The French Line of the DesRoches Family of Prince Edward Island


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Submitted by Marcel Barriault - agnethafan2002@yahoo.ca

The following information contains original research that Marcel has done using French parish registers and notarial records. The full research on all the collateral lines of the DesRoches family of Prince Edward Island is to appear in the Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne in August 2006.


The French Line of the DesRoches Family of Prince Edward Island

Generation No. 1

1. GUILLAUME1 DESROCHES married JEANNE GROSSIN ca. 1630, probably the widow of Jean Geoffroy. She was born ca. 1601, and she was buried 25 November 1679 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

Children of GUILLAUME DESROCHES and JEANNE GROSSIN are:

i. GILLES2, d. before 6 September 1722; m. FRANÇOISE PATIN, 20 June 1675 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

ii. FABIENNE, bur. 9 May 1704 in Bouillon, Normandy, France; m. JEAN LENEVEU (NEVEU),15 July 1677 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

iii. CATHERINE, bur. 30 November 1693 in Carolles, Normandy, France; m. OLIVIER MALENFANT, 29 June 1683 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

2. iv. MICHEL, Sieur de LA FONTAINE, d. 8 or 9 October 1704, bur. 9 October 1704 in Carolles, Normandy, France; m. JACQUELINE LECOURT, 16 July 1682 in Carolles, Normandy, France, daughter of PIERRE LECOURT and JACQUELINE LEVALLOIS; b. 10 August 1658 in Champeaux, Normandy, France; bur. 13 November 1732 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

Generation No. 2

2. MICHEL DESROCHES, Sieur de LA FONTAINE2 (GUILLAUME1) died 8 or 9 October 1704 and was buried 9 October 1704 in Carolles, Normandy, France. He married JACQUELINE LECOURT, 16 July 1682 in Carolles, Normandy, France, daughter of PIERRE LECOURT and JACQUELINE LEVALLOIS. She was born 10 August 1658 in Champeaux, Normandy, France, and she was buried 13 November 1732 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

Children of MICHEL DESROCHES, Sieur de LA FONTAINE and JACQUELINE LECOURT are:

3. i. GEORGES, Sieur de LA FONTAINE3, bapt. 3 June 1683 in Carolles, Normandy, France; d. 30 March 1742 and bur. 31 March 1742 in Carolles, Normandy, France; m. JACQUELINE HUAULT, ca. 1706, daughter of JEAN HUAULT DE GILBERDIÈRE and JEANNE JOUEY; b. 23 January 1684 and bapt. 23 January 1684 in Champeaux, Normandy, France; bur. 27 May 1745 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

Generation No. 3

3. GEORGES DESROCHES, Sieur de LA FONTAINE3 (MICHEL2, GUILLAUME1) was baptised 3 June 1683 in Carolles, Normandy, France, and he died 30 March 1742 and was buried 31 March 1742 in Carolles, Normandy, France. He married JACQUELINE HUAULT, ca. 1706, daughter of JEAN HUAULT DE GILBERDIÈRE and JEANNE JOUEY. She was born 23 January 1684 and was baptised 23 January 1684 in Champeaux, Normandy, France, and she was buried 27 May 1745 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

Children of GEORGES DESROCHES, Sieur de LA FONTAINE and JACQUELINE HUAULT are:

4. i. LOUIS4, bapt. 12 October 1707 in Carolles, Normandy, France; m. MARGUERITE ARSENEAU, ca. 1731, daughter of PIERRE ARSENEAU and MARIE-ANNE BOUDROT; b. ca. 1712.

ii. JEAN, bapt. 23 March 1710 in Carolles, Normandy, France.

5. iii. JULIEN, bapt. 26 November 1713 in Carolles, Normandy, France; d. ca. 1757; m. MARIE ARSENEAU, ca. 1744, daughter of CLAUDE ARSENEAU and MARGUERITE RICHARD; b. ca. 1725; d. ca. 1757.

iv. FRANÇOIS, b. ca. 1717; d. 13 July 1743 and bur. 14 July 1743 in Carolles, Normandy, France; m. MARIE DESROCHES, 12 February 1743 in Carolles, Normandy, France, daughter of FRANÇOIS DESROCHES and JACQUELINE GIRARD.

