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Posted by: Janet Manseau (ID *****2030) Date: May 16, 2011 at 13:07:31
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Descendants of Pierre Berard-dit-Varanne
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide

Generation No. 1

       1. Pierre1 Berard-dit-Varanne was born about 1620 in Mans, Maine, France, and died 20 May 1690 in Beauport, Montmorency, QC. He married Isabelle Guillemin/Guilermain/Villermain. She was born about 1620 in Mans, Maine, France.

Notes for Pierre Berard-dit-Varanne:
He was a master tailor of women's clothes.
       
Child of Pierre Berard-dit-Varanne and Isabelle Guillemin/Guilermain/Villermain is:
+       2       i.       Gabriel2 Berard-dit-Lepine, born 09 Oct 1644 in St. Martin du Chateau du Loir, Le Mans, France; died Bet. 17 Jun 1705 - 12 Jan 1710 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.


Generation No. 2

       2. Gabriel2 Berard-dit-Lepine (Pierre1 Berard-dit-Varanne) was born 09 Oct 1644 in St. Martin du Chateau du Loir, Le Mans, France, and died Bet. 17 Jun 1705 - 12 Jan 1710 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC. He married Genevieve Ayotte/Hayot 23 Oct 1673 in Unknown (presumed Neuville, Portneuf, QC (ct Becquet), daughter of Jean Ayotte/Hayot and Louise Pelletier. She was born about 1658 in Unknown, QC, and died Aft. Dec 1724 in St. Laurent, Montréal, QC.

Notes for Gabriel Berard-dit-Lepine:
He was noted as being in Québec City on 19 Sep 1672. In 1673 he was living at the seigniory of Dautray at Lanoraie. Gabriel was also listed in the 1681 census at Dautray.
       
Children of Gabriel Berard-dit-Lepine and Genevieve Ayotte/Hayot are:
       3       i.       Louise3 Berard-dit-Lepine, born about 1674 in Unknown, QC; died 25 May 1699 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC. She married Francois Plante 26 Oct 1694 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; born 03 Dec 1668 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 02 Jan 1742 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC.
       4       ii.       Marie-Elisabeth Berard-dit-Lepine, born 26 May 1679 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 04 Feb 1680 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
+       5       iii.       Gabriel Berard-dit-Lepine, born 16 Sep 1681 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       6       iv.       Genevieve Berard-dit-Lepine, born 12 Aug 1683 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 02 Sep 1772 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC. She married Jean-Baptiste Tapin, (Ant. & Jeanne Lamadeleine) 17 Jun 1705 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC; born 09 Nov 1679 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC; died 02 May 1755 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.
       7       v.       Pierre-Louis Berard-dit-Lepine, born 06 Aug 1685 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
+       8       vi.       Marie-Catherine Berard-dit-Lepine, born about 1688 in Unknown, QC; died 05 Aug 1756 in Chambly, QC.
       9       vii.       Marie-Angelique Berard-dit-Lepine, born 11 May 1690 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died Bef. 29 Jul 1745 in Unknown, QC. She married Jean-Baptiste Duclos, (Jacques & Elis.Prudhomme) 09 Dec 1719 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born about 1690 in Nomandie, France; died 01 Jan 1757 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       10       viii.       Pierre Berard-dit-Lepine, born 03 May 1693 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 09 Sep 1766 in L'Île Dupas, QC. He married (1) Marie-Jeanne Dery 27 Jul 1717 in Charlesbourg, QC; born 03 Apr 1681 in Bourg Royal, Charlesbourg, QC; died 02 Jul 1723 in Charlesbourg, QC. He married (2) Catherine Joly-dit-Laforest, (Julien & C. Vanet) 09 Jan 1724 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 30 Oct 1699 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
+       11       ix.       Jean-Francois Berard-dit-Lepine-Devarennes, born 09 Aug 1696 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC; died 17 Jan 1772 in L'Île Dupas, QC.
       12       x.       Francois Berard-dit-Lepine, born 19 Jun 1702 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC; died 12 Feb 1758 in Verchères, QC. He married Marie-Madeleine Renaud 26 Oct 1722 in Charlesbourg, QC; born 05 Mar 1704 in Village of St. Antoine, QC; died 29 Jan 1757 in Verchères, QC.
       13       xi.       Marie-Francoise Berard-dit-Lepine, born 11 Mar 1704 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC; died 12 Jan 1710 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.


Generation No. 3

       5. Gabriel3 Berard-dit-Lepine (Gabriel2, Pierre1 Berard-dit-Varanne) was born 16 Sep 1681 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. He married (1) Marie-Angelique Desorcy 30 Jan 1713 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC, daughter of Michel Desorcy and Marie-Francoise Garnier. She was born 28 Nov 1691 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC, and died Bef. 24 Nov 1732 in Unknown, QC. He married (2) Marie-Therese Chevalier 24 Nov 1732 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Chevalier and Marie-Catherine Vallee. She was born 25 Feb 1712 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC, and died 26 Jan 1793 in L'Île Dupas, QC.
       
Child of Gabriel Berard-dit-Lepine and Marie-Therese Chevalier is:
       14       i.       Jean-Baptiste4 Berard-dit-Lepine, born 02 Sep 1735 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 17 Feb 1808 in St. Cuthbert. QC. He married Marie-Marguerite Deshaies-dit-St.Cyr 28 Jan 1761 in Bécancour, Nicolet, QC; born 28 Mar 1737 in Bécancour, Nicolet, QC; died 29 Oct 1814 in St. Cuthbert. QC.


