immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Étienne  BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE

  (b. 14 January 1637 France   d. bef. 29 November 1691 Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )  
Cause of Death: Captured by Iroquois

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Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE was born 14 January 1637 in France. Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE was the child of

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

He married  Nicole CHANDOISEAU 7 October 1670 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Nicole CHANDOISEAU  was born abt. 1651 in Paris, France.  She died 3 November 1711 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE died bef. 29 November 1691 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Contrecoeur Company

Born Fontaine-Chalandray, ev. Saintes, Saintonge, France

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE

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Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Nicole CHANDOISEAU-- Date: 7 October 1670 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Etienne Benoit and Nicole Chandoisraux


flag  Elisabeth BENOIT (b.20 March 1672, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 15 September 1674, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie BENOIT (b.9 February 1674, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 15 September 1674, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie BENOIT (b.23 August 1676, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 28 March 1725, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste HERVE dit LALIBERTÉ 21 November 1712

flag  Barbe BENOIT (b.6 April 1678, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 21 April 1678, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag  François BENOIT (b.2 May 1679, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 24 November 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag  Geneviève BENOIT (b.14 January 1682, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. ,  )
m. François JOURDAIN dit LAFRANCE 7 January 1712

flag  Françoise-Anne-Marie BENOIT (b.3 July 1684, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. , )
m. Michel DESMARAIS 4 January 1712

flag  Nicolas BENOIT (b.21 July 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 23 March 1726, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine THIBAULT dite LEVEILLE 9 December 1711

flag  Pierre BENOIT (b.12 October 1689, , Québec Province, Canada   d. ,  )

flag  Joseph BENOIT (b.29 November 1691, , Québec Province, Canada   d. ,  )

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14 January 1637
, France

France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France

Canada 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars

Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18).

France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation.

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).

Canada 1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer


Benoît, Étienne (La Jeunesse) *aka Benoîst
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

1670 Marriage / Partner
Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE and Nicole CHANDOISEAU 7 October 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)

Benoît, Étienne, dit La Jeunesse, m. Nicole Chandoiseau, 07 Oct. 1670
Soldier, Company: Contrecoeur

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada

1672 Birth of Child
Elisabeth BENOIT was born 20 March 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1674 Birth of Child
Marie BENOIT was born 9 February 1674, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1674 Death of Child
Elisabeth BENOIT died 15 September 1674, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1676 Birth of Child
Marie BENOIT was born 23 August 1676, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1678 Birth of Child
Barbe BENOIT was born 6 April 1678, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1679 Birth of Child
François BENOIT was born 2 May 1679, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1681 Canadian Census Ville de Montreal

Etienne Benoist, 46
Nicolle Chantoiseau, sa femme, 33
Marie, 5
Francois, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

1682 Birth of Child
Geneviève BENOIT was born 14 January 1682, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1684 Birth of Child
Françoise-Anne-Marie BENOIT was born 3 July 1684, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre

World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

1687 Birth of Child
Nicolas BENOIT was born 21 July 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1687 Death of Child
François BENOIT died 24 November 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1689 Birth of Child
Pierre BENOIT was born 12 October 1689, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
1691 Birth of Child
Joseph BENOIT was born 29 November 1691, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)


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