Generation No. 4

4. LOUIS DESROCHES (GEORGES3, MICHEL2, GUILLAUME1) was baptised 12 October 1707 in Carolles, Normandy, France. He married MARGUERITE ARSENEAU, ca. 1731, daughter of PIERRE ARSENEAU and MARIE-ANNE BOUDROT. She was born ca. 1712.

Children of LOUIS DESROCHES and MARGUERITE ARSENEAU are:

i. MARGUERITE-ROSALIE5, b. 23 November 1732 and bapt. 6 October 1733 in St-Pierre-du-Nord, Île-St-Jean, Acadie; m. DENIS DETCHEVERRY, ca. 1766, son of ANTOINE DETCHEVERRY and MARIE PINET.

ii. LOUIS, b. 28 August 1734 and bapt. 7 May 1735 in St-Pierre-du-Nord, Île-St-Jean, Acadie.

iii. EUSTACHE, b. ca. 1736; d. after 1752.

iv. MARIE-JOSÈPHE, b. 6 July 1738 and bapt. 17 May 1740 in St-Pierre-du-Nord, Île-St-Jean, Acadie; d. after 1752.

v. ALEXANDRE, b. ca. 1740; m. MARIE JOSSE, 4 November 1771 in Arichat, Cape-Breton, Nova Scotia, daughter of FRANÇOIS JOSSE and MARIE-MARGUERITE DARDY.

vi. MARIE-ANNE dite MARINE, b. 21 February 1740 in Malpèque, Île-St-Jean, Acadie and bapt. 17 May 1740 in St-Pierre-du-Nord, Île-St-Jean, Acadie; m. BRUNO SAMSON, ca. 1779, son of MATHIEU SAMSON and MARGUERITE POUGET DIT LAPIERRE.

vii. JOSEPH, b. 3 January 1744 and bapt. 1 May 1744 in St-Pierre-du-Nord, Île-St-Jean, Acadie; m. ANNE-GERTRUDE LANDRY, ca. 1767, daughter of JOSEPH LANDRY and MARIE-MARGUERITE BREAU.

viii. HENRIETTE, b. ca. 1747; d. after 1752.

ix. ANNE, b. ca. 1750; d. after 1752.

5. JULIEN DESROCHES (GEORGES3, MICHEL2, GUILLAUME1) was baptised 26 November 1713 in Carolles, Normandy, France, and he died ca. 1757. He married MARIE ARSENEAU, ca. 1744, daughter of CLAUDE ARSENEAU and MARGUERITE RICHARD. She was born ca. 1725, and she died ca. 1757.

Children of JULIEN DESROCHES and MARIE ARSENEAU are:

i. JULIEN5, b. ca. 1745; d. ca. 1757.

ii. FÉLIX, b. ca. 1747; d. after 1752.

iii. JOSEPH, b. ca. 1750; m. ANNE DOUCET, ca. 1775, daughter of CHARLES DOUCET and JEANNE BOUDROT.

iv. MARIE-ANNE.

v. JEAN, b. ca. 1752; d. 15 April 1844 and bur. 17 April 1844 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick; m. ANNE-ESTHER BASTARACHE, ca. 1778, daughter of PIERRE BASTARACHE and ANNE GAUDET; b. 1757; d. 12 April 1826 and bur. 14 April 1826 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick.

vi. MATHURIN m. MARGUERITE PICARD, ca. 1780, daughter of MATHURIN PICARD and ANGÉLIQUE BONIN, and widow of JACQUES-ANGE HACHÉ dit GALLANT.

vii. CHILD d. ca. 1757.

viii. BASILE b. ca. 1754; m1 MARIE EDELMEYER, 16 September 1778 in St-Jacques de Cabahannocer, Louisiana, daughter of JOHANN EDELMEYER and ANNE-CLAUDINE CLAIRAUT, and widow of LOUIS LALANDE DE LA FERRIÈRE; m2 MARGUERITE LEGAUT, 14 November 1801 in St-Jacques de Cabahannocer, Louisiana, daughter of MATHURIN LEGAUT and MARGUERITE CLAIRAUT, and widow of VITAL GOYAUX.


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