Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Andre Robidou (The Spaniard)
Andre Roubidoux, my 8th g-Grandfather, was born about 1640 in Sainte-Marie, Galicia, Spain. Andre's father Emmanual Roubidoux was of French heritage while his mother Catherine Alva was of Basque heritage. Because of Andre's birth in Spain he would be known throughout life as "The Spaniard"
Andre spent his early years in France as a sailor. On April 20 1661, At La Rochelle France, Andre contracted to work for three years in the "New World" under the employment and sponsorship of a Eustache Lambert.
Andre sailed to the New World aboard the ship "La Marguerite" and arrived in late 1661. Andre would serve as a sailor for his three contracted years for Eustache Lambert and would continue to work for Eustache Lambert at least through 1666.
In 1667 Andre married Jeanne Denotte and the couple settled in Laprarie Quebec. The marriage would result in the birth of five children, three daughters and two sons.
Andre died on April 1 1678 at the age of thirty-eight in Montreal Quebec
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