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René de la Voye

Also Known As: "de la Voye", "Lavoie", "de LaVoy", "de LaVoie", "Lavoye"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Paroisse Saint-Maclou, Rouen, Normandie, France
Death: March 11, 1696 (67)
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of René de la Voye; Rene DeLaVoye; Isabeau Bélanger and Isabeau DeLaVoye
Husband of Marie-Anne Godin
Father of René Lavoie; Jean-François Lavoie; Marie-Anne Lavoie; Pierre Lavoie; Jacques Lavoie and 4 others
Brother of Marie LaVoye; Catherine De LaVoye; Jeanne LaVoye; Jean LaVoye; Marie Delaye-LaVoye and 3 others

Occupation: cultivateur; farmer
Managed by: Gilles Rino Michaud
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About René de la Voye


René De Lavoye

René of Voye, son of René and Isabeau Bélanger, was born in St-Maclou Rouen (Normandy) in 1633. April 19, 1656, at Our Lady of Quebec, R. P. Paul Ragueneau married René de la Voye and Anne Godin (Godin daughter of Elijah and Esther Ramage). Anne was born October 16, 1639 in La Rochelle and died February 26, 1678. On 7 October 1665, Rene obtained a concession of three acres in front Charles Aubert de La Chesnaye in the Lordship of Beaupré. René and Anne will have eight children.

René La Voye, born in 1633, in the parish of Saint-Maclou in Rouen, in Normandy, the first ancestor of the Lavoie family. Like so many men whose lives took place away from honors and expenses, René La Voye is still unknown to his descendants, who number in the thousands, in Canada and the United States.

His childhood, his adolescence and, perhaps, learn a craft finally led away from her parents, René and Isabeau Boulanger. In 1656 he is already fixed on the Beaupré Coast, but there has yet to land. It has been said, and it is possible that he was employed by an appointed Jobin. It's Wednesday, April 19, 1656 René La Voye marries. He married Anne Godin or Gaudin. The parents of the girl are followers of the religion of Calvin. Anne Gaudin was baptized in 1648 and it is unlikely that her fiance has agreed to marry her if she had only eight. It is therefore more likely to believe that the child has, like many other adults and Calvinist Huguenots or children, was baptized shortly after his arrival in New France.

It has been said, but this was disputed, René La Voye himself was Huguenot. Why not? Often forced to recant, forced to receive the sacraments of baptism, marriage and extreme unction, the Huguenots sometimes sought to combine them. Moreover, the act of marriage, now in Quebec, reported an unusual twist to the religious customs: the banns were not published.

"On April 19, 1656, dispensation having been given to banns and other ceremonies for good and just reasons, Father Paul Ragueneau, of the Society of Jesus, with the power to do this, married René de La Voye old 25 years or so, with Anne Godin, aged about 15, daughter of Elie Godin and Esther Ramage, residents of the Côte de Beaupré, in the presence of Stephen Lessart and Claude Poulin, residents of the same place, the father and mother of the girl. " The formula used to refer to the bride's parents is somewhat cavalier. August 18, 1656, René La Voye leases Rouzée Marguerite, widow of Pierre Gasnier, a land of the Beaupré Coast. The contract stipulates that each of the three years of occupation, the tenant will deliver commodities from the proceeds of the land, plus three books the last two years.

Marriage certificate of René of Voye and Anne Godin

Civil State Registers of Our Lady of Quebec.

Church of St. Anne du Petit-Cap.

"On April 19, 1656, having been dispensation given to banns and other ceremony for good and just reasons, the R. Father Paul Ragueneau, of the Society of Jesus having power to do this, the married René Voye, aged 25 or about son René of Voye and Isabeau Boulanger, Rouen, in the parish of Saint-Maclou Anne Godin, aged about 15 years, daughter of Elijah Godin and Esther Ramage,inhabitants of Coste de Beaupré, in the presence of Lessar Estienne and Claude Poulin, a resident of place, Father Ragueneau.

The following year, the couple had their first child, Rene. It is also, if one believes the historian J. Edmond Roy, the timing of the ancestor to recant in the forms: "Indeed, he writes, under date of 3 April 1657, the Quen father wrote that he did make abjuration of heresy in his room, in the presence of Pierre Jobin and Val and father Chastelain, in the words of the Council of Trent, a boy belonging to the named Rene Jobin called Voye. "

On 7 October 1657, despite the lease of land at the Coast, René La Voye becomes the neighbor of Louis Guimont, of Allard and Giguère, going to settle in Sainte-Anne, where he obtained a land of three acres head on. The concession was renewed on October 7, 1665. We know that in 1662, he worked on the construction of the chapel to St. Anne and in 1663, in parishioner respectful of the rules, he gives to the church and two bushels half of peas in payment of his tithing.

But at St. Anne of Petit Cap, there is the strange events that are in the process of transforming the chapel into a place of pilgrimage. In 1658 already, Louis Guimont was cured of kidney smarting because, like so many others, he placed a stone in church foundations. In 1662, it is the side of Gaudin the miracle to take place.

Anne's parents are converted recently and, if one believes the story is Sainte-Anne who was to be responsible to strengthen their belief. "In 1662 year, Esther Ramage, then aged forty-five, suffered eighteen months of a sorrowful disease. She was so bent by the violence of evil that she could in no way straighten and that she had to drag herself as best she could with her stick. "since we recommended him to imitate the gesture made three years earlier by her neighbor, she claimed the Holy, asking her to do it on a miracle as she had done on this man. At that moment, forgetting his stick disappeared, she was found standing upright, walking as easily as she had never done. "Later the narrator adds that this miracle 'served much to confirm in the faith the whole family who had long lived in the reformed religion. "Two years later it was the turn of Elijah Gaudin get the favor of the Holy.

Anne Gaudin is buried February 26, 1678 in the parish cemetery. Nine children were born of this union: five son and four daughters, except Anne, born in 1664, will make alliance. In 1686, when he is older than 53 years, René La Voye cedes half the land he obtained in 1657, his son Pierre Allard who married three years ago, a second daughter named Anne. By selling that part of earth, René La Voye becomes the employee of his son by committing to work even in the development of the earth "according to his strength and all his power without claiming anything of wages during the time it will be with the purchaser. " However, the Pierre Allard must feed, house and so on Marie and Brigitte, as they will not be marrying age.

The ancestor of the Lavoie family was buried March 11, 1696 at Château-Richer.

René death certificate of Voye.

"The year one thousand six hundred and eighty-twenty Seixe the eleventh day of March died Rene dela voye widower of the late Anne Godin, a resident of St. Anne of the small-cap aged sixty-three, died suddenly in ettant way that he began to come to the Holy Mass in the Church of the parish and the next day I undersigned parish priest of this parish recognizing that had received Catholic and Roman Catholic religion, buried in Cemetery of that church according to the usage of Holy Mother Church of Rome in the presence of guillaume morel, Allard stone, plant and jean alexis signed morel others said they sign this document according to the ordinance. G Morel G Gauthier ptr

Source: The American French Genealogical Centre. References Sources: Association of American families Lavoie Sources: Our Roots Stories

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René de la Voye's Timeline

November 28, 1628
Rouen, Normandie, France
November 28, 1628
Rouen, Normandie, France
April 3, 1657
Age 28
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
Age 28
June 1660
Age 31
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
February 17, 1664
Age 35
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
August 15, 1666
Age 37
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
September 12, 1669
Age 40
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
April 1, 1672
Age 43
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada