Friday, May 6, 2011

Brunet family

Hélèna Brunet married Augustin Lauzon 17 Sep 1889 at Notre Dame de la Salette, Papineau. She was baptized 16 Jul 1864 at Ste Adèle, Terrebonne the daughter of Jean Baptiste Brunet and Olive (Olivine) Constantineau. Another long puzzle ensued with this family. I found their marriage 24 Jan 1859 at Ste Adèle and the christening of Jean Baptiste Brunet 19 Dec 1836 at Ste Scholastique, Deux-Montagnes.

My difficulties with the Constantineau family I will share with my blog in the future as I work my way back to the next generation.

Jean Baptiste Brunet baptized 19 Dec 1836 was the son of Jean Baptiste Brunet and Louise Brunet dite Lelang. At this point I had two Brunet lines to trace and I was initially unsure about dit names. Were they a different name? were they a locational name? were they related? As I worked my way back I was to learn more about dit names which was very helpful. This was my first real foray into dit names at the time.

Looking at Jean Baptiste Brunet and he was baptized 24 May 1815 at St Benoit the son of François Brunet and Marie Angélique Bolne who themselves were married 9 Feb 1805 at Ste Geneviève (Pierrefonds). I decided to check Tanguay to see what sort of answers he had for the Brunet family. He does not have the marriage of François and Marie Angélique. Looking at the marriage lines for this couple I found that the parents of François were Michel Brunet and Geneviève Latour who were married 8 Feb 1773 at Ste Geneviève (Pierrefonds). This marriage was also not recorded in Tanguay. Moving back another generation the parents of Michel Brunet were François Brunet and Françoise Amable Proulx who were married 14 Nov 1735 at Pointe Claire. This is one of the small errors that I have found in Tanguay; he has the marriage as after 1738 but does not offer a month and day or a place. The parents of François were listed as Thomas Brunet and Catherine Cecire and they married 17 Oct 1701 at Lachine. Pulling up the marriage of Thomas Brunet and Catherine Cecire the parents of Thomas were listed as Pierre Brunet and Marie Bouché. Tanguay has the wife of Pierre Brunet as Marie Catherine Cottin (Fille du Rois). Finding this marriage in Ancestry was quite straightforward. But when I located the baptism of Thomas 19 Feb 1678 at Notre-Dame, Québec the mother was listed as Marie d'Arras but in the margin is written the name Cottin. Why does the marriage of Thomas list his mother as Marie Bouché? I shall investigate that the next time I work on the Brunet family. Pierre was the emigrant and so is Generation 1.

Thomas Brunet married to Catherine Cecire is Generation 2

François Brunet married to Françoise Proulx is Generation 3. The present generation is descended from two children of this couple. Michel Brunet married to Geneviève Latour is Generation 4. Françoise Brunet married to Jean Baptiste Blénier 13 Jan 1772 at Ste Geneviève (Pierrefonds) is Generation 4.

François Brunet married to Marie Angélique Bolne is Generation 5

Jean Baptiste Brunet married to Louise Brunet dite Lelang is Generation 6. I will return to this marriage to look at the parents of Louise Brunet dite Lelang.

Jean Baptiste Brunet married to Olive Constantineau is Generation 7.

Hélèna Brunet married to Augustin Lauzon is Generation 8.

Returning to Louise Brunet dite Lelang and her parents were Jean Baptiste Brunet dit Lelang married to Marie Amable Bourgeois 1 Sep 1812 at Ste Benoit. The parents of Jean Baptiste Brunet dit Lelang were Pierre Brunet and Marie Rigaud who married 15 Feb 1768 at Pointe Claire. The parents of Pierre Brunet were Michel Brunet and Marie Magdeleine who married 27 Jul 1729 at Ste Anne de Bellevue (second marriage for Michel). Michel was the son of Michel Brunet and Marie Moisan and they married 7 Oct 1692 at Montréal. Michel was the son of Mathieu Brunet and Marie Blanchard (Fille du Rois) and they married 10 Nov 1667 at Québec. Mathieu Brunet was the emigrant and hence Generation 1.

