Genealogy of the French in North America

Quebec and Acadian Royal Descends (QRD30)- Main references

This table is a list of immigrants having a king among their ancestors.  The list is mostly about immigrants coming from France and who spent at least one winter in North America, or that settled (during at least one year) in a former French colony of the North American continent.  This list is not limited to the province of Quebec but to the diocese of Quebec as defined in the 1750s (i.e. Acadia and Louisiana are included).  Also, if a royal immigrant came with siblings or children, they are also included.

Valid lines with or witout descendants in North America (proven or likely correct until proven wrong)

Background colors mean:

  • Green: I have descendants after 1899 in my database or I know descendants or I know that descendants exist
  • Blue: otherwise
  • White: main reference about that immigrant

Notes: links are to family sheets. To find the king, you have to travel from one family to another by moving the mouse over the parents or parents-in-law. The number of additional generations will be shown.

Statistics are now in a separate document.


Immigrant
1st spouse (and other spouses with children) Royal Connection Main reference, state of the art


Main reference, state of the art, credits


ABBADIE de SAINT-CASTIN, Jean Vincent

MADOKAWANDO, Mathilde (a native woman)

To be tested


ADHÉMAR de LANTAGNAC, Gaspard

MARTIN de LINO, Geneviève Françoise

Fully documented

DGO, vol. 1

AMIOT, Mathieu

MIVILLE, Marie

See Couvent, Anne


BAILLON, Catherine

MIVILLE dit DESCHÊNES, Jacques

Fully documented



  • MSGCF, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 190-216, De Catherine Baillon à Charlemagne, by René Jetté, John Patrick DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, Gail F. Moreau

  • Table d'ascendance de Catherine Baillon, by René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, Gail F. Moreau and Joseph A. Dubé

    Those lines were rejected: by Marle only, by Thiembronne and by Braque and Montmorency.  The new proposed lines are well documented.

  • Lines in the database were accepted


BAZIN, Marie Louise Élisabeth

AMIOT, Jean Baptiste

Fully documented (line based on that of Catherine de Baillon)


BAZIN, Pierre

FORTIER, Thérèse

Fully documented (line based on that of Catherine de Baillon)


BELLEAU (de), Catherine

MORIN, Jean Baptiste

Looks like correct


BRISAY de DENONVILLE (de), Jacques René

COURTIN, Catherine

Looks like correct


COUVENT, Anne

AMIOT, Philippe

Fully documented



MSGCF, vol. 58, no. 1, p. 17-58, Les origines de Philippe Amiot (Hameau), de son épouse Anne Couvent et de leur neveu Toussaint Ledran, by Roland-Yves Gagné and Laurent Kokanosky

This lines is rejected : by Jean-Antoine de LONGUEVAL, chevalier d'Haraucourt, and Anne de MARIDOR.

Lines in the database were accepted


D'AIGNEAUX D'OUVILLE, Michel

LAMY, Marie

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 52, no. 2, p. 95


MSGCF, vol. 52, no. 2, p. 95, L'ascendance de Michel d'Aigneaux d'Ouville, by Roland-Yves Gagné, Paul Leportier


D'AILLEBOUST, Charles

LE GARDEUR, Catherine

To be tested

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 1, p. 71-85


A line by the Picquigny to Louis VI was proposed in 2002.

The line by the Menteith is not continuous and thus deleted. See MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 1, p. 71-85, Qui était Jehan de Monteth, écuyer, seigneur d’Argentenay, ancêtre des d’Ailleboust ? (Roland-Yves Gagné)


D'AILLEBOUST, Louis

BOULLOUGNE (de), Barbe

To be tested

See Charles D'AILLEBOUST

D'AMOURS, Élisabeth

CHARTIER, Louis Théandre

To be tested

MSGCF, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 95


MSGCF, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 95, Y-a-t-il des personnages historiques parmi nos ancêtres?, by Aimé Trottier


D'AMOURS, Mathieu

MARSOLAIS, Marie

To be tested

MSGCF, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 95 (see Élisabeth D'AMOUR)

FALKENBERG, Baron Gehrard Knut Alfrid, general consulate of Sweden and Norway in Québec (1819-1873), x 1842-07-17

KIMBALL, Elizabeth (1814-1877)

To be tested

Received from Jean Bunot, according to the web site of Tim Falkenberg

GANNES, François de

NAFRECHOU, Marguerite

Looks like correct

DGO, vol. 1, p. 41


DGO, vol. 1, p. 41, from works by Jean-Marie Germe, more particularly AGCF, no. 1, 1995, p. 36.


