Jacques Archambault (1641-1695)

Jacques Archambault with his family immigrated from France to Quebec City sometime between 1645-1647.   He was probably recruited by Pierre Le Gardeur de Repentigny, Director of Embarkations at La Rochelle from 1645 to 1647, and who was also Commander of a ship called Le Cardinal.

 It was in 1652 that Jacques Archambault  moved to Montreal where he was commissioned to built Montreal’s first well.   He was one of the first settlers provided a land grant by Paul de Chemedey in 1652. See the map of early land grants here. A well in the fort would help the colonists withdstand any siege from the Iroquois.

Mr. Gabriel de Queylus, a Sulpicien and founder of the Saint-Sulpice Seminary of Montréal, asked the colonist Archambault to dig a well “…in the garden of the hospital…” after his success in building the one a few years earlier for the Montreal fort.  And Jacques Archambault was asked to build many more of the wells of Montreal over the years.

Here is a great write up of Jacques Archambault’s experience in Canada. I came across the write up on that world wide web, it was written  by Pierre Archambault, Archivist.

Two of Jacques Archambault’s children ended up on Pointe-aux-Trembles, so it is not  unexpected that the families would become connected. When Louis Loisel moved to Pointe-aux-Trembles, he was a neighbour of Toussant Beaudry.  

 Marie Anne Loiselle is the 2nd great-granddaughter of Jacques Archambault. Marie Anne Loiselle is daughter of Marie-Anne Beaudry (m Jean Baptiste Loiselle), daughter of Francois Archambault (m. Toussaint Beaudry), daughter of Laurent Archambault, son of Jacques Archambault.

Marie-Anne Loiselle married her second cousin Jean-Baptiste Gervaris.   Jean Baptiste Gervais is also a descendant of Jacques Archambault. He is son of Nicholas Gervaise (m. Madeleine Payet) who ended up in Pointe-aux-Trembles, son of Anne Archambault (m. Jean Gervaise), daughter of Jacques Archambault.

  Descendants of Jacques Archambault

 Generation No. 1

 1.  Jacques2 Archambault  (Antoine1) was born 1604 in Dompierre-sur-Mer (Charente-Martime), France, and died 15 Feb 1687/88 in Montreal, QC or Three Rivers, QC.  He married (1) Francoise Tourault 24 Jan 1628/29 in St. Philibert, Lucon, Poitou, France.  She was born 1600 in Lardilliere, Dompierre-sur-mer, LaRochelle, Aunis, France, and died 09 Dec 1663 in Montreal, QC.  He married (2) Marie Denot-de-Lamarti 26 Jan 1665/66 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC, daughter of Elie Denot and Marguerite De Lafond.  She was born 1616 in Angouleme, France, and died Aft. 1681 in QC.

 Children of Jacques Archambault and Francoise Tourault are:

                 i.    Denis3 Archambault, b. 12 Sep 1630, Dompierre-sur-Mer (Charente-Martime), Franche; d. 27 Jul 1651, Montreal, QC. He died while lighting a canon, fighting with Lambert Closse and others during an attack of 200 Iroquois on Montreal’s Hotel Dieu.

2.             ii.    Anne Archambault, b. 1631, France; d. 29 Jul 1699, Montreal, QC.

               iii.    Jacquette Archambault, b. Abt. 1634, Charente-Maritime, Dompierre, France; d. 17 Dec 1700, Charlesbourg, QC. Jacquette married Paul Chalifou in Quebec City, Paul was from Périgny, Aunis, France. Jacquette was 14 or 15 years of age. She was the only one of the family that would stay in Québec

               iv.    Marie Archambault, b. 24 Feb 1635/36, Dompierre-sur-Mer (Charente-Martime), France; d. 06 Aug 1719, Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC; m. Urbain Tessier-Lavigne, 09 Sep 1648, QC; b. 1619; d. 21 Mar 1688/89, Montreal, QC. Urbain Tessier was given a land grant in 1651 as well, next to his father in law, Jacques. See Map.

                v.    Louise Archambault, b. 18 Mar 1639/40, Dompierre-sur-Mer (Charente-Martime), Franche; d. Bef. 1650, France.

3.            vi.    Laurent Archambault, b. 10 Jan 1641/42, Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France; d. 19 Apr 1730, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

              vii.    Marie Archambault, b. 1644, Charente-Maritime, France; d. 08 Aug 1685, QC.

             viii.    Jacques Archambault, b. Bet. 1644 – 1654, QC; d. Aft. 1684, QC.

