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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  René  HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE)

  (b. 7 January 1629 Azay-le-Rideau, Saint-Symphorien, France   d. 11 June 1706 Champlain, Canada, New France )  

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René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) was born 7 January 1629 in Azay-le-Rideau, Saint-Symphorien, France. René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) was the child of ?   and   ?

René was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

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

René  married  Denise DAMANÉ 26 October 1665 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Denise DAMANÉ  was born abt. 1641 in St-Jean-en-Greve, Paris, France.  Denise died 22 September 1704 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation). 

René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) died 11 June 1706 in Champlain, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant

son of Jacques Houray and Marguerite Castillon

Details of the family tree of René 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? On February 5, 1663, a great earthquake was felt throughout Northeastern North America. No deaths were recorded, but some people got the scare of their lives. For the clergy in New France, the cause...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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

René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (

What is a Habitant? Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE)


René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Denise DAMANÉ-- Date: 26 October 1665 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

According to PRDH, a marriage contract was signed between Rene Aure and Denise Damanee at an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada in 1665.

Children of René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) and Denise DAMANÉ:

flag male ancestor René HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.abt. 1667, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 23 May 1685, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.abt. 1669, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 24 July 1724, Champlain, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre CAILLA (CAILLE) (CAILLEAU) (CAYA) 31 January 1690 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag female ancestor Catherine HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) dite LAFERRIÈRE (b.abt. 1671, , Québec Province, Canada   d. ,  )
m. Jean BEAUGRAND dit CHAMPAGNE 1 February 1717 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Marie-Denise-Jeanne HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.abt. 1673, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 21 April 1699, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. René COUILLARD 31 January 1690 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.abt. 1677, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 20 June 1749, Champlain, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne DUTEAU 24 November 1705 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
m. Marie-Renee LEFEBVRE 18 July 1728 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

flag male ancestor Pierre HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) dit LAFERRIÈRE (b.abt. 1679, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 1 February 1763, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marie-Étiennette DUBORD dite LAFONTAINE 3 November 1701 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag male ancestor Joseph HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.24 October 1680, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 24 December 1741, Champlain, Canada, New France )

flag female ancestor Marie-Jeanne HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.24 February 1683, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 20 March 1712, Champlain, Canada, New France )
m. Joseph-Dominique DUBORD dit LAFONTAINE 28 April 1710 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag male ancestor Alexis HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.25 March 1685, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 1 February 1763, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marie-Madeleine DUTEAU 27 February 1713 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) (b.13 September 1688, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 16 April 1761, Berthierville, Canada )
m. Jean-Baptiste DUBORD dit LATOURELLE 11 February 1709 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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birth1629 Birth
7 January 1629
Azay-le-Rideau, Saint-Symphorien, France
marriage1665 Marriage / Partner
René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) and Denise DAMANÉ 26 October 1665, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
René HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) - 1665 marriage  Source: Title	Histoire de la paroisse de Champlain ... Volume 2 of Histoire de la paroisse de Champlain, Prosper] [Cloutier Author
1665 marriage

Title Histoire de la paroisse de Champlain ...
Volume 2 of Histoire de la paroisse de Champlain, Prosper] [Cloutier
Author Prosper Cloutier
Editor Prosper Cloutier
Publisher Impr. "Le Bien public,", 1917
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Feb 20, 2008
Length 521 pages
Page 54
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
René houray - 36 habitant

denise d'amancé - 25 sa femme
The first census of New France (1666)
1667 Champlain
According to PRDH, this family was living in Champlain County in 1667
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1680 Birth of Child
Joseph HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) was born 24 October 1680, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1681 Canadian Census Champlain
Rene Oure, 50
Denise Damanee, sa femme, 40
Rene, 14
Denise, 8
Catherine, 6
Jean, 4
Joseph, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1683 Birth of Child
Marie-Jeanne HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) was born 24 February 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1685 Birth of Child
Alexis HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) was born 25 March 1685, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1685 Death of Child
René HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) died 23 May 1685, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

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1688 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) was born 13 September 1688, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1699 Death of Child
Marie-Denise-Jeanne HOURAY (HOURE) (AURE) died 21 April 1699, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)
1704 Death of Spouse/Partner
Denise DAMANÉ died 22 September 1704, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1706 Death
Houre et Aure (Rene) mort a Champlain en 1706, signait 'Rene houray'.

Title Bulletin des recherches historiques, Volumes 13-15
Authors Québec (Province) Archives, Société des études historiques (Québec)
Publisher A. Roy, 1907
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Mar 8, 2006
Page 112
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