GANNES, Georges de

COUAGNE, Marguerite de

Looks like correct

DGO, vol. 1, p. 41 (see François de Gannes)

GANNES, Louis Joseph de

DENIS, Barbe; LEGARDEUR, Louise; LENEUF, Marguerite

Looks like correct

DGO, vol. 1, p. 41 (see François de Gannes)

GUÉRET dit DUMONT, Jacques

TARDIF, Anne

Looks like correct, reliable searcher

Internet Message


Message De Meherenc de Montmirel royal gateway- new, posted to the newsgroup news:soc.genealogy.medieval by  Jean Bunot, Date: 26 Jan 2004 08:46:40 -0800
(newsgroups are available from Google groups)

This follows a search published in The Genealogist (6) 37-39, by Vivian Santerre then DGO, vol. 1, continued by an article in MSGCF, vol. 52, no 2, De Dumont à Bouchard de Méhérenc!, by Alain Contant


HOTESSE, Paul

WABERT, Marie Élisabeth; TOUPIN, Madeleine;

CARON, Marie Anne

To be tested

Some Web sites, RD600

LAVAL (de), Mgr François

(unmarried)

Probable


LEDRAN, Toussaint

MENACIER, Louise

See Couvent, Anne, his aunt.


LEGOUÈS, Louis Joseph

LEGARDEUR de LISLE ou de TILLY, Marguerite

Looks like correct

Jean Bunot

LE MARCHAND, Jeanne

LE NEUF, Mathieu

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226


MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226, Les Le Neuf : état des connaissances, by René Jetté, Roland-Yves Gagné, John Patrick DuLong, Paul Leportier


LE NEUF, Anne

DESROSIERS, Antoine

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LE NEUF, Jacques

LE GARDEUR, Marguerite

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LE NEUF, Marie

GODEFROY, Jean

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LE NEUF, Marie Anne

ROBINEAU, René

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LE NEUF, Michel

Unknown (likely a child born out of wedlock)

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LEPOUTREL, François

(never married)

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LEPOUTREL, Guy

(never married)

Fully documented

MSGCF, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 209-226 (see Jeanne LE MARCHAND)

LEVRAULT de LANGIS, Léon

TROTTIER, Marguerite

JARRET, Catherine-Gabrielle

To be tested

Traité de généalogie, by René Jetté

MARTIN, Marie

FÉVRIER, Christophe

To be tested

MSGCF, vol. 51, p. 71-85 (see Charles D'AILLEBOUST)

MOTIN, Anne

LE CREUX, Nicolas

To be tested

See Jeanne MOTIN

MOTIN, Claude

(never married)

To be tested

See Jeanne MOTIN

MOTIN, Jean

(priest)

To be tested

See Jeanne MOTIN

MOTIN, Jeanne

MENOU (de), Charles

SAINT-ÉTIENNE de LA TOUR (de), Charles Amador de

To be tested

Not yet published


Genealogy based on an unpublished research by René Jetté (using Histoire de Bresse et du Bugey) completed by my personal works


OTIS, Françoise

POITEVIN, Jean

To be tested

Some Web sites, RD600

RASTEL de ROCHEBLAVE (de), Philippe François

MARIÉ dit DUFRESNE, Marie

To be tested

Not yet published

RASTEL de ROCHEBLAVE (de), Pierre Louis

DUPLESSIS, Marie Josèphe or Marie

MALLET, Marie Louise

To be tested

Not yet published

RÉMY, Daniel, sieur de COURCELLES

D'ABANCOURT, Marie

Probably (the searcher is reliable)

Pierre Bétourné

RIGAUD de VAUDREUIL, Philippe

JOYBERT, Louise Élisabeth de

Fully documented

DGO, t. 1

SAINT-ÉTIENNE de la TOUR, Charles

A native woman, MOTIN, Jeanne and JACQUELIN,  Françoise Marie

Considered as safe (the link to the Salazar is documented and those Salazar have known high nobility)

Traité de généalogie, by René Jetté

SAINT-OURS (de), Pierre

MULOIS, Marie

Fully documented

Not yet published

SICARD de CARUFEL, Jean

RATÉ, Geneviève

To be tested

Web sites


Many sites have published a part of that genealogy.  The problem is that most of them have no source or have another site as the source.  Moreover, one site that examined many other sources had a lot of chronological errors.

At this time, it is not possible to know who was the first to assembly all those pieces together but it seems it was based on works about the ancestors of Honoré de Balzac.


