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  (b. 20 February 1622 Bretagne, France   d. 16 January 1683 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHESNAYE, CHESNE) was born 20 February 1622 in Bretagne, France . Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHESNAYE, CHESNE) was the child of ?   and   ?

Bertrand was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1656.

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

Bertrand  married  Marie-Madeleine BELANGER 7 August 1656 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Marie-Madeleine BELANGER  was born 15 February 1643 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Madeleine died bef. 21 January 1671 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Madeleine was the child of François BELANGER and Marie GUYON (GUION).

Bertrand  married  (2) Elisabeth AUBERT 4 February 1671 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Elisabeth AUBERT  was born 22 February 1654 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer).  Elisabeth died 1 November 1693 in at sea (Atlantic Ocean) (Pacific Ocean)*.  Elisabeth was the child of Claude AUBER (AUBERT) and Jacquette (Jacqueline) LUCAS.

Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHESNAYE, CHESNE) died 16 January 1683 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Seigneur de la garenne

Details of the family tree of Bertrand 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? The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began ...Read MORE... 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html
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 (
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHESNAYE, CHESNE) was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

Source: Canada in the Making (

  • 'Bertrand, son of Nicolas Chenay and Catherine Laringue, was born under the sky of Brittany, in the small village of Yffiniac, canton of Langueux, arrondissement and diocese of Saint-Brieuc, department of Cotes-du-Nord... Bertrand arrived in New France at about the age of thirty. His first official appearance was recorded in our Canadian registries in 1656.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XII, Page 87

  • 1622 Birth
    20 February 1622
    Bretagne, France (Brittany)
  • 1656 Marriage / Partner
    Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHESNAYE, CHESNE) and Marie-Madeleine BELANGER 7 August 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1658 Birth of Child
    Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE was born 20 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1660 Birth of Child
    Anne CHENAY was born 13 November 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1661 Birth of Child
    Jean CHENAY was born 11 November 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1664 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne CHENAY (CHAINE) was born 7 October 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1666 Quebec
    Bertrand Chesnay Sr. de la garenne...........40 marchant
    Marie Magdelaine Bellanger ..................24 sa femme
    Marie Chesnay ................................8 fille
    Anne Chesnay ...........................18 mois fille
    Jean Chesnay..................................4 fils
    Robert Tourneroche...........................20 tailleur d'habits engagé
    Et Anne Gaigneur.............................13 servante
    The first census of New France (1666)

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