1600. Robert DROUIN was born on 6 August 1607 in Pin-la-Garenne, Perche, France. He arrived in Québec around 1633, as a brick-maker and worker for the Jesuits. He found the earth suitable for bricks on the Jesuits fief near the Beauport River. This place was called Pointe de l'Essai because its soil had been tested. At the end of his contract, he married Marie Anne CLOUTIER, daughter of Zacharie CLOUTIER & Xaintes DUPONT, a settler on the Beauport fief, on 12 July 1637 in Notre-Dame-de-Québec. According to the marriage contract of 27 July 1636, the couple had a lodging reserved in the father-in-law's house for three years. On 25 March 1640, Robert promised 7,000 bricks to the Hospitalers who were building the Hôtel-Dieu. In 1640, he acquired a piece of land awarded by the Company of Beaupré and built his house there. His first wife Anne died on 2 and buried on 3 February 1648 in the Paroisse de Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec. He left his land at Beaupré to retire to Beauport.
He then married Marie CHAPELIER on 29 November 1649 in Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec. That same year, the Jesuits opened the Cap-de-La-Madeleine and he left there for a while. He probably worked at Trois-Rivières because the town was being built at that time and his skill as a brick-maker was in demand. He returned to Québec in 1651. The Jesuits entrusted him with their estate of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours near the Beauport River. On 24 March 1653, they granted him a piece of land close to the river. He sold it to René CHEVALIER on 12 August 1655 and returned to Château-Richer. He died on 1 and was buried on 2 June 1685 in Château-Richer. (1)(2)(3)(4)(6)

1601. Marie CHAPELIER CHAPPELIER was born in 1621. She died on 15 March 1697 in Québec. She was the widow (veuve) of Pierre PETIT when she married Robert Drouin.

The Ancestral Lineages from Robert Drouin: eleven ancestors to Bélanger-Léveillée & Salvas-Lavallée & Drouin-Coombs in Acrobat .pdf format.

Children were:

child800 ii. Nicolas DROUIN was born on 7 January 1652 in Cap-dela-Madeleine. He was christened on 1 February 1652 in the Paroisse de Notre-Dame-De-Québec. He married Marie LOIGNON on 6 November 1674 in the Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec. Nicolas died on 5 October 1723 in Ste-Famille, Île-d'Orléns, Co. Montmorency, Québec. Marie was born on 5 and baptized on 25 May 1659 in the Paroise de Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec. Marie died on 12 and was buried on 13 September 1717 in Ste-Famille, Ste-Famille, Île-d'Orléns, Co. Montmorency, Québec. Nicolas died on 5 and was buried on 7 October 1723 in Ste-Famille, Île-d'Orléns, Co. Montmorency, Québec.(5)(6)

vi. Catherine DROUIN was born on 2 and baptized on 4 January 1660 in the Paroisse de Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec. She first married Michel ROULOIS, son of Michel ROULOIS & Jeanne MALINE, on 24 November 1676 in Château-Richer. She then married Guillaume SIMON LAPOINTE on 17 November 1688 in Château-Richer, Co. Montmorency, Québec. Catherine died 25 and was buried on 26 March 1734 in Château-Richer, Co. Montmorency, Québec. Guillaume, the son of Hubert SIMON LAPOINTE & Marie Marthe VIER LAMOTHE, was born on 23 and baptized on 24 September 1664 in the Paroisse de Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec. He died on 15 and was buried on 16 March 1712 in Château-Richer, Québec. (5)(6)

i. Marie was born 18 September 1650 in Trois-Rivières. She married Nicolas LEBEL 28 November 1662 in Château-Richer. She died 2 May 1664 in Château-Richer. (1)

iii. Pierre was born 1 November 1653 in Québec.

iv. Marquerite was born 23 December 1655 in Québec. She married Jean GAGNON 26 Octotber 1670 in Château-Richer. She died 1 June 1692 in Château-Richer.

v. Étienne was born before 1658 in Québec. He married Catherine Marie LOIGNON in Ste-Famille, Île-d'Orléan. He died 13 September 172 in Château-Richer.

vii. Jean-Baptiste was born 13 February 1662 in Château-Richer.

viii. Marie Madeleine was born 26 November 1664 in Château-Richer. She died 3 February 1665 in Château-Richer.

Further information

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(1) PRDH, Certificat de famille No. 85068.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66326.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de maraige No. 66393.
(4) Biographical Dictionary for The Jesuit Missions in Acadia and New France: 1602-1654, Lucien Campeau, S.J., translated by William Lonc, S.J. & George Topp, S.J., summer 2001, pp. 152-153.
(5) PRDH Documents - Université de Montréal.

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(6) Drouin Documents copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.



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