1690. Jacques VÉSINA-VÉZINAT was born in 1610 in Puyrevault, Aunis, Charente-Inférieure, France. He was a merchant in the parish of (Marchand dans la paroisse) St-Nicolas, La Rochelle. He was also known as Jacques VÉZINAT. The origine of this surname is VOISINE. He married Marie BOISDON-BOURDON before 20 January 1642 in Puyravault, Aunis, Charente-Inférieure, France. He died on 28 May 1687. (1)
1691. Marie BOISDON dit BOURDON was born between 1615-1617. She was also known as Marie BOURDON. She died on 28 December 1687.
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Children were:845 iii. Anne VÉZINAT-VÉSINAT was born 1650. She married René BRISSON DUTILLY 6 Septtember 1664 somewhere in Québec. She died 29 December 1687 in L'Ange-Gardien. (1)
825 iv. Marie Louise VÉZINA was born before 1652 in France. She married Charles GRENIER 21 December 1664 somewhere in Québec. She died 1 December 1714 in Québec. He died on 5 and was buried on 6 February 1717 in the Paroisse de Notre-Dame de Beauport. (1)(2)(3)(5)
388 v. François VÉSINA was born 28 August 1657 in France. He married Marie CLÉMENT-LAPOINTE on 10 April 1679 in L'Ange-Gardien. He died on 20 January 1703 in L'Ange-Gardien.(1)
i. François was born 20 January 1642 in France. He married Marie Jeanne MARIER on 29 October 1670 in Château-Richer.
ii. Marie was born before 1648 in France. She married Antoine OSSAN in on 5 October 1671 in Québec somewhere.
Notes: Jacques and Marie Boisdon signed their marriage contract at La Rochelle, France on 10 June 1640, and they married in the same year. Jacques lived at La Rochelle in 1642. In 1655 he was a merchant there working as a cooper, making or repairing barrels, pails, vats, etc.
About the time of her marriage Marie lost her parents. On the first of March 1642, she renounced her one-fourth share of her inheritance for an annual income of sixteen livres. She annulled this sale on the following February 23, before notary Juppin. By 5 April 1659, Marie was the mother of her eighth and last child, born on 7 March. Finally, after more than eighteen years of marriage Jacques and Marie seriously considered moving to New France.
Their presence in their new country is not noted until 1663 in Québec. Having some savings, he acquired land in the seigneurie of Beaupré consisting of twenty-seven arpents. The price paid was 120 livres, an amount which he committed himself to repay his creditors "upon the arrival of the first ship which will come from France to this country."
The census of 1666 forgot the Vézina family except for one daughter who was reported under the name of Louise Sinot. The census of 1667 was more accurate and in this one, Jacques is noted to be 56 years old and his wife Marie, 50 years old. Three head of cattle were in the stable and eight arpents of land were cleared.
The third census of 1681 lists Jacques as living in L'Ange-Gardien. He is now seventy-two years old and his wife is still living. Their son, François now owned the farm with its five head of cattle and twenty arpents of land under cultivation. Jacques died on 28 June 1687, and Marie died on 28 December 1687. (4)
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(1) PRDH, Certificat de famille No. 387.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 30189.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 3448.
(4) Source: Our French-Canadian Ancestors by Thomas J. Laforest, Volume 12, Pages 197 - 205.
(5) Drouin Document copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.