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flag male ancestor  Louis  FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE

  (b. abt. 1679 Québec Province, Canada   d. 18 June 1755 Verchères, Canada, New France )  

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Louis FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE was born abt. 1679 in Québec Province, Canada. Louis FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE was the child of Martin FOISY   and   Madeleine BEAUDOIN and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Jean BAUDOUIN (BEAUDOIN) and Marie-Noëlle-Nathalie LANDEAU

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Madeleine GAZAILLE dite BLAIS 9 August 1711 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Madeleine GAZAILLE dite BLAIS  was born abt. 1693 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She died 17 March 1732 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres).  She was the daughter of Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) and Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU).

He married  (2) Marie-Catherine CHEVALIER 22 September 1733 in Sorel, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Catherine CHEVALIER  was born 10 May 1704 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles).  She died 7 May 1743 in Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada.  She was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste-Louis CHEVALIER and Catherine LAVALLEE.

Louis FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE died 18 June 1755 in Verchères, Canada, New France .
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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 (
  • 1711 Marriage / Partner
    Louis FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE and Madeleine GAZAILLE dite BLAIS 9 August 1711, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1723 Birth of Child
    Pierre-Basile FOISY was born 8 November 1723, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1732 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Madeleine GAZAILLE dite BLAIS died 17 March 1732, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1733 Marriage / Partner
    Louis FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE and Marie-Catherine CHEVALIER 22 September 1733, Sorel, Québec, Canada
  • 1741 Birth of Child
    Geneviève FOISY was born 29 November 1741, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
  • 1743 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie-Catherine CHEVALIER died 7 May 1743, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
  • 1753 Death of Child
    Pierre-Basile FOISY died 27 February 1753, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1755 Death
    18 June 1755
    Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

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