Note: The brothers, Charles and Jacque Lemoyne left Dieppe, France, in 1640-41, to join their uncle (Father Simon Lemoyne?) in Canada. They first went with the Jesuit Fathers to the Juron Mission, and there they learned the country, customs, and all the Indian dialects so perfectly that they were in great demand as interpreters and guides.
The details of whatever it was that Jacques did to distinguish himself have not been found, but, nevertheless, he was rewarded by the King, by being given a large seigniory on the south side of the St. Lawrence River at the present day Varennes, Quebec, Canada. Apparently, he did not live on his estate, but instead, he lived in Montreal, where the parish records contain records of his marriage and the baptisms of his ten children. On the other hand this may be a false impression. There was no parish at Varennes until 1693. The family probably had to go to Montreal to have their chilren christened. Jacque Lemoyne was known as "Sieur de Ste. Helene at Seignour de la Trinite, de Varennes."
In Montreal, on Novemeber 12, 1658, Jacques married Mathurine Gode, daughter of Nicolas Gode and his wife, Francoise Gadois, and the widow of Jean de St. Pair (aka St. Per). Her parents had come to New France prior to 1647, and had settled in Montreal. She was born in France, about 1637. Her father was a master-carpenter. Mathurine was married first to Jean St. Pair in Montreal on September 25, 1651, where they continued to live and where St. Pair was Notary Royal. They had two children, Claude and Agatha. Tragedy struck Mathurine a double blow in October, 1657. Both her father and her husband were killed while fighting the Irequois Indians and were buried in Montreal on the 25th. After the customary one year waiting period, Mathurine was re-married to Jacques Lemoyne.
lived in Chateauguay before he died and in Montreal at the 1681 Census
14 MAY 1668 purchased a concession of the seigneurie that he and Michel Messier later divided. He kept Cap de la Trinite, and Michel kept Cap St. Michel.
Immigration: 1647 Quebec 2 Occupation: Varennes, Vercheres. PQ, Canada; Occupation: Seigneur de la Trinite, de Varennes 2 Occupation: 1670 Montr�al, Qu�bec, New France; Occupation: store guard for the King 2 Residence: ABT 1690 Ch�teauguay, PQ, Canada 2 Census: 1681 Montr�al, Qu�bec, New France 2
Sources: Title: All That I Am I Owe to My Mothers and Fathers Author: Deborah Savoie Giulinis Publication: Database at RootsWeb WorldConnect http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=giulinis Entries: 14052 Updated: Thu Apr 4 15:45:14 2002 Contact: Deborah Savoie Giulini Home Page: Our French Canadian and Acadian Ances Abbrev: All That I Am I Owe to My Mothers and Fathers
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