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Jean Cousineau, Mason & Stone cutter | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

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Jean Cousineau and his wife Marie-Jeanne Besnard dit Lajeunesse settled in Ville-Marie, Quebec and raised nine children there.

 

 

 


 

Jean Cousineau and his wife Marie-Jeanne Besnard dit Lajeunesse

settled in Ville-Marie, Quebec and raised nine children there.

 

 


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES


 

  • from Perigord, France (poss. Jumilhac-le-Grand, Nontron)
  • son of  Guy Cousineau and Marie Pepuchon
  • born around 1665
  • came to Canada about 1688
  • settled down with Marie-Jeanne Bernard  (m. January 2nd, 1690 in Notre-Dame Parish, Montreal
  • Marie-Jeanne (15 yrs. old)  was the eldest daughter of Maturin Besnard dit Lajeunesse and Marguerite Viard of Montreal but born in France)
  • their children became a large part of  St. Laurent’s population  at that time
  • carried out his trade in Ville-Marie where stone houses were coming into style
  • later established himself in Saint-Laurent near Notre-Dame-des-Vertus where he bought (in 1708) a land of sixty square arpents from Dame Jeanne Mansion (widow of Jean Cheriot sit Desmoulins)
  • he then (possibly still in 1708)  moved to land nearer to his two sons-in-law Jean and Pierre Grou(lx)
  • then acquired more land near what is now Cote du Bois-Franc up to the Riviere des Prairies, and then another piece of land on Cote des Vertus.
  • he and his wife had nine children

 


 

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4 Comments »

  1. Hi,

    Jean Cousineau also known as Jean-Baptiste Cousineau is my 8th GGF. He got married to Marie-Jeanne on January 2nd 1690. If you have more info on his life story, I’d love to hear it.

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    Comment by Josée Cousineau Fortier | January 31, 2019 | Reply

    • Good evening,
      I’ll look into it for you 🙂
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 31, 2019 | Reply

  2. I have added some more information above.
    Good luck with your family history work!
    Evelyn

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    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 2, 2019 | Reply

    • Wow, that is valuable information. Thank you!
      Josée

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      Comment by Josée Cousineau Fortier | February 2, 2019 | Reply


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