History of D'Amours


House of D’Amours

 

History, Genealogy of the D'Amours Family



The American ancestor of most D'Amours (including D'Amour) was MATHIEU D'AMOURS, seigneur des Chauffours et de La Morandiere, who was born in France in 1618, legitimate son of Louis D'Amours and Elizabeth Tessier. At 33, Mathieu Damour married Marie Marsolet first daughter of NICHOLAS MARSOLET and Marie LeBarbier

Many of Mathieu and Marie's descendants played key roles in America, like their Grand-daughters Marie-Joseph D'Amours de Chauffours, dame Pierre de Morpain, wife to the famous San Domingo buccaneer, and her sister Charlotte D'Amours Dechoffours, baronnesse Anselme d'Abbadie de St.Castin ; Charlotte (Guyon) D'Amours was the wife of the renowned Abenaki Leader who came to the rescue of Port-Royal in 1711 and who was also a privateer, though we are not dealing with these and other descendants at this time.

Mathieu's Father, Louis D'Amours, first Counselor to the King of France (usually seated at the Chatelet), was married to Anne de Gravelle. Though Louis was married to Anne, he had two children by Elisabeth Tessier, Mathieu and Elisabeth D'Amours, (dame Louis-Théandre Chartier de Lotbinière), who were legitimized and came together to New France in 1651.

 
An early D'Amours had saved Saint Louis' a.k.a Louis IX's life c.1246 during the "Noble's Revolt" and the King rewarded him and also Jean de Catalorgne who had just saved his life in one of his Holy Crusades, in Egypt. Both were held in high esteem by the Court of France, in succeeding generations since those early times. The D'Amours and Catalorgne would inter-marry several times.   The DAMOURS were furthermore rewarded by LOUIS XII by having a seat on the "Conseil Royal" (Royal Council): Sieur François Damours du Serrin was appointed on July 5th 1489, both as Councillor and as Maitre d' of King Louis XII's household.
 
The American ancestor of the D'Amours was MATHIEU D'AMOURS, Signeir des Chaufffours et de la Morandiere, who was born in France in 1618, the legitimate son of Louis D'Amours and Elizabeth Tessier.

Francois D'Amours married seven years later Gillemette Hennequin, daughter of Sieur Pierre Hennequin de Mathau, Scavières, Blines et Saint-Utin and of Marguerite de Marle. François and Gillette signed their marriage contract at Me Perrault, Notary, on August 10 1496.

All his descendants were kept as advisors by the subsequent Kings of France, until the French Revolution of 1789. The D'Amours people were reliable, trusthworthy and did not usually get mixed up in Court intrigue. That is why even LOUIS XIV had Gabriel D'Amours, half-brother to Mathieu Damours, as his Confessor: the King who had created "le Chateau de Versailles" believed that the Damours were good counsellors.

 

1450 - First D'Amours coat-of-arms granted to
Mathurin D'Amours by the King of France
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« d’argent au porc-épic de sable accompagné en chef d’un lambel et en pointe de trois clous de même »
Which means: "On Silver backdrop, a sable porcupine, "lambel" on top, three nails below"
As per
'Précis d’héraldique' by Théodore Veyrin-Forrer, Larousse, Paris, 1951.
The cost of arms was later changed to a boar which you will see at the top of this page.

The 15th century French ancestors were: MATHURIN D'AMOURS (1399-1459), Seigneur du Serrin, born in 1399, who married Marguerite de Bridée and received the first Damours Family Crest in 1450

 
Now, attention, not all researchers agree on the next-in-line: most say François D'Amours, born in 1455, but I believe they skipped one generation, and that Pierre D'Amours, born in 1425 in Durtal, Anjou, was father to Francois.

Built in the 1400's in Durtal, France  (located on the Loir River in the Loire Valley - approx. 190 miles west of Paris)
From website at vierville.free.fr/CartesPostalesViervilleIntranet/ViervilleCartPostPercee.htm

FRANCOIS D'AMOURS (1455-1510), seigneur du Serrin, maitre d'hotel de Sa Majeste, who on August 10th 1496, married GILLETTE HENNEQUIN in Paris.

