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Nicolas Le Roy

Also Known As: "Le Roy"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Saint-Rémi, Dieppe, Normandie, France
Death: Died in Château-Richer, Montmorency, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Château-Richer, Montmorency, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Le Roy and Anne Lemaistre
Husband of Jeanne Roy and Marie-Jeanne Anne Lelievre
Father of Elisabeth Isabelle Turgeon; Louis Roy (Le Roy); Nicolas Leroy; Noel LeRoy; Marie-Jeanne-Élisabeth Roy and 5 others
Brother of Marie Le Roy and Mathurin Landreville Guthier

Occupation: Pioneer, Poigneur, Ancêtre - Poigneur, Poigneur (Tailor)
Managed by: Suzanne Angele Bouchard
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About Nicolas Le Roy

In the 1681 census we learn that Nicolas is 37, his wife Jeanne Lelieve is 40, Guillaume is 14, Elisabeth is 10, Jean is 8, and Baptiste is 3. He owns a rifle, 8 hormed cattle and 20 acres. We also learn that two of their children are independent. Louis is 23, has one rifle and three acres. Nicolas has 1 rifle and 2 acres.

Nicolas Roy died between April 27, 1690 and October 24, 1691.

First mentioned in Nouvelle France in 1686; came to Nouvelle France with parents, wife and two sons.

Date of death not known, dead before 03-11-1688 (Nov 3rd)

(from PRDH)


Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, France

"Nicolas Roy, of St.-Remi of Dieppe, son of Louis LeRoy and Anne Lemaitre, came to Canada in May 1662 on the ship "Le Jardin de Hollande." In the region of Honfleur, Nicolas married Jeanne Lelievre, Daughter of Guillaume, a native of St.-Leonard, which is near Honfleur, Calvados." (Olivier, Reginald. "Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties." Ogden: 1972.)

The following appears in the First Census of New France (Quebec) of 1666 (District of Beaupre):

Nicolas LeRoy, 23, poigneure; Jeanne Liepvre, 26, sa femme; Louis LeRoy, 7, fils; Nicolas LeRoy, 5, fils; Noël LeRoy, 3, fils; Marie Jeanne LeRoy, 16 mois, fille; Jean Briere, 24, boulanger domestiq. Engaige

"In May 1662, he boarded with his wife and their two children the "Le Jardin de Hollande" accompanied by Anne Lemaitre, a widow. The Roys probably followed her father Guillaume Lelievre who already left for Quebec in 1659. On Nicolas' arrival he settled with his family in the seigneurie de Beaupre. He obtained a concession from the widow of Guillaume Couillard, Mrs. Guilemette Hebert. On August 1664 the Notary Duquette signed over two arpents of land to Nicolas at Beaupre.

In the 1666 census it is mentioned Nicolas Roy,23 years; Jeanne Lelievre,26 his wife; Louis 7; Nicolas 5; Noël 3; Marie Jeanne, 16 months; Jean Briere, 24, butcher, domestic help.

In the 1667 census: Nicolas Roy, 23; Jeanne Lelievre his wife, Louis, 8; Noele, 5; Marie, 4; Guillaume 2; 4 animals, 7 arpents in value, located at Île de Orleans; Guillaume Lelievre 60; Jena Briere servan, 22; grandchild Noel 4; 11 animals.

This farm on the Île d'Orleans did not belong to Guillaume Lelievre, but leased from the Seigneurie Île d'Orleans Jacques Cailhaut de la Tesserie and his wife Eleonore de Grandmaison in 1667. The lease contract was signed by the Notary Gilles Rageot. Guillaume's lease agreement was to split the profit of the farm with the owners. The lease was renewed 1673 with notary Romaine Becquet; in 1675 the same arrangement was made with Olivier Morel de la Duranttaye from the same Seigneurie with the same name at sud du St. Laurent.

In 1663, a terrible crime happened to the family. Little Marie, at the tender age of 4 1/2, was raped by a neighbour, Jacques Nourry. Nourry was brought to justice and convicted 3 hours later. His sentence: death by decapitation. A sum of 300 pounds was given to little Marie and all his assets where given away. Marie got over the terrible crime and married at age 14." (Source: Paraphrased from World Family Tree Volume #63 Tree #1265.)According to the notes of Fr. Eloi-Gerard Talbot, Nicolas Roy arrived in Canada about May 1662 on the ship "Le Jardin de Hollande". Given this fact, the oldest child, Noel, may have been born in France. No evidence of the birth of Noel was found in the PRDH certificates as well as a certificate for child Guillaume who appears at age 2 in the census of 1666 and age 5 in the census of 1667.

More About Nicolas LeRoy:

Ancestral File Number: 8XXP-JQ

Burial: 27 Apr 1690, Chateau Richer, Montmonrency, Quebec, Canad23,24,25,26

Christening: 25 May 1639, St. Remi, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France27,28,29,30

Occupation: Poigneur

Residence: Signeurie de Cortier, Parish of St. Joseph, Quebec

Notes for Jeanne Lelievre:

Could be that Jeanne Lelievre was Confirmed twice. May 1, 1662 at age 22 (PRDH # 403675) and then again on August 1, 1881 with her children Louis, William, Elisabeth and Jean (PRDH # 403498).

The burial certificate of Jeanne Lelievre states; "Roy, La veuve. 88 years." Leclair, Pretre.

More About Jeanne Lelievre:

Ancestral File Number: 8XXP-KW

Burial: 11 Jan 1728, St. Vallier, Bellechasse, Qubebec, Canada31,32,33,34

Christening: 1640, Ste-Therese-De-, Dieppe, Rouen, France35,36,37,38

Fact: 88 years at death.

  1. Name: Nicolas ROY
  2. Given Name: Nicolas
  3. Surname: Roy
  4. Suffix: or Leroy
  5. Sex: M
  6. Birth: 25 May 1639 in St-Rémi, v. & ar. Dieppe, arch. Rouen, Normandie 1
  7. Death: Abt 1690 in Ladurantaye
  8. Reference Number: 598P 1
  9. Event: enlisted May 1662 1
  10. Immigration: 1662 1
  11. Census: 1666 Beaupré, Co. Montmorency 1

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Nicolas Le Roy's Timeline

May 25, 1639
Saint-Rémi, Dieppe, Normandie, France
May 25, 1639
Dieppe (St-Remi), Rouen, France
May 25, 1639
St-Rémi de Dieppe, Normandie, France
November 26, 1658
Age 19
St-Rémi de Dieppe, Normandie, France
Age 18
March 24, 1661
Age 21
Dieppe, Normandie, France
December 25, 1662
Age 23
Québec, QC, Canada
August 15, 1664
Age 25
Quebec, QC, Canada