Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sibling Saturday: The Children of Jean-Baptiste Bouchard (1698-1755)

My 6x maternal great-grandfather Jean-Baptiste Bouchard was the father of ten children: five sons, four daughters, and one child of unknown gender. At least three survived, but only two of them married – my ancestor Joseph Prosper (b. 1743) and his sister Marie-Louise (b. 1752).
Repentigny, St. Lawrence River
Repentigny, fleuve Saint-Laurent

Jean-Baptiste was born on 17 January 1698 in Montreal. [1] He was a younger son of Jean-Baptiste Bouchard and Marie-Antoinette Chouart, daughter of the famed explorer Médard Chouart, sieur des Groseilliers.

When Jean-Baptiste was 36 years old, he married Marie-Josèphe de Chavigny on 26 September 1734 in Beauport. [2] Marie-Josèphe, who was 17 years old when she married, was a younger daughter of François de Chavigny, sieur de La Chevrotière by his second wife Geneviève Guyon.

Jean-Baptiste worked as a commis (agent) at several fur trading posts of the Domaine du roi (King’s Domain), like Mistassini, Ashuapmouchouan and Ilets de Jérémie. [3]

He died on 11 October 1755 [4]. His wife Marie-Josèphe survived him and died on 19 July 1762. [5]

Jean-Baptiste’s surname varied during his lifetime. For example, he was:
Bouchard at his baptism in 1698,
Dorval Degroseliers at his marriage in 1734 (he signed J. b: dorval),
Dorval Des Groselier at a son’s baptism in 1740 (he signed desgroselier),
Dorval Desgrosellier at a son’s burial in 1741,
Dorval at a son’s baptism in 1742, 
Desgroseliers and Desgrozeliers at a son’s baptism and burial in 1746, and
• Desgroseliers at his burial in 1755.

The children of Jean-Baptiste Bouchard and Marie-Josèphe de Chavigny

Note: All locations are in the present-day province of Quebec, Canada. “Quebec” refers to the city of Quebec. The children’s surnames appear in parentheses.

1. (f) – Marie Joseph (Desgroseliers, 1775) [6]
• born about 1736 (age (39) at death)
• died on 25 April 1775
• buried on 27 April 1775 in Repentigny.

2. (m) – Jean Baptiste Ambroise (Dorval, 1739) [7]
• born [not stated in his baptism record]
• baptised on 11 July 1739 in [Ilets de Jérémie] Tadoussac (Postes du Domaine du roi)
• died [unknown].

3. (m) – Joseph Louis (Dorval, 1740, 1741) [8]
• born on 2 September 1740 in Quebec
• baptised on 3 September 1740 in Quebec
• died [not stated in his burial record] (age (four months old) at death)
• buried on 4 January 1741 in Quebec.

4. (f) – Marie-Louise (Dorval, 1742) [9]
• born on 11 May 1742 in Deschambault
• baptised on 12 May 1742 in Deschambault
• died on 7 July 1742 in Deschambault
• buried on 8 July 1742 in Deschambault.

5. (m) – Joseph Prosper (Dorval, 1743; Desgroseliers, 1772, Desgrosier [Desgrosillier], 1795, Desgrosellier, 1800) [10]
• born on 19 May 1743 in Deschambault
• baptised on 19 May 1743 in Deschambault*
• died between 1 February 1795 (he was present at his daughter Léonor’s baptism) and 28 July 1800 (he was described as deceased at his son Ambroise’s marriage)
• married on 17 February 1772 in Châteauguay, Charlotte Nunegand dite Beaurosier, daughter of François Lunégand dit Beaurosier and Marie Louise Ouimet.

* I've transcribed and translated Joseph Prosper's baptism record here.

6. (m) – Joseph Eléonord (Eleonard) (Desgroseliers, 1746, Desgrozeliers, 1746) [11]
• born on 23 May 1746 in Deschambault
• baptised on 23 May 1746 in Deschambault
• died on 20 June 1746 in Deschambault
• buried on 20 June 1746 in Deschambault.

7. (m) – François Eléonord (Eleonard) (Desgroseliers, 1748, Desgrozeliers, 1748) [12]
• born on 12 May 1748 in Deschambault
• baptised on 12 May 1748 in Deschambault
• died on 11 July 1748 in Deschambault
• buried on 12 July 1748 in Deschambault.

8. (f) – Marie Françoise (Desgroseliers, 1750) [13]
• born on 31 July 1750 in Deschambault
• baptised on 31 July 1750 in Deschambault
• died 22 August 1750 in Deschambault
• buried on 23 August 1750 in Deschambault.

9. (f) – Marie Louise (Desgroseliers, 1752 and 1772, Dégroseillier, 1795) [14]
• born on 7 November 1752 in Deschambault
• baptised on 7 November 1752 in Deschambault
• died on 11 April 1795 in St-Paul-de-Lavaltrie
• buried 12 April 1795 in St-Paul-de-Lavaltrie
• married on 2 March 1772 in Repentigny, Pierre Euphrosine Arnaud (Renaud), son of Henri Arnaud (Renaud) and Marie Marguerite de Chavigny and widower of Marie-Josephe Desjardins.

10. [unnamed child of unspecified gender] (Desgrozeliers, 1755) [15]
• born on 13 April 1755 in Deschambault
• died on 13 April 1755 in Deschambault
• buried on 13 April 1755 in Deschambault.

