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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Guyon  CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE

  (b. abt. 1645 La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. Acadia, Canada )  

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Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE was born abt. 1645 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE was the child of ?   and   ?

Guyon was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1658.

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

Guyon  married  Jeanne BERNARD bef. 31 December 1666 in Acadia, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Jeanne BERNARD  was born abt. 1643 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence).  Jeanne died abt. 1682 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Jeanne was the child of Andre (Rene) BERNARD and Marie-Andree GUYON.

Guyon  married  (2) Madeleine MARTIN 7 October 1683 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Madeleine MARTIN  was born 29 June 1666 in Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery).  Madeleine was the child of Pierre MARTIN and Joachine LAFLEUR.

Occupation: Habitant de Beaubassin



Son of Pierre Chiasson and Marie Peroche

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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
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

Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

What is a Habitant? Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000

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Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE married flag female ancestor Jeanne BERNARD-- Date: bef. 31 December 1666 Place: , Acadia, Canada
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Jeanne BERNARD was the child of Andre (Rene) BERNARD and Marie-Andree GUYON


Guyon, or Dion or Denis, dit La Vallée, son of Pierre Chiasson, a farmer, and Marie Péroché, was born at La Rochelle, France, in c1638. Guyon came to Acadia and settled at Port-Royal by c1666, when he married Jeanne Bernard there. They had eight children, including four sons who created families of their own. Three of their daughters married into the Morin, Poirier dit de France, and Breau families. Guyon was not listed in the first Acadian census of 1671 because he had moved to Mouchecoudabouet, now Musquodoboit Harbor, near present-day Halifax, by June 1668 and was still there in October 1674. They moved on to Chignecto, where Jeanne died during the early 1680s. Guyon remarried to Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Pierre Martin of Sillery, at Québec in October 1683. They settled at Chignecto. Marie-Madeleine gave him no more sons but four more daughters, all born at Chignecto, three of whom married into the Carret, Pothier, De La Forestrie, and Pineau families. Guyon died probably at Chignecto by c1693, when his wife remarried there; he died in his mid-50s. One of his daughters by his second wife moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the 1720s and was among the earliest European settlers on the island. Another daughter by the second wife married a Canadian and settled at Rimouski on the lower St. Lawrence.


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Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE married flag female ancestor Madeleine MARTIN-- Date: 7 October 1683 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Madeleine MARTIN was the child of Pierre MARTIN and Joachine LAFLEUR


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Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, February 12, 1983

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marriage1683 Marriage / Partner
Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE and Madeleine MARTIN 7 October 1683, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1684 Birth of Child
Angélique CHIASSON was born 27 October 1684, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence)
Added: 7/11/2009 9:27:08 AM - Updated: 11/27/2018 11:36:12 AM
Did You Know?Canadian Ancestry - Acadia - Did you know?  Acadian parents might tell their children about "le Bonhomme Sept-heures, a fearful character who would visit upleasant deeds upon young children if they did not go to bed at the designated hour."

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