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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre-Simon  GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE

  (b. abt. 1626 La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 8 May 1695 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE was born abt. 1626 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre-Simon was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1647.

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

Pierre-Simon  married  Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX abt. 1648 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX  was born 5 February 1627 in France.  Jeanne died 18 November 1669 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine).  Jeanne was the child of Étienne ST-PERE dit CHAMPOUX and Marie-Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU).

Pierre-Simon  married  (2) Madeleine DELAUNAY 11 October 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .  Madeleine DELAUNAY  was born abt. 1635 in France.  Madeleine died 6 February 1699 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. 

Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE died 8 May 1695 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Menuisier et charpentier (Joiner and carpenter)

Details of the family tree of Pierre-Simon 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? Saint-Jean-Vianney was originally created as a parish municipality in 1935, and became a village on December 29, 1951. By 1971, the village had a population of 1,266. On May 4, 1971, the village cease
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 (
Pierre-Simon was a Menuisier et charpentier (Joiner and carpenter).
The menuisier, or joiner, was an artisan who built things by joining pieces of wood, particularly lighter and more ornamental work than that done by a carpenter. He was primarily responsible for the manufacture of small works, as opposed to large works. The joiner made small wooden works, furniture and other objects intended for domestic use (doors, tables, cabinets, etc.). His main tools were the plane, the galley, the grooving/plow plane, the handsaw and the mallet.In New France, the occupation of charpentier, or carpenter, covered all trades of wood construction.


Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE


Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX-- Date: abt. 1648 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX was the child of Étienne ST-PERE dit CHAMPOUX and Marie-Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU)

St. Maurice

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are records of the baptisms of their children, the first one being in 1652 at Trois-Rivieres.

Pierre Guillet and Jeanne St-Pair

"The brothers Pierre and Mathurin Guillet, originally from Aunis or Saintonge, probably arrived in New France about 1647... Certainly the Guillet brothers were in Canada by 1648, the year of their marriages to the sisters Jeanne and Catherine de Saint-Pere, daughters of Etienne and of Madeleine Cousteau."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VII, Page 94

Children of Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE and Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX:

flag male ancestor Mathurin GUILLET (b.7 November 1649 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 March 1720, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Charlotte LEMOYNE (LEMOINE) 2 November 1681 in La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade)

flag female ancestor Madeleine GUILLET (b.9 October 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 27 April 1736, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Robert RIVARD dit LORANGER 28 October 1664 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)

flag female ancestor Jeanne GUILLET (b.17 November 1652, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 18 November 1723, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Mathieu ROUILLARD 26 June 1667 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
m. François FAFARD 23 June 1711 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag female ancestor Anne GUILLET (b.24 September 1654 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 19 November 1726, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Jean MOREAU dit LAPORTE 26 June 1667 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine GUILLET (b.8 February 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 19 January 1717, Bécancour, Nicolet, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques MASSÉ dit BEAUMIER 18 November 1669 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
m. Sebastien PROVENCHER 14 May 1691 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Louis GUILLET (b.4 June 1657, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 6 March 1730, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Marie TROTTIER 18 January 1684 in La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade)

flag female ancestor Marie GUILLET (b.13 October 1658 , Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France   d. 20 October 1681, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Jean BARIL dit BARICOURT 1678 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag female ancestor Marguerite GUILLET (b.17 August 1660 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Pierre DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR 1676 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Pierre GUILLET (b.abt. 1663, , Québec Province, Canada   d. abt. 1684, Batiscan, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Joseph GUILLET (b.abt. 1664, , Québec Province, Canada   d. aft. 1697, )

flag female ancestor Geneviève GUILLET (b.abt. 1666, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 3 April 1741, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre CHAMPOUX dit JOLICOEUR 1680 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
m. Jacques BARDIN dit CHARRON 30 September 1704 in Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
m. Ange LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX 22 May 1724 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Madeleine DELAUNAY-- Date: 11 October 1670 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
"... on 11 October 1670, before notary Romain Becquet at Quebec, he contracted to marry Madeleine Delaunay, born at La Rochelle between 1637 and 1637, daughter of the late Claude, a wood merchant, and of Marguerite Pleau, formerly of the parish of Saint-Vincent, diocese of La Rochelle."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VII, Page 97

