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Guillaume THIBAULT

  • Christened: 1618, Rouen, Normandie, FRance
  • Marriage: Marie-Madeleine FRANCOIS on 11 Jan 1655 in Chateau-Richer, Quebec
  • Died: 21 Aug 1686, Chateau-Richer, Quebec at age 68

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Guillaume was of Rouen, Normandie. He was 48 years in record 66 and 50 years in record 67, at Beaupre; 63 years in rec 81, at Chateau-Richer. He contracted for passage to New France in 1643. He was a baker and a tailor of clothes.

He had an indentured servant, Robert Vaillancourt, in 1665, who was a blacksmith, and who worked for three years to pay off his passage and then married a neighboring farmer's daughter.

Guillaume was apparently (reading from French) one of two of that name who settled in New France? He was teh son of a merchant of Rouen, Nicholas Thibault, and of Elizabeth Anseaume. In April, 1643, he signed a contract for passage to New France, in the capacity of a baker. Later, he declared himself a tailor of clothes. He probably put both skills to work in New France as both baking and making clothes, especially soldiers' uniforms, would have been in demand.

In 16 November 1654, he presented himself to the notary Audouart with his future wife, Marie-Madeleine Lefrancois, originally of Metz, in Lorraine. She was an orphan, and her father, Isaac, had been captain of a company of "chevau-legers"

"L'abbe Jean Le Sueur de Saint-Sauvier, first secular priest in New-France, blessed the marriage on 11 January 1655."(Jean Le Sueur (also known as Abbé Saint-Sauveur, ca 1598-1668) who had arrived in Quebec in 1634 and was the first secular priest on the shores of the St Lawrence. )

Since five years already, Guillaume worked a concession of land located on the coast of Beaupre. Unclear what period of time since five years already refers to. The baptism of his first children appear in the registers of Quebec. (town or city of). There are too many days between the birth of the second infant, in January 1657, and the baptism. It was full winter; communications were not easy!

It is at Chateau-Richer also that the last children were taken for baptism, and it is there that in 1667 the census has material on the family. It was composed already of seven children ages 2 to 12. An eighth, the last, toward the following year. The couple cultivated 15 arpents of land with the help of a servant, Robert Vaillancourt, and possessed five "beasts with horns" - probably cattle.

If hte descendants of William were of ten found where is found the land of hte ancestor, it would be easy to find. The houses of Chateau-Richer bear civic numerals (street numbers) 843q, 8454 and 8480 of the avenue Royale, where is found today. The first, and the third, bear inscriptions.
Following an anccount of more children.

Guillaume died at Chateau-Richer in 1686. His widow remarried, ten years later, to Francois Fafard.

Information on this line from a number of sources.

"Nanette Thibault" < <>>; web page, Les Thibaults d'Amerique at She says that she put the material together from the primary documents and main reference works. She places Charles as the son of Toussaint; I'm having a little trouble getting her to explain how. (April wrote that he would fit as Toussaint's son except that the year of birth doesn't work.)

April - "avril7" < <>>

Les Grandes FAmilles - <>

Doreen of the Quebec-research list at Rootsweb (D.O.) <>

Article on the Thibault family in Portraits de familles pionnières, tome 3, by Robert Prévost. pages scanned and sent by Sandy, From: "mybones" < <>>

Sue Hebert, on Charles and his descendants.


Guillaume married Marie-Madeleine FRANCOIS, daughter of Isaac FRANCOIS and Esther PASQUIER OR PAIGNE, on 11 Jan 1655 in Chateau-Richer, Quebec. (Marie-Madeleine FRANCOIS was born in 1633-1635 in Metz, Lorraine, France and was buried on 24 Mar 1707 in Batiscan, Quebec.)

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