Descendants of Francois Benoit
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1. Francois1 Benoit was born about 1600 in France. He married Dimanche Chappelain. She was born about 1600 in France.
Child of Francois Benoit and Dimanche Chappelain is:
+ 2 i. Paul2 Benoit-dit-Livernois, born about 1626 in Niévre, France; died 01 Jan 1686 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
Generation No. 2
2. Paul2 Benoit-dit-Livernois (Francois1 Benoit) was born about 1626 in Niévre, France, and died 01 Jan 1686 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC. He married Isabelle Gobinet 16 Sep 1658 in Montréal, QC, daughter of Nicolas Gobinet and Marguerite Lorgeleux. She was born about 1622 in Paris, France, and died 03 Apr 1715 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
Notes for Isabelle Gobinet:
Before the King’s Daughters
By Peter J. Gagné page 154-155
Elisabeth dite Isabelle Gobinet was born about 1641 in Gonesse au Vexin (arrondissement of Montmorency, archdiocese of Paris), Ile-de France, the daughter of Nicolas Gobinet and Marguerite Lorgeleux. After losing her father, she came to New France in 1658.
On 16 September 1658, at age 17, Elisabeth married Paul Benoit dit Nivernois or Livernois in Montréal on the same date as 6 other frlles a marier. Neither Elisabeth nor her husband could sign the marriage contract drawn up 09 September by notary Basset. A master carpenter, Paul was born about 1621 in Châtillon-en-Bazois (arrondissement of Château-Chinon, diocese of Nevers), Nivernais, the son of François BenoIt and Dimanche Chappelain.” (118) His province of origin — Nivernais — is also the origin of his nickname, often misspelled as Livernois. He enlisted to go to Canada on 23 May 1653 in the study of notary Lafousse at La Fleche, promising to serve Messieurs Maisonneuve and La Dauversiêre. Before departure, Paul acknowledged receiving 123 livres advance wages. He arrived in Montréal on 16 November 1653 aboard the Saint-Nicolas as a member of the Grande Recrue brought over by Marguerite Bourgeoys and Jeanne Mance.
Elisabeth and Paul had 11 children. Daughter Elisabeth was baptized 13 July 1659 in Montréal, followed by Laurent (02 January 1661), Etienne
(25 December 1662) and twins Barbe and Marie-Anne (09 May 1665). A rare occurrence for the time, both twins survived to adulthood. H was baptized 19 September 1667, followed by Marguerite (27 December 1669), Genevieve (26 May 1672) and Jacques (04 June 1674). In 1675, the family settled at Longueuil, where the last two children were born, though they were still baptized at Montréal. François was baptized on 09 August 1676 and Yves on 19 July 1679.
Paul Benoit dit Nivemois or Livernois died 01 January 1686 at Longueuil and was buried two days later in Boucherville. The inheritance of his estate was handled by notary Maugue on 20 February 1692 and 26 October 1693. On 23 June 1706, Elisabeth hired her youngest child, Yves, to take care of her. Notary Tailhandier drew up an agreement between Elisabeth and her children on 25 June 1714, putting her affairs in order. Elisabeth dite Isabelle Gobinet died 03 April 1715 and was buried the same day at Longueuil.
(118) ‘‘ Roland J. Auger gives her name as Marie Chatellain.
Children of Paul Benoit-dit-Livernois and Isabelle Gobinet are:
+ 3 i. Isabelle-Elizabeth3 Benoit-dit-Livernois, born 13 Jul 1659 in Montréal, QC; died 05 Nov 1685 in Montréal, QC.
+ 4 ii. Laurent Benoit-dit-Livernois, born 02 Jan 1661 in Montréal, QC; died 07 Dec 1728 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
5 iii. Etienne Benoit-dit-Livernois, born 25 Dec 1662 in Montréal, QC; died 20 Mar 1746 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC. He married Jeanne-Marguerite-Marie Campeau 03 Feb 1699 in Montréal, QC; born 01 Jun 1679 in Montréal, QC; died 21 Jun 1721 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
Generation No. 3
3. Isabelle-Elizabeth3 Benoit-dit-Livernois (Paul2, Francois1 Benoit) was born 13 Jul 1659 in Montréal, QC, and died 05 Nov 1685 in Montréal, QC. She married Francois-Jean Bleau/Blot 22 Feb 1672 in Montréal, QC (ct 6 Dec 1671 Basset), son of Francois Bleau/Blot and Anne Sautin. He was born about 1642 in LaTrinite, Falaise, Caen, Normandie, France, and died 22 Dec 1718 in Montréal, QC.
