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Ritchot / Nason Connection
Posted by: Scott Michaud Date: July 05, 2001 at 08:08:59
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Anyone have info. PRO or CON this connection between the Ritchots of Quebec and the Nasons of Kittery? I received the following today:

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"...Mr. Jacques Ritchot's real family name was Richard Nason III (born in ca.1680) at South Berwick Maine.(I found this out through a Québec genealogist name Dominique Ritchot whose doing a lot of Ritchot genealogy in the Montreal area.) In circa 1690, Mr. Richard Nason as a boy was apparently abducted by the Indians. He was adopted and raised by the Crevier a french family at the Village of St. François Du Lac, Yamaska in then New-France. He was baptized in January 6th 1691 as Jacques Ritchot. Since 1678, the Crevier family were the Seigneur of St. François Du Lac, a wealthy family. Ritchot family has a lot of relative in Quebec and Western Canada. One of his sons Pierre-Louis ( 1715- 1782) born at St François Du Lac. He was a voyageur (a man who did fur trading) and settled as a farmer in the village of L'Assomption Qc. He explored the Canadian west with Lavérandry a french explorer. His brother was Joseph Ritchot is family has settled in St Francois Du Lac area. His descendants settled in other parts of Quebec and western Canada and the United States...."


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