Notes for Jean Baptiste Godfroy de Linctot: [5 - GODFROY-1 byBrendaLindley.FBK.FTW]
Information from this couple on back in the ancestry lineage is from cousin Edward P. Melton's genealogy file. I have never proven any of these sources or names, nor have I seen anything of Ed's to provide any proof thereof. However, Ed was a reasonably through genealogist, therefore, I shall include these ancestors. BKL.
Origin: Archeveche de Rouen, Normandie, 12-15-1636, Lieu indetermine au Quebec #94103.
Le Redacteur a omis de signer, age 70, 3-26-1678, Trois Rivieres, cert. # 89408. (Redacteur omitted to sign, age 70, 3-26-1678, Three Rivers, CERT # 89408)
Source # 6: A branch of this family resided in Normandy in 1580 whose head was Pierre. His son Jean Baptist came to Canada about 1635. His marriage is dated December 15, 1636 and is said to be the oldest one recorded in Canada. His wife Marie LeNeuf de Herison. Their sons became kindred and ennobled in 1667, and received the Seigneuru de Linctot and the fiefs de Normandville, de Vieux Pont, de Roguetiliade, de Tonnancour, and de Maunboeuf. A sister of Jean Baptist named Anne was married to Jacques Testard de Montigny. In 1715 Pierre Godefroy de Roguetiliade, grandson of Jean Baptiste Godfroy de Linctot, came to Detroit Michigan. He was followed Shortly by Jacques Godefroy de Mauboeuf. In 1750 Jean Baptiste Godfroy de Linctot then called Chevalier came to Detroit with his wife, Jeanne Veron de Grandmenil and died there in 1756. Pierre and Jacques both married into the same family; Jacques married in 1716 to Marie Chenes St. Onge.
Trois Rivieres, 1666, cert #96112 Also listed on the above certificate are: Michel Godefroy DeLinctot - residence; Perrine Picotte DeBellestre - residence; Marie Francoise Ursule Lintot - daughter of Michel Godefroy DeLinctot; Pierre Chaperon - residence; Roger DeLatouche - residence; Gilles Durand - residence; Nicolas Feron - residence; Jean Rat - residence; and Charles Desnart LaPlume - residence. They all must have known one another and most likely lived in the same area or next door to each other as they are all on the same census/record for the area and same year.
Jean and his brother Thomas were the first family members to emigrate to Canada from France in 1626. [JV]
Thomas and his brother John Baptist were killed by the Iroquois while in Canada. Denissen, pg.537
Source 4, pg. 37 Jean de Linctot - il concede une terre a son fils Jean Amadore, Ameau, 10-18-166? - sa femme: marie Leneuf du Herisson il lui donne ses batiments, meubles et terres du Hautboc Ameau, 4-17-1670 - il donne des terres a ses enfants, sur la riviere St. Michel, Ameau, 3-2-1677 - il donne une terre a son fils Jean Baptiste, au fief Linctot, Ameau, 6-6-1677 - il donne a ses 5 enfants, une terre faisant partie du Hautboc, sur laquelle est batie sa maison, Ameau, 3-22-1678
ENGLISH: Jean de Linctot - does it concede a ground have his son Jean Amadore, Ameau, 10-18-166? - its wife: Marie Leneuf of Herisson it gives him her buildings, pieces of furniture and grounds of Hautboc Ameau, 4-17-1670 - it gives grounds has his children, on the river St Michel, Ameau, 3-2-1677 - it gives a ground has his/her son Jean Baptiste, with stronghold Linctot, Ameau, 6-6-1677 - it gives has his 5 children, a ground belonging to Hautboc, on which its house is batie, Ameau, 3-22-1678
Source # 7, page 33: Relative of Jean was; Sieur Godefroy probably the Sieur Jean Paul mentioned in the next chapter. This was Jean Paul Godefroy who came to Canada at an early date, and served as interpreter and trading clerk; he returned to France with Champlain in 1629, but his name appears at Three Rivers in 1636, as a clerk there. In 1644 he accompained Pierre LeGardeur to France, delegated by the Canadian colonist. In the following year, he was commander of a ship, and during 1648-1650 was admiral of the fleet. Oct 3, 1646 he married Marie Madeleine, daughter of LeGardeur; he had by her two daughters, one of whom became an Ursulie nun. In 1650 Jean Paul formed a commercial association with Tilly, Buissot, Lespine', and others for seal-fishing at Tadoussac and fur trading with the Indians. In June 1651 he went with the Jesuit Druillettes on an embassy to the New England authorities to carry on the negotiations begun in 1647, relative to commerce and to the formation of an alliance, offensive and defensive, against the Iroquois. This proposal, however, was refused by teh colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts. Godefroy was elected a member of the Quebec Council in 1648; he was apparently a prominent colonist, and active in developing the commerce and resources of the country. He was a relative of the noted Jean Godefroy de Linctot. The date of his death is not recorded. He is mentioned several times in Jour. des Jesuits.
