|179.||i.||LOUISE5 GOSSELIN, b. 28 March 1687, St-Pierre, Ile d'Orleans; d. Deceased.|
|ii.||PIERRE GOSSELIN872, b. 23 April 1690, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada872; d. 09 December 1739, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada872.|
|180.||iii.||MARIE-MADELEINE GOSSELIN, b. 1692; d. Deceased.|
|181.||iv.||JOSEPH GOSSELIN, b. 21 March 1697/98, St. Pierre, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec; d. Deceased, St. Pierre, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec.|
|v.||GABRIEL GOSSELIN, b. 14 May 1699, St. Pierre de I'le d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada873,874.|
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Baptism: 15 May 1699, Baptised St. Pierre, St. Pierre, Ile Orleans, Quebec875
|i.||GENEVIEVE5 MIVILLE, b. 02 June 1696, Cap-St-Ignace880,881; d. 31 October 1696, Cap-St-Ignace882.|
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Baptism: 03 June 1696, Baptised Cap-St-Ignace883
Burial: 01 November 1696, Buried Cap-St-Ignace883
|ii.||MARIE-MADELEINE MIVILLE, b. 06 February 1698/99, Cap-St-Ignace884,885; d. Deceased; m. GUILLAUME BOULAY886, 11 November 1727, Montmagny (ct 09 Michon)887; b. 11 September 1702, Montmagny888; d. Deceased.|
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Baptism: 10 February 1698/99, Cap-St-Ignace889
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Baptism: 17 September 1702, Baptised Montmagny890
|iii.||MARTHE MIVILLE, b. 07 September 1699, Pointe-aux-Trembles891,892; d. Deceased; m. CHARLES BOULET893; b. 02 April 1711, Montmagny894; d. Deceased.|
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Baptism: 07 September 1699, Baptised Cap-St-Ignace895
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Baptism: 03 April 1711, Baptised Montmagny896
|182.||iv.||VERONIQUE MIVILLE, b. 26 March 1701, Cap-St-Ignace; d. 1763.|
|183.||v.||JOSEPH MIVILLE, b. 18 June 1703, Cap-St-Ignace; d. Deceased.|
|184.||vi.||FRANCOIS MIVILLE, b. 27 February 1706/07, Cap-St-Ignace; d. Deceased.|
|vii.||PIERRE-PAUL MIVILLE, b. 12 February 1707/08, Cap-St-Ignace897,898; d. 29 October 1727, Riviere-du-Sud, Beauport899,900.|
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Baptism: 12 February 1707/08, Baptised Cap-St-Ignace901
|185.||viii.||GENEVIEVE MIVILLE, b. 08 October 1708, Cap-St-Ignace; d. 1740.|
|186.||ix.||CLAIRE MIVILLE, b. 13 November 1710, Montmagny; d. 1770.|
|x.||LOUIS MIVILLE, b. 1712902; d. Deceased; m. (1) MADELEINE AUBERT902; d. Deceased; m. (2) MARIE-MARTHE LEMIEUX902.|
|xi.||JEAN-BAPTISTE MIVILLE902, b. 1714902.|
|xii.||AUGUSTIN MIVILLE902, b. 1716902; d. 1716902.|
|xiii.||ELISABETH MIVILLE902, b. 1718902; d. Deceased; m. MARTIN BOULE902; d. Deceased.|
|xiv.||LOUISE FRANCOISE MIVILLE902, b. 1722902; d. Deceased; m. ISIDORE MORIN902; d. Deceased.|
|i.||PIERRE5 BOUCHER907, d. Deceased.|
|187.||ii.||MARIE-THERESE BOUCHER, b. 1692; d. 1726.|
|188.||iii.||JEAN-FRANCOIS BOUCHER, b. 1693; d. Deceased.|
|189.||iv.||ANDRE BOUCHER, b. 1696; d. Deceased.|
|190.||v.||DENIS JOSEPH BOUCHER, b. 1699; d. Deceased.|
|191.||vi.||NICOLAS BOUCHER, b. 1702; d. Deceased.|
|vii.||MARIE-CHARLOTTE BOUCHER907, b. 1704907; d. Deceased; m. FRANCOIS MARION907, Abt. 1724; d. Deceased.|
|viii.||ETIENNE BOUCHER, b. 1706907; d. Deceased; m. MARIE-CHARLOTTE HOUDE, 13 August 1730, Ste-Croix (ct 12 Choret)908; d. Deceased.|
|192.||ix.||MARIE-ANNE BOUCHER, b. 05 July 1709, St. Nicolas, Quebec; d. Deceased.|
|i.||MARIE-ANNE5 DUBE914, b. 1692914.|
|ii.||MARIE-ANNE DUBE914, b. 08 April 1693, Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada915,916; m. (1) JEAN-BAPTISTE GRONDIN917, 08 February 1711/12, Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada918; b. Abt. 1690; m. (2) FRANCOIS POSE919, Aft. 1715; m. (3) JEAN MIGNAULT, DIT LABRIE919, 04 March 1725/26, LaPocatiere et Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada920.|
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Jean Mignault dit Labrie
Mignot means pretty, gracious, darling. In French-Canada, three important branches bore the family name which replaced it: Jean Mignault dit Chatillon, Rene' Mignault dit Lafresnaye and Jean Mignault dit Labrie.
The offspring of Pierre Naud are all also recognized as "dit" Labrie. For example: Msgr Jean Paul Labrie, the Bishop of Quebec.
Jean Mignault dit Labrie, born about 1665, son of the defunct Louis and the deceased Jeanne Chailliou (or Chazou), was originally from Saint-Germain-Laxis, on the Ile-de-France. Today this small French community is a part of the arrondissement of Melun in the department of Seine-et-Marne, not very far from Paris.
Why "dit" Labrie? There had once been a tiny French province which was a part of the Ile-de-France and Champagne. The inhabitants of this territory were known as the Meldi. Jean Mignault bore a surname which distinguished him from the others in his province of origin: La Brie.
It is not astonishing that Jean Mignault dreamed of having a great adventure; he was an orphan and had no education. The New World challenged all of old Europe, including Jean, who tried his luck. Some day the archives will yield to some diligent researcher, the details about his family, his birthday, or his contract for Canada.
Was Jean's first Canadian apprenticeship in the service of the seigneur of la Riviere Ouelle, Francois Deschamps de Boishebert (1672-1703)? How can if be proved? The single witness at his marriage contract was Jean Navers, an army surgeon. This might suggest that Mignault had been a soldier.
Jean Mignault unequivocally became history on 7 November 1689 at Chateau Richer. Early in the afternoon, he and notary Etienne Jacob made their way to the house of Pierre Boucher dit Pitoche, son of Marin and of Perrine Mallet, and husband of Marie Anne Saint-Denis. His sweetheart, the 21 year old Marie Boucher, awaited him there. The house was overflowing with relatives and friends. Jean and Marie were married in joint ownership of property. The Boucher parents settled a dowry of 30 livres on their daughter and gave her "a mother cow." Notary Jacob read the document. Then it was signed by witnesses Marie Boucher, Jean Plante, Nicolas Thibault, Jean Navers, Genevieve Guyon, and Charles Goulet.
The house emptied itself as the procession made its way to the church of Chateau Richer where Father Charles Amador Martin, awaited all these festive people to bless the marriage. Relatives like the Jean Plantes, father and son, Guillaume Boucher and Jacques Cauchon, appeared in the registry. Then there was the wedding feast more than four kilometers west of the church across from the Casault River.
Thus officially began the Jean Mignault dit Labrie family in New France. Marie Boucher was the fourth child of a family of eleven. The youngest, Marguerite Boucher was born in May 1692. The Jesuit missionary, Claude Pijart, had baptized Marie Boucher on 12 August 1668 in the parish of Sainte Famille on the Ile d'Orleans.
THE RIVIERE OUELLE
Did the Labrie couple spend the winter at Riviere Ouelle? Probably so because, before his marriage, before meeting his beautiful bride, Jean Mignault built his cabin on a concession granted him by the seigneur of la Bouteillerie. The Mignault land was situated to the east of the river, at Pointe-aux-Iroquois, between the property of Jean Lebel and Mathurin Dube The dimensions of the grant were 4 arpents of frontage on the river by 42 in depth. The first Labrie child was baptized there in September 1690. This was the place where, in the month of October, Sir William Phipps fleet tried to debark. In the absence of the Seigneur, the inhabitants asked their pastor, Father de Francheville, to organize the resistance. Jean Mignault was cited as being a part of the group of defenders who inflicted heavy losses on the Bostonians. This resistance surprised the British. It turned out to be a prelude to a bitter defeat of the enemy at Quebec. Frontenac said "They shall not pass" and they did not. Historian Lionel Le jeune reported that the Americans lost 900 men during the course of this failed expedition on the Saint-Lawrence River.
The life of our ancestor was that of a humble pioneer, peaceful, laborious and uneventful for 35 years.
On 24 January 1705, Jean Pelletier and Rene Brisson witnessed the burial of Marie Boucher's mother in the cemetery of Notre-Dame-de-Liesse at Riviere Ouelle. Marie Anne Saint Denis had come to the home of her daughter, Madame Mignault, on the occasion of the birth of son Charles. However, the mother-in-law never knew the child who was born on the following 2 February. Marie Anne, daughter of Pierre Saint-Denis and of Vivienne Brunel; she who had married the famous Pierre Boucher at Chateau Richer on 4 April 1663, now joined him in eternity.
An official report of the royal road surveyor, Pierre Robineau de Becancour, drawn up by notary Janneau between 10 and 14 August 1713, tells us that this road at Riviere Ouelle, passed through the land of militia sergeant Jean Mignault, just behind his bread oven.
Mignault was involved in the fishing of the white porpoise for several years. This somewhat cruel hunt, provided its sponsors with an appreciable supplemental income.
On 6 June 1710, an authorization from the Intendant allowed Jean Mignault, Louis Dube, Jacques Bois and a few others, to enzage in porpoise fishing at Pointe aux Iroquois. This lasted for nineteen years, until 1730. The partners suffered many difficulties and failures. The trade required much work. It was necessary to stick thousands of oles, five or six meters long, a half-meter apart, in the sand of the beach. The beach enclosure must be large enough to allow dozens of these creatures to enter. The porpoise had very sensitive skin and never touched a barge or a pole. The hunters, mounted on light rafts, speared them unmercifully. They often waited for them at an open space near solid ground, in order to harpoon them or let them be driven ashore. Jean Mignault practiced this hard and heartless trade with success.
The second Mignault dit Labrie generation consisted of ten children: six daughters and four sons, all born and baptized at Riviere Ouelle between 1690 and 1713. All reached adulthood and started families, with the exception of the youngest who died after a winter's week.
Here they are in order of age: Marie Madeleine. Marie Francoise. Marie Therese, Michel, Marie Ursule, Marie Rosalie, Charles, Jean Baptiste, Marie Cecile and Nicolas. Madeleine took Pierre Emond for her husband; Francoise married Nicolas Lebel; Therese married Joseph Emond and Joseph Gagnon; Ursule married Pierre August Emond; Rosalie married Philippe Beaudin; Cecile married Etienne Raymond. Together the daughters a dorned,the Mignault family tree with 41 new branches.
As for the boys, Michel married Ursule Soucy and Marie Angelique Morin; Charles married Marie Madeleine Aubert; and Jean Baptiste married Marie Anne Grondin and Marie Anne Chouinard. The three brothers increased the third generation by 24 children.
Alas! after more than 27 years of marriage and 42 years of life, Marie Boucher suddenly felt her strength decline. She died at Riviere Ouelle on 15 July 1717. Her death certificate is nearly illegible. For the Mignault family, her death was a catastrophe. Our distraught ancestor was in mourning for nine years.
A SECOND MARRIAGE
Marie Anne Dube daughter of Mathurin and of Anne Miville, born at Riviere-Ouelle on 20 February 1692, had been married before to Jean Baptiste Grondin, son of Jean and of Sainte Mignault dit Chatillon in February 1712. Marie-Anne, mother of seven children, five of whom were living, lost her husband in October 1723. This poor woman struggled as best she could in order to make ends meet. Somewhere along the way she met Jean Labrie. They fell in love and were married on 4 March 1726. From 1718 to 1738, there was no resident priest at Riviere Ouelle. The religious ceremony took place, dispensing with one of the banns, at Sainte Anne de la Pocatiere; Abbot Maurice Imbault, a Recollet missionary priest, presided at the ceremony.
