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Joseph Chevalier (1644 - 1721)

Joseph Chevalier
Born in St. Jacques, Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 7 Oct 1670 in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 77 in Montréal, Quebec, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Aug 2011
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Spouse: Francoise Marthe Barton

Known Children:

Marie-Francoise Chevalier
Pierre Chevalier
Jean Chevalier
Jean Baptiste Chevalier
Elisabeth Isabelle Chevalier
Anne-Angelique Chevalier
Genevieve Chevalier
Barbe Chevalier
Paul Chevalier
Marguerite Chevalier
Marie-Madeleine Chevalier
Therese Chevalier
Joseph Chevalier

Biography [1]

Joseph Chevalier was born in 1644 to Jean Chevalier and Magdeleine L'Heureux and baptized at St. Jacques in Dieppe, Normandy, France.1

In 1662, at the age of 18, Joseph sailed to Quebec as a master woodworker.2 These tradesmen often got their passage paid for by committing to work in the service of their benefactor, usually for three years.2

In 1670 Joseph married a Filles du Roi[2] named Francoise-Marthe Barton. They signed their marriage contract and had the marriage the very same day: October 7, 1670 in Montreal.1

By the time of the 1681 Census of Montreal, 37-year old Joseph and 28-year old Francoise have had five of their total thirteen children. The census records the children and their ages: Marie-10, Pierre-8, Jean-6, Jean Baptiste-4, and Elisabeth-2.3

Joseph lived almost three decades past when Francoise died. He died at the age of 86 in the hospital, Hôtel-Dieu in Montreal.4



1. Tanguay, Cyprien. "Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Canadiennes" Quebec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871-1890, Volume 1, page 126.

2.Navires venus en Nouvelle-France des origines à 1699 Répertoire des engagés et gens de métier de Chavigneau à Cocquelin des origines à 1699

3. PROGRAMME DE RECHERCHE EN DéMOGRAPHIE HISTORIQUE, Université de Montréal, 1681 Census Record #98054.

4. PROGRAMME DE RECHERCHE EN DéMOGRAPHIE HISTORIQUE, Université de Montréal, Burial Record #51765.


6. Wisconsin Creoles ; Les and Jeanne Rentmeester ; The Chevalier Family ; Pages 224 & 225 : LINK


1. Additional information of interest can be found at Descendants of Jean Chevalier. This information was compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson, but should be verified before utilization.

2. The King's Daughters (French: filles du roi; filles du roy) is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV.

  1. see footnote #1
  2. see footnote #2

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Chevalier-192 and Chevalier-139 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same spouse
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Chevalier-172 and Chevalier-192 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same spouse
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