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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Étienne  MESNY

  (b. abt. 1644 Marmire, Rouen, Normandie, France   d. 28 September 1693 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Étienne MESNY was born abt. 1644 in Marmire, Rouen, Normandie, France

Étienne MESNY was the child of ?   and   ?

Étienne was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1671.

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

Étienne  married  Catherine LAÎNÉ 23 November 1671 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Catherine LAÎNÉ  was born 6 February 1654 in Ste-Croix, Rouen, Normandie, France.  Catherine died 9 January 1715 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada. 

Étienne MESNY died 28 September 1693 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant



son of Jean Mesny and Marie Canel


Details of the family tree of Étienne 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 - 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

Étienne MESNY 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 (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

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 Étienne MESNY

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Étienne MESNY married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Catherine LAÎNÉ-- Date: 23 November 1671 Place: Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).


Etienne Mesny, son of Jean Mesny and Marie Cante? (can't read it)
Cahterine Layne, daughter of Jean Layne and Marie Raiau? (can't read it)
Sainte-Famille-de-L'Ile-d'Orleans, QC, Canada


So Many Children! French-Canadian Family Size in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries


Children of Étienne MESNY and Catherine LAÎNÉ:

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne MESNY (b.30 November 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 04 January 1703 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)
m. Nicolas VÉRIEU (VEILLEUX) (VÉRIEUL) 28 April 1692 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

flag female ancestor Reine MESNY (b.25 June 1675, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 15 March 1750, Montmagny, Canada, New France )
m. Jean LEFEBVRE dit BOULANGER 1695 in Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Catherine MESNY (b.20 September 1677, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 25 October 1733, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Canada, New France)
m. Jacques BARON 9 April 1698 in Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

flag female ancestor Anne MESNY (b.13 November 1679 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. January 1750, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)
m. Jean GAGNON 16 February 1699 in Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

flag baby girl ancestor Marguerite MESNY (b.23 January 1682, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. abt. 1684, )

flag female ancestor Jeanne MESNY (b.6 February 1684, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. , )
m. Jacques BOURGOIN 9 February 1706 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Suzanne MESNY (b.10 March 1686, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 26 May 1709, Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, Canada, New France )
m. Charles CROTEAU 2 May 1709 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

flag baby boy ancestor Etienne MESNY (b.13 November 1688, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 5 January 1689, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag female ancestor Catherine MESNY (b.1 May 1691, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 20 August 1758 , Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Canada, New France)
m. Nicolas CROTEAU dit VINCENT 11 November 1709 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag female ancestor Marguerite MESNY (b.11 July 1693 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 2 March 1779, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Prisque PARÉ 9 January 1715 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)



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marriage1671 Marriage / Partner
Étienne MESNY and Catherine LAÎNÉ 23 November 1671, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1672 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne MESNY was born 30 November 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1675 Birth of Child
Reine MESNY was born 25 June 1675, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1677 Birth of Child
Catherine MESNY was born 20 September 1677, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1679 Birth of Child
Anne MESNY was born 13 November 1679 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Etienne Menil, 33
Catherine Losni (Laine), sa femme, 24
enfants:
Marie, 9
Rene, 5
Catherine, 3
Anne, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1682 Birth of Child
Marguerite MESNY was born 23 January 1682, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1684 Birth of Child
Jeanne MESNY was born 6 February 1684, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1686 Birth of Child
Suzanne MESNY was born 10 March 1686, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1688 Birth of Child
Etienne MESNY was born 13 November 1688, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1689 Death of Child
Etienne MESNY died 5 January 1689, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
1691 Birth of Child
Catherine MESNY was born 1 May 1691, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
marriage1692 Marriage of Child
Marie-Anne MESNY married 28 April 1692, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada to Nicolas VÉRIEU (VEILLEUX) (VÉRIEUL)

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1693 Death
Died at Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada
1693 Birth of Child
Marguerite MESNY was born 11 July 1693 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Added: - Updated: 12/6/2021 12:42:23 PM
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? The habitant had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous handiwork with every unusual event. New France was full of legends and weird tales. Most of these...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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