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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Antoine  DRAPEAU

  (b. 11 January 1648 Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, France   d. 23 August 1717 Beaumont, Canada, New France )  

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Antoine DRAPEAU was born 11 January 1648 in Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, France. Antoine DRAPEAU was the child of ?   and   ?

Antoine was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1669.

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

Antoine  married  Charlotte JOLY 20 August 1669 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Charlotte JOLY  was born abt. 1648 in St-Solenne, Blois, Loire-et-Cher, France.  Charlotte died 2 December 1718 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Antoine DRAPEAU died 23 August 1717 in Beaumont, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Habitant, Tailleur

son of Pierre Drapeau and Marie Margoton (Maegatonne)

Details of the family tree of Antoine 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 winery in Quebec creates tomato wine.
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

Antoine DRAPEAU 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
Antoine was a Habitant, Tailleur.
It was in the year 1588 that the occupation of tailleur d’habits, or tailor, appeared in France. The tailleur d’habits referred to a tailor who made all items of clothing for men and women. In 1675, Louis XIV decided that women could also make clothing, but that they would be called couturières, or seamstresses, have their own guild, and could only make clothes for women and girls. In a nutshell, the tailor would cut, sew, make & sell clothing.

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Antoine DRAPEAU


Antoine DRAPEAU married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Charlotte JOLY-- Date: 20 August 1669 Place: Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

Marriage not found at Sainte-Famille-de-L'Isle-d'Orleans, QC, Canada in Drouin Collection. Records are sporadic for this timeframe.

PRDH indicates that this marriage took place at Sainte-Famille in 1669.

"Thus life silently moved along until the middle of the summer of 1669. One Monday afternoon, 5 August to be exact, Antoine Drapeau, accompanied by his notary Pierre Duquet went to Quebec to the house of Jeanne Duguay, widow of Antoine LeBoesme dit Lalime. Living there was Marie-Charlotte Joly, the one his heart had chosen to accompany him in the founding of his home... On the following 20 August, the missionary priest Thomas Morel blessed their union in the only church on the island at the time, Sainte-Famille, in the presence of the witnesses summoned for this honor: Pierre Loignon, Francois Dupont and Maurice Arrive."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Pages 94-95

Children of Antoine DRAPEAU and Charlotte JOLY:

flag girl ancestor Louise DRAPEAU (b.26 December 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU (b.9 June 1672, Québec, Canada, New France   d. bef. 1712, , Québec Province, Canada )
m. Marie-Ursule BOLDUC 11 August 1700 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne-Jeanne DRAPEAU (b.6 May 1674 , Berthier-sur-Mer, Canada, New France   d. 7 July 1754, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste HALAY (HALLÉ) 18 July 1695 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

flag baby boy ancestor Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU (b.22 March 1677, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1677, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Zacharie DRAPEAU (b.19 September 1678 , Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marie-Anne PREAU 1716 in Mobile, Alabama, USA

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU (b.3 January 1681 , L'Islet, Canada, New France   d. 5 April 1721, Beaumont, Canada, New France )
m. Perrine LACROIX 13 November 1708 in Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont)

flag male ancestor Pierre DRAPEAU (b.abt. 1682, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 April 1756, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne-Louise LISSE 16 October 1713 in Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont)

flag baby boy ancestor Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU (b.4 April 1683, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France   d. 6 April 1683, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )

flag female ancestor Marie-Charlotte DRAPEAU (b.27 April 1687 , Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France   d. 3 July 1744, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Clement LESIEUR 27 April 1716 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Pierre DRAPEAU (b.9 August 1690, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France   d. 20 April 1754, Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne LACROIX 10 November 1710 in Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont)
m. Catherine PAULET 21 October 1748 in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Québec, Canada

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'Antoine Drapeau, son of Pierre and of Marguerite Mergatonne, was born about 1646 in the parish of Notre-Dame, town of Fontenay-le-Comte, today the capital of the arrondissement of the department of Vendee, part of the former province of Poitou... When about 20 years old, Antoine heard the call of the sea, to the unknown America. The death of his father eased the burden of separation. He bid his adieux to his loved ones, shouldered his seabag and headed towards La Rochelle, the large seaport which had already seen many others depart.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 93
1666 Census
'From the census of 1666, we learn that Antoine Drapeau was already living among our people on the Ile d'Orleans. He was in the service of Antione Pepin dit Lachance, and stated he was 24 years old.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 94
1669 Marriage / Partner
Antoine DRAPEAU and Charlotte JOLY 20 August 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1670 Birth of Child
Louise DRAPEAU was born 26 December 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1672 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU was born 9 June 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1674 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne-Jeanne DRAPEAU was born 6 May 1674 , Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)
1677 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU was born 22 March 1677, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1678 Birth of Child
Zacharie DRAPEAU was born 19 September 1678 , Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
1681 Canadian Census Cap St.-Claude
Antoine Drapeau, tailleur, 35
Charlotte Joly, sa femme, 33
Jean, 9
Marie, 5
Antoine, 3
Charlotte, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1681 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU was born 3 January 1681 , L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)
1683 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DRAPEAU was born 4 April 1683, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
1687 Birth of Child
Marie-Charlotte DRAPEAU was born 27 April 1687 , Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
1690 Birth of Child
Pierre DRAPEAU was born 9 August 1690, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
1717 Death
'On Monday, 23 August 1717, the pastor Charles Plante, a child of the country and native of the Ile d'Orleans, was waiting in his priestly robes on the steps of the small church of Beaumont for the arrival of the body of Antoine Drapeau. With a cross in front carried by an altar boy, there was a solemn processional, then the mass, the homily and the libera. The parish had just lost one of its peaceful founders. Jean Arrive and Jacques Girard, son of Joachim and of Marie Halay, served as privileged witnesses.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 100
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