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immigrant flag male ancestor  Antoine  VILLERAY

  (b. 21 October 1668 France   d. 27 July 1749 Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Canada, New France )  

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Antoine VILLERAY was born 21 October 1668 in France. Antoine VILLERAY was the child of ?   and   ?

Antoine was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1694.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Jeanne QUENNEVILLE 15 February 1694 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Jeanne QUENNEVILLE  was born 8 January 1675 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  She died 10 January 1758 in Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire).  She was the daughter of Jean QUENNEVILLE and Denise MARIER (MARIÉ).

Antoine VILLERAY died 27 July 1749 in Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant



son of Antoine Villeray and Marie Morneau of Chambord, Blois, Orléanais, France


Details of the family tree of Antoine 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 New France, boys who were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or...Read MORE...



Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Antoine VILLERAY was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)
  • 1668 Birth
    21 October 1668
    , France
  • Antoine VILLERAY
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    Gleanings from Québec by George Moore Fairchild, January 1, 1908
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    Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life... Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church. Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
    Gleanings from Québec by George Moore Fairchild, January 1, 1908
  • 1694 Marriage / Partner
    Antoine VILLERAY and Jeanne QUENNEVILLE 15 February 1694, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1696 Birth of Child
    Marie-Louise VILLERAY was born 10 May 1696, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)
  • 1698 Birth of Child
    Angelique VILLERAY was born 9 December 1698, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)
  • 1701 Birth of Child
    Michel VILLERAY was born 28 May 1701, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)
  • 1740 Death of Child
    Madeleine VILLERAY died 26 April 1740, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire)


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Added: 3/28/2015 9:57:56 AM - Updated: 2/1/2020 8:21:23 PM

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