Descendants of Louis Daunais-dit-Delaunay
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1. Louis1 Daunais-dit-Delaunay was born about 1620 in France. He married Jeanne Gavatte. She was born about 1620 in France.
Child of Louis Daunais-dit-Delaunay and Jeanne Gavatte is:
+ 2 i. Antoine2 Daunais-dit-Delaunay, born about 1640 in Poitou, France; died 12 Dec 1707 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
Generation No. 2
2. Antoine2 Daunais-dit-Delaunay (Louis1) was born about 1640 in Poitou, France, and died 12 Dec 1707 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC. He married Marie Richard, King's Daughter 24 Aug 1669 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC, daughter of Pierre Richard and Anne Masson. She was born about 1647 in Chanpagne, Ardennes, France, and died 19 Mar 1713 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
Notes for Antoine Daunais-dit-Delaunay:
On 19 November 1707, Antoine gave all his possessions to his son Jean, on the condition that he take care of both his parents for the rest of their lives. Antoine died one month later. An inventory of Antoine and Marie estate was drawn up on 14 October 1709 by notary Tailhandier.
Notes for Marie Richard, King's Daughter:
King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers
By Peter J. Gagné
Marie Richard was born about 1647 in Saint-Laurent (canton and arrondissement of Mézières, diocese of Reims), Champagne, the daughter of Pierre Richard and Anne Masson. After her mother’s death, she left for Canada in 1669, at about age 22.
On 24 August 1669, notary Rémy drew up a marriage contract between Marie and Antoine Daunay at Boucherville in the presence of Pierre Boucher, but neither spouse could sign it. Antoine was born about 1641 in Luçon, Poitou, the son of Louis Daunay or Daumais and Jeanne Gavatte. He enlisted at La Rochelle 17 June 1659 and was a servant of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers in 1662. Antoine was confirmed 22 May 1664 at Trois Rivières and can be found in the 1666 and 1667 censuses at Trois-Riviêres as a “volunteer.” He and Marie settled at Boucherville, where daughter Marie- Gertrude was baptized 20 May 1670, followed by Marie-Anne (23 January 1672), Denise (12 February 1674), Pierre (30 June 1676) and Antoine (14 December 1678). Jean was baptized 13 January 1682 at Boucherville, followed by Genevieve (14 September 1684), Joseph (29 March, buried 25 November 1687) and Louis (05 January 1690).
On 19 November 1707, Antoine and Marie gave all their possessions to son Jean, on the condition that he take care of them for the rest of their lives. For Antoine Daunay, this would not be long. He died 12 December
1707 and was buried the next day at Boucherville. An inventory of his estate was drawn up 14 October 1709 by notary Tailhandier. Marie Richard died 19 March 1713 and was buried at Boucherville the next day.
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Children of Antoine Daunais-dit-Delaunay and Marie Richard are:
+ 3 i. Marie-Gertrude3 Daunais-dit-Delaunay, born 20 May 1670 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
4 ii. Marie-Anne Daunais-dit-Delaunay, born 21 Jan 1672 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; died 18 Jan 1756 in L'Assomption, QC. She married Jacques Mousseau-dit-Laviolette 25 Jan 1694 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; born 13 Nov 1665 in Montréal, QC; died 02 Feb 1721 in St. Sulpice, l'Assomption, QC.
+ 5 iii. Pierre Daunais-dit-Delaunay, born 28 Jun 1676 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; died 04 Apr 1723 in St. Sulpice, l'Assomption, QC.
6 iv. Antoine Daunais-dit-Delaunay, born 11 Dec 1678 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC. He married Marie Robert-dit-Fontaine 06 Nov 1702 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; born 01 Sep 1680 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
Notes for Antoine Daunais-dit-Delaunay:
They had 9 children.
Generation No. 3
3. Marie-Gertrude3 Daunais-dit-Delaunay (Antoine2, Louis1) was born 20 May 1670 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC. She married Nicolas Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte 10 May 1689 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC, son of Pierre Senez/Senet and Suzanne Varnier. He was born about 1665 in Champagne, France, and died 19 Jan 1732 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
Notes for Nicolas Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte:
Jette page 1044
SENET dit Laliberté, Nicolas (Pierre & Suzanne Varnier) Notre Dame , V. et Ar. Vitry-le-François, ev, Châlons-sur-Marne, Champagne (Marne); caporal de Is compagnie de DUGUAY; mâitre de chant en 1690, notaire royal de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Repentigny, Île Ste-Thérèse. Rivière-des-Prairies, St-Sulpice at Chambly 1704(re- nommé 18-06-1706 et 29-06-1721).
They had 12 children.
Children of Marie-Gertrude Daunais-dit-Delaunay and Nicolas Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte are:
7 i. Jacques4 Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte, born 03 May 1692 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 16 Jun 1751 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. He married Marie Janot-dit-Lachapelle 08 Nov 1717 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 19 Apr 1696 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 03 Feb 1757 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
8 ii. Marie-Madeleine Senez-dit-Laliberte, born 22 Aug 1694 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 28 Aug 1732 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. She married Jacques Renaud-dit-Planchar-Blanchard-Raynault 30 Nov 1715 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 10 Jul 1689 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 06 Aug 1743 in L'Assomption, QC.
9 iii. Anne-Jeanne Senez/Senet-dit-Laliberte, born 17 Dec 1698 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 29 Jun 1748 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC. She married Nicolas Janot-dit-Lachapelle 20 Nov 1719 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 26 Feb 1690 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 19 Apr 1742 in Longue Pointe, QC.
5. Pierre3 Daunais-dit-Delaunay (Antoine2, Louis1) was born 28 Jun 1676 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC, and died 04 Apr 1723 in St. Sulpice, l'Assomption, QC. He married Marie-Marguerite Robert-dit-Fontaine 06 Nov 1702 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC, daughter of Louis Robert-dit-Fontaine and Marie Bourgery. She was born 09 Jun 1683 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
Notes for Pierre Daunais-dit-Delaunay:
They had 9 children.
Child of Pierre Daunais-dit-Delaunay and Marie-Marguerite Robert-dit-Fontaine is:
10 i. Marie-Honoree4 Daunais-dit-Delaunay, born 22 Aug 1722 in St. Sulpice, l'Assomption, QC. She married Michel Charbonneau 14 Oct 1743 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC; born 21 Nov 1699 in Boucherville, Chambly, QC.
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