At least two girls were born to the Mignault Dube second marriage: Marie Josephte, baptized on 15 September 1730, and Marie Veronique, baptized on 25 January 1734, at Riviere Ouelle. Marie Josephte married Jean Gagnon on 20 November 1752. They raised at least seven children at Saint Roch des Aulnaies. As for Veronique, cited by Tanguay, we are unaware of her destiny.
Jean Mignault dit Labrie died in 1735, when about 70 years old. He was buried in the consecrated land of Riviere Ouelle on 6 December, in the presence of his children and grand-children. Our quiet reserved ancestor contributed much to strengthen the honest peopling of a portion of his new homeland. On 17 February 1736, Jacques Louis Gastonguay, pastor of Sainte Anne, was chosen as guardian of the minor children of the late Jean Mignault and Marie Anne Dube And so life continued.
On 24 December 1740, his heirs amicably divided land. One part went to Marie Anne Dube
and another to Abbot Charles Lefebvre dit Duchouquet. Why was a priest named in the will? It seems that it was to protect the gift of a half arpent of land once made by ean Mignault to the fabrique of Riviere Ouelle. On 19 June 1738, an order from Quebec had annulled this donation in order to protect the heirs, who were already rather poor. But then, by 1740, the family recovered and wanted to respect the wish of their deceased father.
Marie Anne Dube was married a third time to Francois Pose. This last husband was the widower of Anne Cote and the father of nine children. The religious ceremony took place on 25 January 1744 at Saint-Thomas de Montmagny. Does anyone know when or where the
courageous Marie Anne Dube died? We do not.
If you know well the history of your ancestors, you will always keep the key to the door of your house in your heart.
FAMILY NAME VARIATIONS
This biography began by explaining that the original name of Mignot became Mignault, which was borne by three ancestors: Jean Mignault dit Chatillon, Rene Mignault dit Lafresnaye and Jean Mignault dit Labrie. it appears impossible to' sort out the "dit" names adopted by the descendants of the above, therefore all known alternate names are given as follows: Aubin, Chatillon, De la Fraynaye, De la Gerbaudiere, Labrie, Lafrenay, Lafrenaye, Lafresnaye, Lagace' Lagasse, Lagerbaudi, Megniot, Meignot, Mignau, Mignaux, Migneau, Mignier, Mignot, mignote and Miot.
|193.||iii.||AUGUSTIN ZACHARIE DUBE, b. 13 January 1695/96, Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada; d. 1779.|
|194.||iv.||MARIE-CHARLOTTE DUBE, b. 17 May 1696, Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada; d. 1758.|
|v.||JOSEPH DUBE921, b. 1699921.|
|vi.||MARIE-ANGELIQUE DUBE921, b. 1701921.|
|vii.||MARIE-GERTRUDE DUBE921, b. 1702921; d. Deceased; m. FRANCOIS DUTARTRE, 07 January 1720/21, La Pocatiere (ct 06 Janneau)922; b. 11 May 1698, Riviere-Ouelle922; d. Deceased.|
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Baptism: 15 May 1698, Baptised Riviere-Ouelle922
|viii.||MATHURIN DUBE923, b. 1704923; d. Deceased.|
|ix.||JEAN-FRANCOIS DUBE923, b. 1706923.|
|195.||x.||JOSEPH DUBE, b. 1707; d. Deceased.|
|196.||xi.||MARIE-JEANNE DUBE, b. 16 April 1710, Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada; d. Deceased.|
|xii.||JEAN-BAPTISTE DUBE923, b. 1712923; d. 1780923; m. MARIE-ANNE RASSET923.|
|xiii.||MARIE-JOSEPHE DUBE923, b. 15 March 1712/13, Riviere Ouelle, Quebec, Canada924,925; d. Deceased; m. (1) BERNARD MIGNIER, DIT LEGACE926, 05 October 1739, LaPocatiere, Quebec, Canada927; b. Abt. 1708; d. Abt. October 1765; m. (2) FRANCOIS SIROIS928, 13 October 1766, LaPocatiere, Quebec, Canada929; b. 1716930; d. Deceased.|
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