Jeanne Durand

F, b. 8 July 1654, d. 27 July 1722
FatherMartin Durand b. 15 Nov 1631, d. 1663
MotherFrancoise Brunet b. 1635, d. 20 Jul 1668
     Jeanne was born on Wednesday, 8 July 1654 in Quimper, Finistere, Brittany, France. She was christened on the same day there in the chapel of St-Esprit, St-Corentin Cathedral.1,2 In May 1663, Jeanne, 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 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. Jeanne married Louis Begin on 15 October 1668 in ville de Quebec, Quebec, Canada, at the Basilica of Notre Dame.4 Louis & Jeanne had children: Marie-Anne [8/02/1669-10/03/1687][m. 5/07/1685 Louis Guay], Marie-Marguerite [6/23/1672-12/16/1700][m. 11/07/1695 Eustache Couture dit Bellerive], Marie Therese [9/27/1674-10/04/1674], Elisabeth [11/05/1675-12/21/1695][m. 7/26/1693 Etienne Rochon], Louis [10/14/1678], Jacques [2/14/1682-2/18/1682], child [2/27-1683-2/27/1683], Jean-Baptiste [1686-11/06/1730 [m. 1/23/1714 Louise Carie], Susanne [1689][m. 5/02/1709 Laurent Poire], Etienne [5/12/1691-12/16/1759][m. 5/27/1722 Marie-Genevieve Rochon], & Jacques [5/29/1696-10/19/1756][m. 6/15/1722 Marie Genevieve Rochon].5 1681, Jeanne and her husband, Louis, were listed on the Canadian Census in Comte-de-Levis, Quebec, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Louis Begin [44 years], Jeanne Durand [29 years], Marie-Anne [12 years], Marguerite [9 years], Elisabeth [6 years] & Louis [3 years].6 Jeanne's husband, Louis, died on 25 December 1708 in Pointe-de-Levy, Lauzon leaving her a widow. Jeanne departed this life on Monday, 27 July 1722 in Levis at age 68 years and 19 days. She was buried there in the cemetery of St-Joseph on Tuesday, 28 July 1722.7


Louis Begin b. c 28 Sep 1631, d. 25 Dec 1708


  1. [S1614] Fichier origine: Reference: Memoires de la Societe de genealogique canadienne-francaise Volume: 46, page 39. - www.fishierorigine.
  2. [S1952] Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865: Francoise Brunet - Number 240643 - Researched by Theo Botte and Lise Dandonneau. - : 25.
  3. [S1617] Ship List "Le Phoenix de Flessingue" - 1663 -
  4. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Marriage: 15 October 1668 - Louis Begin, oringinated from Lienard, Lisieux, son of Jacques Begin & Anne Meloque and Jeanne Durand, originally from Quimper-Corantin, daughter of Martin Durand & Francoise Brunet ; at Notre Dame de Quebec. -
  5. [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Family Certificate Number 2577.
  6. [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Family Certificate Number 97557.
  7. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Burial: 28 July 1722 - Marie Durand, died yesterday at around the age of 68 years, widow of Louis Begin; the parish of St-Joseph, Pointe-de-Levy, Lauzon -