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flag male ancestor  Joseph  FORGET dit DESPATIE

  (b. 11 November 1728 Lachenaie, Canada, New France   d. 9 June 1790 Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Joseph FORGET dit DESPATIE was born 11 November 1728 in Lachenaie, Canada, New France . Joseph FORGET dit DESPATIE was the child of Pierre FORGET   and   Marie-Louise CHARPENTIER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Guillaume FORGET and Barbe BEAUCHAMP (maternal)  Gilles-Jean CHARPENTIER and Françoise HUNEAULT

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Madeleine MASSON 27 September 1762 in Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada .  Marie-Madeleine MASSON  was born 9 February 1735 in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada.  She died 4 April 1818 in Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)*.  She was the daughter of Jean-François MASSON and Louise PARÉ.

Joseph FORGET dit DESPATIE died 9 June 1790 in Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada .

m. Masson Marie-Madeleine

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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.
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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 (
  • 1728 Birth
    11 November 1728
    Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie)
  • 1762 Marriage / Partner
    Joseph FORGET dit DESPATIE and Marie-Madeleine MASSON 27 September 1762 , Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)*
  • 1790 Death
    9 June 1790
    Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)*

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Added: 5/23/2017 1:06:42 PM - Updated: 7/6/2019 10:37:06 AM

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