Choret Robert Mathieu[1, 2]

Male Abt 1624 - 1664

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  • Birth  Abt 1624  Notre Dame de Cogne, La Rochelle, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Domestique des Jésuites 
    Reference Number  16456 
    Residence  6 Mar 1649 
    bought a tract of land from the Jesuits, 4 acres x 10 miles 
    _UID  E0AB40D6EB2E564285783B5393E611E54C85 
    Died  27 Mar 1664  Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  27 Mar 1664  Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I16463  Harnois
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 

    Father  Choret Mathieu,   b. Abt 1592, Notre Dame de Cogne, La Rochelle, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1636 
    Mother  Serre Jeanne,   b. 1600, La Rochelle, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1647, Notre Dame de Cogne, La Rochelle, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1621  La Rochelle, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7681  Group Sheet

    Family  Veillon Sebastienne,   b. 1626, Angoulême, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1698, Beauport, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Mar 1647  Notre Dame de Cogne, La Rochelle, , Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Choret Robert,   b. 7 Oct 1648, Québec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Jun 1716, Ste-Croix, Lotbinière, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Choret Joseph+,   b. 14 Aug 1650, Québec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1684, Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Choret Jeanne,   b. 11 Dec 1652, Québec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1718, Ste-Famille I.O., Sainte-Famille, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Choret Ignace,   b. 17 Jan 1655, Québec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1701, Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Choret Pierre,   b. 17 Jan 1655, Québec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1701, Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Choret Jean,   b. 24 Nov 1657, Québec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 6 Jun 1699, St-Pierre I.O., , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Choret Pierre+*,   b. 21 Jan 1662, Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1736, Beauport, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F7685  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 32 (Disk #2), Ed. 1, Tree #0143, Date of Import: Sep
      30, 1999]



      Much appreciation should be given to persons like Claire Farmer, who put in a lot of time and effort to make our ancestors history come alive as accurately as possible. Tom Edworthy (who wrote none of these notes)

      Our Frist Canadian Ancestors.
      MEDALLIONS D’ANCESTRESS

      Mathieu Chaure

      (Charest)


      Canadian ancestor of the Choret and Charette was named Mathieu Chaure. As the fact has often been presented for many other names, this one has been submitted as an easy transformation in the old registers. The Charette only entered into usage after the 1800, heresy of the Family genealogist. The F.Jean -Benoit Charette (brother) of St-Anicet.



      Mathieu Chaure married in France. Before hand he had made a short stay in Canada. The first mention that we can find is in the Jesuites Journal. AT the start of his chronicle in October 1645, Father Jerome Lalemant writes " The three men who were at Three -Rivers earned 100 pounds. One was named Chestinnot, the other Mathieu Chaure and the 3rd Antoine Desrosiers." Father Lalemant adds, the 12th November, that Mathieu Chaure who was residing in Quebec, went to replace Pierre Conthier, at Trois -Riv .



      Did Mathieu Charue passe a contract of 3 years as was the habit, so he could know the country before he’d install himself definitely. It’s possible.
      In any case in the fall of 1646, wanting to establish a home with a young girl he knew, he went to France and got married on the 4th of March , 1647. He embarked the same year with his wife, Sebastienne Veillon. The marriage is inscribed in the St. Marguerite registers, before known as Notre Dame de Cogne, in the city of LaRochelle.

      Marriage Act doesn’t mention the parents names, but the marriage contract makes up for it. That contract was written by the lawyer Teuleron, at LaRochelle on the 27th day of February, 1647. Surprisingly in that contract there’s no mention of a dowry or marriage settlement in favor of the wife. No parents accompany the future couple. On the husband’s side, 3 good friends stand up for him who had resided in Canada. Report the Jesuites.

      Sebastienne Veillon, the future bride, daughter of Maixent Veillon and deceased Bernarde Venet was assisted by Thomas Venet, a merchant, with whom she might have been residing and had the last same name as her mother. There is no mention if they were related. The Registers of the sick of Hotel Dieu of Quebec, tells us that Sebastienne Veillon, was formally of the parish of Verdille, situated at 25 miles from LaRochell.

