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Reader Query: John Stacey of Caughnawaga – family connections?

Lise asked:

(comment box under Jean Baptiste Karontarirhon Stacey & Rosine Rice of Caughnawaga (4/4) | Overview)

My third great-grand-mother was Mary Ann Stacey. She was born on June 24th 1784. She married Joseph Lecuyer on May 31st 1808. Her father was John Stacey who passed away February 11th 1813. He was married to Marie Louise Ann Daudelin who passed away on April 2nd 1788. This was all in Caughnawaga. Apparently, John Stacey had 14 children. I’m wondering if this is the same Stacey family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lise


This story of the Stacey surname is told at Kahnawake surnames – Wikipedia

Stacey: John Aionwatha Stacey, an English Protestant boy, was taken captive near Albany in about 1755 during the Seven Years’ War. Stacey was brought to Kahnawake with Jacob Hill and adopted by the Mohawk. Married successively to Agnes Karakwannentha, Louise Daudelin in 1784, and Marie Angélique D’Ailleboust des Musseaux in 1769, he had a total of fourteen children.[3]

I find an “Audelain” marriage as follows: John Stacey married Mary Audelain on June 8th, 1784 at Christ Church (Anglican Church) in Montreal.

The marriage record I see is for a Joseph Lecuyer (son of Paul Lecuyer and Antoinette Daigneau) and Ann Stacey (daughter of Jean Stacey and Anne Daudelin) which takes place on May 30th, 1808 (St-Francois-Xavier-Parish). However, I don’t presently have access to original records at Ancestry.com.

It would seem that you are indeed connected but to go further you would need to consult that original records or someone in Kahnawa’ke.

Good luck with your search!

May 3, 2017 - Posted by | .


  1. Thank you for the info. I was able to access the records on Ancestry.
    I’m hoping that descendants of the 13 children of John Stacey see this and are able to help me with this as well.
    I really appreciate the help.


    Comment by Lise | May 4, 2017 | Reply

  2. Hi. There doesn’t seem to be a link. Where does this information come from? I to am from John Stacey ancestry (Joseph and Ann).


    Comment by Frédérick Dagenais | January 27, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      1. If you are referring to the Joseph Lecuyer and Ann Stacey marriage, I don’t belong to Ancestry.com but you can also get a record at BMS2000 as follows:
      Father Lécuyer

      Mother Daigneau

      Ex-spouse –

      Bride STACEY
      Father Stacey

      Mother Daudelin

      Ex-spouse –

      Parish Location County Province Country
      Date Note

      2. The historical information about the Stacey name is from Wikipedia is at “Kahnawake surnames – Wikipedia” I have added the link in the post – thanks for pointing that out.



      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 27, 2018 | Reply

    • I’m on Ancestry and have found church records. I have found some of the info about John Stacey on here and from other sources.
      We can link up on Ancestry if you’d like and we can share what we have… If I recall correctly, I’ve seen your profile on there

      Lise Lepine


      Comment by Lise | January 27, 2018 | Reply

  3. Hello to Lise and Frederick Dagenais,
    My 5th Great Grandfather was Paul L’Ecuyer married to Antoinette Daigneau. Their son Joseph L’Ecuyer married Marie-Anne Stacy the daughter of Lousie Anne Daudelin and John Stacy. I am just starting to get interested in my family tree and would love to hear if you have found more info on the background of Marie-Anne’s side of the family. Was her ancestors also captives from white settlements, or is her linage of indigenous decent?
    and what about other siblings etc…..

    Wendy Haydon Franko


    Comment by Wendy Franko | January 13, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi Wendy,

      Marie Anne had a sister and a brother and many step-siblings. The step-siblings are of indigenous decent but I’m not sure about her and her two siblings since their mother was of French European decent. I don’t know if the fact that their father, John Stacey was adopted into an indigenous family, entitles them to be considered members of a tribe.

      From what I’ve found, Marie Anne and Joseph had only one son, Joseph Louis Lecuyer. Joseph Louis married Elizabeth Dalton who is my 2nd great grand-mother. Some time, between 1881 and 1891, they moved to Spanish River, Ontario.

      Feel free to email me at lisel_3517@hotmail.com. We can exchange more info if you’d like.



      Comment by Lise | January 19, 2020 | Reply

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