Note: No child named Marguerite, born and baptised on 2 November 1748 in Quebec, appears in the list of children at PRDH. Tanguay is in error when he places Marguerite among the (incomplete) list of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Josèphe’s children. According to her baptism record, Marguerite was the daughter of Jean Marie Dorceval and Marie Joseph [last name omitted]. [16]

Sources:

Image credit: “Repentigny, fleuve Saint-Laurent”, by George Heriot (1759-1839), Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-470-14.


1. Notre-Dame (Montreal, Quebec), parish register, 1695-1699, page no. illegible, no entry no. (1698), Jean Baptiste Bouchard baptism, 18 January 1698; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 11 May 2016).


2. Notre-Dame (Beauport, Quebec), parish register, 1720-1778, no page no., no entry no. (1734), Jean Baptiste Dorval de Groselier – Marie Joseph de Chevigny marriage, 26 September 1734; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


3. J.-Allan Burgesse, “Les Registres du Postes du Roi”, Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne-française 3 (juin 1949): 211-216, specifically p. 213; DVD edition (Montreal, QC: SGCF, 2013). According to Jetté, he was a “marchand de fourrures”. (René Jetté, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles du Québec (Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 1983), 134.) According to Tanguay, he was an “agent de la compagnie d’Occident”. (Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes, 7 vols (1871–1890, reprint, Montréal: Editions Elysée, 1991), II: 367, note 4.)


4. St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 56 verso, no entry no. (1755), Jean Baptiste Desgroseliers (written as Jean Baptiste Desgroseliers, indexed as Jean Desgroseliers) burial, 12 October 1755; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 10 October 2015).


5. St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, page no. illegible, no entry no. (1762), Josette Lachevrotieres burial, 20 July 1762; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


6. “Dictionnaire”, database, Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) (http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca : accessed 13 January 2012), Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, La-Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie (Repentigny, Quebec), parish register, 1746-1775, p. 264 verso, no entry no. (1775), Marie Joseph Desgroseliers burial, [27] April 1775; Purification de la Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


7. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, Burgesse, “Les Registres du Postes du Roi”, 213.


8. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, Notre-Dame (Quebec, Quebec), parish register, 1738-1743, p. 9 penned recto (p. 109 stamped), no entry no. (1740), Joseph Louis Dorval baptism, 3 September 1740; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, Notre-Dame (Quebec, Quebec), parish register, 1738-1743, p. 27 penned recto (p. 127 stamped), no entry no. (1741), [first name omitted] Dorval burial, 4 January 1741; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


9. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 8 recto, no entry no. (1742), Marie Louise Dorval baptism, 12 May 1742; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 9 verso, no entry no. (1742), Marie Louise Dorval burial, 8 July 1742; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


10. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 10 verso, no entry no. (1743), Joseph Prosper Dorval baptism, 19 May 1743; St-Joseph parish; digital images,  “Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967", Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 17 May 2016). And, St-Joachim (Châteauguay, Quebec), parish register, 1768-1775, pp. 36-37, no entry no. (1772), Joseph Prosper Desgroseliers – Charlotte Nunegand marriage, 17 February 1772; St-Joachim parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 30 June 2015).


11. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 20 recto, no entry no. (1746), Joseph Eleonard Desgroseliers baptism, 23 May 1746; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 20 verso, no entry no. (1746), Joseph Eleonard Desgrozeliers burial, 20 June 1746; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


12. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 25 recto, no entry no. (1748), François Eleonord Desgroseliers baptism, 12 May 1748; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1740-1748, p. 26 recto, no entry no. (1748), François Eleonore Desgrozeliers burial, 12 July 1748; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


13. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 34 verso, no entry no. (1750), Marie Françoise Desgroseliers baptism, 31 July 1750; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 35 recto, no entry no. (1750), Marie Françoise Desgroseliers burial, 23 August 1750; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


14. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 44 recto, no entry no. (1752), Marie Louise Desgroseliers baptism, 7 November 1752; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, St-Paul (St-Paul-de-Lavaltrie, Quebec), parish register, 1786-1795, page no. illegible, entry no. S.12 (1795), Marie Louise Dégroseillier burial, 12 April 1795; St-Paul parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). And, La-Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie (Repentigny, Quebec), parish register, 1746-1775, p. 232 recto, no entry no. (1772), Pierre Arnaud – Marie Louise Desgroseliers marriage, 2 March 1772; Purification de la Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016). Although Marie Louise and Pierre were first cousins (their mothers were sisters), their marriage record does not mention if they received a dispensation to marry.


15. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 54 verso, no entry no. (1755), [unnamed child of unspecified gender] Desgrozeliers burial, 7 November 1752; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


16. “Dictionnaire”, PRDH, Jean Baptiste Bouchard Dorval Desgroseliers – Marie Josephe Dechavigny Lachevrotieres, Famille no. 19093. And, Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes, 7 vols (1871–1890, reprint, Montréal: Editions Elysée, 1991), II: 367. And, Notre-Dame (Quebec, Quebec), parish register, 1743-1748, p. 70 verso stamped, no entry no. (1748), Marguerite Dorceval baptism, 2 November 1748; Notre-Dame parish; digital images, “Le LAFRANCE”, Généalogie Québec (http://www.genealogiequebec.com : accessed 10 May 2016).


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