Catherine Charlotte Hamelin 1716-1782


The youngest child of 16, Catherine-Charlotte Hamelin was born July 13, 1716 in Grondines, Quebec. She was the daughter of Francois Hamelin dit Laganiere and Marie-Madeleine Aubert.

 Alexis Joubin dit Boisvert

Catherine-Charlotte Hamelin marries Alexis Joubin dit Boisvert on September, 30 1734 in the parish of Notre-Dame-De-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec.  He was the son of Jean Joubin and Francois-Elisabeth Renaud of Grondines, Quebec.

Life on the St. Lawrence

At the age of 19, Alexis received a concession on Pierre St-Ours sieur de L’echaillon on January 30, 1723.  The land is four acres of wide and forty deep in the seigneurie of Deshaillons, on the in front of the Saint Lawrence River. The land was located next to his brother Joseph. There are no legal documents confirming transfers of land which would indicate he was living with his father Jean Joubin until his death.

On September 29 1734, Alexis stood in front of the Quebec Prevote and promised to marry Charlotte Hamelin. Apparently, Charlottes mother,  Marie-Madeleine Aubert, widow of Francois Hamelin accused Alexis Joubin dit Boisverd of abusing the 17-year old Charlotte.

It is noted by Marie-Madelein Aubert that Charlotte delivered a child, March of 1734 and ordered Alexis to marry the girl. If he chooses to marry Charlotte, Marie-Madeliene will discontinue with the criminal charges she filed against the 30-year old Alexis.

In order to stop the procedures, Alexis promises to repair the honor that he removed from the young Hamelin and family, and reestablishes it in his good form and reputation. If he does not hold to his promise, he allows the Marie-Madeleine Aubert to take a sum of livres as well as all his goods, furnishings, buildings and land he possesses in the seigneuries Grondines and Deschaillons.

The next day, September 30, 1734, in the Quebec church, Alexis marries Charlotte. Ending all litigation. For the conceived child before the marriage, no record has been found. It is possible that the child was given to an orphanage in the city of Quebec upon it’s birth in March.

It must be noted that this indiscretion by Alexis, happened with a member of an influential family. A Hamelin was the seigneur of Grondines where they lived. Charlottes uncle Louis was a Montreal fur merchant, her brother Francois dit Laganiere was a Major of Militia along the north coast of the river. The Hamelins were an influential family, and the threat by Charlottes mother of total financial bankruptcy was taken very seriously by Alexis Joubin dit Boisvert.

On June 10th, 1735, a document was filed and registered by the “Prévost” of Quebec, and signed by the registrar of the lieutenant general of the “Prévosté”. This document stated that Jean Joubin and Francois-Elisabeth Renaud entrusted themselves to the care of Alexis and his wife Charlotte Hamelin in return for two of the four arpents they still owned, and for half of all the buildings thereon, and half of their livestock, furniture and household articles.

Alexis and Charlotte were to take care of them in their home, and feed and care for them there, and, for the repose of their souls, have ten low requiem Masses said for each of them. This contract was prepared by notary Arnould-Baltazar Pollet, and signed in the Joubin home.

August 20 1735, a son named Alexis is born in Grondines. He is followed by Marie-Therese Joubin, born May 28, 1737 and baptized June 6, 1737 in Grondines.

Four years after their marriage, they effectuate an exchanged land with Charles Jaudoin. Documents were signed by the notary on March 23, 1738.  Alexis, gave land in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade of four arpents, situated above the rapids. The property hand a barn near the river.  For exchange, they obtain land of three arpents to the Grondines with a house.

On March 29 1738, the widow of Jacques Hamelin, owner of the seigneurie of Grondines, requested an ordinance to Joseph Hamelin, Alexis Sauvageau, father and sons, François Brunette, John Grignon, Jacques Locat, Antoin Cauvet and Alexis Joubin dit Boisvert, for the inhabitants of the Grondines to oblige them to grind their grains at the lordly mill. With this request, Alexis became a Co-seigneur of Grondines.


he Children of Alexis and Charlotte

Alexis Jobin Boisvert

Alexis Jobin died in La Parade, Quebec, Canada, on 27 Feb 1801; he was 65. Born on 20 Aug 1735 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada

On 25 Oct 1762 when Alexis Jobin was 27, he married Marie Elisabeth Isabelle Germain Belisle, in Quebec, Canada. Marie Elisabeth Isabelle Germain died in Quebec, Quebec, Canada, on 11 Sep 1789; she was 48. Born on 19 Sep 1740 in Quebec, Canada.

Mary Therese Jobin Boisverd 

Mary Therese died in La Parade, Quebec, Canada, in Jun 1774;  she
was 36. Born on 2 Jun 1737.

Baby Jobin Boisvert

Born on 9 Dec 1738 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. Anonyme died in Quebec, Quebec, Canada, on 9 Dec 1738; he was <1.

Antoine Boisverd

Born on 6 Apr 1740 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Parade, Quebec.

On 7 Jan 1766 when Antoine was 25, he married Marie Josephte Francoise Germain, in Cap-Sante, Quebec. Marie Josephte Francoise died bef 22 Oct 1787.

Mary Francoise Jobin Boisverd
Mary Francoise died in Quebec, Quebec, Canada, on 19 Feb 1816; she was 74. Born on 14 Mar 1741.

Francois Marie Jobin Boisverd
Born on 17 Jan 1743.

Jean Baptiste Jobin Boisvert
Born on 4 Feb 1746 in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada. Jean Baptiste Jobin died in 1812; he was 65.

Jean Baptiste Jobin married Marie-Josephte Guillet-Lescuyer. Marie-Josephte died on 31 Dec 1795; she was 47. Born on 2 Dec 1748 in Grondines, Quebec, Canada.

Joseph Marie Jobin
Joseph Marie died in 1783; he was 35. Born on 2 Apr 1747 in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.

Eustache Jobin Boisverd
Eustache died bef 30 juin 1846; he was 98. Born in 1748 in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade, Quebec.

Eustache married Josephte St-Michel. Josephte died in Grondines, Quebec, on 6 Jan 1823; she was 72. Born abt 1751.

Charles Boisverd (Direct Ancestor)

Charles died in Ste Croix, Lotbiniere, Quebec, on 19 Jul 1833; he was 82. Born on 4 Nov 1750 in Grondines, Quebec, Canada. Charles married Marie Anne Hamel, daughter of Joseph Hamel & Marie Anne Grenier. Born on 25 Nov 1756 in Ste Croix, Quebec, Canada. Marie Anne died in Ste Croix, Quebec, Canada, on 28 Dec 1833; she was 77.

Mary Joseph Jobin Boisverd
Born on 17 Sep 1751.

Augustin Jobin Boisverd
Augustin died in La Perade, Quebec, Canada, on 10 Jan 1824; he was 69. Born on 6 Jul 1754.

Mary Louise Jobin Boisverd
Born on 20 Feb 1756 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada.

Abraham Jobin Boisverd
Abraham died on 22 Nov 1759; he was 1. Born on 13 Sep 1758.

Abraham Jobin Boisverd
Abraham died in Quebec, Quebec, Canada, in 1799; he was 37. Born on 4 Apr 1761 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada.

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