Their son, GABRIEL D'AMOURS, seigneur du Serrin, born in Durtal, Anjou, was married on June 14 1531, at the time when Jacques Cartier was preparing for one of his famous trips to America, in Paris to MADELEINE DE BIDAUT, daughter of Charles de Bidaut (secretary to the King) and Catherine Auvrillot de Champlastroux.

Gabriel and Madeleine had several children:
---Louis D'Amours Louviere
---Denis D'Amours 23 oct 1533
---Baron Pierre D’Amours Louviere, GrandFather of MATHIEU D'AMOURS
---Lady Bonne D'Amours Louvière 1536
---Francois D'Amours Louviere 1537 married Perette LeBigot
---Gabriel sieur de Malbert b.1538 married Catherine Laporte
---Geoffrey D'Amours Louvière, born in 1539
---Lady Jeanne Louvière
 
Gabriel and Madeleine's son, Pierre D'AMOURS Louvières, a knight, sieur du Serrin, Conseiller d'Etat et prive du Roi, surintendant of Justice in Troyes, France, also had several children after he married in Paris on January 13th 1561 JEANNE LE PREVOST, daughter of Jean Le Prevost, counsellor to the King, and Anne Leclerc.

In years to come, one of their relatives, Elisabeth Prevost would become the Mother of Francoise Foucault who would marry in 1701 Jean-Francois Lemire Marsolet and they would start a dynasty from Trois-Rivières.  So, yes, Louis D'Amours, the second son to Pierre D'AMOURS, was married in St-Gervais, on September 11 1614 to Anne de Gravelle, and Louis D'Amours had a son by ELISABETH TESSIER (daughter of Jean-Valere Tessier and Livia Branbille), Mathieu, born in 1618 in the Parish of St-Paul, in Paris.

Mathieu D'Amours Family coat-of-arms where the porcupine was changed for a 'Sanglier', a boar, as was approved on October 8 1725 by the Conseil Souverain for Mathieu's son, Philippe DAMOURS.

When Mathieu was 33 yrs old, he came to New France to marry MARIE MARSOLET, who was 15 yrs old and was the eldest child of Nicholas Marsolet & Marie LeBarbier.

Mathieu arrived in Quebec in 1651 with the Governor Lauzon. His sister Elisabeth was on the same ship, married to Louis-Théandre Chartier de Lotbinière, whose Mother was the First Chambermaid of the Queen.

Mathieu D'Amours was "Major des Troupes" and was member of the Conseil Souverain from 1663 to his death in 1695, succeeded by his son Mathieu.

Mathieu D'Amours and Marie Marsolet, daughter of NICOLAS MARSOLET de St-Aignan and Marie Le Barbier (or de La Barbide du Bocage) were married in 1652, a year which the Archbishop of Rouen declared as Jubilee. Mathieu and Marie, with their large family, had a house in Quebec city and another home in New Brunswick (l'Acadie) and earlier on they led a quiet life between the two homes, registering themselves in Quebec, but spending most of their time at their Riviere St-Jean establishment.

Mathieu and Marie had sixteen children but only 11 survived. All their sons were titled. Their children were: Nicolas, Joseph, Commander of "La Renommee", Louis(1655) Mathieu(1657), Elisabeth(1658), Rene(1660), Charles(1662), Claude(1666), Bernard(1667), Genevieve(1673), Marie-Jacquette(1675), Marguerite(1677), Philippe(1680).

Mathieu Damours (the Father) remained in New France for the rest of his life, serving his Sovereigns. He became member of the Conseil Souverain, when it was first created. His seat on the Conseil Souverain was then given to his son Mathieu, who from then on, to meet their requirements had to live in Quebec city, as opposed to being at his Riviere Saint-Jean, New Brunswick property with Louise, where his young family of three sons and also the two daughters of his eldest brother Louis which were in their care, Charlotte and Marie-Josephe, had spent most of their time.
 
