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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Leger  BRAY dit LABONTE

  (b. abt. 1673 France   d. 27 November 1744 Longueuil, Canada, New France )  

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Leger BRAY dit LABONTE was born abt. 1673 in France. Leger BRAY dit LABONTE was the child of ?   and   ?

Leger was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1701.

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

Leger  married  Marguerite COLIN bef. 21 September 1701 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite COLIN  was born 14 March 1680 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil).  Marguerite died 20 January 1717 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil).  Marguerite was the child of Mathurin COLIN (COLLIN) dit LALIBERTE and Jacqueline LABBE.

Leger  married  (2) Marie-Anne BOURHIS 5 December 1718 in Longueuil, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marie-Anne BOURHIS  was born 10 April 1691 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Marie-Anne died 18 July 1723 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil).  Marie-Anne was the child of Jean BOURHIS and Marie DEMERS.

Leger BRAY dit LABONTE died 27 November 1744 in Longueuil, Canada, New France .

son of Pierre Bray and Jeanne Couder

Details of the family tree of Leger 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? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were ...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 (
  • 1701 Birth of Child
    Marguerite BRAY dite LABONTÉ was born 21 September 1701, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1703 Birth of Child
    Antoine BRAY was born 2 March 1703, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1704 Birth of Child
    Guillaume BRAY was born 26 July 1704, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1706 Birth of Child
    Joseph BRAY dit LABONTÉ was born 26 August 1706, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1708 Birth of Child
    Antoine BRAY was born 4 March 1708, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1711 Birth of Child
    Marie-Louise BRAY dite LABONTÉ was born 14 January 1711, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1712 Birth of Child
    Pierre BRAY was born 22 October 1712, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Laurent BRAY dit LABONTÉ was born 3 September 1714, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)

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Added: 4/6/2015 4:05:00 PM - Updated: 9/24/2019 11:40:24 AM

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