Jean Amable Lalonde dit Lesperance

Baie-D'Urfe, Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Jean Amable Lalonde dit Lesperance (Lalonde)

French: Jean Amable Lalonde, dit Lesperance
Also Known As: "L'Espérance", "L'Eserance"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Notre-Dame, Le Havre, Normandie (Seine-Maritime)
Death: Died in Saints-Anges, Lachine (Ile-de-Montr‚al), Qu‚bec
Cause of death: tué par les Iroquois
Place of Burial: Baie-D'Urfe, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of François-Phillippe Lalonde and Jeanne Lalonde (Duval)
Husband of Marie Barbant
Father of Marie-Madeleine Lalonde; Jean-Baptiste De LaLonde,; Jean Lalonde and Guillaume Lalonde

Occupation: soldat, habitant, laboureur, marguillier ~ soldier, farmer, Soldat-Marguiliier-Agriculteur
Managed by: Senja Lopac
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About Jean Amable Lalonde dit Lesperance


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Jean Lalonde dit Lesperance was born in the Normandy region of France and had come to the colony of New France as a Carignan-Saliere (soldier). He had three marriage contracts that were annulled before finally marrying Marie Barbant, a "fille du roi", in 1669.

In 1687 he and nine other men were working together, and were attacked by an Indian raiding party. All the men in the group were killed. Jean and Marie were living in a most vulnerable spot at the point of Ile de Montreal. This attack preceded the Lachine massacre by two years.

Jean was reburied in 1866.

Jean had been the first church warden of the mission called St. Louis du Bout de l'Isle that had been established in the summer of 1685. Today outside Ste. Anne de Bellevue stands a plaque commemorating the men who had been killed in that raid in 1687.

Massacred by the Iroquois September 30, 1687 in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue

Jean de Lalonde dit l'Espérance married Marie Barbant (aka Brabant or Barbary) a Fille du Roy. Jean was 29 and Marie 30.

Marriage contract 14-11-1669 - with Notaire Adhémar in Québec City.

Source : Parchemin - and - Origines Québec.

After Jean's death - Marie married Pierre Tabault in Lachcine. Marriage contract cancelled less than 2 years later.

She was also employed for awhile by Nicolas Juchereau.

Jean and Marie had several children

  • Married : Marie-Madeleine de Lalonde dit l'Espérance (husband Guillaume Daoust)


  • Married : Jean-Baptiste de Lalonde dit l'Espérance (land was given to him by Marie (husband to (1) Jeanne Gervais, (2) Marguerite Masta.
  • Married : Guillaume de Lalonde dit l'Espérance - part of the militia that went to Massachusetts with French soldiers, Mohawks and Abenaki in Jan-Feb-March 1704 - adventurer and fur trader at first with brother Jean-Baptiste. Settled down and became a farmer to marry one of the captives of the Deerfield Raid of February 29, 1704 - Sarah Allen. They had 13 children.

There were two other children noted in Origines Québec - both named Jean - 1671-1674 - the other Jean - 1679-1682.

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Jean Amable Lalonde dit Lesperance's Timeline

Notre-Dame, Le Havre, Normandie (Seine-Maritime)
June 18, 1672
Age 32
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada
October 10, 1675
Age 35
L'Île-Perrot, Québec, Canada
February 7, 1679
Age 39
Lachine, QC, Canada
Age 41
Lachine, IÎe de Montreal, Québec, Canada
Age 41
Lachine, IÎe de Montreal, Québec, Canada
August 21, 1684
Age 44
Saints-Anges, Lachine (Ile-de-Montr‚al), Qu‚bec
September 30, 1687
Age 47
Saints-Anges, Lachine (Ile-de-Montr‚al), Qu‚bec
September 30, 1687
Age 47
Baie-D'Urfe, Montreal, Québec, Canada