In 1681, four years after the death of Mathieu D'Amours's Father-in-Law, Nicholas Marsolais, the Count of FRONTENAC, then Governor of New France, imprisoned Mathieu without just cause and it was one of the events which led to FRONTENAC's recall to France in 1682. It was due to Mathieu's wife Marie and his in-laws (brothers-in-law) that he was released (read the story under FRONTENAC)

Again, Mathieu D'Amours came from a powerful family which had served faithfully the Kings of France since Louis IX when one D'Amours saved his life in the 1248 Holy Crusade, but it had been a powerful family even before then.

In 1664, his half-brother Gabriel was the Confessor to the King (Louis XIV) and another half-brother, Pierre, was "Grand Marechal de France". His full sister, Elizabeth D'Amours, married Louis Chartier de Lotbinière. Mathieu D'Amours' Father was Louis Damours, First Counselor to the French King Henri IV, then LOUIS XIII his Paris Castle, which would be better known as "le Chateau de Versailles" under Louis XIV. Mathieu was raised in Paris. All his sons, received titles from the King.
 
THE CHILDREN OF MATHIEU DAMOURS & MARIE MARSOLET:
Seven boys & Four girls reached Adulthood (11/16):
7 Sons:

LOUIS (1655) Sieur des Chaufours, Seigneur de Jemseg, Acadie;

MATHIEU (14 mars 1657) Seigneur des Chaufours da La Fresneuse et de La Morandiere;

RENE (9 avril 1660) Sieur de Clignancourt;

CHARLES (5 mars 1662) Sieur de Louvieres et Seigneur du Lac Matapedia;

CLAUDE-LOUIS (1666), sieur des Chauffours, married on January 17 1708 in Port-Royal, Anne Commeau, daughter of Jean Comeau and Francoise Hebert, but he died 5 months later, on May 9, 1708, and she re-married, in 1710, Francois Richard.

BERNARD (1667) Sieur des Plaines et Seigneur de La Fresneuse;

PHILIPPE (1679) Sieur de La Morandiere;

4 Daughters:

ELIZABETH/ISABEAU (1658), dame Claude Charron de la Barre (he Husband was Gouvernor of New France in 1682.)

GENEVIEVE (1673), dame Jean-Baptiste Celoron de Blainville;

MARIE-JACQUETTE (1675), dame Etienne de Villedonne;

MARGUERITE (1677), dame Jacques Festard-Montmigny.
 
1686 - TWO DAMOURS BROTHERS MARRY TWO GUYON SISTERS:

The first two sons of Marie Marsolet and Mathieu D'Amours, Louis and Mathieu D'AMOURS lived lives which were so intertwined, even after Mathieu, the youngest of the two brothers, died in 1696, that their story has to be told together.

LOUIS D'AMOURS, son of Marie Marsolet and Mathieu Damours was named after his paternal Grand-Father. He married Marguerite Guyon the same day as his brother Mathieu married her sister Louise (who was already a young widow), on October 1, 1686.

It is a fact that Villebon, when Governor of Acadia, accused the boys (7 of them) of the Damours household to be unproductive and interested only in pleasure, (and Villebon must have dearly regretted the comments, for Mathieu's death happened because Mathieu courageously went to Villebon's rescue) but the barb was definitely aimed at Mathieu who was a slightly un-ruly young man: charming, fun, listening to the person in front of him, never at a loss for a word, loved by everyone around him, but it was unfair to call him unproductive, as his farm on the St-John River was THE model per excellence... and he was very dependable, hard working and was grateful for both his parents and children, which were not fickle qualities.

... Naturally, all the boys had been raised by their Mother, Marie Marsolet de Saint-Aignan. She had yet to learn austerity and rigidity. Her greatest quality was to be a loving, giving and versatile person. Marie was tall for a woman and quite striking, and she was an effervescent, changeable, inventive, impulsive, headstrong, empathic lady who liked to gossip, enjoyed traveling and defended her children like an ogre. It was not conducive to her boys having a calm or boring demeanor. You had to be fast on your toes with this Mom, as she might change her mind in a blink...

It is a certainty that Mathieu's Father would have been heartbroken by his early death, he had been the "chosen one" to follow him on the Conseil Souverain in 1689, but he was spared this since he died before his son. Still, Mathieu's death in 1696 was a blow to the whole family, especially for his brother Louis who carried a grudge against the English who had killed him and had also been responsible indirectly for his own wife Marguerite's death the same year and he devoted the rest of his life to getting some revenge.

