Jean Quenneville (1653 - 1701) MP

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Birthplace: Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
Death: Died in Montréal, QC, Canada
Occupation: Farmer, Usher, Sergeant Royal of Montreal, Habitant (1675), Royal huissier (1695/1697), Sergeant Royal of Montreal (1704), Master tailor and hussier of Catholic Church, Maitre Tailleur, maitre tailleur
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About Jean Quenneville

Notes for Jean Quenneville


Quesneville (he sometimes signed Quesneville, Quenneville) Jean, master tailor, royal court officer for the jurisdiction of Montreal, jailer and keeper of the prisons of that town: b. 1653, son of Pierre Quesneville, master tailor in the parish of Saint-Nicolas, in the Diocese of Rouen and of Jean Saye: d. 23 Aug 1701 at Montreal.

Quesneville was at first a master tailor at Montreal. He continued to practice this trade along with his judicial functions. He became precentor, then verger and subsequently was appointed court officer in the bailiff's court of Montreal in 1681. On 25 July 1690, he became jailer and prison keeper for a period of three years but continued as court officer. On three occasions in 1686, 1687 and 1692, he was clerk in the court registry. He was likewise acting judge in 1691, 1692 and 1693. In 1694 he received the position of royal court officer which he kept until his death in 1701.

On 12 Feb 1674, at Montreal he married Denise Marie, daughter of Pierre Marie, fencing-master in the parish of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, and of Jeanne Lord. Ten children were born of this marriage.

Robert Lahaise

"Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol II 1701-1740" page 534

From the University of Montreal genealogie site the following is from the immigration records

Jean Quenneville born 14 June 1653 at st-nicolas, v. et archev. rouen, normandie (ar. rouen, seine-maritime) parents names are Etienne Pierre Quenneville and Jeanne Desacepee

Les habitantes de Lachine dàpres le recensement etabli en 1681

Quenneville Jean 35, Marié Denise sa femme 27. Enfants Jeanne 6, Geneveive 5, Catherine 3, Marie 1 1/2 (Louis Rousseau 63, Mathurin Baudry 45, Domestiques)

Source: Parish records St Agnes de Lachine filmed by LDS

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Jean Quenneville's Timeline

June 14, 1653
Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
June 16, 1653
St. Nicolas de Rouen, Rouen, Seine Maritime, France
Age 18
Age 18
February 12, 1674
Age 20
January 8, 1675
Age 21
Nôtre Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 8, 1676
Age 22
Lachine, QC, Canada
May 7, 1678
Age 24
Lachine, IÎe de Montreal, Québec, Canada
March 13, 1680
Age 26
Lachine, IÎe de Montreal, Québec, Canada
Age 27
Montréal, , Québec, Canada