Jacques Robidas dit Manseau1 was born in 16652 in Saint-Nicolas, diocese of Le Mans, Province of Maine, France.3 His parents were Gabriel Robida, a "maître-cordonnier" (master shoemaker), and Anne Crespin.4
|Baptism of Jacques Robida, 1665|
|Marriage of Jacques Robidas dit le Manseau and Louise de Guitre, 1692|
|Carte cadastrake (cadastral map) of Baie-du-Febvre, 1708–1712|
|Marriage of Jacques Robida and Marie Madeleine Minville, 1734|
|Burial of Jacques Robida dit Le Manseau, 1741|
Children of Jacques Robidas and Louise de Guitre:
- Gabriel, b. 1692
- Francoise, b. 18 Dec 1694 (d. as infant)
- Marie, b. 18 Dec 1694 (d. as infant)
- Isabelle, b. 15 Apr 1696
- Michel, b. 15 Apr 1696 (d. as infant)
- Marie-Charlotte, b. 25 Mar 1698 (d. as infant)
- Francoise, b. 2 Sep 1699
- Jean-Baptiste, b. 1702
- Madeleine, b. 1704
- Louis, b. 21 Feb 1705
- Joseph, b. 16 Mar 1735
- Jacques Robidas-Manseau + Louise de Guitre
- Jean-Baptiste Robidas-Manseau + Josephte Pepin
- Jean-Baptiste Robidas + Therese Lefebvre-Senneville
- Jean-Baptiste Robidas + Marie Jeanne Lupien
- Jean-Baptiste Robidas + Divine Louise "Ludivine" Girardeau
- Louis Robidas + Marie Deshaies-Saint Cyr
- Louis Rabideau + Marie Célina Cloutier
- Peter Louis Rabideau + Eva May Woodward
- Glenna Marie Rabideau + William George Murphy (my maternal grandparents)
(Note: This post is in response to Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge at No Story Too Small.)
- The "dit" name Manseau signified that the family was "of Mans." Occasionally it was expanded to "dit le Manseau" ("of Le Mans"). Often the "dit" was omitted and the surname hyphenated as Robidas-Manseau. Some descendants used the surname Robidas alone, while others used Manseau alone. Robidas seems to appear interchangeably with Robida. In later years some of the family spelled the name Rabida or Rabidas and eventually it evolved to Rabideau.
- I don't have the faintest idea where I got that baptismal record. It does give the year as 1665, but I can't decipher the month and date.
- Joseph-Elzéar Bellemare, Histoire de la Baie-Saint-Antoine, dit Baie-du-Febvre, 1683-1911 (Montréal: Imprimerie "La Patrie", 1911), p. 457; digital images, Our Roots/Nos Racines (http://www.ourroots.ca/toc.aspx?id=3984 : accessed 11 Dec 2013). The "compagnie de Crisafy" probably refers to either Antoine, Marquis de Crisafy, or his brother Thomas. Both brothers captained companies that were sent to New France in 1684 by Louis XIV.
- Basilique Notre-Dame (Montreal, Quebec), Registre de Baptêmes, Mariages, Sépultures, 1681-1694, unpaginated (image 152), Jacques Robidas dit le Manseau and Louise de Guitre marriage (14 Jan 1692); database and digital images, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967,” Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search : accessed 1 Jul 2012); citing Gabriel Drouin, comp., Drouin Collection (Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin).
- Bellemare, p. 457.
- Basilique Notre-Dame (Montreal, Quebec), Registre de Baptêmes, Mariages, Sépultures, 1681-1694, unpaginated (image 152), Robidas-de Guitre marriage (14 Jan 1692).
- Bellemare, p. 457.
- Bellemare, unpaginated map, "Carte Cadastrale de M. de Catalogne 1708-1712". The map appears to be a folded sheet inserted before the title page. A cadastral map or "cadastre" is a map or survey showing land ownership, boundaries, property lines, etc.
- St-François-du-Lac (Yamaska County, Quebec), Registre de Baptêmes, Mariages, Sépultures, Vol. 3, 1733-1748, unpaginated (image 10), Jacques Robidas and Marie Madeleine Minville marriage (7 Jan 1734); database and digital images, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967,” Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search : accessed 1 Jul 2012); citing Gabriel Drouin, comp., Drouin Collection (Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin).
- Paroisse de St. Antoine de la Baie du Febvre (Baieville, Quebec), Registre Vol. 1 1686-1773, unpaginated (image 150), Jacques Robida dit Le Manseau burial (10 Aug 1741); digital images, "Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900," FamilySearch (https://familysearch.com : accessed 13 Jul 2012).