TWELFTH GENERATION


4092. Michel RICHARD dit SANSOUCY was born around 1630 in SaintAnge, France. His father was André RICHARD. Michel was a laborer. He first married Madeleine BLANCHARD around 1656 in Port-Royal. He then married Jeanne BABIN, daughter of Antoine BABIN & Marie MERCIER, around 1683. He died between 1686 and 1689 in Port-Royal, Acadia. (2)(4)(5)(6)
Michel arrived in Acadie about 1652 with the expedition of Emmanuel LEBORGNE & GUILBAUT, or in 1651 with Sieur de SAINT-MAS, representative of LEBORGNE. He was a soldier in the garrison at the fort in Port-Royal. In the 1671 Census he is listed as a plowman having 14 arpents of cleared land. The 1678 Census shows him with Madeleine BLANCHARD, four sons and five daughters on 10 arpents.
After Madeleine's death between 1678 and 1684, Michel married Jeanne BABIN about 1683 and is shown with her in the 1686 census, along with three sons and three daughters, having 16 horned animals and 30 sheep.

4093. Madeleine BLANCHARD, daughter of Jean BLANCHARD & Radegonde LAMBERT was born around 1643. She died in Port-Royal between the Census 1678 aand 1684. (6)

    Children of Michel RICHARD & Madeleine BLANCHARD were:

child2046 i. Réné RICHARD dit BEAUPRÉ was born around 1657 in Port Royal, Acadie. He married Madeleine LANDRY, daughter of René LANDRY & Perrine BOURG), around 1680 or before 31 December 1679 in Port-Royal, Acadia. He died before 1693 in Port-Royal. (1)(2)(3))6)

ii. Pierre RICHARD was born around 1661. He married Marguerite LANDRY, daughter of René LANDRY & Marie BERNARD around 1686. Marguerite was born around 1673. (6) S

     Their children were:

i. René RICHARD was born around 1689. He married Marie-Josèphe BABIN, daughter of Vincent BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT around 1711. (6)

ii. Jean RICHARD was born around 1691. He married Jeanne DUGAS, daughter of Abraham DUGAS & Jeanne GUILBEAU, on 15 January 1714 in Grand-Pré. Jeanne was born around 1700. She married a second time to Claude LEBLANC widow of Marie THÉRIOT on 4 May 1718 in Grand-Pré. She died 15 October 1784 in Carleton. They had no children. (3)

iii. Marguerite RICHARD was born after the Census 1693. She first married Joseph DUGAS, son of Abraham DUGAS & Jeanne GUILBEAU, on 12 January 1711 in Grand-Pré. She then married Charles de SAINT-ÉTIENNE de LA TOUR, son of Jacques de SAINT-ÉTIENNE de LA TOUR & Anne MELANSON, widower of Marie-Anne PERRÉ on 16 January 1736 in Louisbourg. She died on 15 and was buried on 16 September 1746 as a 56 year old widow, in Grand-Pré. (6)

iv. Angélique RICHARD married Bernard DAIGRE, son of Bernard DAIGRE & Marie-Claire BOURG, on 22 October 1714 in Grand-Pré. (6)

v. Pierre RICHARD married Cécile GRANGER, daughter of Pierre GRANGER & Isabelle GUILBEAU, on 29 July 1726 in Grand-Pré. He died before 16 May 1763. (6)

vi. Anne RICHARD married Joseph GRANGER, son of Pierre GRANGER & Isabelle GUILBEAU, on 16 January 1719 in Grand-Pré. She died before 1751. (6)

vii. Jacques RICHARD was born around 1707. He first married Anne LE BLANC, daughter of Charles LE BLANC & Marie GAUTROT, on 26 June 1730 in Grand-Pré. He then married Anne GRANGER, daughter of Pierre GRANGER & Isabelle GUILBEAU, on 17 January 1735. This third married was to Marguerite HÉBERT, daughter of Michel HÉBERT & Isabelle PELLERIN, widow of Jean GAUTROT around 1750. He died before the Census 1763. (6)

