Clémence (Gendrot) Libeau
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Clémence Rosalie (Gendrot) Libeau (abt. 1834 - 1908)

Clémence Rosalie Libeau formerly Gendrot
Born about in Torcé-en-Vallée, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, Francemap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 12 Feb 1856 in Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Duvauchelle's Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealandmap
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Clémence (Gendrot) Libeau has French origins.

She was born on 01 Jan 1835 in Paris, France and her parents were Victorie (Briere) and Pierre Gendrot.

At age 5, she emigrated from France with her parents, aboard the "Comte de Paris", the first ship of French settlers to Akaroa, New Zealand which arrived in August 1840. [1] [2]

Her mother Victoire died in 1848 in childbirth.

Clemence Rosalie Gendrot married about 1856 in New Zealand to Joseph Lucien Libeau, Jr. [3] and they had a large family

She died on 26 Sep 1908 age 74, at Duvauchelle's Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand [4] [5] and was buried on the 29th at Duvauchelle Cemetery. [6]


  1. "The colonisation of New Zealand", "French colonists in Akaroa, South Island"; which included ...
    - Gendrot, Clemence, b: 1835 France; m: 1856 Joseph Libeau; d: 1908 Akaroa, NZ
    - Gendrot, Hippolyte, b: 1808 France; d: 1874 Akaroa, NZ
    - Gendrot, Pierre, b: 1809 France; m: Victoire Brière, d: 1859 Akaroa, NZ
    - Gendrot, Victoire, d: 1848 New Zealand during birth
    - Libeau, Armand Isidore, b: 23 Apr 1840 at sea on ship "Comte de Paris"; d: 1842 Akaroa, NZ
    - Libeau, Joseph, b: 1834 Rochefort, France; m: Clémence Gendrot in 1856; d: 1919 New Zealand
    - Libeau, Joseph, b: 1807 Charente-maritime, France; m: Madeleine Chauvert; d: 1883 New Zealand
    - Libeau, Madeleine, m: Joseph b: 1810
    - Libeau, Catherine-Mélanie, b: 1831 Rochefort, France; m: 1847 Jean-Baptiste Etéveneaux; d: 1918 New Zealand
  2. "Comte de Paris" Passenger List from Rootsweb; ship: "Comte de Paris", 550 tons with Capt. L'Anglois & superintendent: Pierre Joseph de Belligny; sailed: 19 Mar 1840 Rochfort, Bordeaux; arrival: 13 Aug 1840 Akaroa, NZ; passengers included ...
    - Gendrot, Hippolyte @32 b: 1809 France; occ: farmer & sawyer
    - Gendrot, Pierre @31 France; occ: farmer & sawyer
    - Gendrot, Victoire (age not recorded)
    - Gendrot, Clemence Rose @05
    - Libeau, Joseph @33 France; occ: farmer
    - Libeau, Madeline @30
    - Libeau, Catherine Mélanie @11
    - Libeau, Joseph @06
    - Libeau, Armand Isidore (infant).
  3. NZBDM New Zealand Marriage search for reg#1856/1537; bride: Clemence Gendrot & groom: Joseph Libeau
  4. Death - Libeau, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXIV, Issue 3347, 29 September 1908, Page 2
  5. NZBDM: Deaths: 1908/8165 @73yrs
  6. Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database for Clemence Libeau, buried: Tuesday 29 Sep 1908 Duvauchelle Cemetery, plot#316

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