 Generation No. 2

 2.  Anne3 Archambault (Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 1631 in France, and died 29 Jul 1699 in Montreal, QC.  She married (1) Michel Chauvin 29 Jul 1647 in Quebec, QC.  He was born 14 Jan 1611/12 in Sainte-Suzanne, France, and died 01 Oct 1650 in Montreal, QC.  She married (2) Jean Gervaise 03 Feb 1653/54 in Montreal, QC (Notre Dame).  He was born 24 Mar 1615/16 in St-Michel-de-Souvigne-Sous-Chateau, ev. Tours, Touraine, France (ar. Tours, Indre-et Loire), and died 12 Mar 1689/90 in Montreal, QC.

Jean Gervaise was given a land grant in 1655, see a map of Montreal at that time here.

 Children of Anne Archambault and Jean Gervaise are:

4.              i.    Cunegonde4 Gervaise, b. 30 Jan 1656/57, Montreal, QC; d. Feb 1723/24, Montreal, QC.

5.             ii.    Nicholas Gervaise, b. 11 May 1666, Montreal, QC; d. 07 Apr 1750, Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC.

 3.  Laurent3 Archambault (Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 10 Jan 1641/42 in Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France, and died 19 Apr 1730 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.  He married Catherine Marchand 07 Jan 1659/60 in Montreal, QC, daughter of Pierre Marchand and Genevieve Lespine.  She was born 1634 in St-Sulpice de Paris, France, and died 25 Feb 1712/13 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

 Children of Laurent Archambault and Catherine Marchand are:

6.              i.    Laurent4 Archambault, b. 29 Jun 1668, Montreal, QC; d. 29 Mar 1749, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

                ii.    Anne Archambault, b. 07 Mar 1673/74, Montreal, QC; d. 15 Jan 1687/88, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Nicolas Desroches, 21 Apr 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 07 Oct 1652, Montreal, QC; d. 27 Apr 1737, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

7.            iii.    Pierre Archambault, b. 23 Mar 1678/79, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 27 Jul 1763, St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu.

8.            iv.    Francoise Archambault, b. 29 Aug 1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 10 Aug 1717, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

 Generation No. 3

 4.  Cunegonde4 Gervaise (Anne3 Archambault, Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 30 Jan 1656/57 in Montreal, QC, and died Feb 1723/24 in Montreal, QC.  She married Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre 14 Jan 1675/76 in Montreal, QC, son of Geoffroy Lefebvre and Jeanne Mansion.  He was born Abt. 1645 in Picardie, France, and died 27 Apr 1715 in Montreal, QC.

 Children of Cunegonde Gervaise and Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre are:

                 i.    Geoffrey5 Lefebvre, b. 27 Dec 1677, Ste Familie, Isle de Orleans, Montmorency, QC; m. Marie Madeleine Michel, 03 Jul 1704, Montreal, QC; b. 1681, QC.

                ii.    Nicolas Lefebvre, b. 1686, Montreal, QC; m. Marie-Anne Ducharme, 09 Feb 1710/11, Montreal, QC; b. Abt. 1691, Montreal, QC.

               iii.    Charles Lefebvre, b. 20 Aug 1692, Montreal, QC; m. Francoise Gaudry, 08 Feb 1716/17, Montreal, QC; b. Abt. 1697, Montreal, QC.

 5.  Nicholas4 Gervaise (Anne3 Archambault, Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 11 May 1666 in Montreal, QC, and died 07 Apr 1750 in Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC.  He married Marie-Madeleine Payet-St-Amour 27 Jul 1693 in Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC.  She was born 08 Mar 1676/77 in Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC, and died 22 May 1747 in Boucherville, QC.

Child of Nicholas Gervaise and Marie-Madeleine Payet-St-Amour is:

                 i.    Jean-Baptiste5 Gervais, b. 27 Jun 1715, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. Aft. 1754, < Repentigny, QC >; m. Marie-Anne Loiselle, 12 Oct 1739, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC (L’Enfant-Jesus); b. 11 Dec 1719, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. Aft. 1754, < Repentigny, QC >.

6.  Laurent4 Archambault (Laurent3, Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 29 Jun 1668 in Montreal, QC, and died 29 Mar 1749 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.  He married Anne Courtemanche 21 Oct 1686 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, daughter of Antoine Courtemanche and Élisabeth Haguin.  She was born 09 Mar 1665/66 in Montréal, QC, and died 04 Aug 1737 in Longue-Pointe, QC.