When Mathieu married Louise Guyon, she had been a widow, but he swayed her off her feet and she settled with ease with her life with him, giving him several children in their ten years of marriage, but only three boys survived. After Mathieu's death, though keeping an eye on both her own children and her sister Marguerite's two daughters, Louise GUYON simply resumed an active, pleasurable social life. Because of her caring disposition and beauty, she had always been welcomed everywhere and it continued to be so. Though she had many affairs, she never re-married, and the offers for her hand must have been many, for not only was she eminently presentable, but she was a woman of means. For several reasons, she was one of the most "talked about" lady in New France. Whatever she did, wore, said, was reported again and again, gaining something in the saying.

At the 1686 joint wedding ceremony of LOUIS and MATHIEU (Marsolet) D'AMOURS was their cousin, Suzanne Guyon Despres, daughter of Madeleine Marsolet and Francois Guyon des Pres, who in the year 1701 fell in love with Philippe-Olivier Morel de La Durantaye, Sieur Du Houssay, and bore him a child out-of-wedlock, Marie-Henriette, who died two weeks after birth. Suzanne and Philippe would be counted in the 103 people who died in January 1703 in the city of Quebec during the smallpox epidemic. You can read this story as told by Dan Cote in his French website at
ww3.sympatico.ca/jokanaan/archives/guyonmorel.html
 
LOUISE GUYON D'AMOURS,
where love, scandal, courage and fame meet:
Louise (Racine) Guyon lived many events, moreso after marrying Mathieu (Marsolet) D'Amours. Let us go back when her sister Marguerite was married to Louis, the brother of Louise's husband, in the year 1696:

Louis Damours, Sieur des Chaufours, seigneur de Jemsee, Acadie, lost his beloved wife Marguerite Guyon, in 1696, 10 years after their wedding and never remarried. They had had several children but only his two daughters survived to adulthood. He bought a ketch captured by the famous d'Iberville and his vessel took part in the attack on Fort Pemquid in 1696 with LEMOYNE d'Iberville, his cousin-in-law, and his friend Vincent de St-Castin and he was later captured by the English and made prisoner at Boston for over 2 years.

Eventually, LOUIS D'AMOURS de CHAUFFOUR's daughter Marie-Josephe (b.1694) D'Amours married Pierre Mospain (Morpain) and his daughter Charlotte (b.1690) married in 1707 in Annapolis (Acadie) Anselme d'ABBADIE de St.Castin, son of Vincent. As it was, LOUIS continued sailing his ship and being a privateer for the French. In 1696, the care of his two daughters, Charlotte and Josephe, was left to his large family, including to Louise Guyon, Marguerite's sister and widow of his brother Mathieu, who was widowed the same year as he was, in 1696.

His brother, Mathieu, died following wounds received during an English assault by Colonel John Hathorne on Fort St-Joseph, NAXOUAT (Nashwaak) on the St.John River, which was the Headquarters of General Joseph Robinau de VILLEBON. Mathieu D'Amours, the youngest, contributed to the it's defense and victory, but his own farmhouse was burnt with it's 150 fowls, 50 hogs and 22 cattle heads stolen or destroyed by the British. Despite Villebon's unfair accusations of fickleness, Mathieu did not hesitate in going to his help when the British attacked him. Until 1696 Mathieu's farm was a great example of the possibilities in farming in the New world. His brother Louis had helped him build also a sawmill there. As it was, his two girls, Charlotte and Josie (Marie-Josephe), and his brother's three sons, Joseph, Louis and little Mathieu-Francois, both lost a parent that year, one a mom, the other a dad. These children, double-cousin, were all of the same age, and were raised together in their wide extended families.

