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Goulet from  France            Dumont- (Guéret) from France 
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Nouvelle France

The Goulet family finds its origins Normandel au Perche, France, they can trace themselves back to Thomas Goulet , a wood worker in Normandel au Perche. While the birth date of Thomas is  uncertain, he married in 1613 Antoinette Feillard of the same village. Their first son Jacques born 1615 followed in his father's trade. Jacques married Marguerite Maillier in 1645 and there were among the recruits of Sieur des Châtelets who embarqued on a voyage to the new land  Nouvelle France, what is today called Canada.

Jacques Goulet was a pioneer on the river's edge of  Beaupré. In 1666 he was living with his wife, seven children and a domestic. The family had 15 acres of cultivated land and five cows. By 1681 Jacques had worked sufficiently to have 30 acres of cultivated land, his five cows and a horse. so one might say that he was a prosperous farmer.

The youngest son of Jacques and Marguerite, is the patron of the line that concerns this particular article, for it is this line that connects with the Macfie. Joseph Goulet born 1669 at Chateau Richer which is now called Montmorency, located just est of Quebec City. During his youth around 1688 he signed up as a  "coureur des bois" and traveled out west to trade for animal skins with the Indians. Joseph married Anne Julien  in 1692 in Ange Gardien Quebec. Their great grandson Francois born 1724 decided to remain in Canada under the new rulers the English (1763) and it appears that either he or his son Francois displaced them selves to the area around Chateauguay - Valleyfield . We can imagine, if we cannot confirm, that perhaps Francois, the father had been obliged to join a French Militia group to fight the English armies and had along with his company been transferred to the Chateauguay valley, to protect New France from invading English for the American Colonies. Once the conflict was terminated, his group may have been disbanded in that area and he decided to remain..

In any case the Goulet family of which we are concerned remained in the Valleyfield area until the early 1900's where upon we find them in Montreal. This bring us down to Rene Goulet born 1908 in Valleyfield, and apprenticed in Montreal to the firm Lindy- Hall of Montreal. The company having obtained a contract with the gouverment of the times to build refrigeration lockers for the fishing industry in the peninsula of Gaspé, moved his young family to Chandler Quebec. Once the contract was completed young Rene was asked to stay on and work for the gouverment as refrigeration inspector of the the various cold storage lockers that he had help construct. A position that he did not refuse, and a position he held until his retirement in 1970.

In Chandler, on April 6th 1938, Francoise Goulet made her appearance, she was the fourth child , the third girl for Rene and his wife of eight years Gertrude Dumont. Shortly after her birth the family moved from Chandler, to the town of Gaspé itself, where they installed themselves in the former large brick residence of Dr Buckley. They remained in Gaspé until 19--, moving to a residence on Brown St. in Quebec City, then onto a modest home in Ste Foy until 1975. At that time following a disastrous automobile accident in which Rene, Gertrude and their young grandson Stephen Lafleur were seriously injured, it was determined that the difficulties of keeping the house were too much, so Rene and Gertrude moved to an apartment in St. Lambert Quebec.

It is always interesting to know the etymological origin of a surname. A old but still interesting book is that on the old surnames of France by M.L.Puymège, comte [count] d'Armagnac del Cer. It was easy enough to see the relationship between the surname DUMONT and such words as mont [mountain, Mount], monde [world], monceau, tas [pile, heap], lot [id.] and billot [log]. According to del Cer, French peasants called the end of the world "finimont".  

The Dumonts of Québec seem to descend from several different ancestors. But it should be born in mind that a number of French immigrants named DUMONT lived in the colony without leaving behind any posterity. According to the 1667 census, a certain Jean DUMONT, probably a "thirty-six monther", was working as a "domestic" for Pierre Pellerin dit (alias) Saint-Amant, a master nailer living at Trois-Rivières. He disappeared from the records afterwards. There was also Robert DUMONT, a priest who arrived in the colony at the very beginning of the eighteenth century. Roch DUMONT dit Champagne was a soldier in the company of the marquis Antoine de Crisafy; he had a sad fate: he was "arquebused" [shot] at Montréal in December 1691. Finally, Gabriel DUMONT, baron de Blaignac, another soldier, became engaged to Catherine Nolan, daughter of Pierre Nolan and Catherine Houart in 1685; the marriage contract was annulled and two months later, the girl married Mathieu-François Martin.

Of the seven sons born to Jean DUMONT and Marguerite Morin, only one would marry. He was their youngest child, Pierre, born at Charlebourg in 1712. At Montréal on 16 November 1744, he  married Thérèse Gaudry. Jean DUMONT was the son of Jean DUMONT and Anne Moneron, of Cognac-le-Froid in Limousin. At Charlebourg, he was married in June 1689 to Marguerite Morin, daughter of André Morin and Marguerite Moreau. Eight of their thirteen children died at birth or shortly afterwards. Four daughters were married: Marie-Louise to François Barbeau; Marie, to Pierre Lereau; Louise-Marguerite, to Pierre Savard and Jeanne, to Jacques Guignon. Old Jean DUMONT, a mason by trade, died at Charlebourg on 16 November 1724. His wife, Marguerite Morin, had died earlier, on 5 April 1715.

Besides the various immigrants whose principal surname was DUMONT, there were a number of others for whom it was a "dit" or cognomen, i.e. a kind of family nickname, often inherited through the generations and often becoming the only surname of the line. There was Nicolas Foulon dit DUMONT, from Brucourt in Normandy; Jacques Guéret dit DUMONT, from Canchy, also in Normandy, and Eustache Lambert dit DUMONT, who was born at Québec in 1658 and had added the DUMONT to his name.