TARRAGON (de), Anne Élisabeth

COUTURIER, Gilles

Fully documented but the marriage record of the immigrant is lost. Parents are presumed because the name is not common.

Message posted by Jean Bunot in the newsgroup soc.genealogy.medieval (see below). Unpublished works by Roland de Tarragon who found the true baptism of Anne Élisabeth.

VOYER (de), Pierre, vicomte D’ARGENSON


Fully documented

See de GANNES which are cousin.


The rejected cases (not enough documented, can't be proven, not yet proven/published or looking like fictive)


Immigrant
1st spouse (and other spouses with children) Comment
Main reference, state of the art

BILLY, Jean François de

LAMARCHE, Catherine Marguerite de

While the De Billy families in Quebec are probably descending from one of the noble De Billy families and the line from them to a king is documented in Père Anselme, the links to the parents of Jean-François is not proven.  The demonstration of René Jetté in his traité can be considered as meaningful as it says something like (p. 591) "...if the migrant Jean François de Billy is actually the son of  François de Billy, seigneur de Baricourt:  "... si l'immigrant français Jean François de Billy était bien fils de François de Billy, seigneur de Baricourt...".

TG 585-592

CARAFFE, Jean-Baptiste de

DU TREMBLE, Marie-Louise

The migrant told to his children he was the natural son of Louis XV, then one child repeated that to a priest and this later to the author of the BRH article.  Can't be proven without DNA testing

BRH, vol. 30, p. 220ss

COUTU, François

VERDON, Jeanne

LESIÈGE, Marie Louise

Controversy, no reliable documentation


LAVERGNE, François

LEFRANÇOIS, Françoise

Erronous (confusion with another person having the same name as his father)

DGO, t. 1

L'ESPÉRANCE (de), Léopold Éberard

DANGEAC, Marguerite

Likely if he is the son of the prince of Montbéliard, but his marriage record (Ottawa's copy) doesn't say that.


LIPPÉ, Ernst ou René

FUSEAU dit ROCH, Françoise

A searcher pretends Ernst is the same as Philipp II Ernst Lippe, a German prince.  The problem is this claim is based on a secret document.  Moreover, the signatures of the immigrant and the prince are different.

MSGCF, vol. 25, p. 228-244 and vol. 59, p. 30 (signatures)

MOREL de LA DURANTAYE, Olivier

DUQUET, Françoise

In the current version of this genealogy, there is no continuous line to a royal ancestor.



MSGCF, vol. 60, no. 2, p. 93-110, no. 3, 211-230 and no. 4, 275-296, L'ascendance d'Olivier Morel de la Durantaye, by Roland-Yves Gagné


POITIERS du BUISSON, Jean Baptiste de

JOSSARD, Élisabeth

Royal ancestry through Catherine de Vualpergue or Walpergue according to Janko Pavsic.  Never published.


SÉVIGNY (de), Julien Charles

ROGNON, Marguerite

The proof is not strong enough to show that Gilles de Sévigné, married to Gillette de Foy, is also the husband of Marie de Keraldanet .



From Les Bretons en Amérique française 1504-2004, by Marcel Fournier, then follow the Montmorency line.  Search by Célestin Denis.


Notes :

  • Statistics about the content of my marriages database on a separate document.
  • The quality of the royal line is described as follows:
    • Fully documented: documentation based on original records.
    • Looks like correct, considered as safe: documentation based on reliable secondary sources (like d'Hozier and Père Anselme).
    • To be tested: a part of documentation is from less reliable sources.
    • Likely: descendance of a known family with royal descent, but the exact line is to be found.
    • Controversy: some searchers may reject that line for the said reason.

Source

Billy: Message posted a newsgroup:
Author: Jean Bunot
Newsgroup news:soc.genealogy.medieval
Subject: De Billy royal gateway- NEW
Date: 20 Jan 2004 10:36:36 -0800

Tarragon : Message posted a newsgroup:
Author: Jean Bunot
Forum news:soc.genealogy.medieval
Subject: Anne-Elisabeth de Tarragon, another royal gateway in Quebec ?
Date : 11 Nov 2008 09:27:07 -0800

D'Ailleboust (et Baillon) par les Picquigny et autres ancêtres : Message posted a newsgroup:
Authors: Gerard Poissonnier, John Dulong, Diane Sheppard
Forum news:soc.genealogy.medieval
Subject: Has this group died?, Picquigny Lineage, Baillon Research Dead Ends, Ancestors of Catherine Baillon, Suzanne d`Ailleboust & Marie Martin
Date : July to September 2002

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