Louise Guyon was a very beautiful woman and she eventually went to live in Port-Royal, becoming the mistress of its governor, Jacques-Francois de BROUILLAN (1655-1705) who became Governor of Plaisance. (Brouillan was the son of Jacques de Monbeton-Bourouillan, seigneur de Bourrouillan, dioçèse of AUCH, France, and of Demoiselle George Dupouy. He "abjured" his Protestant faith in 1687, the year of his arrival to Canada, and was made "Chevalier St-Louis" in 1698. He had a nephew, Joseph de Brouillan de St-Ovide, who was a lieutenant in Plaisance in 1705, and became Governor of Ile Royale (Louisbourg) for 22 years, succeeding Pastour de Costebelle in 1717.

Louise, as time went on, also became interested in the second-in-command, Sieur Simon Pierre DENYS de BONAVENTURE, and she extended her favors to both, then only to Denys (he was married but his wife was in Quebec)... When Denys offered Louise the better accommodation of his house, she accepted. It was a hushed scandal, tongues wagging, especially when it was found that she was expecting his child... Antoine was born in Port Royal on September 7, 1703 and he was baptized 2 months later... Now the tongues reached Denys' wife in Quebec and she came to Port Royal, unwilling to relinquish her rights, but the two lovers were still seeing one another. Finally, in 1707, the Governor told him he would be forced to leave his job if he did not put a stop to the scandal. Denys decided to severe his relationship with Louise and left for another post. He died without seeing her again, in 1711.

This is how, Louise, widow of Mathieu D'Amours, became the most "talked about" woman in New France... Yet, she was still taking an active interest in all her children's welfare, including Charlotte and Marie-Josephe as their subrogate Mother. Years later, in 1708, in Quebec, Louise GUYON D'AMOURS de la FRESNEUSE was still received in the most closed circles of the capital.

Louise Guyon had great courage and in 1711, she was also part of the daring plan (which failed) in retaking Port Royal from the British which was designed by her son-in-law, Anselme de St-Castin, risking her life acting as a spy, arriving alone with her second son and one Abenaki, in the middle of winter, in a canoe, crossing the Bay of Fundy and asking shelter to the British Commander of the town, which was granted... and soon after the English fell in a trap at the Bloody Bridge Battle and she escaped with the French.
 

The third son of Marie Marsolet, Rene, Sieur de Clignancourt baptized in Quebec August 9 1660, lived in Port-Royal (Acadie); he married, in Quebec, October 13 1689, Charlotte Francoise de Gardeur (LeGardeur) du Tilly, daughter of Charles de Tilly, member of the Conseil Souverain.
Their children were:
René (1691),
Joseph (1693),
Marie-Judith (1696) - Sister Hospitalière dite Sr (Thecle) who died in Quebec in 1722
Marie-Angélique, (1697) who became Sister Ste-Ursule-CND, died in Mtl in 1749
Geneviève (1704),
Marie-Renée (1707)
Louis-Mathieu (1699), married in Montreal in 1730 to Madeleine Guyon-des-Pres, grand-daughter of Madeleine Marsolet, and consequently his cousin.
Their son, Mathieu-Benjamin, married to Marie de Lorimier did not have any sons.
The daughters of Louis-Mathieu Damours & Madeleine Guyon-des-Pres married in the families of Monsieur de Lorimier (Joseph-Antoine Guillaume) and of M. Festard de Montigny (Jean Bte).

 

Each son of the Marsolet-Damours received the same letter: this one is for René DAMOURS, their third child:
Extract from "Deliberations du Conseil Souverain":
"6 mars 1690": Brevet d'une concession faite à René Damours (1er) sieur de Clignancourt le 20 September 1684 de ce qui se rencontre de terre non concédée le long de la rivière St-Jean, depuis le lieu de Medoctec, Icelui compris, jusqu'au Long Sault qui se trouve en remontant la dite rivière St-Jean, Icelle comprise, et deux tiers de profondeur de chaque côté de la dite rivière St-Jean"
Bochart-Champigny, Intendant

The fourth son of Marie Marsolet, Charles Damours, sieur de Louvieres, seigneur du Lac Matapedia, baptised in Quebec March 5th 1662, married twice: First to Marie-Anne Genaple-Bellefond (daughter of Francois Grenaple)in Quebec City in January 1683. They had two daughters and two sons:

1. Charles-Nicolas Damours, born in 1692, who married on May 20 1717 Angelique Rouer de Villeray and they had two daughters who entered a convent (the Hospitalieres: Mère St Stanislas and Mere St-Jean-Bte) and a son Joseph Damours who married to Catherine Blondeau, but they did not have any children

2. Jean Damours, married twice, first Marie-Anne Morel de la Durantaye, and they had several daughters and then in 1735 to Marie-Jeanne Renoyer, the widow of Louis Boucher- which formed the roots of the large Damours family from Trois-Pistoles.

