The Family of Pierre Chiasson in France
Pierre Chiasson was born in Saint-Sauveur de Nuaille',
province of Aunis in France (today
Pierre was a ploughman in Saint-Sauveur de Nuaille, a
small village near La Rochelle.
At the visit of the notary for the marriage of his sister
Louise, Guyon Denis accompanied his
His daughter Jeanne married Jacques Hurtault about 1657.
His daughter Francoise testified before Savin, notary
of La Rochelle, on October 25, 1658. She married at St.-Nicholas, on October
7, 1757 to Francois Bonhomme, son of Pierre Bonhomme, ploughman, and the
late Claude Desneau. Their contract was received by Savin, preceding
In France, the peasants lived in the village and not in the lands which they cultivated all around. This practice still endures today.
The port of La Rochelle is still the same today with its
two large towers which border the entrance. Certain streets of La Rochelle
are paved by stones originating form Quebec which the boats brought back
on their return from New France. The marina is a true
Every summer, there is a musical festival in the old port
of La Rochelle in which a lot of Quebecois participate.
Family of Pierre Chiasson & Marie Péroché
the childrens of Pierre and Marie :
Let us return to Louise, sister of Guyon Denis:
On April 10, 1657, Louise married Simon Gendron, ploughman,
native of St.-Nicholas near La Rochelle. On June 11, 1659, Simon
signed two conventions, one with Pierre Bizet, Sgr of
Finally, on March 27, 1665, Simon Gendron, native and
present at La Rochelle, began for Canada toward the Sr. Gaigneur acting
for Jean Grignon. This contract was
Was she widowed on her arrival? At all events, she did
not delay to marry a second time in Quebec, September 14 1666, with the
carpenter-turner Jacques Chapelain. Both of them
With the hearth, remained without children, the discord, alas! Settled. to raise this "invincible obstacle to their safety", the husbands only transfer separation. Also, on September 19, 1692, with the St.-Louis castle, in the cabinet of the governor of Frontenac, did they sell to him, by way of syndicat of the Fathers Recollets, all their goods, the pieces of furniture and tools included, for the sum of five thousand five hundred sixty pounds to share per half between themselves.
Two days later Jacques Chapelain made a donation to his
elder brother, Bernard, in charge of the family, then he embarked for France,
after having named as attorney Jean Sebille, merchant
As for Louise, she gave up her share with the Fathers
Recollets, provided that they "gave to her a place in the general hospice
of this said city (Quebec) there to be nourished and maintained
History of Saint-Sauveur de Nuaillé