English Translation of : Dictionnaire Biographique Des Ancestres Quebecois by Michel Langois
VILLENCOURT Robert (1644-1699) (VAILLANCOURT)
Baptized on Monday, October 3rd, 1644 in the parish Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, the archbishopric of Rouen in Normandy, son of Robert Villencourt and Jacqueline Pappin, he contracts manage in front of the notary Auber on Sunday, September 30th, 1668 with Marie Gobeil, born 1655, daughter of Jean Gobeil and Jeanne Guyet. Of their union are born twelve children.
This boilermaker works as a domestic of Guillaume Thibault on the Côte de Beaupré during the censuses of 1666 and 1667. He gets married in 1668 and becomes established on land in Sainte-Famille on the Île d'Orléans. On August 3rd, 1668, for 300 £ in compensation, Gervais Bisson transfers to him the lease of the farm on Saint-François on the Île d'Orléans. However, he cancels this lease on March 15th, 1669. On the following June 30th, Denis-Joseph Ruette Dauteuil, public prosecutor for Jean-François Bourdon and Anne Gasnier, settled up their accounts with him. He owed them 111 £. On October 28th, 1669, Noël Rose cedes to him land on the seigneury of Liret in Sainte-Famille on the Île d'Orléans. On August 3rd, 1671, he still owes Anne Gasnier the sum of 98 £ and 10 sols. On February 6th 1673, Father Jean Dudouyt grants to him land of three acres and three pouces of frontage in the seigneury of Liret. In the census of 1681, he possesses two horned animals (oxen) and seven acres of land in value. The first of April 1684, Denis Roberge rents to him his land on the Île d'Orléans for three years for fifty minots of wheat the first year and fifty five more minots for each of the two other years. On October 16th, 1691, Claude Panneton sells to him land with three acres of frontage on the Île d'Orléans for the sum of 380 £. He dies in Sainte-Famille on the Île d'Orléans on June 8th, 1699 and is interred the next day. The notary Jacob proceeds with the inventory of his possessions on April 12th, 1700.