3. Marie-Anne Damours, born in 1688

4. Francoise Damours born in 1689

Charles D'Amours de Louvieres, Sieur de Matapedia's second marriage was done in Acadia in 1697 to Marie-Anne Thibodeau. They had 10 children.

Their children were:
- - Louis, baptized in Ste-Foye (Quebec) July 16 1698, married twice: first in Montreal on December 2 1730 to Marie-Genevieve de Catalogne (Catalorgne), daughter of Gedeon de Catalorgne, the Engineer and Architect who worked to design the plans for the Lachine Canal, several buildings and the Foundations of Louisbourg and of Marie-Anne Lemire-Marsolet, Charles' cousin tru his Mother Marie Marsolet-Damours, sister of Louise Marsolet-Lemire, wife to Jean Lemire; Louis and Marie-Genevieve had several children, including Louis-Michel Damours who would marry Marie-Josephe Lecompte and would raise only daughters. Then, after Genevieve Catalogne died, Louis D'Amours de Louvieres married Marie-Josephe de Fonty and had some daughters with her.

- -Rene-Louis de Courberon was Charles de Louviere's last known son : René-Louis first married to Angelique Couillard, de St-Thomas, and they had a son, Joseph D'Amours de Couberon who would marry Marguerite Mignier-Lagace, of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, in 1768.

Rene-Louis Damours de Courberon second wedding was to Madeleine Pelletier, of St-Roch, in 1755, the Year of the Great Move(le Grand Derangement or la Grande Deportation) for the 7,800 Acadians who were deported by the English Sovereign (Queen Anne) all across the United States Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Sea Shores.

One of the children of Rene-Louis and Madeleine was Jean-Baptiste Rene Courberon Damours who got married in 1784 to Genevieve Chouinard of St-Jean-Port-Joli. Their son, Jean-Francois Damours de Courberon (Couberon), born in 1791, two years before the Treaty of Utrecht was going to marry Angelique Lebret Saint-Amant.

The fifth son of Marie Marsolet,
Claude-Louis Damours, b. in 1666, married Anne Comeau (daughter of Jean Comeau & Francoise Hebert, of Annapolis) in 1708; they had no children.

The sixth son of Marie Marsolet, Bernard,
b. in 1667, sieur des Plaines (et de Freneuse) married twice
1. Marie-Jeanne LeRoyer (LeRoyen?)
2. Elisabeth Couillard

His sons married in the Boucher, Montbrun, Valeran, Joncas families.

The seventh son of Marie Marsolet,
Philippe Damours, Sieur de la Morandiere, married twice:
1. Madeleine Menage
2. Marie-Anne Louise Juchereau.
He was an officier and died before 1746

The daughters of Marie Marsolet de St Aignan & Mathieu Damours, were:

-Elisabeth/Isabeau), b.1658, married in 1684 to Claude Charron de la Barre, Governor in 1682, widower of Dame Claude Camus
-Genevieve, b. 1673, married in 1703 to J.Bte Celoron de Blainville, veuf de dame Helene Picoti de Belestre
-Marie-Jacquette, b. 1675, m. in 1697 to Etienne de Villedonne
-Marguerite, b. 1677, m. in 1698 to Jacques Festard-Montigny
M. de Vaudreuil was Godfather to their daughter Marguerite Festard-Montmigny

 
Following is an Excerpt about the DAMOURS Family as it stood in the 1693 CENSUS to be found at:http://gennb.tripod.com/histry2.htm

1693 Lands .... at the St.John River in New-Brunswick owned by the sons of Mathieu D'Amour de Chaufours:
........ the area from the mouth of the St John River to Grand Falls NB, was granted to the four sons of Mathieu D'Amour in 1693 who were:

Louis D'Amour de Chauffour, Mathieu D'Amour de Freneuse, Rene D'Amour de Clignancourt, Bernard D'Amour de Pleine

The 1686 census gave Sieur Louis D'Amour de Chauffours ...... had 65 acres of land, in 1694 he had cultivated wheat, peas, Indian corn and oats, he owned 228 bushels , 22 cattle, 50 hogs, and 150 fowls.

