F, b. 29 June 1656, d. 4 December 1713
|Father||Martin Durand b. 15 Nov 1631, d. 1663|
|Mother||Francoise Brunet b. 1635, d. 20 Jul 1668|
1,2 In May 1663, Francoise, with her family, left their home in France aboard the ship, "Le Phoenix de Flessingue", under the command of Guillaume Hurtini, departing from La Rochelle..3,4 Due to the death of her father, she and her mother and sister were made "Filles de Roi". They arrived at Quebec the 30th of June. Francoise married Gabriel Samson, son of Toussaint Samson and Catherine Chevalier, on 29 November 1669 in ville de Quebec, Quebec, Canada, at the Basilica of Notre Dame.5 1681, Francoise and her husband, Gabriel, were listed on the Canadian Census in Comte-de-Levis, Quebec, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Gabriel Samson [36 years], Francois Durand [24 years], Pierre [11 years], Perrine [9 years], Jeanne [6 years], Jean [4 years] & Marguerite [2 years].6 Francoise's husband, Gabriel, died on 30 June 1690 in ville de Quebec at Hotel-Dieu leaving her a widow. Francoise departed this life on Monday, 4 December 1713 in ville de Quebec at age 57 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was buried there in the Notre Dame Cemetery on Tuesday, 5 December 1713.7
|Gabriel Samson b. 28 Aug 1643, d. 30 Jun 1690|
- [S1952] Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865: Francoise Brunet - Number 240643 - Researched by Theo Botte and Lise Dandonneau. - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDB-HQ9V : 25.
- [S1952] Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865: Francoise Durand/Durant - Number 241416 - Researched by Theo Botte and Lise Dandanneau. - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDB-HQ9V : 25.
- [S1614] Fichier origine: Reference: Memoires de la Societe de genealogique canadienne-francaise Volume: 46, page 39. - www.fishierorigine.
- [S1617] Ship List "Le Phoenix de Flessingue" - 1663 - www.migrations.fr/700fillesroy.htm#B.
- [S1952] Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865: Gabriel Samson - 243731 - Researched by Emile Vaillancourt, Claude Chicherie, Guy Brunet & Lise Dandanneau. - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDB-HQ9V : 25.
- [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Census Certificate Number 97553.
- [S1596] Drouin Institute: Burial: 5 December 1713 - Francoise Durant, died yesterday, wife of Yvon Richard; at Notre Dame de Quebec. - www.genealogiequebec.com.