578. Jean NORMAND LENORMAND was born in 1638. A Marriage Contract was carried out on 8 July 1656 between Jean Normand & Anne LeLaboureur. He married Marie-Anne LELABOUREUR on 18 July 1656 in Notre-Dame de Québec. Upon the death of Marie Anne, Jean married Marie-Madeleine BRASSARD on 2 May 1703 in Notre-Dame de Québec. Jean was found dead in his desert and was buried on 25 July 1706 in Québec. Marie Madeleine died on 21 and was buried on 22 September 1712 in Québec. (1)(2) (6)

579. Marie Anne LELABOUREUR, daughter of Thomas LELABOUREUR & Marguerite BARDIN, was born before 1630 in Caen, Calvados, Normand, France. She died and was buried on 11 December 1700 in Québec. (6)

Children were:

child289 ii. Marie NORMAND was born and baptized on 27 July 1658 in Notre-Dame de Québec. She married Pierre LAMBERT on 4 March 1680 in the Paroisse Notre-Dame de Québec. Marie Normand died on 12 and was buried on 13 June 1712 in St-Nicolas, Co. Lotbinière, Québec. She was also known as Marie LENORMAND. (1)(3)(4)(6)

childix. Joseph NORMAND first married Marie-Madeleine TREFFLE RETOT on 5 February 1691 in Québec. Marie-Madeleine died and was buried on 5 April 1693 in Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. Joseph then married Marie CHORET, daughter of Robert CHORET & Marie Madeleine PARADIS, on 29 October 1693 in Québec. Marie died on 12 and was buried on 13 May 1737 in Québec. He died on 21 and was buried on 22 December 1749 in Québec. Joseph & Marie had eight children.

child   Eleven other children.


      Jean Normand is considered to be one of the original "Pioneers" of Québec.
     Jean Normand was a carpenter by trade. He was born at Igé, southwest of Bellême of the Perche area in Normandy. He migrated to Canada where he married Anne LeLaboureur in Québec. Jean was the first of the Normand family in Canada.
     After the death of Anne Le Laboureur, Jean remarried to Marie-Madeleine Brassard. This marriage produced no children.
     Jean Normand was found dead in his fields at La Canardière about ten arpents from his house on 24 July 1706. He was buried the next day. At first, it was thought that he had 'hurt himself' and died, so the seigneurial judge was sent to "visit" the body with a clerk and surgeon. They found the body in a plow furrow with a good deal of blood. The initial impression was that Jean had fallen from a tree and had sustained injuries from hitting branches, but when the surgeon opened his shirt, he noticed wounds that he believed were made with a cutting tool and another 'seemingly made with great force with the end of something stiff.' Another wound was found on his left thigh. In addition, a hat belonging to Jean was found about nine feet from the body and the stretch of ground covering this distance was apparently trampled with footprints of several men. Based on these observations, the preliminary conclusion was that Jean could not have done this himself, since there were no tools found near him, but that he had been murdered. Neighbors were called as witnesses and a notice was posted on the door of the church calling for information, but none came. Officially, Jean's death was considered a homicide, though it was never solved. (5)

Anne LeLaboureur:
     After the death of both parents, Anne left her native France for Canada in 1656. There is evidence to support that she was somehow connected with the hospital nuns of the Hôtel-Dieu, since the order's director, confessor and surgeon were present at her marriage contract to Jean Normand.
     Anne married Jean on July 18, 1656 in Notre-Dame-de-Québec in a ceremony celebrated by Father Barthélemi Vimont, S.J. Neither Anne nor Jean could sign the contract that had been drawn up on July 8 in the study of notary Guiillaume Audouart in the lower town of Québec City. Together, Jean and Anne had twelve children. Some of her children's Godmothers were fellow "filles à marier": Jacquette Vivran-Vivier, Marguerite Aubert, Marie Gachet and Marie-Suzanne Péré.
     On November 4, 1695, Jean and Anne disinherited their son, Joseph (notary Peuvret), but revoked this act on May 15 and again on May 31, 1700 (notary Genaple). Jean and Anne had marriage problems, as on July 15, 1692, they appeared before the Conseil Souverain as defendant and plaintiff. Anne had some of the marriage property seized due to "poor treatment that she claims to have received from her husband" (Source: Jugements et Délibérations, vol.3, p 668.), and she was requesting a "séparation de corps et de biens" ( separation of body and of goods), from Jean. She was apparently granted the separation and lived apart from Jean after that.
     Anne was a victim of the influenza epidemic that year and died on December 11, 1700 at Québec City. On December 21, an inventory of the marriage possessions was drawn up by notary Charles Rageot. Among the many items listed was a book on the lives of the saints which Anne owned. (5)

Relationship Charts - Léveillée & LeNormand Ancestry

Cardinal Jean Marie Rodrique Villeneuve
A descendant of Jean LeNormand & Anne LeLaboureur
Common ancestors of Léveillée & Paré families.

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(1) PRDH, Certificat de famille No. 991.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66483.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 67218.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 4954.
(4) Data compiled and verified through Primary and Secondary Sources by Diane Paré Szabo.
(5) Source: "Before the King's Daughters: The Filles à Marier, 1634-1662" - First printing, April 2002 by Peter J. Gagné, Dist. by Quintin Publications.
(6) Drouin Document copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.