viii. Charles RICHARD was born on 11 April 1710 in Grand-Pré. He first married Catherine-Josèphe GAUTROT, daughter of Claude GAUTROT & Marie THÉRIOT) on 18 August 1734 in Grand-Pré. He then married Anne-Judith COMEAU, daughter of Jean COMEAU the elder & Françoise HÉBERT), the widow of René GISÉ dit DES ROSIERS before 21 September 1757. Charles is listed in the Passenger List (Southampton) for France and in the Arrival List in St-Malo in 1763. In the St-Malo Census 1772, he is listed as 61 years old. (6)

ix. Joseph RICHARD was born on 7 and baptized on 8 February 1712 in Grand-Pré. He married Marguerite-Charlotte LE BLANC, daughter of Charles LE BLANC & Marie GAUTROT) on 21 February 1735 in Grand-Pré. (6)

x. Paul RICHARD was listed as a witness for his brother Charles in 1734. He married Madeleine LE BLANC, daughter of Charles LE BLANC & Marie GAUTROT around 1740. He died before the Census 1763. (6)

iii. Catherine RICHARD was born around 1663. She married François BROUSSARD around 1678. (6)

iv. Martin RICHARD was born around 1665. He married Marguerite BOURG, daughter of François BOURG & Marguerite BOURG) around 1691. Marguerite was born around 1673. He died before 6 February 1748. (6)

     Their children were:

i. Martin RICHARD was born around 1692. He married Marie CORMIER, daughter of François CORMIER & Marguerite LEBLANC) around 1713. Marie was born around 1694. She died before 17 February 1746. Martin died before 8 November 1762. (6)

     Their children were:

i. Marie RICHARD was listed in the Beaubassin Census 1714. (6)

ii. Martin RICHARD married Marguerite CORMIER, daughter of Pierre CORMIER & Marguerite CYR around 1736. He died before 23 November 1763. (6)

iii. Anne RICHARD married Charles GAUDET, son of Guillaume GAUDET & Marie BOUDROT on 20 February 1735 in Beaubassin. She died before the Census 1752. (6)

iv. Pierre RICHARD was born around 1719. He first married Anne GAUDET, daughter of Antoine GAUDET & Marie BOURG) on 24 October 1740 in Beaubassin. He then married Agnès GAUDET, daughter of Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BLOU, widow of Joseph GIROUARD on 8 February 1768 in St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu. He died on 24 and was buried on 25 April 1770 in St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu. (6)

v. Joseph RICHARD ws born around 1720. He married Françoise CORMIER, daughter of Pierre CORMIER & Marguerite CYR) on 29 January 1842 in Beaubassin. He died of smallpox at age 50 on 1 and was buried on 2 February 1770 in Bécancour. (6)

vi. Marie RICHARD was born on 26 April and baptized in August 1722. She married Pierre BOURGEOIS, son of Charles BOURGEOIS & Madeleine CORMIER on 14 February 1746 in Beaubassin. She died at age 34 on 28 and was buried on 29 November 1757 in Québec. (6)

vii. Marguerite RICHARD was born around 1724. She married Michel BOURGEOIS, son of Charles BOURGEOIS & Madeleine CORMIER) around 1750. She died at age 75 on 24 and was buried on 25 March 1799 in St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu. (6)

viii. Jean Baptiste RICHARD was born around 1728. He first married Madeleine BERNARD, daughter of René BERNARD & Anne BLOU around 1749. He then married Marie-Josèphe HAMEL, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HAMEL & Marie-Geneviève GRENIER), widow of Gervais HOUDE & Étienne HOUDE around 13 November 1762 (Auguster Lotbinière marriage contract). He died on 15 and was buried on 16 June 1775 at about 47 years old. (6)

ix. Françoise RICHARD married Jean BERNARD, son of René BERNARD & Anne BLOU around 1754. (6)

x. François (dit MARTINET) RICHARD was born at Beauséjour in Acadie around 1734. He married Marie-Charlotte OUELLET, daughter of Joseph OUELLET & Madeleine BOUCHARD on 8 November 1762 in Ste-Anne-de-la-POctoberière. He died on 13 and was buried on 14 April 1770 in Lotbinière. (3)(6)

