Chronological History of the Life of Jean De Lalonde
by Eric Lalonde
Arrival of Jean de Lalonde in New France. This is the same year that the Carignan-Salières regiment arrived. Did he belong to this regiment? There are no records that mention his name. However all the witnesses at his marriage to Marie Babin at Sorel belonged to this famous regiment, even the notary! Can we conclude that he belonged to the Carignan-Salieres regiment? Probably.
In the census taken this year we find Jean in the parish of Sillery, near Quebec City. He is entered on the list of the college of the Jesuit Fathers. Our ancestor's occupation is shown as a domestic.
Jean signs a marriage contract with Françoise Hurrebert, a fille du roi. His residence is Pointe aux Trembles (today Neuville, near Québec City). The notary is Romain Becquet (the contract was annulled)
October 19, 1668
Jean is hired with Guillaume David and Jacob L'Heureaux to do some work
at the Seignerie D'Autray at Lanoraie. This work is for Anne Gasnier the
widow of the Seigneur Jean Bourdon and the tutor of his son Jacques Bourdon
the current Seigneur D'Autray.
September 27, 1669
Jean signs a second marriage contract this time with Marie Poiré,
resident of the Seignorie D'Autray.
October 13, 1669
Signs a third marriage contract with Pierrette Vaillant a fille du roi
like the others. She also lived at Siegnerie D'Autray.
October 22, 1669
Obtains a concession of land from Anne Gasnier on the shores of the
November 14, 1669
He finally makes it, he signs a fourth marriage contract with Marie Barban, another fille du roi, a native of Saint-Rémy de Dieppe, daughter of Alexis and Marie LeNoble. She brings with her a dowry of 200 livres. The church record of the marriage is lost. However we have the notarial record by Antoine Ahdemar.
January 15, 1671
Protest of Anne Gasnier due to the lack of completion of the work contracted
for in the Seignerie D'Autray.(Contract of October 19, 1668)
May 6, 1671
The baptism of the first child of the Lalonde-Barban marriage. He is named Jean. He died before the census of 1681.
The birth of Marie Madeleine. The baptismal record did not show the exact date. On February 18, 1686 she marries Guillaume Daoust and the record shows she is 14 years old. Guillaume Daoust is the son of Nicolas and Jeanne Aubert.
November 13, 1673
Jean and Marie sell their property at D'Autray to Gabriel Berard dit
Lepine for 800 livres.
March 11, 1674
Jean signs a promissory note to Anne Gasnier for 300 livres.
July 13, 1674
He rents a farm from Madeleine de LeGuide the wife of François
Marie Perrot Seigneur of Ile Perrot. He had as his associate, Robert Henry.
March 17, 1675
Cancellation of his lease with Madeleine de LeGuide.
October 10, 1675
The birth of their second son, Jean Baptiste. He will marry Marguerite Masta on the 3rd of February 1698. And after her death, Jeanne Gervais on 24th of October 1701.
September 28, 1677
Jean and his family are living in Ville Marie (Montreal) in the house
of Jean Gervaise. Jean sells a concession of 80 arpents to Barthélémy
Lemaistre. The concession was obtained verbally the same day.
December 10, 1678
Jean and his family move to Baie D'Urfé. He has a concession
of 120 arpents.
February 12 1679
The birth of another son named Jean. He dies on February 3rd 1682.
In the census Jean and Marie are living at Côte St-Pierre. They have three children, a gun, 4 cattle and 12 arpents of workable land.
October 26, 1682
Jean obtains a concession of 120 arpents of land on the shores of Lake St-Louis at Baie D'Urfé. This concession was given by François Dollier superior of the Seminary of Montreal.
August 21, 1684
The birth of Guillaume the last son of the family. He will marry Marie-Madeleine Allyn (Sarah Allen) on the 27th of April 1710 at Sainte-Anne de Bellevue.
A new parish is established at the west end of the Island of Montreal at Baie D'Urfé. This parish is known as Saint-Louis de Bout de L'Ile. Jean De Lalonde is the first churchwarden.
November 15, 1686
Jean obtains another concession of six and a quarter arpents of land
from François Dollier.
March 3, 1687
Jean obtains another concession of 80 arpents of land in the parish
March 21, 1687
Jean sells his original 120 arpents of land which he obtained on October
26, 1682 to Sieur de Blainville.
September 30, 1687
The death of our ancestor with four others during a skirmish with the Iroquois. He was buried in the cemetery of the parish of Saint-Louis by François Lascaris d'Urfé, pastor of the parish. (He was one of the pioneers as well as warden of the parish). Jean De Lalonde died at a young age defending his community. His courage and pioneer spirit will forever be an example to us.
His sons, Jean Baptiste and Guillaume assured the survival of the proud name of Lalonde in North America with the many descendants they produced. And his daughter Madeleine who married Guillaume Daoust helped preserve that great family in America.
References: National Archives of Québec and Notarial Records.
© 2002 Chris Lalonde & Eric Lalonde Updated: June 22, 2003