Ch. III, source 8: Fort Detroit and the trading post established by Cadilla in 1701 was known to the French as "Isle Detroit, "The Strait." Among the names of soldiers and traders who settled and visited Detroit we find frequent mention of the Godefrois of Trois Rivieres, a Canadian town on the St. Lawrence, then of equal importance with Montreal and Quebec. The Church records of St. Anne's of Detroit list birth, deaths, and marriages and other important events that were preserved and still exist today. Ste. Anne's is the oldest church west of the Alleghanies. The original Godefroi's of Canada were military officers, colonist and merchants engaged in the fur trade with the Indians. In 1634 Jean Baptiste Godefroy de Linctot, from a noble family in the Pays de Caux of Normandie, settled in Trois Rivieres. His children and grandchildren achieved distinction in the Indian wars and several of them were scalped and burned by the Indians. Their bravery and superior merits as colonists included Louis XIV in 1677, and distinguished them by "letters of noblesse" and a grant of heraldic arms. The first settlers spelled the name Godefroi, then Godefrey, and later Godfroy, that is "God's Peace" whence their motto "Pax in Deo." Jean Paul Godefroi, Compte D'Estrades, Admiral of the fleet was a native of Paris. He married at Quebec in 1646 and had extensive family connections to the country. (Don't know if this is our Jean here or not. BKL.) Pg. 46: The town of Linctot, or Linotot is in the Pays de Caux, Normandie, near the mouth of the Seine, France. Normanville is just north of there. Tonnancour is in Lisieux, Normandie, and South-east of this place, near Neufbourg is Maurboeuf. These and other names of French towns where the ancient families of Godefroi owned extates or seigneuries, were transferred to their lands in Nouvelle France. In some cases the family name has been entirely dropped, and the Failes are now known as the Normanvilles de Vieux Ponts, etc., or the "de" has been also dropped. In other cases the family name alone is retained, the lands having passed out of the family. The old Jesuit account books kept by Father Bonaventure at the Indian Mission of Detroit early in the last century, was purchased by the writer from Mr. R. Elliot of Detroit. It is the most precious relic of the early history of Detroit still extant, and contains curious references to the heads of many old families.
SOURCES: 1. Cousin Lynne Pett 2. PRDH (Programee de Recherche en Demographie Historique) 3. Jack Valois [JV]
4. Dictionnaire des Familles Seigneuriales et des Seigneuries du Gouvernement de Trois Rivieres, sous le Regime francais 1634 - 1760 Extension jusqu'a 1775, Documentation recueillie dans les Actes Notaries seulement par Jules Martel UQTR
5. Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region Revision 1701-1936 Vol.-1; Rev. Fr. C. Denissen
6. www.geocities.com/histmich/frenchfamilys.html; curtsey of Lynne Pett, cousin.
7. The Jesuit Relations & Allied Documents: Travels & Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610-1791: Reuben Gold Thwaites, Vol. IX, Quebec 1636 Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, Publishers, MDCCC
8. Family Record of Theodore Parsons Hall & Alexandrine Louise Godfroy Of Tonnancour Grosse Pointe Near Detroit Michigan. By: Theodore Parsons Hall, Detroit Michigan, Wm. C. Heath Printing Co., 1802
More About Jean Baptiste Godfroy de Linctot: AKA (Facts Pg): John Baptist.277, 278, 279, 280 Baptism: Jean Baptiste Godefroy DeLinctot.281, 282, 283, 284 Date born 2: Bef. 1608, PER: PRDH (Programee de Recherche en Demographie Historique).285, 286, 287, 288 Burial: March 26, 1678, Trois Rivieres, Quebec.288 Immigration: PER: PRDH.289, 290, 291, 292 Nationality: French.293, 294, 295, 296 Residence 1: 1626, Came to Canada.297, 298, 299, 300 Residence 2: 1666, Trois Rivieres,Quebec.301, 302, 303, 304
More About Jean Baptiste Godfroy de Linctot and Marie Jeanne Leneuf du Herisson: Marriage: December 15, 1636, Trois Rivieres, Canada, Quebec.305, 306, 307
Marriage Notes for Jean Baptiste Godfroy de Linctot and Marie Jeanne Leneuf du Herisson: [5 - GODFROY-1 byBrendaLindley.FBK.FTW]
SOURCES: 1. Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region Revision 1701-1936 Vol.-1; Rev. Fr. C. Denissen
2. P.R.D.H. CERTIFICATE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Date Parish Name of the husb. First name Name of the wife First name Union 1636-12-15 Lieu indéterminé (au Québec) GODEFROY DELINCTOT JEAN BAPTISTE LENEUF MARIE JEANNE Couple [Family] of JEAN BAPTISTE GODEFROY DELINCTOT Burial : 1678-03-26 Trois-Rivières Father : PIERRE GODEFROY Mother : PIERRETTE CAVELIER Couple and MARIE JEANNE LENEUF Death : 1688-10-27 Burial : 1688-10-28 Trois-Rivières Father : MATHIEU LENEUF Mother : JEANNE MARCHAND DELACELLONIERE DELAROQUE Couple Marriage: 1636-12-15 Lieu indéterminé (au Québec) Children married before 1800 : Sex Date of marriage First name of the child Place of marriage Name of the spouse m 1664-09-02 MICHEL MONTRÉAL [Couple] PERRINE PICOTE DEBELESTRE m Before 1669-05-09 LOUIS LIEU INDÉTERMINÉ (AU QUÉBEC) [Couple] MARGUERITE SEIGNEURET DELISLE m 1675-10-21 JOSEPH TROIS-RIVIÈRES [Couple] CATHERINE POULIN FONTAINE m 1675-11-12 JEAN AMADOR TROIS-RIVIÈRES [Couple] MARIE MADELEINE JUTRAS VALLEE f 1677-05-16 MARIE RENEE QUÉBEC [Couple] PIERRE BOULANGER STPIERRE