ii. Alexandre RICHARD was born around 1695. He married Marie-Madeleine THIBODEAU, daughter of Jean THIBODEAU & Marguerite HÉBERT). (6)

iii. Michel RICHARD was born around 1697. He married Madeleine DOUCET, daughter of Louis DOUCET & Marguerite GIROUARD around 1733. He was listed in the Beaubassin Census 1698, 1700, and 1714. He was on the Sick List in South Carolina 1756. He died before the Census 1760. (6)

iv. Marie-Anne RICHARD was born around 1699. She first married Pierre DOUCET, son of Louis DOUCET & Marguerite GIROUARD) around 1724. She then married Jean CAISSIE, son of Jean CAISSIE & Anne BOURGEOIS, widower of Marguerite BOURGEOIS, on 6 February 1748 in Beaubassin. She was buried at the age of 80 on 3 May 1781 in Batiscan. (6)

v. Joseph RICHARD first married Marie-Josèphe COMEAU dit GRANDJEAN, daughter of Joseph COMEAU dit GRANDJEAN & Marie ROY around 1732. He then married Anne GIROUARD, daughter of Guillaume GIROUARD & Marie BERNARD. He died (Arch Port of St-Servan) at sea in 1758 while on a voyage to France. (6)

vi. Marguerite dite Magitte RICHARD was born around 1707. She married Claude dit Ambroise ARSENEAU, son of Pierre ARSENEAU & Marie GUÉRIN around 1725. She was listed in the LaRoque Census 1752 (Ile St-Jean) as a 45 year old widow. (6)

vii. Pierre RICHARD married Madeleine DOUCET, daughter of Toussaint DOUCET & Marie CASSIE, on 11 August 1733 in Beaubassin. He was listed in the New York Census 1763. (6)

viii. Madeleine RICHARD married Jean-Baptiste CORMIER, son of Pierre CORMIER & Catherine LE BLANC on 22 August 1733 in Beaubassin. (6)

ix. Paul RICHARD was born around 1716. He was buried in Beaubassin on 5 February 1721 at the age of 5. (6)

x. Jean-Baptiste RICHARD was born on 2 February and batized on 25 June 1719 in Beaubassin. He first married Catherine CORMIER, daughter of Alexis CORMIER & Marie LE BLANC) around 1740. He then married Anne MARTIN, daughter of Étienne MARTIN & Marie-Jeanne COMEAU, widow of Pierre BLANCHARD & Joseph FOREST on 23 July 1778. He died after 3 July 1786. (6)

v. Alexandre RICHARD was born around 1668. He married Isabelle (Élisabeth) PETITPAS, daughter of Claude PETITPAS & Catherine BUGARET around 1690, widow of Olivier BOUDROT. Isabelle was born around 1670. He died on 4 and was buried on 6 October 1709 in Port-Royal (6)

     Their children were:

i. Marie(-Josèphe) RICHARD was born around 1691. She married François SAVOIE, son of Germain SAVOIE & Marie BREAU on 23 November 1707 in Port-Royal. (6)

ii. Marguerite RICHARD was born 1692. She married Jean DUPUIS, son of Martin DUPUIS & Marie LANDRY on 1 August 1713 in Port-Royal. (6)

iii. Jeanne RICHARD was born around 1694. She married Pierre (Jean-Pierre) DUPUIS, son of Pierre DUPUIS & Madeleine LANDRY on 6 January 1720 in Port-Royal. She died before 2 June 1760. (6)

iv. Pierre dit Pitre RICHARD was born around 1696. He first married Marie-Josèphe BOUDROT, daughter of Charles BOUDROT & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY around in 1722 in Port Toulouse. He then married Marguerite LE BLANC, daughter of Antoine LE BLANC & Marie BOURGEOIS), widow of Pierre ALLAIN, around 1751 in Port Toulouse. He died on 26 and was buried on 27 January 1778 in Miquelon, at the age of about 80. (6)

