Others Levasseurs in America prior to 1800
Jeanne, Jean and Pierre Levasseur’s sister, came to New France. She was already married to Christophe Drolet when she arrived. In 1654, their son Pierre was baptized in Québec. Jeanne and Christophe returned to France in 1672. Their son remained in Canada and is at the origin of all the Drolet’s in America.
Louis Levasseur sieur de Lespérance (circa 1636-1690)
Louis is from Saint-Jacques de Paris. He married Marguerite Bélanger, on December 13, 1666 at Château-Richer, Montmorency, QC. He died in Québec in 1690. His descendants are estimated at 13 persons.
Henri Lamarre dit Belisle (circa 1669-1740) ancestor to the Levasseur dit Belisle
Henri is from Saint-Michel-la-Palud, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, in France. He is the son of Antoine Lamarre and Marguerite Levasseur. He is a master surgeon. He first married under the name Henri Lamarre dit Belisle, to Catherine Demosny, on June 26, 1690 in Québec. He then adopted the name Henri Belisle. His second marriage was with Françoise Perinne Dandonneau, on November 26, 1705, in Champlain. His third marriage was with Jeanne Archambault, on August 25, 1712, at Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal. The descendants of this third marriage adopted the family name Levasseur dit Belisle. Henri is the ancestor to the Levasseur dit Belisle.
Charles-René Vassor dit Lafraicheur (circa 1724-1781)
Charles-René is from the Parish Saint-André-des-Arts in Paris. He first married Geneviève Grosnier on January 13, 1750, in Québec. In his marriage contract he is identified as a soldier with the Compagnie de Saint-Vincent. He was then married to Josephte Bouteiller on April 4, 1758 in Rivière-des-Prairies. His third marriage was with Amable Poudret dit Lavigne on October 12, 1761 at Rivière-des-Prairies. After 1772, when his children were baptized he adopted the Levasseur name. His descendants are estimated at 201 persons.
Jacques Levasseur de Neré (circa 1662-circa 1723)
Jacques was from de Paris. He married Marie Françoise Achille Chaveneau, circa 1694, in France. He arrived in New France in 1694, as a military engineer to the king. He returned to France and his descendants are estimated at 14 persons.
Pierre Levasseur dit Saint-Pierre (circa 1719-1774)
Pierre was from Notre-Dame de Peronne, Picardie. He was married to Marie-Louise Durbois dit Léonard, on August 31, 1750 at Fort Frédéric, Beauharnois. He died in Montreal, QC on November 25, 1774. His descendants are estimated at 10 persons.
Jean LeVasseur (circa 1683-prior to November 3, 1734)
Jean was from Saint-Jacques, Dieppe, in Normandie. In New France, he was a marine soldier with the Dumesnil Company. He married Barbe Chevalier, on March 14, 1713 in Montréal. He had one daughter.
Pierre was from Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois, Paris. He is the son of Pierre Levasseur and Marie Garnier. He married Marie-Jeanne Jérémie on February 19, 1719 in Québec. She was Samuel Lecompte’s widow. Her parents were Noël Jérémie dit Lamontagne and Jeanne Peltier. The couple dit not have any descendants in New France.
René-Nicolas Levasseur (circa 1707–1784)
René-Nicolas was born at Rochefort. He was chief of the royal naval construction and inspector of the woods and forests in Canada. In 1738, the king sent him to Quebec to establish naval construction sites. He arrived with his wife Angéline Juste and his daughters Marie-Françoise-Renée and Marie-Anne. Marie Françoise married Barthélemy Martin on August 31, 1752, in Québec and Marie-Anne married Alexandre Robert on September 21, 1760, at the Notre-Dame Church in Montréal. René-Nicolas and his family returned to France in 1760.
Michel was a goldsmith and resided in New France from 1699 to about 1712. He was married to Madeleine Villers. The couple baptized seven children in Québec between the years 1700 and 1710. Three died at a young age. The last one died on February 8, 1712 in L'Ancienne-Lorette. Michel taught the goldsmith trade to the apprentices Pierre Gauvreau and Jacques Pagé dit Carcy. We could believe that he returned to France after 1712.
François was born circa 1702. He was from Orléans, in France. He married Marguerite Chaille, in Québec in 1732. Four children were baptized in Québec.
Jeanne Levasseur (1631-1673)
Jeanne is a «Fille du Roi» (King’s daughter), from Rouen (St-Éloi). She was the daughter of Nicolas Levasseur and Catherine Leforestier. She married Barthélemy Tesson in Québec, on October 24, 1667. She died in France on May 29, 1673.
Sieur Le Vasseur
In 1542, a Sieur Le Vasseur drowned while on an exploration trip on the Saguenay River. He was a passenger on Sieur Jean-François de La Rocque de Roberval voyage to New France.
Jacques is from the archdiocese of Lisieux, in France. According to the 1666 Census, he is a hired hand for Marie Bourdon, widow of Jean Gloria. He is 33 years old.
On the 1666 Census Jean, aged 20, is a hired hand for Jacques Bilodeau, a farmer on l’Île d’Orléans.
On the 1667 census, Jean, aged 28, is a hired hand for Jean Primont, a farmer on l’Île d’Orléans.
In 1601, Guillaume Levasseur, influential European cartographer drew the Atlantic Ocean map. This represents, amongst others, the geography of Eastern Canada. The golf and the Saint Lawrence River were drawn. The names of QUEBECQ, 3 RIVIERES, HOCHELAGA, TADOUSSAC are inscribed. Guillaume Levasseur was from Dieppe in Normandy. At the time, cartographers worked with the explorers and the fishermen who explored the coasts. They would provide information about their voyages. Cartographers would then draw their maps. Did Guillaume Levasseur come to New France? We do not know.
Note : The estimate for the number of descendants is according to the data in the Levasseur data bank as of March 26, 2008.
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