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Some interesting Roiroux Stories!
Posted by: Aline Date: January 29, 2002 at 07:12:39
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I have this infomation in my data base and I though I would share it with everyone. Author is unknown so who knows how true it is?

Gaspard Roy-Roux-Roiroux-Roux dit Lalibert was a direct decendant from the Roi-Roux Lalibert's of Normandy, France.
A name we known in the old seagoing circles of Normandy and colonial trading company headquarters in Paris.
Members of the family of Roi Roux in the 14th century were soldiers and sea dogs; two in their times were marshals of France.
In the 17th century les Sieurs Roux de Royvolle were esteemed members of L`Compagnie de la France Equinoctial, which founded trade colonies abroad.

As later in America, in France, the Roiroux were much associated with the church, and often were members of the clergy. In the late 14th century Antoine le Roiroux warranted a fine tomb in the cathedral at Rouen, and in 1522 his nephew Rouland, a famous sculptor, architect and builder, designed among many fine buildings and monuments, and added a central tower to the cathedral. It is recorded at Rouen that in 1667 a Louis Roi Roux was chevalier St. Aubin.
St. Aubins town lies between Rouen and Doippe in Normandy, and there also resided the Colin Lalibert_'s Nicholas, and his wife Anne who was a Roi Roux.
It is also recorded that in the 15th century Pierre Lalibert_ married Marie Roux, at Pitrie near Rouen; also that in nearby Chersonville lived Jean-Baptiste Lalibert_ and his family. Often the mother's maiden name was perpetuated in the French family names, as the Laisne Lalibert_'s. In his Dictionaire genoalogique des Families de la Francois Canadiens, L'Abbe Cyprian Tanguay says regarding the Laisne Lalibert_'s this family was often called or surnamed Roiroux or Roy dit Lalibert_.
The Laisne family was of Caen and of Periers in the diocese of Couyances in Normandy and a branch went to live in nearby St. Malo, Brittany.
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Gaspard maried Marguerite Hebert around 1692-1695. He is presumed to have been a soldier.
He came from the village of ROUAI-ROUX in the southern part of France (Department of Tarne). He did not have possession of any official papers on his departure for New-France so he might have used the name of his hometown as his family name: Rouai-Roux which was reformatted into Roi-Roux.

He used also the nickname " Dit Lalibert_" as many others did. The other families who did are: Collin, Deschamps, Galet, Herve, Huard, Laine, Lehoux, Letendre, Mouilleron, Senet, Tessier, Thouin, Vinet.

Rouai-Roux is now a small village of about. 300 people, almost a ghost village.

His father-in-law, Michel Herbert, was a soldier in the well-known Regiment de Carrignan. He came in New-France on June, 30, 1665. His mother-in-law, Anne Galet was the daughter of Pierre and Louise Serre from Val d'oise, France.

Gaspard established himself in the village of St-Jean Deschaillons, on the south shore of the St-Lawrence river, closed to the city of Trois-Rivi_res. He had 4 children: Joseph maried to Marie-Joseph Leduc(3/11/1735); Jean-Baptiste maried to Jeanne Gervais(5/2/1731); Michel maried to Marguerite Lebeuf(27/7/1721) and Marguerite maried to Nicholas Baillargeon(11/6/1730).

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