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flag female ancestor  Madeleine  DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE

  (b. 8 January 1731 Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France   d. 28 December 1810 Nicolet, Lower Canada )  

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Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE was born 8 January 1731 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France . Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE was the child of Gabriel DESROSIERS dit LAFRENIÈRE   and   Marie-Madeleine LEFEBVRE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre DESROCHERS and Suzanne RABOUIN (maternal)  Ange LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX and Marie-Madeleine CUSSON

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Francois MALLETERRE 7 January 1754 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Francois MALLETERRE  was born abt. 1725 in Loguivy-Plougras, Bretagne, France.  He died 1 January 1763 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre). 

She married  (2) Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE 10 October 1768 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Province of Québec, Canada .  Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE  was born 5 October 1720 in La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade).  He died 16 August 1811 in Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier).  He was the son of Michel GAURON and Marie-Renee HUBERT.

Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE died 28 December 1810 in Nicolet, Lower Canada .

m. Gauron Joseph
m. Malleterre Francois

Details of the family tree of Madeleine 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, a seigneur"s home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with...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 (
  • 1731 Birth
    8 January 1731
    Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1754 Marriage / Partner
    Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE and Francois MALLETERRE 7 January 1754, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1763 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Francois MALLETERRE died 1 January 1763 , Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1768 Marriage / Partner
    Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE and Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE 10 October 1768, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1810 Death
    28 December 1810
    Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)

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