Antoine Lepage (Pagé dit St-Antoine) by Julie LePage
By Julie LePage-Brassard
The ancestor Antoine lePage says Saint-Antoine comes to settle in New France towards 1697; in 1698, he married Madeleine Colin, daughter of Mathurin Colin, master mason, and Jacqueline Labbé. They will have sixteen children, all baptized at the Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue church in the Barony of Longueuil.
Antoine is a settler with no apparent profession. He clears his land of 2 X 60 arpents located on the banks of the St. Lawrence, at the height of what is today the Ile Sainte-Hélène.
In an act dating from April 1707, the notary Antoine Adhémar (1668 - 1714) mentions that the ancestor Page (or the Page) known as Saint-Antoine is "as strong as an ox". He also died at the age of 87!
Antoine and Madeleine see three of their children become "travelers". The notary François Lepailleur thus composed the summaries of acts involving Pierre and Joseph Page called Saint-Antoine:
"Commitment of Joseph Page dit St-Antoine de Longueuil, traveler, to Pierre Papin dit Baronnet et cie, to make the trip to the post of Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, to help get there a boat loaded with goods, and to come down again year, loaded with pelts (May 11, 1738) ”.
There are also 3 notarial acts in which the brothers François, Joseph and Pierre are each granted a land of 3 x 23 arpents on Chemin Chambly in Longueuil, by the Baron of Longueuil, Charles Lemoyne. (Notary Jean-Baptiste Jauvrin, 1735).
From settler to traveler, to chartier, to carpenter and to shoemaker, lePages have their hearts set on their hearts! They are found today in Quebec, French Ontario and New England under the names of lePage, Page, Pages and Saint-Antoine.
Text by Julie LePage-Brassard. Column produced in collaboration with the Outaouais Genealogy Society, Inc., published August 17, 1992.
LEPAGE DIT SAINT-ANTOINE LINEAGE
1. lePage says Saint Anthony, Antoine 1698 Madeleine Colin
2. Page, Joseph I February 15, 1742 Angélique Patenaude
3. Page, Joseph II February 5, 1787 Desanges Dubuc
4. lePage says Saint Anthony, Joseph III Desanges Bourdon
1er Wedding: 3 July 1809
2e marriage: November 11, 1833 Véronique Crevier
5. Page says Saint Anthony, Joseph IV Domitille Bottle
5 November 1832 says Bonneville
6. lePage, Joseph V 15 May 1870 Rose Leblanc
7. LePage, Moyse 1900 (lost act) M.-Louise Miron
8. lePage, Josephat January 7, 1929 Alberta Séguin
9. lePage, Raymond 4 June 1960 Luva Fobert
10. lePage, Julie 18 July 1987 Marc Brassard
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal