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Paul-Charles Chalifour

English (default): Paul-Charles
Also Known As: "Paul-Charles Chalifou", "Paul-Charles Chalifour", "Paul-Charles Chalfoux"
Birthplace: Périgny, Larochelle, Aunis, Charente-Maritimes, France
Death: October 13, 1680 (67)
Notre Dame D'anges, La Canardiere, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: N.D. Des Anges, Portneuf Co, Qc
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul-Mathurin Chalifour; Paul-Mathurin Chalifour; Marie Gaboury and Marie Gabourit
Husband of Marie Joannet and Françoise-Jacquette Archambault
Father of Marguerite Badeau; Jeanne Chalifour; Simone Chalifour; Françoise Chalifour; Jeanne-Anne Chalifour and 9 others

Occupation: Cartographe, surveyer, CARPENTER, maître charpentier de grosses œuvres, Charpentier de grosses oeuvres. Immigrant, Charpentier des grosses oeuvres. Immigrant, Maître Charpentier de Grosses Oeuvres
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Paul-Charles Chalifour

Statut Marié

Date de naissance 26-12-1612

Date de baptême 30-12-1612

Lieu d'origine La Rochelle (Temple calviniste St-Yon) (Charente-Maritime) 17300

Parents Mathurin et Marie Gaborit

Métier du père Laboureur

Première mention au pays 1647

Occupation à l'arrivée Charpentier

Date de mariage 28-09-1648

Lieu du mariage Québec (Notre-Dame)

Conjoint Jacquette Archambault

Décès ou inhumation Avant 1681

Remarques Il est né à Périgny (17274). Il s'est marié en premières noces avec Marie Jeannet à La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite) le 10-04-1644. Sa mère était veuve d'Élie Bourbeau.

Identification DGFQ, p. 217

Chercheur(s) Archange Godbout

Référence AG-LAR, p. 50

Birth or christening year might be 1618.

Was a master carpenter, eel fisherman and farmer.

according to book Our French Canadian Ancestors:

He was baptized at Calvinist church of LaRochelle 30 Dec 1612. Prior to his first marriage he renounced the Calvinist religion.

Paul Chalifour was born to Paul Chalifour and Marie Gaborit on December 26, 1612, at Périgny, in Aunis. Born to a family that belonged to the Reformed church, Paul was baptised four days later.

We know very little about the years he spent in France. In 1644, at the age of 32, he converted to Catholicism since the registers held by the Parish of Notre-Dame de La Rochelle records his first marriage, to Marie Jeannet, the daughter of Claude Jeannet, a merchant, and Marie-Jeanne Mallebault of La Rochelle. The bride was born in the town of Forges, in Aunis. Their marriage contract was signed on February 20, 1644 and their marriage was celebrated on April 10.

On June 5, 1645, Marie, the only child who resulted from this marriage, was baptised in La Rochelle. It is presumed that Paul Chalifour was widowed in 1647. On May 1 of that same year, he was interred in the Palais de La Rochelle prisons. The reasons for this are not known. Immediately after his release, Chalifour set out, without any children, for the French colony in North America. Although no contract has been found, on September 15, 1647, he agreed to build a house for François de Chavigny and Éléonore Grandmaison. The master carpenter never left the country. It is possible that Paul Chalifour was recruited by the Juchereau brothers with whom he signed construction contracts in 1648 and 1649.

He married a second time, with Jacquette Archambault, the daughter of Jacques Archambault and Françoise Toureault. At the time of their marriage, which resulted in fourteen children, Paul and Jacquette did not sign a marriage contract. On October 29, 1649, Paul Chalifour agreed to build the framework of a mill for Jacques Leneuf de la Potherie. He received 1,000 pounds, minus the value of two flour barrels, a barrel of lard and 50 jars of alcohol, for his work.

It is thought that Paul and Jacquette settled in lower Quebec City, next to Zacharie Maheu. In 1666, the carpenter’s family moved to the Notre-Dame-des-Anges seigniory in Charlesbourg (the Domaine des Maizeret is located there now). At that time, they had seven animals and fourteen arpents of land had been cleared on a piece of land that measured a total of three arpents by fourteen.

On December 11, 1678, Paul Chalifour, who was bedridden, dictated his final wishes. He died soon after that, but no death certificate has been found. At the time of his death, he left 10 or 12 children. In 1690, only ten survived to share a piece of property in Canardière; the other belonged to Jacquette Archambault. It is that house which was burned by Admiral Phipps’ men on Wednesday, October 18, 1690, after the battle in which he lost 150 men.

Jacquette was buried in December 1705. Paul-François and Paul ensured the survival of the Chalifour and Chalifoux names.

Sources: Nos Racines, L’histoire vivante des Québécois, Réal Bélanger, genealogist, October 5, 2000.

Paul was born 26-12-1612 at Perigny, baptised 30-12-1612 at Temple Calviniste de La Rochelle.

Occupation: Charpentier de grosses oeuvres = Carpenter of large framings.

Name Variation: Chalifou, Chalifour, Chalifoux.

