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  (b. abt. 1636 Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France   d. 5 August 1688 Repentigny, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre RICHAUME dit PETRUS was born abt. 1636 in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France. Pierre RICHAUME dit PETRUS was the child of Simon RICHAUME   and   Catherine BELLIER (BELIER)

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1644.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Pierre  married  Marthe-Marie ARNUS (ARNUE) (ARNAULT) 16 September 1658 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marthe-Marie ARNUS (ARNUE) (ARNAULT)  was born 28 March 1632 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.  Marthe-Marie died 26 August 1700 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Marthe-Marie was the child of Marc ARNUS (ARNUE) (ARNAULT) and Louise BRODEUR.

Pierre RICHAUME dit PETRUS died 5 August 1688 in Repentigny, Canada, New France .

Born Notre-Dame, Brouage, Saintes, Saintonge, France

Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (
  • Bio
    Pierre Richaume and his father Simon were among the first group brought to Ville-Marie by Maisonneuve to help with construction of the fort. The elder Richaume had signed a contract on May 2, 1644; for a period of three years, where he would be employed as a carpenter and wagoneer, for an annual salary of 100 livres. (Simon may also have been Pierre's older brother, since no age is given) After his contract was up, he stayed on in Montreal,...Read MORE... weallcamefromsomewhere/ Kebec/ marthe_arnu.html
  • 1658 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre RICHAUME dit PETRUS and Marthe-Marie ARNUS (ARNUE) (ARNAULT) 16 September 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1659 Birth of Child
    Barbe RICHAUME was born 22 June 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1659 Birth of Child
    Gabriel RICHAUME was born 22 June 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1661 Birth of Child
    Jacques RICHAUME dit PETRUS was born 19 February 1661 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1662 Birth of Child
    Marie-Madeleine RICHAUME was born 23 November 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1665 Birth of Child
    Marie-Marthe RICHAUME was born 4 March 1665 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1666
    Pierre Richomme 30 Habitant

    Marthe Arnue 30 Epouse

    Barbe Richomme 7 Fille

    Jacques Richomme 5 Fils

    Marie Magne Richomme 3 Fille

    Marie Marthe Richomme 1 Fille

    Pierre Perusse 30 Domestique, engage

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