Children of Laurent Archambault and Anne Courtemanche are:

                 i.    Marie-Angélique5 Archambault, b. Mar 1693/94, Longue-Pointe, QC; m. Jacques Beaudry, 22 Jan 1713/14, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 12 Aug 1688, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

                ii.    Laurent Archambault, b. 16 Feb 1697/98, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Marie-Francoise Lorion, 30 Jun 1721, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 07 Dec 1697, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

 7.  Pierre4 Archambault (Laurent3, Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 23 Mar 1678/79 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, and died 27 Jul 1763 in St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu.  He married Marie Lacombe 21 Nov 1701 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, daughter of Jean Lacombe and Marie-Charlotte Millet.  She was born Bet. 1678 – 1683 in QC.

Child of Pierre Archambault and Marie Lacombe is:

                 i.    Jean-Baptiste5 Archambault, b. Bet. 1701 – 1709, QC; m. Angelique-Marguerite Hogue, 17 Nov 1727, Riviere-des-Prairies, QC; b. Bet. 1704 – 1709, QC.

8.  Francoise4 Archambault (Laurent3, Jacques2, Antoine1) was born 29 Aug 1681 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, and died 10 Aug 1717 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.  She married Toussaint Beaudry 20 Nov 1697 in Montreal, QC, son of Toussaint Beaudry and Barbe Barbier.  He was born 20 Mar 1671/72 in Montreal, QC, and died 27 Apr 1720 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

Children of Francoise Archambault and Toussaint Beaudry are:

                 i.    Louis5 Beaudry, b. 13 Sep 1698, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. Aft. 1728, QC; m. Marguerite Genevieve Anne Lacombe, 04 Jun 1728, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 17 Jan 1699/00, Pointe aux Trembles, QC.

                ii.    Toussaint Beaudry, b. Nov 1699, Ile-de-Montreal, QC; d. Oct 1750, Ile-de-Montreal, QC; m. Marie-Anne Lorion, 25 Jan 1722/23, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 09 May 1700, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

               iii.    Marie-Anne Beaudry, b. 21 Sep 1701, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 15 Apr 1754, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Jean-Baptiste Loiselle, 23 Jan 1718/19, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. 20 Jul 1692, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 25 Sep 1767, St. Charles-sur-le-Richelieu, QC.

               iv.    Marie Beaudry, b. 14 May 1703, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 28 May 1703, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

                v.    Pierre Beaudry, b. 18 Aug 1704, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. L’Assomption, QC; m. Agathe Payet, 21 Jul 1727, Repentigny, QC; b. 09 Nov 1710, Repentigny, QC; d. 26 Jun 1775, L’Assomption, QC.

               vi.    Marie-Josephte Beaudry, b. 19 Dec 1706, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; m. Jacques Cavelier/Lecavelier, 20 Jan 1726/27, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; b. Abt. 1693, Cherbourg, Normandie, France.

              vii.    Antoine Beaudry, b. 26 Oct 1709, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, QC; d. 25 Nov 1744, Repentigny, L’Assomption, QC; m. Madeleine Payette, 09 Jan 1729/30, Repentigny, L’Assomption, QC; b. 12 Dec 1706, Repentigny, L’Assomption, QC; d. 14 Nov 1785, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, QC.

             viii.    Augustin Beaudry, b. 02 Aug 1717, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 14 Aug 1717, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC.

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18 Responses to “Jacques Archambault (1641-1695)”

  1. Denis J. McMahon Says:

    Thanks very much for your excellent site. I am related to Laurent Archambault and his spouse Anne Coutemanche. Their daughter Marie-Anne Archambault married Pierre Guilbert and their daughter Elisabeth married Ambroise LeTellier, the father of Elisabeth Tellier. Elisabeth Tellier married Augustin Lacombe who was the grandfather of the famous Canadian priest Albert Lacombe (1827-1916) who served as a missionary to the Indians of the Western Plains 1857-1916). I am a descendent of his sister Sophie Lacombe who married Olivier Foisy, a descendent of MARTIN fOISY.

    Denis J. McMahon

  2. Wendy Foursha Says:

    Thanks so much for all the info relating to the Archambault family. I am connected to Anne Archambault and Jean Gervaise through their daughter Cunegonde.

  3. Angie Says:

    I am connected to the Archambault family as well. Marie A. daughter of Jacques and Francoise A. married Urbain Tessier. The Tessier name became Stacy. My mother was a Stacy in Oswego, N.Y.

