Marguerite Ardion

Marguerite Ardion

Female 1636 - 1677  (41 years)

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  • Name Marguerite Ardion  [1, 2
    Born 11 Aug 1636  La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Sep 1677  Ile d'Orleans, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I193  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    Father Pierre Ardion,   b. 1594, La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1641, La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Suzanne Soret,   b. 1600, La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1650, Temple Calviniste, La Rochelle, Aunis, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Laurent Beaudet,   b. 1634, La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1663, Montmorency, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Children 
     1. Laurent Beaudet,   b. 1661, St Nicolas, La Rochelle, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1687, Cap De La Madeleine, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F3924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jean Rabouin 
    Married 28 Oct 1663 
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F6666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Marguerite Ardion. An article from the Memoire du Quebec (2018). She was born in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime, Aunis, France). Daughter of the Roy arrived at Quebec on June 30, 1663 aboard the ship Phoenix. Mother of the Beaudet/Ardion lineage of America. Wife (first nuptials) Laurent Beaudet in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime, Aunis, France) in 1659; from this union is Laurent Beaudet (married to Marguerite-Louise Crevier.)
      Mother of the Rabouin/Ardion lineage of America. Wife (second marriage) Jean Rabouin in Quebec City on October 28, 1663; of this union were:
      Marie Rabouin (married to Francois Paris),
      Suzanne Rabouin (married to Jean Lefettey),
      Marguerite Rabouin (married to Louis Mercier),
      Elisabeth Rabouin (married to Jean Caron),
      Anne Rabouin (married to Nicolas Poirier) and
      Marie-Madeleine Rabouin (married to Louis Campagna).
      Death around 1678 in Sainte Famille de L'lle-d'Orleans.
      In 1729 she had 133 descendants.

      - Marguerite was baptized a Protestant, but all of Les Filles du Roi had to swear that they were loyal to the Catholic Church before they could emigrate. La Rochelle had been a bastion of Protestantism and economic independence until the government in Paris decided that La Rochelle was too independent and laid siege to the city in 1627 and 1628. The population of 20,000 starved to only 5,000 by the end of Le Siege de La Rochelle. Fortunately, an eyewitness account of the siege was preserved and published in 1648. It includes the information that not a horse, sheep, goat, dog, cat, rat, or mouse was left and that people were eating boots, doublets, and even parchment. Marguerite Ardion had been born after the siege but was still baptized Protestant. Her parents were Pierre Ardion and Suzanne Soret, per the baptism record, and a search in La Rochelle located a copy of their 1623 marriage contract, which survived the siege. They were from prosperous Protestant homes, and the contract runs two full pages.

      On 1 January 1659, Marguerite Ardion renounced Protestantism and swore allegiance to the Catholic Church. The reason was the Jan. 12, 1659 marriage contract of Laurent Beaudet and Marguerite Ardion. She was marrying a Catholic. This contract shows the couple had very little in the way of worldly wealth. Laurent was a shoemaker (Pierre Ardion had been a master stonemason), and there was not much mentioned in the way of property; the contract was less than a full page. So the Ardion family was no longer so prosperous. Records for Marguerite are now found among the registers of the Catholic churches of La Rochelle, including the baptism record of Laurent and Marguerite’s son, Laurent, who was baptized at St Nicolas de La Rochelle in 1661. It was only two years later that Marguerite arrived in Nouvelle France and married Jean Rabouin. There is no burial record for her first husband, Laurent Beaudet, the shoemaker, but she was definitely described as a widow when she arrived in Quebec with her infant son Laurent.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Laurent Beaudet

    2. [S12] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Marguerite Ardion