Laurent Levasseur Genealogy
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He was born in France and died in Québec City, Québec, Canada
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Son of Jean Le Vavasseur and Marguerite Maheu.
The Life of Laurent Levasseur
Laurent Levasseur -- Our French-Canadian Ancestors - Thomas J. Laforest Volume III, Pages 157-164
"Laurent Levasseur, originally Le Vavasseur, ... was born at an indeterminate date. He was the son of Jean Le Vavasseur... and of Marguerite Maheu... (his) father died before 1669 and mother Marguerite Maheu was buried 24 Decmber 1685, at the age of 79 years."
"Laurent Levasseur emigrated to Canada at the age of 14 or 15... He signed a contract (never found) to work for Guillemette Hebert, the rather fortunate widow of Guillaume Couillard and daughter of that original colonist Louis Hebert. The census of 1666 tells us that Laurent was working as a domestic in the home of Madame Couillard. Laurent must have pleased his mistress because she signed him up for another three years, until 1669..."
"On 22 September 1669, Henri Breau de Pominvile, inhabitant of Lauzon, signed a three-year lease with Levasseur for a piece of land..."
"Arriving in Canada from Saint-Martin on the Ile de Re in the Diocese of La Rochelle, Louis Marchand and his wife Francoise Morineau were accompanied by five sons and two daughters. One of the Marchand girls, Marie, born about 1651 on the Ile de Re, became engaged to Laurent Levasseur on 19 November 1669."
"The marriage was not celebrated until the following spring, on 30 April 1670 at Notre-Dame de Quebec..."
Laurent spent most of his life leasing and then eventually owning farm land.
"Laurent and Marie had a lived a good life. She died first, at Saint-Joseph de Lauzon, sometime between 1710 and 1716. As for Laurent, he lived to be almost 80. He died at Quebec on Christmas Day 1726. He was buried the next day in the cemetery of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec..."
1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
When Laurent was around 15 years old: 1663 - Quebec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi ('King's Daughters') arrive in New France during the summer
1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages.
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity.
Laurent Levasseur married Marie Marchand 30 Apr 1670 in Québec City, Québec, Canada
1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie de Lauzon
Laurent Levasseur, 32
Marie Marchand, sa femme, 30
Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne
Peter the Great assumes Russian throne
When Laurent was around 41 years old: 1689 - Fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors attack the settlement of Lachine, killing or torturing most of its inhabitants (Lachine Massacre).
1690 - The battle of Quebec was fought between the colonies of New France (ruled by France) and Massachusetts Bay (ruled by England). It lasted from October 16 through October 24 and resulted in a French victory.
1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)
1701 - Signing of the Great Peace of Montreal between 39 First Nation tribes and the French Colonial government
1704 - February 29 - Deerfield Massacre : French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts
1711 - The Quebec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Quebec in Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a fleet of ships set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. They reached the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence River without incident. On August 22, 850 soldiers and sailors drowned in the Saint Lawrence during a storm, thus putting an end to the planned attack on Quebec.
25 Dec 1726
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Laurent Levasseur - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Laurent Levasseur married
-- Date: 30 Apr 1670 Place:
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Source: Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Laurent, son of Jean Le Vasseur and Marguerite Maheu
Marie, daughter of Louis Marchand and Francoise Morineau
Title Historire de la seigneurie de Lauzon, Volume 1
Historire de la Seigneurie de Lauzon, Joseph-Edmond Roy
Author Joseph-Edmond Roy
Original from Columbia University
Digitized Dec 7, 2009
Family Group Record
for Laurent Levasseur and Marie Marchand
Marie Francoise Levasseur (30 Mar 1671, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 13 Jun 1719, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada)
Marie Claude Levasseur (3 Mar 1672, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 21 Mar 1745, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
Laurent Levasseur (29 May 1674, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 3 June 1674, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada)
Laurent Levasseur (22 May 1675, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - aft. 1695, )
Genevieve Levasseur (13 Mar 1677, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 30 Nov 1686, QC, Canada)
Pierre Levasseur (2 Jan 1679, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 26 Oct 1738, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada)
Angelique dite Genevieve Levasseur (20 Feb 1681, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - 8 Nov 1749, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
Jean Baptiste Levasseur (10 Jun 1682, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Levasseur (21 Jan 1686, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Louis Levasseur (4 Sept 1687, Québec City, Québec, Canada - , )
Claire Francoise Levasseur (26 Nov 1691, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Renee Levasseur (21 Feb 1694, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada - , )
Jean Baptiste Levasseur (11 May 1695, Québec City, Québec, Canada - , )
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