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Charles Roy or "Le Roy" 1500-1600's. Stuck.

Charles Roy or "Le Roy" 1500-1600's. Stuck.

Posted: 9 Jan 2012 5:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Roy, Le Roy, Boyer, Ducharme
Pierre Roy: Birth 23 Oct 1638 inLa Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France Death 28 Oct 1721 inMontréal, Quebec, Canada
Married to....
Catherine Ducharme: Birth 1657 inSt Benoit, Paris, Ile-de-France, France Death 21 Feb 1719 inMontréal, Quebec, Canada


I am attempting to solidify the parents of Pierre Roy. Given the time period, I am challenged to find actual documentation of the marriage in attempts to solidfy the parents involved with the wedding. Some sources have led me to a Charles Roy, it has been referenced as a Charles Le Roy as well. He apparently had a spouse known by Jeanne Boyer (1615-1672?) in 1635. I have no media source verifiying this.

The references to Charles are apparently within the following sources:
Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français, Gabriel Drouin, (Institut Drouin (American-French Genealogical Society now has rights)), page 1196
Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français, Gabriel Drouin, (Institut Drouin (American-French Genealogical Society now has rights)), page 1205
Dictionnaire généalogique des Familles Canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu’à nos jours., Tanguay, Father Cyprien, (First edition. Eusèbe Senéchal, Imprimeur-Éditeur. Quebec. 1871.), Vol. I, Page 533

I do not have access to these files, and I can't read french to any substantial degree. I would love top tap in the parents of Charles (le?) Roy and Jeanne Boyer. I am trying to see if there is Scottish clan blending, but I need to get about to the 1400's to accomplish.

If you have any incites, I would love aid.

Thanks!

Bryan Roy

Re: Charles Roy or "Le Roy" 1500-1600's. Stuck.

Posted: 3 May 2012 5:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Salut !,

First, La Rochelle is not located in Manche, Basse-Normandie. (That is like saying "Dallas in Massachusetts" or "Vancouver in Québec.") Either your city or your departement in France is not correct. You would benefit by looking at your source again to get the correct information.

If your ancestor is from La Rochelle, the record may be easily available online at the departemental archives of Charente-Maritime. There are seven large Catholic churches in La Rochelle to search, each with their own collections of parish registers. Access to the digitized records is free. The website is available here:

http://charente-maritime.fr/CG17/jcms/cg17_47603/les-archive...


If your ancestors are from Manche, Basse-Normandie, the Catholic parish registers that survive have been digitized and are available online at FamilySearch.org. (You will need to know the town or parish where your ancestor lived.) Access to the digitized records is free. The website is available here:

https://www.familysearch.org/


There are many places you can access the Drouin and Tanguy records online. If you have a membership to Ancestry.com you already have access to them. Simply go to the Ancestry Card Catalogue, then, type in « Drouin » or « Tanguay » in Search Titles, then click Search, and choose your collection.

If you are near a good library, the Drouin and Tanguay books are probably there for you to search as well, and if not, you can get them through inter-library loans in the states or Canada. If you live in the UK or Australia, they may be found in libraries of largest cities. A librarian can help you.

The Canadian records you are looking for are also indexed and available online at Le PRDH (Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique), Université de Montréal. You can access their terrific database here (French or English):

http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/fr/


Regarding Paris : More than 70% of the parish registers for the city of Paris (only) before 1860 were destroyed in fires by the Communards in 1871. Unfortunately, all of the parish records for Saint-Benoît in Paris were lost and none survive. Your Paris information must come from a Canadian marriage or death record you can find in Drouin at Ancestry.com, or the PRDH.

You now have access to all of the files you were looking for, to, as you say, « tap into » !

Cheers to you !

Bonne quête !

Re: Charles Roy or "Le Roy" 1500-1600's. Stuck.

Posted: 3 May 2012 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you!

I will explore this further.
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