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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Jacques  VIAU dit LESPÉRANCE

  (b. abt. 1641 La Trinite,-de-Clisson, Nantes, Bretagne, France   d. 14 September 1723 Longueuil, Canada, New France )  

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Jacques VIAU dit LESPÉRANCE was born abt. 1641 in La Trinite,-de-Clisson, Nantes, Bretagne, France. Jacques VIAU dit LESPÉRANCE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jacques was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

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

Jacques  married  Marie-Madeleine PLOUARD (PLOUART) 21 January 1670 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie-Madeleine PLOUARD (PLOUART)  was born 1 May 1653 in Dieppe, France.  Marie-Madeleine died abt. 1684 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly). 

Jacques  married  (2) Marie-Thérèse ROBIN dite LAPOINTE 14 November 1684 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Marie-Thérèse ROBIN dite LAPOINTE  was born abt. 1668 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marie-Thérèse died 31 December 1720 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil).  Marie-Thérèse was the child of Jean ROBIN dit LAPOINTE and Jeanne CHARTON.

Jacques VIAU dit LESPÉRANCE died 14 September 1723 in Longueuil, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - La Fredière Company

Details of the family tree of Jacques 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? New France was born and nurtured in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To the habitant the Church ...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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 (
  • Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
    Viau, Jacques, dit L’Esperance, m. M. Madeleine Plouard, 21 Jan. 1670
    Soldier, Company: La Frediere

    The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
  • 1670 Marriage / Partner
    Jacques VIAU dit LESPÉRANCE and Marie-Madeleine PLOUARD (PLOUART) 21 January 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1671 Birth of Child
    Bertrand VIAU was born 3 May 1671, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1673 Birth of Child
    Marie-Magdeleine VIAU was born 11 June 1673, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1675 Birth of Child
    Michel VIAU was born 4 December 1675, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    Jacques VIAU was born 5 March 1678, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1680 Birth of Child
    Marguerite VIAU was born 2 December 1680, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1681 Longueuil
    Jacques Vio, (4) 41 ans; Madeleine Plouart, sa femme, 28 ans; enfants: Bertrand, 10 ans; Marie, 8 ans; Michel, 6 ans; Marguerite, 9 mois; 3 fusils; 8 betes a cornes; 16 arpents en valeur.

    Title Histoire de Longueuil et de la famille de Longueuil
    Authors Alex Jodoin, J. L. Vincent
    Publisher Impr. Gebhardt-Berthiaume, 1889
    Original from the New York Public Library
    Digitized Dec 18, 2007
    Length 681 pages
    Page 64

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