Children of Isabelle-Elizabeth Benoit-dit-Livernois and Francois-Jean Bleau/Blot are:
6 i. Francois4 Bleau, born 16 Mar 1677 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC. He married Marie-Catherine Juillet 13 Nov 1703 in Michon, Kamouraska, QC; born 01 Apr 1683 in Montréal, QC.
7 ii. Marie-Elisabeth Bleau, born 13 Aug 1679 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC; died 22 Dec 1749 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC. She married Etienne-Pierre Trudeau/Truteau 23 Nov 1699 in Montréal, QC; born 14 Nov 1667 in Montréal, QC; died 12 Feb 1748 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
8 iii. Jean Bleau, born 16 Jan 1682 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC; died 06 Feb 1682 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
9 iv. Laurent Bleau, born 08 Feb 1683 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC. He married Marie-Louise Gervais 11 Aug 1721 in Montréal, QC; born 02 Jan 1695 in Montréal, QC.
10 v. Jean-Baptiste Bleau, born 03 Nov 1684 in Montréal, QC; died 04 May 1687 in Montréal, QC.
4. Laurent3 Benoit-dit-Livernois (Paul2, Francois1 Benoit) was born 02 Jan 1661 in Montréal, QC, and died 07 Dec 1728 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC. He married Marie-Francoise Tetreault 12 Nov 1691 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC, daughter of Louis Tetreault-dit-Ducharme and Noelle Landeau. She was born about 1677 in Unknown, QC, and died 28 Jan 1748 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
Notes for Marie-Francoise Tetreault:
She was listed as being 4 years old in the 1681 census. This would make her 14 when she got married and 16 when she gave birth to her first child.
Child of Laurent Benoit-dit-Livernois and Marie-Francoise Tetreault is:
11 i. Marie-Francoise4 Benoit-dit-Livernois, born 05 Apr 1693 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; died 29 Jan 1789 in Longeuil, Chambly, QC. She married Nicolas Jette 06 Jun 1743 in Longueuil, Chambly, QC; born 08 Aug 1700 in Québec City, QC; died 22 May 1771 in St. Antoine, Longueuil, Chambly, QC.
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My resources are limited because I live in Oregon. I hope that you use this information only as a guide. I welcome corrections and additions from anyone that has access to the original files.
Originally I paid a genealogy society to trace the direct lines for 6 of my 8 great grandparents. They used the books that were compiled by volunteers for each parish. Because so many individuals had the same name, I eventually found some errors in these books. Then I used Tanguay and found out that he may be about 75% right and Jette (that goes to 1730) is about 90% right. Then just as I thought that I was finished, I found PRDH (University of Montreal) and I believe that they may be 98% right and still make corrections to their records. They go up to 1799 for marriage contracts and 1850 for some deaths. Some people have the luxury of having the original records at their disposal. I do not have that and with 17,000 individuals in my data base, I can not afford to pay for copies of all the originals. At that point I confirmed every that I had with the records at PRDH. Whenever I say “about” for a birth date it means that PRDH did not find it or if it is in the 1800s, I did not look it up because of my lack of resources.
PRDH uses the most common spelling variation for the names. This makes it easier to trace the families. They do not always use the original name that appears on the contracts or birth records. That is ok with me, because many individuals before the 1900s could not sign their names and did not even care how others spelt it. As a result the same person’s name took on a variety of spellings. I also kept the “dit” (aka) names because eventually brothers from the same family, picked a different aka name. For a very small fee PRDH has all the Canadian records from 1600-1799 and some death dates up to 1850. Their records are about 18% accurate. They can be found at:
As for the pioneers, I also used Peter Gagné’s English books on the single girls that arrived in New France between 1634 & 1662 and his book on the single girls that are referred to as the King’s Daughters that arrived between 1663 & 1673. These girls were recruited and paid by the King to go to New France (Québec) to get married and colonize the area.
For the 1800-1900s I paid to prove my direct lines. My data for their extended family come from people on the web. The program that I use does not allow for baptismal dates, so if I don’t have a birth date, I use the baptismal date. The same goes for death vs. burial dates and actual wedding vs. contract dates. The newer programs have these features, but I will not be going through 18,000 records to make the changes.
Use this information as a guide only. I view genealogy as a hobby and not as pure science. As for the stories, I got them all in French on the web and I translated them for my grandchildren. I had not read or spoken French in over 40 years, so it was difficult and may not be the best translation.
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