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French Canadian Pioneers: The Despres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Simon Despres / Desprez / Berry  |  Elisabeth Biard

July 3rd, 1651 Blois (St.Solenne, France)

[Occ. settler] [Biographical notes – in French]

Source: Researchers – Ghislaine Le Mauff, Lise Dandonneau


Guillaume Guillemot, sieur Du Plessis  |  Etiennette Despres

January 1st, 1639  Paris (France)

Etiennette was married to the governor of Trois-Rivieres

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Jean-Paul Macouin



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers 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 links refer 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. The posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



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External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Berry

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Berry, 1757-1760 | | Access Heritage 


Guillemot, Guillaume | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 




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