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flag male ancestor  François  BENOIT dit LAFOREST

  (b. bet. 1705-1720 Québec Province, Canada   d. 6 February 1760 Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada )  
Age: 55

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François BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born bet. 1705-1720 in Québec Province, Canada. François BENOIT dit LAFOREST was the child of Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST   and   Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Gabriel BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Marie-Anne GUÉDON (maternal)  Jean JACQUET ST-AMAND dit GERLAISE and Marie-Jeanne TRUDEL

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Madeleine LAMPRON dite DESFOSSÉS 11 September 1741 in Nicolet, Canada, New France .  Madeleine LAMPRON dite DESFOSSÉS  was born 8 November 1704 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  She died 27 January 1743 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre).  She was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste LAMPRON dit DESFOSSÉS and Madeleine GEOFFROY.

He married  (2) Marie-Jeanne DESROSIERS 3 November 1743 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie-Jeanne DESROSIERS  was born 30 August 1710 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  She died 15 April 1791 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre).  She was the daughter of Pierre DESROSIERS and Marguerite-Marie AUBUCHON.

François BENOIT dit LAFOREST died 6 February 1760 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada .

Unable to locate baptism record. PRDH has no useful info on this. If baptism took place at Trois Rivieres (place of parent's marriage), then Drouin Collection has no record of it -- records for that timeframe are not in very good shape.
Marriage indicates parents. Death indicates approximate year of birth.

Details of the family tree of François 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? In the mid 1800s, the average couple in New France had 6 to 8 children, with one or more lost to...Read MORE...

Canada: A People"s History ( history/)
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 (
  • 1741 Marriage / Partner
    François BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Madeleine LAMPRON dite DESFOSSÉS 11 September 1741, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
  • François BENOIT dit LAFOREST
    1743 Marriage Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1743 Marriage / Partner
    François BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Marie-Jeanne DESROSIERS 3 November 1743, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1743 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Madeleine LAMPRON dite DESFOSSÉS died 27 January 1743, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1745 Birth of Child
    François BENOIT was born 24 January 1745, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1746 Birth of Child
    Marie-Jeanne BENOIT was born 24 April 1746, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1747 Death of Child
    François BENOIT died 23 December 1747, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1747 Death of Child
    Marie-Jeanne BENOIT died 29 November 1747, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

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