August 15, 2010

Catherine Baillon: A Royal Connection

Catherine Baillon was the daughter of Alphonse de Baillon, Sieur de Valence et de la Mascotterie, and Louise de Marle. She was born around 1645, probably near Montfort-l'Amaury, Île-de-France, outside of Paris. Her parents were members of the minor French nobility. She came to New France around 1669 as a Fille du Roi and married Jacques Miville dit Deschênes on 12 November 1669 at Québec City. Together they had six children. Both Jacques and Catherine died on 27 January 1688 at Rivière-Ouelle, and it is likely they were victims of the smallpox epidemic that struck Québec in 1687.

Catherine Baillon's descent from King Philippe II Auguste of France (a descendant of Charlemagne and wife Hildegard) has been carefully researched in original sources by four genealogists who are well-known for their past accurate and well-documented works: René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, and Gail F. Moreau.

Thousands of descendants of French-Canadian ancestors are able to claim royal blood by way of descent from Catherine Baillon.  We are one of them.

Charlemagne 747-814
Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 800-814

Pepin I (Karlmann) 777-810 (mother Hildegard)
King of Italy 781-810

Bernhard I 797- 818 (illegitimate son of Karlmann)
King of Italy 813-817

Pepin (mother Cunigunda)
Comte de Senlis, Peronne and St.Quintin

Heribert I 850- 900 (mother unknown)
Comte de Vermandois

Heribert II 879- 943 (mother Bertha de Morvois)
Comte de Meaux, Soissons et Vermandois

Adela de Vermandois (mother Hildebrante of France)
910- 960

Baudouin III  940- 962 (father Arnulf I, Count of Flanders) 
Count of Flanders

Arnulf II 961- 987 (mother Mathilde Billung of Saxony)
Count of Flanders 973-987

Baudouin IV 980-1035 (mother Rozala of Lombardy/Italy)
Count of Flanders 987-1035

Baudouin V 1012-1067 (mother Ogive of Luxembourg)
Count of Flanders 1035-1067

Matilda of Flanders (mother Adèle of France)
m. William the Conqueror 1031-1083  

Adela of Normandy (father William the Conqueror)

Theobald  IV-II 1085-1152 (father Stephen II, Count of Blois)
Comte de Blois et Chartres et Champagne                                             Count of Blois and of Chartres as Theobald IV from 1102 and was Count of Champagne and of Brie as Theobald II from 1125.

Alix de Blois also known as Adèle of Champagne (mother Matilda of Carinthia) 1140-1206 m. Louis VII of France (3rd wife)
Regent of France

Philippe II August 1165-1223 (father Louis VII)
King of France 1180-1223

Marie de France (mother Agnes de Merania)

Elisabeth of Brabant ( father Henry I, Duke of Brabant)

Mechtild von Kleef  (father Thierry de CLEVES)

Marguerite de Luxembourg (father Gerhard III von LUXEMBURG)

Jean IV de Ghistelles (father Jean III de GHISTELLES)

Roger de Ghistelles (mother possibly Marie van HAVESKERKE)Seigneur de Dudzeele et de Straten

Isabella de Ghistelles (mother Marie van HAVESKERKE)

Catherine de Gavre (father Arnold VI van GAVRE )Dame de La Boissiere et de Vaux-sur-Orge

Guy II Le Bouteiller (father Guy I Le Bouteiller , Seigneur de la Bouteillieur)
Seigneur de La Bouteillerie et de La Roche-Guyon

Jean Le Bouteiller (mother Isabelle Morhier)
Seigneur de La Bouteillerie, de Vaux-sur-Orge

Bénigne Le Bouteiller (mother Marie De Venois)
Dame de La Boissière

Miles Maillard (fatherJacques De Maillard)
Seigneur du Breuil et de La Broissière

Renée de Maillard (mother Marie Morant)

Alphonse Baillon (father Adam Baillon)
Seigneur de La Mascotterie, des Enclaves et de Valence en

Catherine Baillon (mother Louise De Marle) m. Jacques Miville Deschenes

Jean Miville dit Deschênes m. Marie Dube

Angélique Miville dit Deschênes  m. Mathurine Berube

Joseph Bérubé m. Marie-Angelique Thibault (decendant of Guilliaume Thibault)

Therese Bérubé m. Charles Beaupre

Pierre Beaupre m. Theotiste Boucher

Pierre Beaupre m. Helene Castonguay

Georgina Beaupre m. Amable Beaulieu

Delia Beaulieu m. Magloire Thibault

Joseph John Thibault m. Mary O'Neil

Joseph John Thibault m. Helen

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