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François Dupuis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Laurent-Sur-Gorre, Limousin, France
Death: Died in Laprairie, , Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Francois Dupuis and Marguerite Resneau
Husband of Georgette Richard / Richer
Father of Pierre-René Dupuis; Moïse Dupuis; Marie-Anne Dupuis; Angelique Dupuis; Marie-Anne-Francoise Dupuis and 5 others

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About François Dupuis

[1437] DUPUIS, François (François & Marguerite RENAUD [2927]), né/born vers 1637 (rec. 1681)/about 1637 (census 1681) Saint-Laurent-sur-Gorre (Haute-Vienne : 87158)

  • mariés/married 1670-10-06 Québec, contrat de mariage/marriage contract 1670-09-14 (greffe /(depositary Romain Becquet)

leurs enfants:

1) René, né/born 1671-06-26, baptisé/baptized 1671-06-26 Québec, décédé/dead 1738-12-31, inhumé/buried 1739-01-01 Laprairie, marié/married Montréal 1694-10-18 Angélique MARIE, marié/married Laprairie 1718-06-07 Madeleine CLÉMENT
     2) Moïse, né/born 1673-07-10, baptisé/baptized 1673-07-18 Québec, décédé/dead 1750-01-19, inhumé/buried 1750-01-20 Laprairie, marié/married Albany (Reformed Dutch Church) (New York) 1697-07-21 Marie Anne CHRISTIAANSZ
     3) Marie Anne, née/born 1675-08-19, baptisée/baptized 1675-08-26 Québec
     4) Angélique, née/born 1677-04-23, baptisée/baptized 1677-04-28 Québec, décédée/dead 1684-10-30, inhumée/buried Laprairie
     5) Marie Anne DUPUY, née/born 1679-06-27, baptisée/baptized 1679-06-27 Québec, décédée/dead 1745-02-16, inhumée/buried 1745-02-17 Laprairie, marié/married Laprairie 1695-11-06 Pierre BRION
     6) Marguerite, née/born 1682-02-03, baptisée/baptized 1682-02-04 Laprairie, décédée/dead 1684-10-20, inhumée/buried Laprairie
     7) Claude, baptisé/baptized 1684-09-10 Laprairie

Bibliographie/Bibliography: Microfilms Drouin; PRDH-RAB; Parchemin; The Documentary History of the State of New-York

Source: http://www.francogene.com/genealogie-quebec-genealogy/001/001437.php

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Francois arrived in Quebec around 1667, Source: Fr. Jules Romme

The family moved from Quebec to Laprairie between 1677 and 1680

On 14 September 1670 he signed a marriage contract prepared by the notary Duquet and on the 6th of October he married Georgette Richer at Quebec. He was then living in the "seigneurie" of MAUR, today known as St. Augustin de Portneuf. This parish was not established until 1691, prior to that it was serviced by visiting missionaries. In the census of July 1681, the family was still living in the seigneurie de Maur, Francois was listed as 44 years old and Georgette as 34 years old. The same year the family moved to La Prairie where Francois probably worked as a day laborer. On 24 December 1684 Francois settled near the village on a farm of 100 acres in the district called St. Jean, bordering on the St. Jacques River. The contract for the concession by the seigneurs, prepared by the notary Maugue, was signed on 4 September 1693.

On 2 June 1707, Francois Dupuis consulted the notary Michel Lepailleur at Montreal and made his final declarations. He wanted to be buried in the new stone church at La Prairie and bequeathed 150 pounds for his mass, his internment and for masses to be said at the Recollets in Montreal. He decreed that upon his death, his farm of 100 acres located in the St. Joseph district should be divided equally amongst his three children, Rene, Moise and Marie-Ann. The will contains two clauses which declare the intent of the testator and underlines the uniqueness of the document. First, the father (Francois) gives to the children of his eldest son, Rene and Angelique Marie, his wife, all his personal furniture and his livestock "to assure their support and subsistence" and second, "it is understood that Rene Dupuis by his enterprises as a voyageur in which he has had misfortune and finds himself burdened with debt… and to prevent the dissipation of the bequest he is to receive, and to preserve the said bequest for the family and for the advantage of the aforesaid children… it is ordered that the said Rene Dupuis cannot dispose, sell, alienate nor contract away any of these bequests…".

Curiously there does not exist any other example where a father, anxious about his sons enterprises in the high country and concerned about protecting his patrimony, only allows him the use of a well-situated farm, bordering the river St. Jacques, a short distance from the village and the fort. Francois Dupuis owned two adjoining farms with two houses well situated between the St. Jean road and the St. Jacques River. Sources: http://www.deloriahurst.com/deloriahurst%20page/204.html ____________

212. Francois Dupuis, born 1634 in St Laurent de Gorre, Limoges, France; died in Québec, Canada. He was the son of 424. Francois Dupuis and 425. Marguerite Reneau. He married 213. Georgette Richer October 06, 1670 in Québec, Québec, Canada.

      213. Georgette Richer, born 1647 in Chailly, Autun, Bourgogne, France; died in Québec, Canada. She was the daughter of 426. Jean Richer and 427. Leonarde Bornay.

Notes for Francois Dupuis: It seems that Francois Dupuis, despite claims to the contrary, was the first Dupuis to establish himself, marry and produce male heirs in New France. It is true that other Dupuis' came to New France before him. However, they either did not marry or if they did they did not produce any male heirs who married and carried on the Dupuis patronym. Many other Dupuis' produced male heirs as well but they started their families after Francois. So the distinction of being the "first" belongs to Francois Dupuis. The following excerpt from Robert Prevost's "Portraits of Pioneer Families" to back-up this claim.

FRANCOIS DUPUIS

Francois Dupuis was the son of Francois Dupuis and Marguerite Resneau originally from St. Laurent sur Gorre, district of Rocheouard, Diocese of Limoges in Limousin. Limoges is known for the fine porcelain that they still manufacture today.

We do not know the date that Francois arrivedin New France. He probably arrived in the country in 1667, three years before his marriage. He must have made the crossing as a contracted laborer (engaged).

On 14 September 1670 he signed a marriage contract prepared by the notary Duquet and on the 6th of October he married Georgette Richer at Québec. He was then living in the "seigneurie" of MAUR, today known as St. Augustin de Portneuf. This parish was not established until 1691, prior to that it was serviced by visiting missionaries. In the census of July 1681, the family was still living in the seigneurie de Maur, Francois was listed as 44 years old and Georgette as 34 years old. The same year the family moved to La Prairie where Francois probably worked as a day laborer. On 24 December 1684 Francois settled near the village on a farm of 100 acres in the district called St. Jean, bordering on the St. Jacques River. The contract for the concession by the seigneurs, prepared by the notary Maugue, was signed on 4 September 1693.

source by Sue Bushway http://genforum.genealogy.com/robar/messages/86.html

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François Dupuis's Timeline

1637
1637
St. Laurent-Sur-Gorre, Limousin, France
1671
June 26, 1671
Age 34
Québec, Québec, Canada
1673
July 10, 1673
Age 36
Québec, Québec, Canada
1675
August 19, 1675
Age 38
Saint-Augustin, Québec, Canada
1677
April 28, 1677
Age 40
Saint-Augustin, Québec, Canada
1679
June 27, 1679
Age 42
Québec, Québec, Canada
1680
1680
Age 43
1682
February 3, 1682
Age 45
Laprairie, Québec, Canada
1684
September 10, 1684
Age 47
La Prairie, Quebec, Canada