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Margerite-Madeleine MORISSEAU


  • Born: Abt 1635, Saint-Pierre, Gallardon, Beauce, France
  • Marriage: Margerite-Madeleine MORISSEAU on 26 Sep 1661 in Paroisse-du-Mission-de-St-Joseph-de-Sillery, Quebec, Quebec
  • Died: 14 May 1690, Doutray, Quebec about age 55
  • Buried: La Pocatiere, Kamouraska, Quebec

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He had married at Tadoussac in April, 1660, without publication, an american indian, Dorothy, hwo died at Quebec 13 Apr 1661, without children. Tehre were 10 chdlren of his second marriage. In 67, he was at Quebec, in 81 at Dautre. Bought the seineurie of Dorvilliers (or Antaya, Comporte) from ? Phillippe Gauthier de Comporte Oct 22, 1675 .


164. Francois Pelletier Dit Antaya, born 1635 in Gaillardon, Beauce France; died November 02, 1692 in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. He was the son of 328. Nicolas Pelletier and 329. Jeanne De Voissy Roussy. He married 165. Marguerite Madeleine Morisseau September 29, 1661.
165. Marguerite Madeleine Morisseau, born 1637 in Montdidier, Amiens, Picardie, France; died December 15, 1707 in Hotel Dieu, Quebec, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 330. Julien Morisseau and 331. Anne Brelancour.
Notes for Francois Pelletier Dit Antaya:
Francois was a carpenter.
Francois Pelletier follows his parents until 1659. The Pelletier family lived in Quebec from 1637 to 1649. On the 22nd of March 1649, Nicolas purchased a "concession dans la Seigneurie Des Sauvages" at Cap Rouge, approx. 7 miles south of Quebec. In 1650, two Iroquois attacked Nicolas in his house at Cap Rouge but luckily he survived.

Francois doesn't leave his parents until 1659. He leaves on the 3rd of February 1659 with his brother-in-law Noel Jeremie. Jeremie had married Francois' sister Jeanne on the 29th of January 1659 and was moving to Tadoussac to work as a clerk. Francois is said to be the first white settler of Lac St-Jean. He married Dorothee la Sauvagesse, an Indian in April 1660, Father Albanel married the couple. Dorothee was to die on the 13th of April 1661 at L'Hopital de Quebec, possibly while giving birth. She was buried in the Hospital basement. Francois remarried the following year to Madeleine Morriseau. When he remarried, Francois Pelletier used the name Antaya for the first time.

Antaya is an Indian word that Francois Pelletier added to his name as a "dit" name. It was a French as well as Scottish tradition to add a clan name to their family names. The first time the name Antaya was written down was in 1667 by a notary, he wrote Francois Pelletier dit Nontay. The same notary wrote another contract in 1669 and wrote Anthaia. Again, in 1678, the same notary wrote Anthaya on a different contract. Finally, in church records in St Pierre de Sorel in 1748, the name was written as Antailla.

On the 30th of May 1660, Francois purchased a "concession" (land) at Tadoussac and worked as a clerk at the Poste de Traite. On the 11th of May, 1661, Francois accompanied Jesuit fathers Gabrielle Druilette & Claude Dablon, adventurers Guillaume Couture, Denis Guyon, notary Pierre Duquet, Jean Langlois and Michel Leneuf, Sieur de Lavalliere. They and a few hundreds Indians left Quebec in 80 canoes. Sickness slowed down their progress and they had to spend a few extra days in Tadoussac. The road they followed was almost identical to the road that Father de Quen took in 1647. They rested 7 or 8 days alongside the Lac St-Jean. On the 19th of June 1661, they paddled up the Chamouchouane river, known as Nikouba which they renamed themselves as the Saint-Sacrement river. The expedition stopped at Lake Nikabau. They were planning to go to the Hudson Bay but had to turn around at the beginning of July when their Indian guides refused to go any further. Francois returned to Quebec with the expedition as the Poste de Traite at Tadoussac had been burned by the Iroquois.

Francois Pelletier-Antaya at Fort Saurel - 1670 (Saurel is the old French for Sorel). Francois moved to Fort Saurel with his wife Marguerite Morisseau and his children in 1670. The five remaining children were born in Saurel. Catherine (1670), Michel (1674), Jean-Baptiste-Pierre (20July1676), Elisabeth (18Sep1677), and Louise (22Sep1678). They had a total of 10 children, eight of them married. Francois received at least 2 pieces of land (concessions) from the Seigneur Pierre de Saurel. He sold one in 1677 and exchanged the other one to one of his nephews, Jean-Francois in 1690. This nephew was killed by the Iroquois at Saurel on the Nov. 2nd, 1692.


Francois married Margerite-Madeleine MORISSEAU, daughter of Julien MORISSEAU and Anne BRELANCOUR, on 26 Sep 1661 in Paroisse-du-Mission-de-St-Joseph-de-Sillery, Quebec, Quebec. (Margerite-Madeleine MORISSEAU was born about 1635 in Montdidier, Picardie, France and died on 15 Dec 1707 in Hotel-Dieu, Quebec, Quebec.)

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