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The 8 June 2004 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Athanase Lepage, grandfather of Marius, Maurice, Charles and Jean-Paul Lepage, of the Board of Directors of Lepage families, as well as several other members of the Association.
17- Weddings Lepage-Rioux-Côté-St Laurent-D'Amours
Descendants of ancestor Etienne Lepage frequent the descendants of Lord Rioux of Trois-Pistoles and Lord Côté of Isle-verte:
Nicolas-Dominique (son of René Lepage, lord of Rimouski) marries in 1742 Marie-Madeleine Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux, lord of Trois-Pistoles
Paul (son of René) marries in 1734 Marie-Catherine Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux
Véronique Lepage (daughter of Pierre Lepage (son of René), 2e lord of Rimouski) wife in 1749 Etienne Rioux, a son of Nicolas Rioux.
Pierre Lepage (son of Pierre Lepage) marries in 1749 Véronique Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux.
Germain Lepage (son of Pierre Lepage) marries in 1748 Marie-Geneviève Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux.
Marie-Agnès Lepage (daughter of Pierre Lepage) marries in 1744 Basile Côté, son of Gabriel Côté, lord of L'Isle-verte.
Isabelle Lepage (daughter of Pierre Lepage) wife in 1753 Jean-Baptiste Côté, son of Jean Côté, first lord of Isle-Verte.
Nicolas Rioux, the lord of Trois-Pistoles, is the son of Jean Rioux and Catherine Leblond, the ancestor of all the Rioux of America. from Ploujean, a small village in Finistère, Brittany. Gabriel Côté is the son of Jean Côté, lord of L'Isle-verte, grandson of Jean Costé dit frisé landroche, the ancestor of Côté d'Amérique. Seigneurie of Green Island
Constance Garinet, the daughter of Constance Lepage (sister of Germain and Louis Lepage, wife in 1699 Pierre Laurent or St-Laurent, son of Etienne St-Laurent (the ancestor of the St. Lawrence) and Marguerite Viger.
Joseph St-Laurent, son of Pierre St-Laurent, wife in 1739 Marie-Louise Rioux, a daughter of Nicolas Rioux, lord of Trois-Pistoles.
Marie-Geneviève St-Laurent, the daughter of Joseph St-Laurent, wife in 1763 Ambroise D'Amours of Trois-Pistoles (the ancestor of D'Amours d'Amérique). Ambroise D'Amours marries the little daughter of the lord of Trois-Pistoles and becomes co-lord of Trois-Pistoles.
18- History of Toussaint Cartier:
Toussaint Cartier1 (1707 - 1767)
He is born to 1707. He arrives in 1728 at the parish of Saint-Germain de Rimouski. He had traveled the road which, through the forest, led from Restigouche to Métis by Lake Matapedia. Toussaint Cartier hosted Sieur Pierre Lepage of Saint-Barnabé on Saint-Barnabé Island, opposite Rimouski. The 5 November 1728, the Sieur Pierre Lepage of Saint-Barnabé makes him a donation of a ground in the Île Saint-Barnabé in the presence of Father Ambroise Rouillard, Basile Gagnier and Charles Souslevent. He is a hermit on St. Barnabas Island. He helps the survivors of the sinking of the "Holy Spirit" in Rimouski, whose only survivors are Loubarat, DeCondamin, DeSouvenier, Abbot Joseph Chesnot and Pierre Brunet. On January 29 1767, Charles Lepage, noting that there was no fire at the fireplace in his cabin, brought him home. Toussaint dies on January 30 1767 at Saint-Germain parish of Rimouski and is buried 31 January 1767 in the church of Saint-Germain parish of Rimouski by Father Ambroise Rouillard.
