This is not my line but it may be of interest to some of you.
Descendants of Pierre Senez/Senet
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1. Pierre1 Senez/Senet was born about 1645 in France. He married Suzanne Varnier. She was born about 1645 in France.
Child of Pierre Senez/Senet and Suzanne Varnier is:
+ 2 i. Nicolas2 Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte, born about 1665 in Champagne, France; died 19 Jan 1732 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
Generation No. 2
2. Nicolas2 Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte (Pierre1 Senez/Senet) was born about 1665 in Champagne, France, and died 19 Jan 1732 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. He married Marie-Gertrude Daunais-dit-Delaunay 10 May 1689 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC, daughter of Antoine Daunais-dit-Delaunay and Marie Richard. She was born 20 May 1670 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
Notes for Nicolas Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte:
Jette page 1044
SENET dit Laliberté, Nicolas (Pierre & Suzanne Varnier) Notre Dame , V. et Ar. Vitry-le-François, ev, Châlons-sur-Marne, Champagne (Marne); caporal de Is compagnie de DUGUAY; mâitre de chant en 1690, notaire royal de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Repentigny, Île Ste-Thérèse. Rivière-des-Prairies, St-Sulpice at Chambly 1704(re- nommé 18-06-1706 et 29-06-1721).
They had 12 children.
Children of Nicolas Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte and Marie-Gertrude Daunais-dit-Delaunay are:
3 i. Jacques3 Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte, born 03 May 1692 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 16 Jun 1751 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. He married Marie Janot-dit-Lachapelle 08 Nov 1717 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 19 Apr 1696 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 03 Feb 1757 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
4 ii. Marie-Madeleine Senez-dit-Laliberte, born 22 Aug 1694 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 28 Aug 1732 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. She married Jacques Renaud-dit-Planchar-Blanchard-Raynault 30 Nov 1715 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 10 Jul 1689 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 06 Aug 1743 in L'Assomption, QC.
5 iii. Anne-Jeanne Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte, born 17 Dec 1698 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 29 Jun 1748 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. She married Nicolas Janot-dit-Lachapelle 20 Nov 1719 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 26 Feb 1690 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 19 Apr 1742 in Longue Pointe, QC.
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:
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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