v. Angélique RICHARD was born around 1698. She married Jean BASTARACHE, son of Jean BASTARACHE & Huguette VINCENT on 25 November 1721 in Port-Royal. She died on 8 or 9 and was buried on 9 January 1758 in Québec at the age of 60. (6)

vi. Jean-Baptiste RICHARD was born around 1699. He married Marguerite ROBICHAUD, daughter of François ROBICHAUD & Madeleine THÉRIOT, on 13 February 1730 in Port-Royal. He died on 24 and was buried on 25 March 1751 in Port-Royal. (6)

vii. Germain RICHARD was born on 29 May and baptized on 24 June 1703. He married Marguerite DAIGRE, daughter of Olivier DAIGRE & Jeanne BLANCHARD, on 3 February 1728 in Port-Royal. He was listed in the Connecticut Census 1763 as a widower. He was buried in Le Mirebalais on 8 November 1764 at the age of 60. (6)

viii. Michel RICHARD was born on 18 September and baptized 17 October 1706 in Port-Royal. He died after a long illness on 10 January 1721 in Port-Royal, at the age of 10. (6)

ix. Anne-Marie RICHARD was born on 20 and baptized on 25 May 1709 in Port-Royal. She married Michel THIBODEAU, son of Michel THIBODEAU & Agnès DUGAS) on 18 Septembert 1729 in Grand-Pré. She died before 24 January 1763. (6)

vi. Anne RICHARD (twin) was born at the beginning of October 1671. She married Germain THÉRIOT, son of Claude THÉRIOT & Marie GAUTROT before the Census 1686. She died on 9 and was buried on 10 May 1745 at about 75 years old. (6)

vii. Madeleine RICHARD (twin) was born at the beginnng of October 1671. She married Charles BABIN, son of Antoiine BABIN & Marie MERCIER before the Census 1686. (6)

viii. Marie-Josèphe RICHARD was born around 1674. She married Michel VINCENT, son of Pierre VINCENT & Anne GAUDET around 1689 in Port-Royal. She died on 2 and was buried 3 October 1709 in Grand-Pré, in the cemetery of Ste-Famille de Piaget. (6)

ix. Cécile RICHARD was born around 1675. She married Pierre de FOREST, son of
Michel de FOREST & Marie HÉBERT around 1692. (6)

x. Marguerite RICHARD was born around 1677. She married Jean LE BLANC, son of Jacques LE BLANC & Catherine HÉBERT around 1698. (6)

    Children of Michel RICHARD & Jeanne BABIN were:

xi. Michel dit LAFOND RICHARD was born around 1684. He married Agnès BOURGEOIS, daughter of Germain BOURGEOIS & Madeleine DUGAS, on 25 February 1707 in Port-Royal. He was a merchant. Agnès was born on 10 and baptized 13 January 1686 in Beaubassin. She died on 6 and buried on 7 April 1757 in Port-Royal. (6)

     Their children were:

Marie-Jeanne RICHARD was born on 2 and baptized on 5 May 1707 in Port-Royal. She married Honoré BOURGEOIS, son of Charles BOURGEOIS & Marie BLANCHARD, on 23 July 1726 in Port-Royal. She died between 1745 and 1752. (6)

Michel dit LAFOND RICHARD was born on 21 November 1708 and baptized on 31 March 1709. He married Marie-Madeleine BLANCHARD, daughter of Antoine BLANCHARD & Élisabeth THÉRIOT, on 27 November 1730 in Port-Royal. He was buried in St-Pierre de Martinique on 21 October 1764 at age 63. (6)

Josepth RICHARD was born on 9 February and baptized on 21 April 1710. He married Marie-Josèphe LE BLANC, daughter of Antoine LE BLANC & Anne LANDRY, on 6 August 1733 in Grand-Pré. He died before the Census 1763.