      The brother, Jean-Benoit Charette, wanting to verify if his ancestor Mathieu Chaure and his family were originally of LaRochelle went through the registers in Aunis of 1600-1660 so he could finally find the name of Thomas Chaure’s buried in 1636 and of Mathieu Chaure the one which is mention here. It is clear that this family wasn’t of the province of Aunis. On the other hand we find in the history of LaRochelle, that in 1628 that part was totally ransacked and destroyed by the Huguenots.

      Therefore, the port had to be reconstructed. They called upon carpenters of Breton (French province). In that era the Chaure families are known in Bretagne, France. Some still exist today. The name changed from just like in Canada and it became Chauret-Chaurette- and Charette. Compared to the Chaure name, the name of Veillon is very popular in LaRochell as is the Venet name, mother of Sebastienne. There also a street Venet in the city of LaRochelle. There’s probability that the ancestors Chaure was a Breton and his wife was a Rochelaise ( means from LaRochelle).

      The couple Mathieu Chaure(Choret) and Sebastienne Veillon established themselves at Beauport in 1647. On March 6th 1649, Father Jerome Lalemant, Jesuit grant’s to Mathieu Charue, land measuring 3 acres at the front of St-Laurent River, and 10 miles long joined by Bonsecours farm on one side belonging to the Brothers Jesuites and Michel HuppJ dit la Croix on the other side.

      The Jesuites tell us that Mathieu Chaure’s house burned while he and his wife were at Church in Beauport. That happened on the 12th March 1651, 2 years after the purchase of his farm. It happened in the middle of winter and they had already had 2 babies. It mush have been very hard times to pass. During there 17 years of marriage, Mathieu Chaure and Sebastienne Veillon gave birth to 7 children, 6 boys, and 1 girl, one set of twins, amount the 6 boys. We can consider the 6 boys seen as head (or chief) of the family trees.

      Mathieu Chaure’s deed of his death carriers as the 28th March 1664 in Beauport. Five months later, Sebastienne Veillon married Pierre Auffroy. She reached her 84th birthday as she died in 1698.

      In the first Canadian Generation, the oldest child of Mathieu was born in Beauport in 1648. They named him Robert for his godfather Robert Haches cousin by relation of Robert Drouin. That Robert Hache was a witness at the marriage of Mathieu Chaure at LaRochelle. Robert Chaure surely went to school; he signs all the contracts that appears at the lawyers office and there were many of them. He practiced the trade of carpenter-cabinet maker- joiner (whatever, he was a carpenter). He worked at the construction of the Quebec Church. He lived a few years on the I’Tle d’OrlJans, St. Pierre parish, then he resided in Quebec. Of his two marriages 14 children were born. One of them, Gaspard established himself at St-Crouix de Lotbiniere where he was a church warden.

      The old registers gives us a few little funny stories of the lives of our ancestors. Gaspard Choret’s 3rd wife Catherine Grenier, acted often as mid-wife and also often as served as god-mother. At the baptism of Jean Vaillancout, on the 9th of August 1750, the priest believed he has to write this fact or action "Baptized in the belly of the mother by the mid wife Catherine Genevie Grenier, wife of Gaspard Choret".

      A few of Gaspard’s children went up the river at Trois Riviere, at Louiseville and at St. Cuthbert de Berthier where they established themselves.

      The second child of the ancestor Mathieu, Joseph married Ann Loignon a young girl of I’Tle d’Orleans. This is where he chose to establish himself. In a deed of Lawyer Chambalon, we see Joseph Choret giving a part of his land to construct the St-Pierre Church. He died very young at the age of 33 years after being married only 8 years. He left one son.

      The only daughter of ancestor Mathieu, Jeanne was baptized in 1642. She was the fist to leave home, she married at 17 yrs Jean Morisset, a pioneer of I’Tle d’Orleans where she went to reside. She was the oldest in a long line of Morisset ( maybe they mean ancestral line).


