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  (b. abt. 1623 France   d. 20 April 1703 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )  

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Étienne LESSARD (LESSART) was born abt. 1623 in France

Étienne LESSARD (LESSART) was the child of ?   and   ?

Étienne was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1652.

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

Étienne  married  Marguerite SEVESTRE 8 April 1652 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Marguerite SEVESTRE  was born abt. 1636 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marguerite died 26 November 1720 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre).  Marguerite was the child of Charles SEVESTRE and Marie PICHON.

Étienne LESSARD (LESSART) died 20 April 1703 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France .

Occupation: pioneer of the Beaupré shore, seigneur of Île-aux-Coudres and co-seigneur of Lanoraie, donor of the land on which the first three churches of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré were built



son of Jacques DE LESSARD and Marie HERSOM


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 LESSARD (LESSART) 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 (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Étienne LESSARD (LESSART)

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Étienne LESSARD (LESSART) married flag female ancestor Marguerite SEVESTRE-- Date: 8 April 1652 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Marguerite SEVESTRE was the child of Charles SEVESTRE and Marie PICHON




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Children of Étienne LESSARD (LESSART) and Marguerite SEVESTRE:

flag male ancestor Étienne LESSARD (b.1 April 1653, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 April 1728, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne POULIN 17 April 1679 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag male ancestor Charles LESSARD (b.1 January 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 26 November 1740, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne CARON 10 April 1684 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag male ancestor Pierre LESSARD (b.4 August 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 8 May 1737 , L'Islet, Canada, New France )
m. Barbe FORTIN dite BELLEFONTAINE 16 April 1690 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse LESSARD (b.14 February 1662, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 04 June 1749 , Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques LANGLOIS 8 November 1681 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag baby girl ancestor Marguerite LESSARD (b.03 September 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 07 December 1665, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag female ancestor Anne LESSARD (b.26 September 1666, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 12 August 1710, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )
m. François LOQUET dit DUPONT 10 December 1693 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag male ancestor Noel LESSARD (b.3 March 1669, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 21 March 1743, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )
m. Marie RACINE 9 February 1695 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
m. Marie-Genevieve DUBOIS 1 March 1718 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
m. Marie-Magdelaine BERTHELOT dite LELOUTRE 05 November 1725 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag male ancestor Joseph LESSARD (b.28 February 1672, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France   d. 5 December 1763, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marguerite RACINE 15 February 1700 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
m. Marie-Madeleine PAQUET 21 January 1715 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

flag male ancestor Prisque LESSARD (b.10 June 1674, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France   d. 23 May 1755 , Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )
m. Marie JACOB 27 April 1699 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

flag female ancestor Dorothee LESSARD (b.19 February 1677, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France   d. 23 June 1756, Québec, Canada, New France )



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LESSARD - Variant of LESSART, an agglutination of that which comes from L'Essart, one of the several localities bearing this name in France. Etienne de Lessard was born around 1622 in Chambois, Orne, France. Son of Jacques de Lessard and Marie Herson, he married Marguerite Sevestre, daughter of Charles and Marie Pichon, on April 8, 1652 in Quebec. The couple have 11 children. Arrived in 1646, he settled in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré in 1651. In 1677, he obtained the seigneury of Île-aux-Coudres. Interested in trading and transporting goods, he is also a militia captain. A well-to-do man, he was churchwarden and benefactor of the Petit-Cap church, for the construction of which he ceded 2 acres of land. He died on April 20, 1703 and was buried the next day in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. Photos by Etienne Lessard; from Chambois, country of origin of the Lessards in Normandy and of the family of Francis Lessard
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LESSARD, ÉTIENNE DE, pioneer of the Beaupré shore, seigneur of Île-aux-Coudres and co-seigneur of Lanoraie, donor of the land on which the first three churches of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré were built; b. 1623 at Chambois, in the province of Normandy; d. 19 April 1703.

He arrived in New France before 16 June 1646, and on 10 Feb. 1651 obtained the title to his domain, called Saint-Étienne, which was at Petit-Cap on the Beaupré shore (now Sainte-Anne de Beaupré). On 8 April 1652 he married Marguerite Sevestre, daughter of Charles Sevestre*, procurator-syndic of the Communauté des Habitants. Twelve children were born of this marriage.

On 8 March 1658, according to a deed of gift, “because of the desire and the pious wish that the settlers of Beaupré have long had for a church or chapel in which they can share in divine service and participate in the sacraments of our Holy Mother Church, [he] gives to the parish priests who will be appointed a piece of land with a frontage of two...Read MORE...


www.biographi.ca Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
marriage1652 Marriage / Partner
Étienne LESSARD (LESSART) and Marguerite SEVESTRE 8 April 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1653 Birth of Child
Étienne LESSARD was born 1 April 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child
Charles LESSARD was born 1 January 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child
Pierre LESSARD was born 4 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse LESSARD was born 14 February 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1664 Birth of Child
Marguerite LESSARD was born 03 September 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1665 Death of Child
Marguerite LESSARD died 07 December 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1666 Birth of Child
Anne LESSARD was born 26 September 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1669 Birth of Child
Noel LESSARD was born 3 March 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1672 Birth of Child
Joseph LESSARD was born 28 February 1672, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
1674 Birth of Child
Prisque LESSARD was born 10 June 1674, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
1677 Birth of Child
Dorothee LESSARD was born 19 February 1677, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
marriage1679 Marriage of Child
Étienne LESSARD married 17 April 1679, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to Marie-Anne POULIN
marriage1681 Marriage of Child
Marie-Thérèse LESSARD married 8 November 1681, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to Jacques LANGLOIS
marriage1684 Marriage of Child
Charles LESSARD married 10 April 1684, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to Marie-Anne CARON
marriage1690 Marriage of Child
Pierre LESSARD married 16 April 1690, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to Barbe FORTIN dite BELLEFONTAINE
marriage1693 Marriage of Child
Anne LESSARD married 10 December 1693, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to François LOQUET dit DUPONT
marriage1695 Marriage of Child
Noel LESSARD married 9 February 1695, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to Marie RACINE
marriage1699 Marriage of Child
Prisque LESSARD married 27 April 1699, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada to Marie JACOB
marriage1700 Marriage of Child
Joseph LESSARD married 15 February 1700, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) to Marguerite RACINE
Death
name: Estienne Lessart
gender: Male
burial date: 21 Apr 1703
burial place: Ste Anne De Beaupre, Mont. I, Quebec
death date: 20 Apr 1703
death place: Ste Anne De Beaupre, Montmouncy I, Quebec
age: 80
birth date: 1623
birthplace:
occupation:
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Marguerite Sevestre
father's name:
father's birthplace:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
indexing project (batch) number: B02505-8
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018040
reference number: p 3

'Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955,' index, FamilySearch.org
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