Marguerite RICHARD was born and baptized on 16 May 1712 in Port-Royal. She married René LANOUE, son of Pierre LANOUE & Marie GRANGER, on 8 January 1732 in Port-Royal. She died in Charleston, South Carolina, a short while after her arrival in exile. (6)

Marie-Madeleine RICHARD was born on 15 and baptized on 16 February 1714. She married Paul LE BLANC, son of Pierre LE BLANC & Jeanne THÉRIOT, on 7 November 1735 in Port-Royal, at the age of 22. (6)

Jean-Baptiste was born on 2 and baptized on 3 February 1717 in Port-Royal. He married Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, daughter of Alexandre HÉBERT & Marie DUPUIS, on 11 May 1739 in Port-Royal. He died on 14 and was buried on 16 November 1799 in St-Jacques de l'Achigan, at about 84 years old. (6)

Zacharie RICHARD was born and baptized on 28 December 1720 in Port-Royal. He married Isabelle (Élisabeth) BLANCHARD, daughter of Antoine BLANCHARD & Élisabeth THÉRIOT, on 24 January 1746 in Port-Royal. He was buried in St-Pierre de Martinique on 4 November 1764. (6)

Victor RICHARD was born around 1721. He married Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, daughter of François RICHARD & Anne COMEAU, on 21 January 1744 in Port-Royal. Marie-Josèphe was born on 21 August and baptized on 29 November 1720 in Port-Royal. He was listed in the Duxbury, Massachusetts, Census 1757 as 36 years old. According to the Census 1763, he was living in Massachusetts. He died on 29 April and was buried on 1 May 1795 in St-Jacques de l'Achignan, at age 74. She died at age 84 in St-Jacques de l'Achignan on 1 and was buried on 2 April 1802. Marie-Josèphe's parents François RICHARD & Anne COMEAU were married on 24 October 1710 in Port-Royal. Anne was buried in Port-Royal on 7 April 1722 after an illness of 7 or 8 months. (6)

xii. Alexandre dit BOUTIN RICHARD was born around 1686. He married Marie LEVRON, daughter of François LEVRON & Catherine SAVOIE, widow of Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE, on 26 December 1711 in Port-Royal. Alexandre died after the Census 1760. Marie was born around 1686, died on 1 and was buried in Port-Royal on 2 August 1727, at about 40 years old. (6)

     Their children were:

i. Pierre-Toussaint RICHARD was born on 1 and baptized on 2 November 1712 in Port-Royal. He married Marie-Josèphe BOUDROT, daughter of Denis BOUDROT & Agnès VINCENT around 1732. He was buried in Port-Lajoie on 29 May 1751 at about 40 years old. (6)

ii. Charles RICHARD was born on 27 and baptized on 30 June 1715 in Port-Royal. (6)

iii. Marie RICHARD was born on 17 and baptized as Marie-Josèphe on 18 June 1718 in Port-Royal. She married Paul dit Petit Paul DOIRON, son of Charles DOIRON & François GAUDET, on 19 June 1738 in Port-Royal, at age 20. She died on 14 and was buried on 15 April 1796 in Beaumont, at the age of 86. (6)

iv. Marguerite dit BOUTIN RICHARD was born on 1 and was baptized on 3 May 1720 in Port-Royal. She married Jean dit Jean-François BREAU, son of François BREAU & Marie COMEAU, widower of Catherine THIBODEAU on 25 October 1745 in Port-Royal. She died on 7 or 8 and was buried on 8 December 1757 in Québec at about age 50. (6)

v. Isabelle RICHARD was born on 14 and baptized on 16 May 1723 in Port-Royal. She married François RAYMOND, son of Jean-Baptiste RAYMOND & Marie-Josèphe MIUS d'AZY, on 18 January 1753. She was listed in the Newbury MA Census 1760 as 36 years old. (6)

vi. Josepth RICHARD was born on 19 and baptized on 24 February 1727 in Port-Royal. He died on 31 August and was buried on 1 September 1747 in Port-Royal at about age 20. (6)

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(1) Celeste Morrow's Web site
(2) Broderbund WFT Vol 1, Ed. 1, Tree #1500.
(3) PRDH, Certificat d'union No. 10830.
(4) Ibid., Certificat d'union No. 10021.
(5) Un pionnier de l’histoire acadienne
(6) Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire génélogique des familles acadiennes, Centre des Études, Université de Moncton, 1999, Vol 1, pp. 143-156 & 1373-1394.