The present generation is descended from four children of this first generation couple. Michel Brunet married first Marie Moisan and information on Michel their son follows this paragraph. Michel married as his second wife Anne Elisabeth Hémério dite Belair 10 Jul 1713 at Montréal and is Generation 2. Their daughter Marie Josephte Brunet married Noel Boucher 1 Feb 1745 at Pointe Claire and is Generation 3. Marie Anne Brunet dit Letang married Antoine Pilon 20 Jan 1689 at Montréal and is Generation 2. Marie Brunet married François Bigras 31 Aug 1693 at Montréal and is Generation 2. Jean Brunet married Marie Périer 19 Oct 1694 at Lachine and is generation 2. Their son Michel married Marie Madeleine Louise Jammé 22 Jan 1713 at Pointe Claire and is Generation 3. Their daughter Charlotte Brunet married Jacques Beaune 16 Jan 1741 at Pointe Claire and is Generation 4.

Returning to Michel Brunet married to Marie Moisan and their son Michel Brunet married Marie Anne Madeleine dite Ladouceur and is Generation 3.

Their son Pierre Brunet married Marie Rigaud and is Generation 4.

Their son Jean Baptiste Brunet dit Lelang married Marie Bourgeois and is Generation 5.

Their daughter Louise Brunet dite Lelang married Jean Baptiste Brunet and is Generation 6.

Tanguay does not link these two lines of Brunet and certainly taking them back one more generation to France does not link them either. Eventually I will attempt to trace this Brunet family in France. Next project will be to acquire all the records for this family although I have most of the marriages.

Sorting through the images I have discovered another Brunet family and I will work on them the next time. François Brunet dit Bourbonnais married Barbe Beauvais 11 Jul 1672 at Montréal and he is the emigrant so Generation 1.

3 comments:

coonassblondie said...

Hi Elizabeth! My name is Angela Brunette-Bare, and I've traced a fair bit of the Brunet (my paternal grandfather) lines and most of the dit l'estang/dit l'etang lines trace back to Michel-Mathieu, who emigrated to New France (Ottowa) via the dutch ship Les places des armes. His parents were Jacques Brunet dit L'estang and Jacqueline Recheine ou Prohuie. Fom what I've founf outt, this is where just about everyone is stuck. I'd eventually like to go to Normandy and try to trace them there. If you'd like, I can send you my progress when I get to a desktop. My e-mail is coonassblondie@yahoo.com.

brunetmj said...

Hi there, I descend from the Pierre Brunet line (at least I believe I do)
Pierre Brunet's parents are Vincent BRUNET and Cecile QUEDOT. Pierre was baptized at St-Remy in Dieppe on 12 Feb 1636. Two brothers (Vincent 1633, Jacques 1639) and one sister (Marie 1643) were baptized in the same church. Just to answer a few other questions you posed. First the person you call Thomas was actually baptized Pierre also. He preferred and used the name Thomas all his life. Jean Francois actually had two wives. Besides Proulx he also married Marie Gauthier had some children with her. The use of the dit was a nickname. some used it to maintain their maiden name others to differentiate the from people with identical names that lived in the same area. I think L'estang may be a different Brunet family.
My great grandfather was Jean Baptisite Brunet born 1867. Sometimes this name is abbreviated J Bte. His father was also J Bte born 1838 and his father was J Bte born 1815. They descend from Louis.
My email is brunetmj1@gmail.com if anyone wishes to collaborate.
Mark Brunet

brunetmj said...

Pierre Brunet's parents are Vincent BRUNET and Cecile QUEDOT. Pierre was baptized at St-Remy in Dieppe on 12 Feb 1636. Two brothers (Vincent 1633, Jacques 1639) and one sister (Marie 1643) were baptized in the same church.

I am a descendant contact me at brunetmj1@gmail.com if you would like to collaborate.
Mark Brunet