Pierre Miville un Ancetre Exceptionnel: p 32. Paul was baptised in the temple of the reformed protestant religion in 1612. About 1644, he converted to the catholic religion and married to Marie Jeannet on 20 Feb 1644. She died in 1647, and Paul left for New France in that year, where he met and married Jacquette Archambeault.

CharlesBourg 1660-1949: p 42. July 2011. Birth-2 Marriages-Death est. Born Wednesday, December 26, 1612, P?rigny in La Rochelle, Aunis, current Department of Charente-Maritime. Ancestor Chalifoux or Chalifour wass baptized in the Calvinist temple of La Rochelle, on December 30. Named Paul Chalifour after his father, farmer, and son of Marie Gabourit or Gaborit, a widow of a Renaud. Paul was in the trade of carpenter-he forswore the Calvinist religion to become Catholic on April 10, 1644. He married at Notre-Dame-de-Cogne of La Rochelle, "Marie Jeannet". The latter died before 1647, the year when Paul decides to come and settle in New-France, just before celebrating his 35th anniversary of birth. Because of his profession and his experience, Paul becomes a master carpenter early, in the colony. September 28, 1648, Paul is ready to find a new wife and home. The bride is called "jacquette archambault", who arrived around 1645, with her parents, "Jacques Archambault and Fran?oise Tourrault". Jacquette was born about 1632, in the hamlet of Lardilli?re, Dompierre-sur-Mer. The newly wed couple moved to Quebec, where their was much work available. May 16, 1649, Paul promises to "Jean juchereau" sieur de Maure, to build him a mill. October 29, Paul raised the frame of a windmill for "Jacques LeNeuf", sieur of La Poterie. 8 July 1652, Paul Chalifour receive a concession located in the Seigneury of Notre-Dame-des-Anges. It is at this point that the family installs its household for always. The master carpenter in 1654, took as an apprentice for three years, "Abraham Fiset", young aged 20. 1666 census, Paul Chalifour is 48 years old, while he was actually53, and Jacquette, 34 years old, are living near the Rivi?re Saint-Charles. "Jean Talon", January 19, 1671 requests Paul Chalifour " to construct a windmill" of half-timbered wood, in the village of Bourg-Royal. Fourteen children are born to this family, and all have their act of baptism registered in the register of Notre-Dame de Qu?bec, between 5 October 1649 and 31 January 1673. "Marguerite Chalifour", born in 1652, "married in 1665, Jean Badeau", born in 1642 about 1647 with his father "Jacques Badeau and his mother Anne Ardouin". "Fran?oise Chalifour", was born in 1657, "wife in 1671, Jacques Nolin said Deschatelets". = "Louise Chalifour", was born in 1661, wife in 1678, "Joseph Vandandaigue, said Gatebois". with Paul Chalifour-Chalifoux dies in 1679, then his widow, Jacquette Archambault is buried in December 1705. "Gift" by "Fran?ois bibault (Bibeau)"resident of the coast of Batiscan to "Paul Chalifour and Jacquette Archambault", his wife, which stipulate "for Jeanne Chalifour", their daughter, the "marriage contract" between said Bibault and said Jeanne Chalifour passed before the notary Vachon on October 9, 1668. Said Bibault is about to make a trip to Ottawa, he gives in case of death all his property and personal property to said woman. Pierre Disy dit Monplaisir, Gabriel Beauchamp and Jean Bourdon dit Romainville, royal bailiff, "are witnesses". -15 January 1669. "Judgment by judge Marshal Guillaume Roger" for Jean M?thot (M?tot, Metet) farinier maintaining the mill of the seigneury of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, which is the property of the Reverend fathers of the society of Jesus, Lords of the said place, and the "Michel Hupp?" between trial, "Jacquette Archambault", "widow of Paul Chalifou (Chalifour, Chalifoux)", Andr? Parent, Jacques Parent, Pierre Parent (son), Maurice Paquet (Pasquier) and Andr? Coudray, all inhabitants of the seigneury of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, which are required to grind their grain at the seigneurial mill held by said Jean M?thot (M?tot, Metet). -26 February 1686. "Chalifour, Chalifou, Chalifoux, Paul (1612-1680)." Born December 28, 1612 to P?rigny in Aunis (France), he was baptized at the temple of La Rochelle. Saint-Yon - in 1644, "he married Marie Jeannet" in La Rochelle in the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes. - He left his country to 1647 for the Canada. - He married Jacquette Archambault in 1648 at Quebec.


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Paul-Charles Chalifour's Timeline

December 26, 1612
Périgny, Larochelle, Aunis, Charente-Maritimes, France
December 30, 1612
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Charente, France.
December 30, 1612
Temple Calvinist, Larochelle, Charente Maritime, France
December 30, 1612
Temple Calvinist, Larochelle, Charente Maritime, France
December 30, 1612
Epannes, Larochelle, Charentemaritime, France
December 30, 1612
Temple Calvinist, Larochelle, Charente Maritime, France
Age 34
Québec, Nouvelle-France from Poitou or Aunis, France
October 5, 1649
Québec City, Québec, Canada