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Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE - 1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec  Cap de la Madeleine First land concessions 1649 The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One s
1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec

Cap de la Madeleine
First land concessions 1649
The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One sees Pierre and Mathurin's lots (5th and 6th from right). On a modern map of Cap de la Madeleine, Pierre's land was, according to Marcel Trudel, author of "Le Terrier du St Laurent en 1663", between Celina and Viviers steets and from the bottom of Erables street up to the first park on the street.

One also finds the lands of men that played role's in our ancestor's life and/ or are in our family tree: Claude Houssard dit le Petit Claude was his father-in-law, Nicolas Rivard was his brother-in-law (his great grandaughter married Pierre's grandson, Joseph - ancestral grandparents!), Pierre Boucher - his sister, Marie was the grandmother of Marie Trottier who married Pierre's son, Louis.
1 june 1649

I the undersigned superior of the residence of the Company of Jesus at 3 Rivieres declare that in virtue of the commission given to me by
my superiors in which Monsignor the Abbe of la Magdeleine gave the right and the power to distribute the lands that bear his name on the
Cap of 3 rivieres I have assigned fourteen concessions of two arpens each of waterfront on the great river, starting at the mouth of the
river tanneval at the bottom and twenty arpens in depth on each arpen by a line starting at the north-east of the said concessions given by
order to those that are marked below, under the charges and conditions dictated by the seigneur here ... the names in order in which the said concessions were granted are Francois Boivin, Jean Houdan, Claude Houssart, Jean Veron, Pierre Guillet, Mathyrin Guillet, Etienne de Lafond, Mathyrin Baillergeon, Pierre Boucher, Emerie Galteaux, Urbain bodrie, Jacques Aubuchon, Bertrand Farfard, Jean Aubuchon

Passed at 3 rivieres
On the 1st of Juin 1649 CapdelaMadeleinedoc.html
1649 Birth of Child
Mathurin GUILLET was born 7 November 1649 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1650 Birth of Child
Madeleine GUILLET was born 9 October 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1652 Birth of Child
Jeanne GUILLET was born 17 November 1652, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1654 Birth of Child
Anne GUILLET was born 24 September 1654 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine GUILLET was born 8 February 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1657 Birth of Child
Louis GUILLET was born 4 June 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1658 Birth of Child
Marie GUILLET was born 13 October 1658 , Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
1660 Birth of Child
Marguerite GUILLET was born 17 August 1660 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
pierre guillet dit la Jeunesse - 40 habitant

Jeanne Saint pere - 37 sa femme

Mathurin guillet - 16 fils

Jeanne Guillet - 12 fille

Anne guillet - 11 fille

Catherine guillet - 10 fille

Louis Guillet - 8 fils

Marie Guillet - 6 fille

Marguerite Guillet - 5 fille

Pierre Guillet - 3 fils

Joseph guillet - 2 fils

Geneviefve guillet - 3 mois fille

& Nicolas chacheu - 19 domestique
The first census of New France (1666)
1669 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX died 18 November 1669, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
1670 Marriage / Partner
Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE and Madeleine DELAUNAY 11 October 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1681 Canadian Census Le Cap
Pierre Guillet (dit Lajeunesse), charpentier, 54
Marie Delaunay (de St.-Per), sa femme, 44
Louis, 24
Pierre, 18
Joseph, 17
Genevieve, 16

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1681 Death of Child
Marie GUILLET died 20 October 1681, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

'After a very full life, Pierre Guillet died and was buried at the Cap on 8 May 1695 at the age of 72.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VII, Page 98
1695 Death
8 May 1695
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
Added: - Updated: 9/15/2016 2:43:54 PM
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