At the very end of the history of New France as such, the name DUMONT crops up in the tale of  the battle of Sainte-Foy of 28 April 1760. At the time, Jean-Baptiste DUMONT, a Québec City merchant originally from Saint-Caprais (a village not far from Agen, in Guyenne), owned some land on the Sainte-Foy road; there was a mill on the land. The day before the battle, Lévis had stationed five companies of grenadiers in the mill. It was there and thereabouts, according to Philippe-Baby Casgrain, that Murray attacked the next morning with twenty pieces of field artillery and two mortars. The grenadiers resisted bravely in and around the mill, but were forced to evacuate and  retreat before the enemy's numbers and firepower.

      text by Jacques Laboursière Trans.: Michel Thibault


Goulet
Thomas Goulet
-1652
Married
1613
Normandel au Perche, France
Antoinette Feillard
-1622
Second marriage to Marie Chalumel 1627
Jacques Goulet
1615-1688
Married
1645
St Pierre de la Poterie de Peche, France
Marguerite Maillier
1645-1692
Joseph Goulet
1669-1741
Married
1692
Ange Gardien, Québec
Anne Julien
1672-1731
François Goulet
1693
Married
1720
Beauport, Québec
Marie Madeleine Bédard
1697-
François Goulet
1724-1784
Married
1755
L'Islet, Québec
Anne Cécile Cloutier
1712-
François Goulet
Married
1774
Châteauguay, Québec
Marie Louise Langelier
François Goulet
Married
1799
St Michel de Vaudreuil, Québec
Josephte Lavigne Tessier
Louis Goulet
1810-1888
Married
1833
St Michel de Vaudreuil, Québec
Angélique Judith Sabourin
Second marriage to Emilie Villeneuve 1842
Alfred Goulet
1834-1889
Married
1861
St Ignace de Côteau du Lac, Québec
Eléonor Jodoin
Joseph Jean Baptiste Isaie Goulet
1874-1952
Married
USA
Marie Elise Tremblay
1885-1960
Joseph Antoine Rene Goulet
1907-1999
Éziloa Réna Goulet
1909-1998
Louis Omer Roland Goulet
1910-1996
Adrien Robert Goulet
1913-1972
Rose Alma Gabrielle Goulet
1917-2004
Joseph Lionel Goulet
1920-1965
Engénie Estelle Goulet
1921-2004
Angelinas Laurelle Goulet
1926-1974












J oseph Antoine Rene Goulet
1907-1999
Married
Sept 1,1930
Cornwall Ontario
Marie Laurica Gertrude Dumont
1906-1991
Luva Goulet
1931-
Roger Goulet
1932-2014
Charles Edward Goulet
1933-1934
Claudette Goulet
1935-2014
Francoise Goulet
1938-
Renée Goulet
1939-
Andre Goulet
1940-
Monique Goulet
1945-



1940


1980






Françoiseherself was born in  Chandler, Quebec a small fishing village located on the  Baie des Chaleurs. The Goulet family however  did not remain long in this particular village, but moved to the larger village of Gaspe itself where Françoise spent her youth, and obtained her education.
Francoise Goulet
1938-
Married
Oct 26, 1974
Montréal, Québec
Robert Douglas Macfie
1948-
Rene Phillippe Eric Macfie
1975-

G aspé


Dumont
Jean Dumont
1640-
Married
1661
Cognac le Froid, France
Anne Moneron
1640-
Jean Dumont (Guéret)
1662-1724
Married
July 6 1689
Cognac le Froid, France
Marguerite Morin
1671-
Pierre Dumont
1712-
Married
November 16, 1744
Montréal , Québec
Marie Thérèse Gaudry
1723-
Jean Pierre Dumont
1744-1822
Married
1773
Grondines, Québec
Geneviève Lécuyer ( Léguillé)
1750-
EtiennePierre Dumont (Guéret)
1775-1845
Married
September 24, 1804
Louiseville,Québec
Marie Louise Vanassé dit Bastien
1790-
Pierre Dumont (Dumond- Guéret)
1809-
Married
October 26, 1829
Ile Perrot, Québec
Marie Leclerc
1813-
Louis Dumont- (Guéret)
1834-
Married
October 11, 1859
Beauharnois, Québec
Julia Laura  Poitras
1835-
Joseph Dumont
1872-
Married
Avril 22 ,1895
Cornwall, Ontario
Rachel Primeau
1874-
Yvonne Dumont
Romeo Dumont
Beatrice Dumont
Irene Dumont
Leona Dumont
Gertrude Dumont
Evelyn Dumont
Delorés Dumont
Clare Dumont
Irene Dumont






Marie Laurica Gertrude Dumont
1906-1991
Married
September  1,1930
Cornwall ,Ontario
Joseph Antoine Rene Goulet
1907-1999
Luva Goulet
1931-
Roger Goulet
1932-2014
Charles Edward Goulet
1933-1934
Claudette Goulet
1935-2014
Francoise Goulet
1938-
Renée Goulet
1939-
Andre Goulet
1940-
Monique Goulet
1945-








Françoiseherself was born in  Chandler, Quebec a small fishing village located on the  Baie des Chaleurs. The Goulet family however  did not remain long in this particular village, but moved to the larger village of Gaspe itself where Françoise spent her youth, and obtained her education.
Francoise Goulet
1938-
Married
Oct 26, 1974
Montréal, Québec
Robert Douglas Macfie
1948-
Rene Phillippe Eric Macfie
1975-

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