Pierre LAURENT was born around 1674 in France and is one of the numerous roots of ST-LAURENT families. His origin is Saint-Laurent parish, Périgueux, south west of France. He's the son of Etienne Laurent and Marguerite Viger, who never came in Canada. We don't know exactly when he arrived in Québec. He left to Rimouski in 1696, at the beginning of this Seigneurie. He got married on the January, 12th 1699 (25 years old) in St-François, Ile d'Orléans with Constance GUERINET. Pierre, their first child was born in St-François, Ile d'Orléans. Their next nine children were all born in Rimouski.
|Pierre||19/12/1699||20/04/1729 Rimouski||Marie Renée Allard||9 enfants|
|Joseph||03/1709||26/07/1709||20/10/1739 Rimouski||Louise Rioux||7 enfants|
|Marie-Françoise||1716||01/06/1717||05/05/1792||07/01/1738 Rimouski||Jacques Bouillon|
|Ambroise||01/09/1720||01/07/1720||30/07/1797||Marie Louise Pineau||11 enfants|
Note: Indicated dates are birth dates. Baptisms have often taken place a long time after (several months and sometime more than one year).
On the August 13th 1705, Pierre Laurent, living in Rimouski, sold for 200 pounds to Joseph Lepage a land in Ile d'Orléans. This land was inherited by his wife from her mother, Constance Lepage.
His descendants are found in a great part in Rimouski and Trois-Pistoles areas, and also later in Matane and Gaspesie.
Rimouski Seigneurie (or St-Barnabé) has been obtained by René Lepage by an exchange with Sieur de la Cardonnière on the July 10th 1694, against a land he had in Ile d'Orléans. Confirmation of this concession was on January 27th 1696. It's described as follow:
Two leagues on the -St-Lawrence- river, two leagues inland, one side on the Bic Seigneurie, this other side on non conceeded lands.
Some Pierre Laurent's descendants have migrated to USA around years 1870. We found some of them in Massachusetts (New Bedford and Fall River areas) and New Hampshire (Manchester). We expect to find some others in New England states. They moved for job, especially in textile mills.
We can have some information in Quebec City, but of course it's not complete. We are interested by all information which could help us consolidating our data.
Some people related to Pierre Laurent found in USA: (Name / Spouse), classified by place of marriage. This list is not complete.
New Bedford, MA, USA
James ST-LAURENT - Lulmira NUNES
Joseph Arthur ST-LAURENT - Regina STE-MARIE
Joseph Charles A. ST-LAURENT - Bertha MARVELL
Louis Napoléon ST-LAURENT - Lucy SHARPLES
Pierre Paul ST-LAURENT - Alice FANTOM
Ste-Anne Fall River, MA, USA
Alphonse ST-LAURENT - Dorilda CHOUINARD
Arthur ST-LAURENT - Eveline GABOURIAUT
Callixte ST-LAURENT - Anna BOUCHARD
Joseph Alfred ST-LAURENT - Joséphine OUIMETTE
Joseph Damase ST-LAURENT - Alexina BELANGER
Joseph Dominique ST-LAURENT - Elise LEVESQUE
Joseph Victorien ST-LAURENT - Eléonore LAVOIE
Louis Sylvestre ST-LAURENT - Clara GAGNON
Napoléon ST-LAURENT - Rose BELANGER
Napoléon ST-LAURENT - Célia CHAREST
Victor ST-LAURENT - Aurélie Alice BOSSE
Pierre BLAIS - Marie Laetitia ST-LAURENT
Joseph Fidelin BRABANT - Marie Célina Elmina ST-LAURENT
Arthur BROCHU - Clotilde ST-LAURENT
Ovila DEROCHES - Marie Ludivie ST-LAURENT
Louis DUPRAT - Marie Séraphine ST-LAURENT
Raphaël FOURNIER - Marie Elizabeth ST-LAURENT
Pierre HENRI - Marie Arthémise ST-LAURENT
Charles LEVEQUE - Alphonsine ST-LAURENT
Domino ROUSSELLE - Angélina ST-LAURENT
Alphonse ROY - Laetitia ST-LAURENT
Alfred VALLEE - Edna ST-LAURENT
Ste-Anne Manchester, NH, USA
Nazaire ST-LAURENT - Emélie HOUDE
St-Louis de Gonzague Nashua NH, USA
Charles ST-LAURENT - Marie Emilie Carmélia ST-LAURENT
Jean Baptiste ST-LAURENT - Amanda BELANGER
Joseph ST-LAURENT - Flora CLOUTIER
Joseph Adélard ST-LAURENT - Yvonne RICARD
Joseph Albert ST-LAURENT - Marie Mélina OUELLET
Joseph Désiré ST-LAURENT - Emma SIROIS
Joseph Octave ST-LAURENT - Mathilde BOILARD
Ernest JN CATES - Germaine ST-LAURENT
Joseph Antoine F. CHENARD - Marie Gertrude Y ST-LAURENT
Georges GAUDREAU - Marie Adèle Albertine ST-LAURENT
Joseph Louis Albert MARTIN - Léda L ST-LAURENT
Arthur MEUNIER - Irène ST-LAURENT
Nazaire RIOUX - Albina ST-LAURENT
Clément RIOUX - Modeste ST-LAURENT
Simon SIROIS - Jeanne d'Arc ST-LAURENT
For the greater part, his descendants are found in Rimouski area and Trois-Pistoles, and later in Gaspesia. A lot of them have also moved to USA (cf above)
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