       8. Marie-Catherine3 Berard-dit-Lepine (Gabriel2, Pierre1 Berard-dit-Varanne) was born about 1688 in Unknown, QC, and died 05 Aug 1756 in Chambly, QC. She married Jean-Baptiste Mandeville 27 Jul 1705 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC, son of Jean-Francois Mandeville and Francoise Mousseau-dit-Laviolette. He was born about 1680 in Unknown, QC, and died 18 Jul 1767 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.

Notes for Jean-Baptiste Mandeville:
He was an engage Ouest on 28 July 1704 and an habitant of Berthier in 1704.
       
Children of Marie-Catherine Berard-dit-Lepine and Jean-Baptiste Mandeville are:
       15       i.       Catherine4 Mandeville, born about 1706 in Unknown, QC; died 23 Nov 1708 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       16       ii.       Marie-Francoise Mandeville, born 06 Apr 1708 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 19 Oct 1783 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. She married Claude Hus-dit-Paul-Millet 06 Mar 1728 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 06 Mar 1703 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 22 Apr 1778 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       17       iii.       Charles Mandeville, born 09 May 1710 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 08 Oct 1784 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. He married Marie-Renee Hus-dit-Paul-Cournoy 03 Feb 1739 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 20 Oct 1713 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 05 Apr 1787 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       18       iv.       Alexis Mandeville, born 21 Jan 1713 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 14 Oct 1791 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. He married Marie-Francoise Hus-dit-Paul-Millet 19 Aug 1736 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 20 Jan 1710 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 06 Oct 1773 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       19       v.       Pierre Mandeville, born 13 Mar 1715 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 31 Aug 1715 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       20       vi.       Elisabeth-Isabelle-Marie Mandeville, born 07 Jun 1716 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 07 May 1806 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. She married Pierre-Antoine Martin-dit-St.Martin 31 Jan 1735 in St. Pierre, Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 01 Jun 1709 in Contrecoeur, QC; died 05 Dec 1772 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       21       vii.       Marie-Charlotte Mandeville, born 23 Jun 1718 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 24 May 1767 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. She married Pierre Pelletier-dit-Antaya 05 Oct 1739 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born about 1707 in Unknown, QC; died 24 Jan 1773 in St. Ours, QC.
       22       viii.       Antoine Mandeville, born 01 May 1721 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died Bef. 24 Apr 1749 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. He married Marie-Anne Peloquin-dit-Felix-Credy 05 Feb 1742 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 25 Oct 1722 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 20 Apr 1809 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
       23       ix.       Marie-Therese Mandeville, born 03 Jun 1723 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 25 Oct 1815 in St. Eustache, QC. She married (1) Joseph Fagnan-dit-Failly/Dufay/Faye 12 Jan 1741 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 24 Dec 1715 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 30 May 1753 in Berthier en Haut, QC. She married (2) Antoine Piette-dit-Lafreniere-Trempe 25 Feb 1754 in Berthier en Haut, QC; born 06 May 1718 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 31 Mar 1770 in Berthier en Haut, QC. She married (3) Jean-Charles Aubert/Aube 21 Jan 1771 in Montréal, QC; born 06 Mar 1716 in Îlle Jésus, QC; died 11 Jun 1781 in St. Eustache, QC.
       24       x.       Marie-Catherine Mandeville, born 22 May 1725 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 13 Sep 1812 in St. Ours, QC. She married (1) Pierre Brignon-dit-Lapierre 09 May 1745 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 31 Oct 1715 in Montréal, QC; died Bef. 04 May 1777 in Unknown, QC. She married (2) Louis Vignolas, (Jean-Baptiste & Anne Hunault) 04 May 1777 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born about 1745 in Unknown, QC; died 22 Jul 1806 in St. Ours, QC.
       25       xi.       Marie-Anne Mandeville, born 05 May 1728 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 17 Jan 1806 in St. Eustache, QC. She married (1) Leonard Brignon/Brunion-dit-Lapierre 14 Feb 1748 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 22 Apr 1718 in Montréal, QC; died 28 Feb 1761 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC. She married (2) Jean-Louis Papineau-dit-Montigny 10 Jan 1763 in Sault au Récollet, QC; born 25 Aug 1726 in St. Laurent, QC; died 25 Jun 1805 in St. Eustache, QC.


       11. Jean-Francois3 Berard-dit-Lepine-Devarennes (Gabriel2 Berard-dit-Lepine, Pierre1 Berard-dit-Varanne) was born 09 Aug 1696 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC, and died 17 Jan 1772 in L'Île Dupas, QC. He married Marie-Therese Renaud 11 Aug 1723 in Charlesbourg, QC, daughter of Jean-Bernard Renaud/Regnault and Marie-Jeanne Dery. She was born 24 Oct 1705 in Village of St. Antoine, QC.
       
Child of Jean-Francois Berard-dit-Lepine-Devarennes and Marie-Therese Renaud is:
       26       i.       Marie-Madeleine4 Berard-dit-Lepine-Devarennes, born 17 Oct 1733 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 20 Apr 1797 in Nicolet, QC. She married Amable Rene-dit-Cottret-Descoudrays 08 Jan 1760 in Nicolet, QC; born 28 Mar 1733 in Nicolet, QC; died 30 Apr 1805 in Nicolet, QC.

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Hi, I have decided to post all my Québec pioneer ancestor at the different GenForums because a lot of individuals doing genealogy research don’t realize that their ancestors can be found as early as the 1600s.

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:
http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/leprdh.htm

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.

Enjoy, Janet



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