Francoise Loiselle was daughter of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot
, born 1652 in Montreal. She was in the small group of children that went to Mde Bourgeoys first school. She died in 1690 at the age of barely 40,. After two marriages and at least 8 children she died in Boucherville. She is second generation Canadian! This is what I know about Francoise
Francoise’s baptism was recorded in Latin: Translation of the baptism document: En ‘annee de Seigneur 1652, l1 26 fevrier, moi Claude Pijart
, pretre de la Societe de Jesus, agissant au nom de cette paroise, ai baptise une petite fille nee ce meme jour, dont le pere est Louis Loysel et la mere Marguerite Charlot, les epoux, a qui fut donne le nom de Francoise. Le parrain fut Lambert Closse
, la marraine Francois Gode.”
When Mde Marguerite Bourgeoys’
school opened on 30 April 1658, Francoise attended with her sister Jeanne
and other 6 other young students of the time
Jeanne and Francoise Loysel were students of Marguerite Bourgeoys. The students of the time, they learned religion and reading, writing and arthmetic. They girls would have also been taught sewing and cooking to help them manage households and farms in that time.
According to PRDH, the marriage contract #94466, took place 27 December 1670 in “Place undetermined in Quebec.” In L’HERITAGE LOISELLE, by Laurent Boucher, page 56, “Francoise epousa Francois Pilet, le 27 december 1670, a Boucherville.” Finally, the notaire/notary, Frerot, of Boucherville, witnessed the marriage contract of Francoise Loiselle and Francois Pilet on 27 December 1670. So, it would seem the marriage took place in Boucherville, sometime after 27 December 1670.
She had at least 7 children by her first husband. Her last daughter Marie-Madeleine appears to have been born just after the death of her first husband Francois Pilet died, so Francois Pilet died leaving Francoise with at least 7 children ranging from age 15 to new born. At least the older children would have been able to help out. She remarried a year later. She had one child with her second husband Charles Chevaye, but the child died two months later. And Francoise herself died a few months later, in Sept 1690, just 40 years old.
It was exciting to meet another “cousin”, Meredith Johanson, in Scremento, California. She is 10th generation descendant of Francoise Loiselle and Meredith has followed her descendants from daughter to daughter – and this is her maternal family line from :
Francoise Loiselle m. Francois Pilet; their daugher
Jeanne Therese Pilet m. Mathieu Perrin; their daughter
Marie Anne Perrin m. Francois Germain St. Germain; their daughter
Marie Appoline Germain m. Gabriel Cousineau; their daughter
Angelique Cousineau m. Luc Auger; their daughter
Scholastique Auger m. Pierre Clairoux; their daughter
Matilda Clairoux m. Louis LaBarge; their daughter
Nettie Labarge m. Joseph David Gero Boyce; their daughter
Mamie Olive Boyce m. Gilbert Hammond; their daughter
Marian Hammond m. Jack Pearce; their daughter
Meredith Pearce m. Steve Johanson.
That makes Meredith my 10th cousin.
Meredith has had her mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) tested. MtDNA is passed from a mother to her offspring and because Meredith is a matriline descendant (a daughter of a daughter of a daughter, etc.) of Francoise Loiselle, that means they have the same mtDNA type, which is Haplogroup X. And so would Francoise’s sisters, as well as her mother, Marguerite Charlot.
I am sure there are loads of other descendants of Francoise Loiselle out there!
Source:LDS family group record CDLF-G8 spouse,her3TK9-T4. Jette pg740(Loisel) pg916(Pilet),remarried 1689 Charles Chenay(pg 244). Pg 1072 Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais 1608-1760 marriage.
About Francoise Loiselle’s family
Francoise3 Loiselle (Louis2 Loisel/Loysel, Louis1) was born 26 Feb 1651/52 in Montreal, QC, and died 13 Sep 1690 in Boucherville, QC. She married (1) Francois Pilet 27 Dec 1670 in Boucherville, QC, son of Louis Pilet and Louise Semilau. He was born 1630 in St-Hilaire-de-Pouillac, Saintonge, France, and died 08 Sep 1688 in Boucherville, QC. She married (2) Charles Chevaye-Vendamois 16 Aug 1689 in Boucherville, QC, son of Antoine Chevaye and Anne Hebert. He was born Oct 1660 in Ste-Marie-Madeleine de Vendôme,Île-de-France, France.
i. Jeanne-Thérèse4 Pilet, b. 18 Apr 1671, Boucherville, QC; d. 25 Dec 1750, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC; m. (1) Francois Ethier, 22 Apr 1686, Boucherville, QC; b. 1651, St-Martial de Manot, Angoumois, France; d. Bet. 1681 – 1694, Lachenaie, QC; m. (2) Mathieu Perrin, 05 Sep 1694, Lachines, QC; b. 21 Sep 1664, Montreal, QC; d. 23 Jul 1742, Ste Anne de Bellevue (Bout de L’ile), Ile de Montreal, QC.
ii. Marie Pilet, b. 23 Jan 1672/73, Boucherville, QC; d. 27 Jan 1672/73, Boucherville, QC.
iii. Joseph Pilet, b. 31 Mar 1674, Boucherville, QC; d. 23 May 1729, Lachine, QC; m. Jeanne Anne Fortier, 01 Feb 1699/00, Lachine, QC; b. 11 Mar 1680/81, Lachine, QC; d. 02 Nov 1725, Lachine, QC.
iv. Barbe Pilet, b. 16 Jan 1676/77, Boucherville, Chambly Co., QC; d. 02 Jan 1757, Montreal, QC (Hopital-general); m. Toussaint Raymond-Passecampagne, 01 Oct 1696, Montreal, QC; b. 12 Sep 1666, Angulm, Angoumois, France; d. 16 Feb 1740/41, Montreal, QC.
v. Marie-Francoise Pilet, b. 07 Sep 1679, Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC; d. 29 Nov 1680, Boucherville, QC.
vi. Marie-Marguerite Pilet, b. 13 Feb 1682/83, Boucherville, QC; d. 05 Sep 1744, St-Laurent, QC.
vii. Marie-Madeleine Pilet, b. 1689, Quebec; d. 20 Feb 1732/33, St-Francois-de-Sales, QC; m. Jean Drapeau Laforge, 18 Jul 1689, Boucherville, QC; b. 1647, Foussais, Poitou, France; d. 13 Jun 1725, St-François Î.J, QC.
Child of Francoise Loiselle and Charles Chevaye-Vendamois is:
viii. Marie-Francoise Chevaye4 Vendamois, b. 02 Jun 1690, Boucherville, QC; d. 24 Jul 1690, Boucherville, QC.
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