The Beaupre Family in Ontario, Canada

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Looking for information/records of Francis Charles Beaupre (born @ 1772 in France) and Louis Beaupre (born @ 1774 in France) in the Ontario, Canada area. Family lore has them arriving in Ontario @ 1782. Their parents are said to have died shortly after arriving on the shores of Ontario. Francis Charles was taken in by a family in Norfolk County and later lived in Forestville. His brother Louis was adopted by a family in Quebec. The parents were allegedly Royalty in the Court of King Louis XV. Several Beaupre names appear in the Court. Parents are alleged to be Francois-Martial Count de Choisel and Madeline, Countess Medavy.

Source of my information: Your Beaupre Heritage - The Beaupre Descendents of Francois-Marital Count de Choiseul (1717-1782) and Madeline, Countess Medavy (d. 1782). Also other documents, letters from Ancestors.

Authors: Irene Beaupre Irving; Ruth Beaupre Ankenman. Book Copywrite 1983.
WikiTree profile: Francis Beaupre
in Genealogy Help by David Ward G2G1 (1.0k points)
retagged by Isabelle Martin
I changed the profile link to the one actually being discussed to make it easier to find.

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Here is a source about François-Martial de Choiseul (using several impeccable sources).

François-Martial de Choiseul, indeed "inspecteur général d'infanterie et menin de monsieur le Dauphin, capitaine des gardes du roi Stanislas, maréchal de camp, colonel du régument de Flandre, brigadier des armée, inspecteur général de l'infanterie , commandant des grenadiers de France" married Charlotte-Rosalie de Romanet in 1751 at Château de Bellevue (Madame de Pompadour's residence), and had one daughter, Charlotte-Rosalie (1753-1758). Charlotte-Rosalie de Romanet died in 1753, a few days after the birth of her daughter.

He married, secondly, Madeleine Thiroux, daughter of Pierre Thiroux de Montregard, comte de Médary, on 24 June 1755. They had no known children. 

François-Martial died on 18 May 1791. His wife died on 12 March 1811.

I don't think it's likely that François-Martial and Madeleine suddenly had two sons nearly 20 years after their marriage and sent them on their own to Ontario (nothing in Le Marois's research indicates that they went to America. I assume they both died in France).

Concerning the Ontario side of the story, please read this well-researched profile, it's worth it. The man died on the same day and in the same place as your Francis Charles, and has known parents, from L'Ancienne-Lorette (Québec), and a father who wrote about his son who went away. The profile is well worth reading.

by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (489k points)
Isabelle is correct, François Charles Beaupré is as she lists, his marriage is not in Québec province from what I can find.  The proposed merge between his wrong mother and right mother has been rejected, he needs to be detached from his current parents and merged into right profiles.

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