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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Étienne  CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE

  (b. 11 June 1643Paris, France   d. 16 May 1724Laval, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE was born 11 June 1643 in Paris, France. Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE was the child of François CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE and Colombe REGNAULT

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

He married  Madeleine NIEL 24 October 1667 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Madeleine NIEL  was born 3 June 1652 in Rouen, France .  She died 15 August 1732 in Laval, Québec, Canada (Saint François-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jésus) .  She was the daughter of Robert NIEL and Anne LAMBERT.

Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE died 16 May 1724 in Laval, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Monteil Company

Born at Villejuif, Creteil, Paris, France

Son of Francois Charles and Colombe Regnault.

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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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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.

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Paris, France - Paris - Les Grands Boulevards (1900)
Paris, France
Paris - Les Grands Boulevards (1900)

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Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Madeleine NIEL-- Date: 24 October 1667 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Madeleine NIEL was the daughter of Robert NIEL and Anne LAMBERT

Marriage found at Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres in Drouin Collection.

Étienne Charles dit Lajeunesse arrived in New France June 30, 1665 as a soldier in Carignan Salières Regiment,
Monteil’s Company. He married Madeleine Niel on 24 October 1667 in Immaculée-Conception at Trois-Rivières.

Source: Peter J. Gagné, King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673 (Quintin Publications: Orange Park, Florida, 2008), Vol. 2, p 429; La Société des Filles du roi et Soldats du Carignan, Inc.,
Regiment (Soldiers); Thomas J. Laforest, Our French Canadian Ancestors, Vol. 3 pp 56-64, [from contributor].

flag  Marie-Madeleine CHARLES LAJEUNESSE (b.8 September 1669, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 5 February 1709, Varennes, Canada, New France )
m. Louis PETIT 7 January 1686

flag  Clement CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE (b.28 October 1671, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 13 February 1743, Terrebonne, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Madeleine DUPRÉ 4 January 1700

flag  Catherine CHARLES LAJEUNESSE (b.1 February 1674, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 8 November 1704, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Jean BISSONNET (BISSONNETTE) 16 March 1700

flag  Michel CHARLES LAJEUNESSE (b.4 February 1676, Chambly, Canada, New France   d. 13 July 1703, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Jeanne CADIEUX 16 June 1698

flag  Helene CHARLES LAJEUNESSE (b.12 August 1678, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 22 February 1752, Longueuil, Canada, New France )
m. Michel VIAU 28 October 1698
m. Étienne BENOIT dit LIVERNOIS 23 June 1722

flag  Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE (b.30 November 1680, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 6 February 1759, Sainte-Rose, Laval, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Josephe ROBIN dite LAPOINTE 3 September 1702
m. Francoise LECLERC 27 July 1735

flag  Françoise CHARLES (b.19 December 1682, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 21 December 1682, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag  Marguerite CHARLES dite LAJEUNESSE (b.23 August 1684, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 11 February 1750, Terrebonne, Canada, New France )
m. François DUBOIS dit JOLICOEUR 18 January 1700

flag  Marie-Madeline CHARLES dite LAJEUNESSE (b.2 February 1687, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 7 May 1756, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste LAJEUNESSE 
m. Henri-Pierre REGNIER 31 January 1718

flag  Jean-Baptiste CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE (b.15 April 1689, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 29 July 1745, Laval, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne BOURDON 29 October 1715
m. Marie-Anne LAMOTHE 25 February 1729

flag  Anne CHARLES LAJEUNESSE (b.21 January 1691, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 25 December 1753, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Cesar-Marin BOURDON 23 December 1709
m. Charles SUREAU dit BLONDIN 28 February 1720

flag  Jeanne CHARLES dite LAJEUNESSE (b.5 April 1693, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 22 November 1728, Berthierville, Canada, New France )
m. Ignace BOURDON 13 April 1711

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Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE - 1724 Death - Saint Francois-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jesus, Laval, QC, Canada
1724 Death - Saint...
11 June 1643
Paris, France

Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -



Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a...Read MORE...

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Charles, Étienne, dit Lajeunesse, m. Madeleine Niel, 24 Oct. 1667
Soldier, Company:...

1667 Marriage / Partner
Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE and Madeleine NIEL 24 October 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1669 Boucherville
"The first baptism of a white child at Boucherville was performed by Father Hugues Pommier on...Read MORE...

1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine CHARLES LAJEUNESSE was born 8 September 1669, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1671 Birth of Child
Clement CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE was born 28 October 1671, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended....Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1674 Birth of Child
Catherine CHARLES LAJEUNESSE was born 1 February 1674, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1676 Birth of Child
Michel CHARLES LAJEUNESSE was born 4 February 1676, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
1678 Birth of Child
Helene CHARLES LAJEUNESSE was born 12 August 1678, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1680 Birth of Child
Étienne CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE was born 30 November 1680, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1681 Longueuil
Etienne Charles, (1) 32 ans; Madeleine Niel, sa femme, 30 ans; Marie, 11 ans; Clement, 9 ans;...Read MORE...

1682 Birth of Child
Françoise CHARLES was born 19 December 1682, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1684 Birth of Child
Marguerite CHARLES dite LAJEUNESSE was born 23 August 1684, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1687 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeline CHARLES dite LAJEUNESSE was born 2 February 1687, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake...Read MORE...

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

1689 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste CHARLES dit LAJEUNESSE was born 15 April 1689, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1691 Birth of Child
Anne CHARLES LAJEUNESSE was born 21 January 1691, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1693 Birth of Child
Jeanne CHARLES dite LAJEUNESSE was born 5 April 1693, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their...Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1703 Death of Child
Michel CHARLES LAJEUNESSE died 13 July 1703, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1704 Death of Child
Catherine CHARLES LAJEUNESSE died 8 November 1704, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1709 Death of Child
Marie-Madeleine CHARLES LAJEUNESSE died 5 February 1709, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it ...Read MORE...

Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the...Read MORE...

France 1715 - September 1 - Louis XIV (King of France) dies
after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch. -

"From the marriages of (their) children, Etienne and Madeleine Niel left 111 grandchildren to...Read MORE...


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