Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Family of Pierre Bissonnet & Marie D'Allon (my 8th great grandparents)

Pierre Bissonnet was born about 1626 in Vendee, Diocese of Lucon, France, and died August 7, 1687. Levis, Canada. He married his first wife, Marie Allarie, in France. He married his second wife, Mathurine Desbordes, widow of Pierre Giuberge, on May 3, 1660 in Quebec, but he was found to have a living wife back in France whom he claimed was a witch.. This second marriage was annulled by the church on Jan. 8, 1663, though they had one child from this illegal marriage. Mathurin Desbordes then married 1663, Michel Bouvier.

Pierre was the son of Jacques Bissonnet & wife Guillaume' DeBien of Poitou, Lucon, France.

He married his third (second legal) wife, Marie D'Allon, on October 10, 1668 at Quebec, his first wife apparently having died in France. Marie was born 1646, St. Pierre of Oleron, Diocese of Xaintes, France, the daughter of Michel D'Allon & Marguerite Veronne.(See below) Marie D'Allon died at St. Michael, July 7, 1716.

Ref: Tanguay, 7 vols.

The following is taken from Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties (Olivier) P 25:

"Pierre Bissonnet, born 1626, by trade a miller, and was the only one of his family to come to the New World. After having been a farmer, he took under bail the mill of the Jesuits at Sillery, and became in 1679, by contract, miller of the Manor of Beaupre, and the Isle of Orleans, and then acquired the mill of Francois Berthelot. In 1681, he had seven acres of land and two cows. Pierre, a widower, son of Jacques Bissonnet & Guillaume deBien, Diocese of Lucon, married at Quebec on 9 October 1668 to Marie D'Allon, died July 7, 1716, daughter of Michel and of Marguerite Veronne, of St. Pierre of Oleron, Diocese of Xaintes. "

Children: Bissonnet

By Wife #2 (Illegal marriage)
1. James Jacques dit LaFaury Bapt Aug 28, 1661 Montreal Died April 20, 1743
(M) Jan 22, 1691 3 Rivers, Perine LaPele

By Wife #3-Marie D'Allon

2. Jean Bapt. July 27, 1669 Montreal
(M) 1692 Marie Charlotte Davenne, Dtr of Charles I
(M) #2 Marie LeBlond 1708
- 7th great grandparents

3. Marie-Madeleine Bapt Aug 7, 1671 Sillery, Quebec Died April 6, 1754
(M) Feb 15, 1696 St. Michael -Joseph Forgues
(M) #2 Jan 8, 1715 St Etienne, Beaumont- Jean Quimet

4. Pierre Louis Bapt Aug 30, 1674 Died pr to 1701
(M) Marie Balan Feb. 27, 1691-2
She (M) #2 Noel Gromelin Feb 7, 1701 @ St. Michael

5. Marie Bapt. Mar. 11, 1677 Died prior to 1681 census

6. Anne Francoise Bapt June 13, 1679
(M) Mar. 5, 1696 St. Famille, Joseph Bonneau
(M) #2 Nov 24, 1704, Martin LeBlond

7. Andre Born June 13,1681 St. Laurent
(M) Feb 20, 1702, Francoise Guilmet, St. Jean. I.O.

8. Jacques Born June 9, 1687 Died April 9,1715
(M) 1709 Marie Vendet

1666 Census-
Noms de personnes qui ne sont point maries, ou Maries en france, habittans de quebecq
HH of Jean Amounet 38 Mre fondeur
PIERRE BESSONNET 38 menuisier, marie

1667 Census
Cote De Beauport, Notre-Dame-Des-Anges Et Autres Lieux
Une habitation a Pierre Tessonnet; 3 arpents en valeur

Pierre Bissonet 55
Marie Dalone sa femme 35
enfants: Jean 12, Marie 10, Pierre 7, Anne 2, Andre 4 mos
1 fusil; 2 betes a cornes, 7 arpents en valeur


Michel D'Allon was born in France about 1610 and his parentage is unknown. He married Marguerite Veronne (Parents unknown)

Their Daughter Marie, #3 wife of Pierre Bissonnet dit Lafaury , born 1646 at St. Pierre of Oleron, Dio. of Xaintes, France, is the only child of record. (See Pierre Bissonnet, above)


Ref: Tanguay (7 Vols)

French Canadian & Acadian Genealogical Review Vol III -Reginald Olivier

Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Library, Salt Lake city

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