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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  François  GENAPLE

  (b. abt. 1643 Paris, France   d. 6 October 1709 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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François GENAPLE was born abt. 1643 in Paris, France. François GENAPLE was the child of ?   and   ?

François was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

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

François  married  Marie-Anne LAPORTE 12 October 1665 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Anne LAPORTE  was born abt. 1643 in France.  Marie-Anne died 28 June 1718 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

François GENAPLE died 6 October 1709 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: carpenter, legal practitioner, jailer, process-server, acting clerk of court, royal notary, clerk of the chief road officer, subdelegate of the intendant, churchwarden, and seigneur

son of Claude Genaple and Catherine Courtier

Details of the family tree of François 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? Quebec City, known by tourists and travellers as Quebec, is one of the most beautiful cities in...Read MORE...
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

François GENAPLE was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

Source: Canada in the Making (
  • Biography
    GENAPLE DE BELLEFONDS, FRANÇOIS, carpenter, legal practitioner, jailer, process-server, acting clerk of court, royal notary, clerk of the chief road officer, subdelegate of the intendant, churchwarden, and seigneur; b. c. 1643, son of Claude Genaple and Catherine Coursier, of the parish 9f Saint-Merri in Paris; d. 6 Oct. 1709 at Quebec and buried the next day.

    Genaple probably arrived in the colony in 1664 or a little before. He was then a...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
  • 1665 Marriage / Partner
    François GENAPLE and Marie-Anne LAPORTE 12 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne GENAPLE was born 27 February 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1709 Death
    6 October 1709
    Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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