      In March of 1655, Mathieu Chaure and Sebastienne Veillon had twins baptized, baptism act was signed: Father Jerome Lalement. They were named Ignace and Pierre. Pierre was later named as the oldest Pierre todiffer him from his younger brother also named Pierre. They were known in all the documents . Pierre the oldest married in Beauport, Madeleine Giroux, daughter of Toussaint Giroux, they baptized 9 children in Beauport.

      Igance twin of Pierre married in Beauport to Marie Belanger. He raised 6 children in Beauport. One of his sons also named Pierre was a farmer and a shoe maker.

      Jean the 6th child of Mathieu, married in 1684 at I’Tle d’Orleans in Ste-Famille Church, with Claire Bosche, daughter of Guillaume. They had 8 children. One of them established himself at Kamouraska. Jean Choret died at 42 years of age. Seven of the sixteen children of Pierre( the youngest) established themselves towards Montreal, Sainte Genevieve De Pierrefonds Pointe Claire, Sault au Recollet, Saint Laurent and Lachine, ( all in Quebec).

      Fact to note: None of Mathieu Chaure’s children died at an early age, although infantile mortality was widespread. All these ancestors were practicing agriculture and sometimes different occupations, except for the oldest of Mathieu, Robert, who was rather carpenter and business men instead of being a farmer. The first professional seems to have been Jean-Baptiste who practice notary or lawyer’s occupation at Sainte Croix de Lotbiniere at the start of the 1700.


      According to Tanguay, Mathieu was the founder of Beauport, Quebec.



      SHIPS #1.
      Which benevolent ship carried them to the newly formed colony? This question of which ship Mathieu and Sebastienne embarked on when they came to Canada may be a question which will never be answered with one hundred percent assuriaty. However I have found out that it could of only been
      one of four ships:

      1.La Taureau
      2.La Maria
      3.Le St-Pere
      4.La Marguerite

      Note: Claire Farmer (who wrote the original notes in this portion of the file) wrote on Nov 14 1999, to say that the ships were wrong and that the information should be:

      1. ships name unknown, but the Captain was Pierre Legardeur de Repentigy
      2. Angie Gabriel
      3. Saint Francois/Bon
      4. Notre-Dame
      5. Marguerite

      (Much appreciation should be given to persons like Claire, who put in a lot of time and effort to make our ancestors history come alive as accurately as possible. Tom Edworthy, I wrote none of this)


      NAME CHANGE:


      I have taken the time to start a list of the different ways of spelling our last name that I have found over the years.

      Chaure, Choret, Chorest, Charest, Charrest, Charestte, Chorette, Chorett
      ==============================================================
      Hello,
      I just want to thank you for the enjoyable and enlightening history
      of Mathieu Choret. How I wish we had such in-depth descriptions
      of our other ancestors.
      You neglected to put the Charette name as an other way the spelling changed
      over the years.
      It evolved this way: Mathieu Choret (Chaure)
      son: Pierre Choret born 21 Jan. 1661/62 his son Ignace Choret
      born 7 July 1701 his son Joseph Choret Born 6 Mar 1745,
      His son became Jean-Baptiste Charette born 9 Jan 1775.
      Jean-Baptiste must have be an adventurous lad as he came west
      as the middle man in a fur trading canoe, I have his contract from
      the Montreal Archives dated 1794. Jean-Baptiste married in
      1801 in what was known then as the North West Territories but that was all
      the area around Winnipeg then. I am still searching for when he died. Hope
      the St. Boniface Historical Society can help me out on that. That is the line
      I come from. Regards, Cathy Taylor - Winnipeg

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  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec, Jetté, Réné, (University of Montreal Press, 1983), ISBN 2-7606-0645-5., 252-253 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S18] PRDH Website, Université de Montréal, (A subscription site that provides access to vital records and the genealogical encyclopedia for Quebec through the year 1799 PRDH).

    3. [S17] Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec, Jetté, Réné, (University of Montreal Press, 1983), ISBN 2-7606-0645-5., 252 (Reliability: 3).


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