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  (b. abt. 1630 France   d. abt. 1687 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Michel RICHARD dit SANSOUCY was born abt. 1630 in France. Michel RICHARD dit SANSOUCY was the child of ?   and   ?

Michel was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1652.

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

Michel  married  Madeleine BLANCHARD abt. 1656 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Madeleine BLANCHARD  was born abt. 1643 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  Madeleine died abt. 1679 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  Madeleine was the child of Jean-Baptiste BLANCHARD and Radegonde LAMBERT.

Michel  married  (2) Jeanne BABIN abt. 1683 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jeanne BABIN  was born abt. 1668 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Jeanne died abt. 1748 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Jeanne was the child of Antoine BABIN and Marie MERCIER.

Michel RICHARD dit SANSOUCY died abt. 1687 in Port Royal, Acadia.

Michel Richard-Sansoucy arrived in Acadia in 1649 with expedition Emmanuel LeBorgne. He was a soldier and a farmer.

He married the twelve-year-old daughter of Jean Blanchard and Radegonde Lambert in 1656 in Port Royal, Acadia Canada.

"First came Michel Richard dit Sansoucy, a young soldier born in the Saintonge region in c1630. He appeared at Port-Royal in the early 1650s in the entourage of Emmanuel Le Borgne de Bélisle. According to one source, Michel's dit was a regimental nickname. When his term of service ended, he remained in the colony, took up farming, obtained two grants of land from Le Borgne "at some ten to fifteen miles from the fort" on the upper Rivière au Dauphin, now the Annapolis River, and married Madeleine, daughter of Jean Blanchard, at Port-Royal in c1656. He and Madeleine had 10 children, including four sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own. Their six daughters married into the Broussard, Thériot, Babin, Vincent, Forest, and LeBlanc families. Michel dit Sansoucy's wife Madeleine died by c1683, when he remarried to Jeanne, daughter of Antoine Babin, at Port-Royal. Jeanne gave the old soldier two more children, both of them sons, also born at Port-Royal, who also created their own familie.s"


Details of the family tree of Michel appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  Acadians today live in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, with some in parts of...Read MORE...
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 (

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, November 19, 1983
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    'Family Info: Acadian Descendants by Janet Jehn, Acadian Genealogy Exchange

    Birth: Abt 1630 in St Georges, St Ange, La Rochelle, Seine et Marne, St Onge, France

    Death: BET 1686 AND 1689 in Port Royale, Acadia (Annapolis Royal, Acadi
    Note: per Declarations De Belle iLe en Mer.

    Immigration: Abt: 1651 Port Royale, Acadia (Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada)

    Note: Abt. 1651 Acadia with the expedition of Emmanuel...

    Source: Pioneers of Acadia by Stephen A. White
  • 1671 Port Royal
    Michel RICHARD, 41, wife Madeleine BLANCHARD 28; Children Rene 14, Pierre 10, Martin 6, Alexandre 3, Catherine 8, Anne and Magdeleine 5 weeks; cattle 15, sheep 14.
  • 1671 Birth of Child
    Madeleine RICHARD was born October 1671, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1671 Birth of Child
    Marie Anne RICHARD was born October 1671, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

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