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HELP! flag male ancestor  François-Michel  MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS

  (b. abt. 1680 Québec Province, Canada   d. 11 June 1751 Varennes, Canada, New France )  
Age: 70

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François-Michel MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS was born abt. 1680 in Québec Province, Canada. François-Michel MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS was the child of Michel MESSIER   and   Anne LEMOINE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Pierre LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) and Judith DUCHESNE

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

François-Michel  married  Marie-Anne AMYOT (AMIOT) 10 February 1706 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marie-Anne AMYOT (AMIOT)  was born 29 September 1685 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Anne died 9 February 1725 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  Marie-Anne was the child of Jean-Baptiste AMYOT (AMIOT) and Geneviève GUYON.

François-Michel  married  (2) Marie-Jeanne DUVAL 08 October 1725 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .  Marie-Jeanne DUVAL  was born abt. 1690 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marie-Jeanne died 4 September 1727 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  Marie-Jeanne was the child of Jean DUVAL and Marie LAMY.

François-Michel  married  (3) Madeleine LEFEBVRE 25 July 1729 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  Madeleine LEFEBVRE  was born 13 July 1678 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Madeleine died 25 May 1742 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  Madeleine was the child of Jacques LEFEBVRE and Marie BEAUDRY.

François-Michel  married  (4) Angélique POIRIER 8 June 1744 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montréal, Canada, New France .  Angélique POIRIER  was born 10 March 1709 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.  Angélique was the child of Pierre-René POIRIER dit LAFLEUR and Marie-Clemence MONTPETIT dite POITEVIN.

François-Michel MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS died 11 June 1751 in Varennes, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Sieur de St-François

Unable to locate baptism record. Baptism NOT found at Notre-Dame-de-Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada in Drouin Collection for 1678, 1679, 1680, 1681.

Marriage (left) indicates parents. Death (left) indicates approximate year of birth.

Details of the family tree of François-Michel 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? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms ...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 (
  • 1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Varene
    Michel Messier, 41
    Anne Lemoyne, sa femme, 41
    Anne, 12
    Gabriel, 9
    Jean, 7
    Marguerite, 5
    Francois, 2
    Rene, 1

    Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
  • François-Michel MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS
    1706 Marriage - Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes, QC, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1706 Marriage / Partner
    François-Michel MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS and Marie-Anne AMYOT (AMIOT) 10 February 1706, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1707 Birth of Child
    François-Michel MESSIER was born 18 April 1707, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1709 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS was born 14 March 1709 , Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1713 Birth of Child
    Joseph MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS was born 14 February 1713, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Augustin MESSIER dit ST-FRANÇOIS was born 14 August 1714, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1716 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne MESSIER was born 20 March 1716, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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Added: 5/30/2009 6:37:56 PM - Updated: 9/6/2019 8:55:50 AM

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