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French Canadian Pioneers: The Chapais of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Riviere Ouelle Pioneers | Chapais surname | Bridge


Francois Chapais / Chapel  |  Marie-Genevieve Marchand

February 3rd, 1753, Pointe-de-Levy (Lauzon)

[Occ. fisherman]  [Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]


Jean Chapais/Chapel  |  Brigitte Levesque

November 16th, 1744,  Riviere-Ouelle

[fisherman]    [Baptismal  notes]



This series of Index: Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related linksrefer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!


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  1. There is a famous manuscript on chess endgames and knight tours in a Paris Library under the name of Chapais: Essais analytiques sur les Echecs ms Paris 1780. Endgame theory with work on ‘le probleme du cavalier’ at the end p.485-496 based on ‘Coliny’ (i.e. Collini) 1772. [Cleveland Library has: ‘Copy of Ms. no. 500/584 v. d. Lasa library, made by Joseph Klapper, 1 Jun 1910’] The author might be Charles-Louis Chapais (1753 Oct 19 – 1831 Jun 13) or Jean-Baptiste Chapais (1748 Jan 27 – 1790 Aug 30) Canada. However, this is conjecture based on name and date and that Chapais describes himself in the ms as a trader (négotiant) in Paris. Can anyone confirm this conjecture? Did a Chapais trade in Paris c. 1780, and was he a good chess player?


    Comment by George Jelliss | November 21, 2017 | Reply

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