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Fifth first generations

FIRST GENERATION Jehan Dumoys was a rope maker in Autretôt, a village in Haute Normandie, in 1555.  It was then a centre of Protestantism.  The first Celtic tribe of “le pays de Caux” were known as “les calètes”.  During the middle ages the region was colonized by the Vikings. Jehan married Marguerite Berservoyse in Autretot…
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First Demers House

First Demers House In 1689, Jean Dumay (or Demers), with the help of masons LeRouge, Regnault and Charpentier, built a stone house in old Quebec City on the consumed ruins of house.  The family lived there until 1764.  The house was subjected to Wolfe’s canon fire and burned to the ground but was restored in…
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