  4. Pam Says:

    Thank you for the maps and details. I am a descendant of Jean (or Jehan) Gervaise and Anne Archambault who had a child Louis. Louis married Barbe Pigeon and one of their children was Phillippe. Phil married Marie-Louise Gauthier and one of their children was Phillippe II. Phil II married Marie-Charlotte Pepin and one of their chidlren was Phillippe III. Phil III married Marie-Judith Boudreau and one of their children was Phillippe IV. Phil IV married Marie-Julie Canueal-Morin and one of their children was Amable. Amable married Almina Renaud and one of their children was Dosithe. Dosithe married Rebecca Bertrand and on eof their children was Florent. Florent is my pepere, he married Rejeanne Bujold and my father’s nakmeis Denis Gervais. If anyone has information or photos from this line, send an email dpjjpoliquin@hotmail.com

  5. Pam Says:

    Thank you for the maps and details. I am a descendant of Jean (or Jehan) Gervaise and Anne Archambault who had a child Louis. Louis Gervaisemarried Barbe Pigeon and one of their children was Phillippe. Phil Gervaise married Marie-Louise Gauthier and one of their children was Phillippe II. Phil Gervaise II married Marie-Charlotte Pepin and one of their chidlren was Phillippe III. Phil Gervais III married Marie-Judith Boudreau and one of their children was Phillippe IV. Phil Gervais IV married Marie-Julie Canueal-Morin and one of their children was Amable. Amable Gervais married Almina Renaud and one of their children was Dosithe. Dosithe Gervais married Rebecca Bertrand and one of their children was Florent. Florent is my pepere, he married Rejeanne Bujold and my father’s name is Denis Gervais. If anyone has information or photos from this line, send an email dpjjpoliquin@hotmail.com

    • karensinotte Says:

      Pam, It is nice to meet a 10th cousin once removed! We are connected through Marie-Anne Loiselle that married Jean Baptiste Gervais.

      Jean-Baptiste3 Gervais (Nicholas2 Gervaise, Jean1) was born 27 Jun 1715 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, and died Aft. 1754 in . He married Marie-Anne Loiselle (Source: L’Heritage Loiselle by Laurent Boucher, csc, 1992.) 12 Oct 1739 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC (L’Enfant-Jesus) (Source: (1) Marriages of L’Enfant Jesus de la Pointe-aux-Trembles, 1674-1975, Montreal Islands, Quebec., (2) Fletcher-Aubertin-Dionno-Poliquin ., (3) PRDH Marriage Certificate #112472. Jean Baptiste & Marie Anne, both single and unable to sign, were married in the presence of Nicolas Gervais (father of the groom), Antoine Payet St Amour, Louis Baudri, Jacques Baudri & Toussaint Baudri (uncles of the bride). “Dispense du troisieme degre de consanguinite”,), daughter of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle and Marie-Anne Beaudry. She was born 11 Dec 1719 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC (Source: PRDH Index.), and died Aft. 1754 in .

      I am sure that you will come across other Gervaise that will be able to add to your research on Gervaise family line!

  6. Jann Says:

    I am descended from Jacques Archambault through his son Laurent. Jacques is my 10th Great Grandfather. Being recently discovered, I thank you so much for your excellent research on this line. Proud of my French heritage.

  7. Ron Beaudrie Says:

    A descendant of Toussaint Beaudry here hanks for the Info! Merry Christmas!!

  8. Jerry Archambault Says:

    I have to look at this in detail I am an Archambault of the MI/RI branch.

  9. Wendy (Lefaivre) Foursha Says:

    Cunegonde Gervaise was married to Jean Baptiste Lefebvre, their son, Geoffroy married Marie Madeleine Michel-Michaud and their son Geoffroy married Josephete Quesnel who had a son Louis Lefebvre married to Marie Rose Daussy. This couple’s son Michel married Marie Eugenie Dubois. Their son Olivier married Charlotte Sargent. Their son Pierre Lefebvre married Catherine McCormick who are my paternal great grandparents.

  10. Pam Connors Says:

    I just found this interesting blog. According to ancestry.com Jacques Archambault is my 11th great grandfather and I’m having a good time reading about him and his descendants.
    You can bet I’ll be using this blog!

  11. Don Says:

    Can anyone explain to me why Jacques and Francoise would name two children Marie? Was this common practices then? It seems both survived for many years. I am descendant of younger Marie who married Gilles Lauzon

  12. Laura Tessier Says:

    I stumbled upon this while googling. My 9th great grandfather is Jacques Archambault and my 8th great grandfather is Urbain Tessier. It was very interesting to see this story come to live and have verifiable information outside Ancestry.com. Thank you!

  13. Diana Gervais Says:

    Great information. I am also descended from the their son
    Louis Gervaise married Barbe Pigeon and one of their children was Phillippe. Phil Gervaise married Marie-Louise Gauthier and one of their children was Phillippe II. Phil Gervaise II married Marie-Charlotte Pepin and their son Francois

    Diana Gervais

  14. MaM Says:

    Hello Cousins—Thank you for this wonderful information. Jacques was also my Ancestor. My Mother’s maiden name was Archambeau.

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