Vercheres. Cette concession se lit ainsi: “ Le Sieur Andre Jarret de Beauregard, demeurant en la seigneurie de Vercher, nous ayant requis qu’il nous plaise lui accorder en titre de fief et seigneyrie, trios petites iles don’t l’une est proche de celle appelee Isle Longue, appartenant au Sieur de Vercheres, son frere, et au devant du bout de la seigneurie en montant le fleuve Saint-Laurent, et les deux autres un peu au dessus sur la meme ligne, qui regarde les islets depandants de la concession du Sieur de Grandmaison sur l’une desquelles petites trios isles, il desirerait y faire bastir et s’y loger.” Le 12 janvier 1676, Andre Jarret dit Beauregard epousait a Montreal Marguerite Anthiaume. Si l’on en juge par la presence des personages a la ceremonie religieuse et qui ont signe ce fut vraiment un marriage fashionable. Nous donnons ce document en entire et dans toute sa forme primitive. “ Le Douziesme janvier, Mil six Cent soixante et seize. A este fait solennize le Mariage d’Andre Jarret sieur de Beauregard filz de defunct Jean Jarret et de Perrette Sermette ses pere et mere de la paroisse de Verchere, avec Damlle Marguerite Antiome fille de feu le Sieur Michel Antiome, vivant, Exempt du Grand provost de l’hostel de Parys et de Delle. Marie du boys ses pere et mere de la paroisse de St. Nicolas des Champs A Paris maintenant de cette paroisse; troys banz publiez icy et un a Boucherville, sans opposition avec dispense de deux autres de Mons de Caumont prestre Missionnayre dans ces Cartiers de la part de Monseigneur L’Evesque de Quebec. Le dit Mariage a ete fait en presence de Messre francoys Marie Perrot Chevalier Seigneur de Ste. Genevieve Gouverneur pour le Roy de cette isle, de Charles dailleboust escuier sieur de musseaux, de Charles Le Moyne Escuyer sieur de Longueil, de Jean Baptiste Migeon sieur de Bransat, Adat en parlement, du sieur Jacques Le Ber Marchant, du sieur Jean Jacques Patron, Marchand, du sieur Rene Fezeret, Mr Armurier, de Pierre Picotte, Escuyer, sieur de Belestre tenant la place de pere a la dtte damlle, Marie Patron, Espouse de Zacharie du Puy, Escuyer, Major de ce Lieu, et de plusieurs autres amys communs des parties. Led’ Andre Jarret a declare ne savoir signer de requys selon l’ordonnance.””
The three islands are still there today however; they were changed somewhat by construction during the St. Lawrence Seaway project. The largest of the islands, Isle Ste-Marie, is still there and appears to be relatively intact. It is directly across from the "Parc des Pionniers" in Verchères, Quebec. This is the park where the monument to Madeleine de Verchères, André’s niece, is located. She was the French heroine who defended the fort against the Indians in 1696. Madeleine was the daughter of Francois Jarret de Verchères, André's half-brother. As the owner of these islands, he became known as André Jarret Sieur de Beauregard. As time went on, some of André Jarret’s descendants used the name Jarret and others Beauregard. In doing genealogical research one finds that the name Jarret was spelled a number of different ways. Jarret, Jaret, Jared, Jarais, Jarry, Charest, and Sharai are some of the variations. There are also many variations in the spelling of the name Beauregard.
André Jarret and Marguerite Anthiaume had following children: Marguerite born 14 and baptized on 26 October 1677, Anne born on 13 and baptized on 29 September 1681, Marie born on 6 and baptized on 20 April 1683, François-Alexandre born on 9 February 1686, Louis born in 1686, Josephborn in 1690, and Vincent born in 1692. The birth records of Louis, Joseph, and Vincent were lost in a fire and there are no records of their births or baptisms.
The record of the death and burial of André has not been found; however from the records found, it appears that André was massacred by the Iroquois Indians. We know from the records that André was dead when his son Vincent was born. As was the case for Louis and Joseph, Vincent's birth records were lost and the exact date of his birth is not known. He was said to be 3 months old in April 1692. So he would have been born in January 1692. If, as records indicate, Vincent was born in January 1692, André would have been alive in April or early May 1691. From an inventory of André's goods taken by Bénigne Basset on 12 April 1692, we are told that Marguerite Anthiaume was the guardian of five minor children: “Anne 10 years old, François 6 years old, Louis, 4 years old, Joseph, 2 Years old, and Vincent 3 months old”. Thus we know that André died sometime before12 April 1692.
François de Verchères, André’s half brother, followed a military career. In 1691 Frontenac, the governor, assigned him to serve as Ensign in a company of Canadian troops. This was after his service with the Carignan Regiment. On this subject Frontenac wrote:
"The Sieur de Verchères was formerly an Ensign in the Carignan Regiment. Two years ago, one of his son-in-laws was killed by the Iroquois and this year, he lost another who was taken with one of his brothers and his son. ...”
The Iroquois killed Jean Duhouet, Marie-Jeanne de Verchères’ first husband, in December 1687. Antoine du Verger d'Aubusson, Marie-Jeanne's second husband, was killed by the Iroquois on 7 May 1691. These were probably the two son-in-laws that Frontenac referred to in his letter. As mentioned above, François-Michel, François' son, was also killed by the Iroquois at the Rivière des Prairies on 7 May 1691. André Jarret Sieur de Beauregard was the only one of François' brothers to come to Canada. Could this statement in Frontenac’s letter be in reference to André's death at the hands of the Iroquois? One of François’ brothers would be André and “his son” would refer François-Michel de Verchères, his half-brother's son.
Marguerite Anthiaume died on Isle Sainte Marie (Verchères) in 4 October 1699 at the age of 40. Her son, Gabriel Fontaine dit Bienvenue, was born on 24 September and was baptized on 5 October, the day after his mother died. So Marguerite probably died from complications after childbirth. Anne-Marie, the oldest living daughter, was 17 at that time. Louis, Joseph, and Vincent, André and Marguerite's three youngest children, were, respectively, about 13, 9, and 7 years old when their mother died. After Marguerite Anthiaume‘s death, Pierre Fontaine married Marguerite Gentes and had eleven more children.
More About Andre Jarret Sieur de Beauregard and Marguerite Anthiaume:
Marriage: 12 January 1675/76
Children of Andre Jarret Sieur de Beauregard and Marguerite Anthiaume are:
- +Joseph Jarret dit Beauregard, b. 1690, Vercheres, Quebec, d. 16 December 1759, Vercheres, Quebec.
- Marguerite Jarret dit Beauregard, b. 14 October 1677, Vercheres, Quebec, d. Abt. 1692, Contrcoeur, Quebec.
- Anne-Marie Jarret dit Beauregard, b. 13 September 1681, Vercheres, Quebec, d. 30 May 1746, Vercheres, Quebec.
- Marie Jarret dit Beauregard, b. 6 April 1683, Vercheres, Quebec, d. Abt. 1692, Vercheres, Quebec.
- Francois Jarret dit Beauregard, b. 1686, d. Abt. 1718.
- Louis Jarret dit Beauregard, b. 1688, d. date unknown.
- Vincent Jarret dit Beauregard, b. January 1691/92, d. date unknown.