TENTH GENERATION


810. Mathieu AMYOT AMIOT was also known as Mathieu AMIOT VILLENEUVE was an interpretor and a Lord. He received land in 1649 from Governor Louis D'Ailleboust in Trois-Rivières. He married Marie MIVILLE on 22 November 1650 in the Paroisse de Notre-Dame de Québec. In 1661 he received land in Sillery given by the Jesuits. On 6 September 1669, he received property on the Pointe Villeneuve from Jean JUCHEREAU DE MAUR. In 1685 he received, from Jean TALON, a fiefdom and seignory at Pointe aux Bouleaux. He also received Letters of Nobility from the King, but lost these because he did not register them. He was buried on 19 December 1688 in Basilique Notre-Dame de Québec. (1)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)

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811. Marie MIVILLE, the daughter of Pierre MIVILLE & Charlotte MAUGIS dit MAUGER, was born on 13 December 1632 in France. She died and was buried on 5 September 1702 in Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. (1)

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Children were:

child405 iii. Anne-Marie AMIOT/AMYOT was born on 21 and baptized on 21 March 1654 in Québec. She married Jean HUARD DESILETS on 30 April 1670 in Québec. She died on 15 December 1737 in Pointe-de-Lévy (Lauzon). (1) (2) (3) (4)

ix. Daniel Joseph AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 4 October 1665 in Québec. He married Marie KAPIOUAPNOKOUE on 2 September 1709 in Montréal.
          They had one daughter Marie who was born before 1710 and died on 7 November 1714 in Montréal. (1) (5) (6) (7)

xiii. Étienne AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 10 and baptized 16 November 1672 in Notre-Dame de Québec, Québec. He married Jeanne Marie Anne CAMPAGNA, daughter of Pierre CAMPAGNA & Françoise Anne Marie MARTIN RICHARD, on 15 October 1708 in Québec. He died on 17 December 1730 in St-Augustin. Jeanne Marie was born about 1688 in Québec and died on 26 June 1739 at St Augustin, Québec.(1)(12)

i. Charles AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 20 October 1651 in Québec. He married Rosalie DUQUET on 22 November 1677 in Québec. He died on 23 October 1711 in Québec. (1)

ii. Pierre AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 27 January 1653 in Québec. He married Louise RENARD DODIER on 12 January 1681 in France. (1)

iv. Marguerite Marie AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 24 January 1656 in Québec. She married Jean JOLY on 19 June 1670 in Québec. She died on 25 February 1724 in Québec. (1)

v. Jean Baptiste AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 25 June 1758 in Québec. (1)

vi. Marie Françoise AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 12 July 1660 in Québec. She married Charles GINGRAS on 5 November 1675 in Québec. She died on 7 February 1736 in St-Augustin. (1)

vii. Jean Baptiste AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 10 May 1662 in Québec. He married Geneviève GUYON DUROUVRAY on 20 July 1682 in Québec. He died on 19 September 1685 in Québec. (1)

viii. Catherine Ursule AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 21 April 1664 in Québec. She married Jean Baptiste DUQUET DESROCHERS on 11 November 1683 in Neuville. (1)

x. Mathieu AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 23 August 1667 and diedon 2 December 1684 in Québec. (1)

xi. Philippe AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 9 April 1669 in Québec. He married Marie HARNOIS on 25 October 1694 in Neuville. He died on 12 March 1722 in St-Augustin. (1)

xii. Jeanne Anne Marie AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 22 November 1670 in Québec. She married Paul TESSIER on 26 February 1691 in Neuville. She died on 9 Feb 1749 in Laprairier. (1)

xiv. Marie Françoise AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 13 June 1676 in Québec. She married Jean Baptiste THIBAULT on 24 November 1699 in St-Augustin. She died on 23 November 1758 in St-Augustin. (1)

xv. Geneviève AMIOT VILLENEUVE was born on 5 November and died on 13 November 1678 in Québec. (1)

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(1) PRDH., Certificat de famille No. 86337.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de baptême No. 57452.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66913.
(4) Ibid., Certificat de sépulture No. 131586.
(5) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 957. Marie's indian name was most likely KAPI8APNOK8E, the Algonquin spelling.
(6) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 10471.
(7) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 47991.
(8) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66400.
(9) Ibid., Certificat de sépulture No. 69659.
(10) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 1053.
(11) 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., 2001, p. 15-16.
(12) Drouin Document copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.

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(13) Our French-Canadian Ancestors by Thomas J. Laforest, Volume 26, Page 45:

His father, who came originally from the neighborhood of Soissons, was at Quebec from the summer of 1635 on. Mathieu, like his brother Jean, was for some years an interpreter for the Jesuits; he worked in their house at Trois-Rivières and perhaps also in the Huron country. Then he became a settler, and during the remainder of his life he managed to accumulate a fairly sizable number of properties. Thus, in 1649, Governor Louis d'Ailleboust made him a grant of land at Trois-Rivières; in addition, on the occasion of his marriage on 22 October 1650, Marie Miville brought him as her dowry a property in the town of Quebec; in 1661 the Jesuits granted: him a portion of land at Sillery, where he built a house for himself, whilst keeping, his town residence; on 6 September. 1665 Jean Juchereau de Maur gave him an estate on Pointe Villeneuve, near Saint-Augustin de Portneuf, which he enlarged in 1677 and 1685; and on 3 November 1672 Talon granted him another domain, as a fief and seigneury, at Pointe aux Bouleaux.

As his possessions increased, Mathieu became a more and more important person in the colony. A notable at Quebec, he had taken part in the election of a syndic in 1664, and three years later the king acceded to Talon's request to grant him letters of nobility. However, when these letters arrived in 1668 the intendant did not know whether he should have them registered in the Conseil Souverain or Quebec or in the Parlement of Paris. While awaiting the reply from Versaille he learned that Louis XIV had abolished the titles not yet registered (1669). Three other settlers had received letters of nobility at the same time as Amiot. They or their descendants had them recognized despite the 1669 ruling. But as Amiot apparently made no claim in respect of his, they were finally annulled.

Mathieu left his heirs more debts and worries than assets. In 1703 the debts encumbering the estate still amounted to 700 livres, and Marie Miville, who had sold the lands for 1,500 Iivres, had died (September 1702), a victim of the distress caused her by a lawsuit which her son Charles, the eldest of her 15 children, had .brought against her.

Among Mathieu and Marie's descendants was Jean Marie Rodrigue Villeneuve (1883-1947), son of Rodrigue, a shoemaker, and of Marie Louise Lalonde. He was an Oblate of Marie Immaculate, Bishop of Gravelbourg in 1930, Archbishop of Québec in 1931, named Cardinal on 13 March 1933 and Papal Legate to the National Eucharistic Congress held, at Québec in June 1938.