19- Seigneurie Lepage of St. Clair:
Sainte-Claire See map, seigneury 11, near Cap-St-Ignace
* County-MRC / County-RCM: Montmagny
* Municipalities / Municipalities:
* Extended / Area: 1 leagues x 2 leagues behind / behind Won and Gamache
* Lords / Landlords:
1. René Lepage of St. Clair, 17-03-1693
2. Pierre Lepage of Saint-Barnabé (inherited from his father / inherited from his father), 1718
20- René Lepage Sieur de Sainte-Claire (son of Germain & Reine Loury)
René Lepage was christened the 10 April 1656, Ouanne in Auxerre. He was only 5 when his father, in 1661, left France to work in Canada. It was only in (probably) 1673 that he left France with his mother Reine Loury and aunt Constance Lepage. He will remain on the island of Orleans with his parents. The 10 June 1686, at 30 years, he marries Marie-Madeleine Gagnon (aged 15 years) in Ste-Anne de Beaupré, which will give him 16 children, 8 boys and 8 girls. One of his sons, Louis, will be a priest and become lord of Terrebonne.
The 17 March 1693, he obtains a concession, located in Cap-St-Ignace, Montmagny County: lordship also called Ste-Claire. It was from there that René Lepage bore the honorary name of Ste-Claire.
Then a year later, the 10 July 1694, he traded all he had on the Island of Orleans against the seigneury still untapped Rimouski, which belonged to Augustin Rouer since 1688, without ever having cleared it. He finally leaves the island of Orleans in July 1696, after the death of his mother, accompanied by his wife, his 5 children and his father Germain.
The 4 November 1696, he acquires the seigniory of Anse-aux-Coques (or Lepage-Thibierge), with Gabriel Thibierge married with Marie-Madeleine Lepage (the eldest daughter of Louis Lepage); It will enlarge the lordship 7 May 1697.
The 25 August 1703, it grows from the stronghold Pachot to the Métis River by a market with Charlotte-Francoise Juchereau. He also gets part of the lordship of Pierre Lessard (or Pointe-aux-Pères or LaMollaye). Pierre Lessard was the son of the lord Etienne de Lessard. He was married on 16 April 1690 to Marie-Barbe Fortin, widow of Pierre Gagnon, the father of Marie-Madeleine Gagnon, wife of René Lepage.
René died on August 4 1718 in Rimouski, at the age of 62 years. Pierre, the eldest, becomes the 2e lord of Rimouski.
21 - Inhabitants of Rimouski in 1758
In 1758, Rimouski has only 72 people, among them: Lepage (arrived in 1696); St. Lawrence and Gosselin (1696); the Desrosiers (1718); the Gasse (1724); Pineau (1730); the Side (1730); the Ruest (1734); Broth (1738); the Canuel (1751); the Réhel (1751); Proulx (171) and Banville (1757).
22- Lordships and Lords of Lower River
1. Louis Rouer of Artigny, 27-04-1684 and 24-04-1688
2. Pierre de Niort from La Minotière, 01-05-1701
3. Jean-Baptiste Côté, 14-02-1711
4. Jean-Baptiste Côté (inherited from his father)
1. Charles Denis of Vitré, 06-01-1687
2. Denis Riverin, 13-11-1688, canceled 18-11-1688
3. Jean Rioux, 15-03-1696
4. Pierre de Niort from La Minotière, 1702 (second concession)
5. Nicolas Rioux, Vincent Rioux, Pierre Rioux, Marie-Madeleine Rioux (inherited from their father),
6. Nicolas Rioux buys from Pierre de Niort, 1712
1. Charles Denis of Vitré, 06-05-1675
2. Charles Aubert of Lachenaye, 13-11-1688
Rimouski + St-Barnabé Island
1. Augustin Rouer de Villeray and LaCardonnière, 24-04-1688
2. René Lepage of St. Clair, 18-07-1694
3. Pierre Lepage of St. Barnabas
Lamollaie (or Lessard, or Pointe-au-Père)
1. Pierre Lessard and / and Barbe Fortin, 08-03-1696
2. René Lepage of Sainte-Claire (inheritance in favor of his wife Marie-Madeleine Gagnon)
Lepage-Thibierge (or Anse-aux-Coques or Ste-Luce)
1. René Lepage of St. Clair and Gabriel Thibierge, 14-11-1696
2. Pierre Lepage of St. Barnabas
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