.......... Mrs. De Chauffours saved her home and stock from destruction by the English who advanced on Fort Nashwaak. Her husband being at sea, she wrote an appeal to the English commanding officer and fastened it on her door, then she was hidden with her children by a boy named John Gyles. She died shortly after 1696 and her sister Mrs. Freneuse took her children.

... (LOUIS D'AMOURS) took part in the attack on Fort Pemquid in 1696 and he was later captured by the English and made prisoner at Boston for over 2 years. Two sons of the Chauffours married at Port Royal a daughter Marie Charlotte married the second Baron St Castin, and Marie-Josephe married the notorious buccaneer of St.Domingo(Haiti) Pierre Morpaine...

D'AMOURS by Danielle Duval LeMyre

THIS SITE'S INFORMATION WAS TAKEN MOSTLY FROM:

"The Columbia University Encyclopedia" - Edition 1942

"Historical Geography of the British Dominions - Vol.5 : CANADA" by Sir Charles Lucas, Oxford University Press, 1923

"Histoire des Acadiens"
by Bona Arsenault - Lemeac 1978

"Extraits des Délibérations Du Conseil Souverains : 1663-1700"

"Maine, Resources, Attractions and it's People, a History"
Compiled by Harrie B. Coe, The Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1928)

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LINKS to D'Amours GENEALOGY or HISTORY sites

1693 CENSUS of D'AMOURS lands
at gennb.tripod.com/histry2.htm

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15th century MATHURIN DAMOURS HENNEQUIN LAUZON Connections
www.genealogie.org/famille/damours/art015.htm
 
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HERALDRY = DAMOURS Family Crests and History of their changes
OFFICIAL D'AMOURS GENEALOGY SITE
www.genealogie.org/famille/damours/art021.htm
 
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Louviere (Damours) Family Genealogy Forum - at
genforum.genealogy.com/louviere/
 
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Norman R Frost Jr. - 1399 D'Amours & Marsolet ANCESTRY -
at frost.gq.nu/pafg29.htm

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GENERAL on CRESTS, Coat-of-arms
ARMOIRIES, Shields
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armoiries
 
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ANCESTRY Message Boards - DAMOURS

at boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/ an/surnames.d-27-amours/2

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Genealogie - Quebec - Complement a Jette
at www.genealogie.com/dgo/dgo-dd.html

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François Marchi's GENEALOGIE site
at marchif.crosswinds.net/texte/27/27674.html

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THE LOUISIANA GRAND PRE CHAUVIN
at www.angelfire.com/tx/cajunmae

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List of French Kings

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Liens sur l'histoire du Canada et de l'Acadie

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Link to more info on Pierre Chauvin
Lieutenant Governor in 1600

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Genealogie: Jean BLAIS fils d'Anne PERROT, Francois MERCURE
GENEALOGIE BLAIS PERRAULT MERCURE
www.blaisdata.com/wc01/wc01_377.htm

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References de Genealogie: Enfant de Jean PERREAULT / PERROT
Leflot Perreault Villedaigre
sbeauregard.iquebec.com/pafg10.htm

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Liens sur le Patrimoine
par "Culture et Communications Québec"


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TANGUAY Reference book

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HISTORICA Canada

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D'Amours Genealogy and Poems from Baudelaire - by Danielle Duval LeMyre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTFxrFUBHxM

A diaporama on D'Amours genealogy (they are descendants of William the Conqueror, Louis VI, Robert the Strong) with Charles Beaudelaire's great poems "Le serpent qui danse" "A celle qui est trop gaie" "Invitation au voyage" as told by Danielle Duval LeMyre

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