- Born: 3 Mar 1682, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
- Marriage: (1): Genevieve Larouche Gauthier 24 Nov 1711, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
- Marriage: (2): Catherine Chevalier 16 Octo, 1741
- Marriage: (3): Angelique Manseau 1 Aug 1727
- Died: 16 Apr 1754, St. Thomas, Montangny, at age 72
Special Thanks to Jack Rajotte for this information.
Francois Rageot was born on March 3,1682 in Quebec City and was proposed to succeed his brother Nicholas in 1703. He was installed as recorder of the provostship on June 1,1704 and then resigned this function in 1707. In 1711 he was appointed a royal notary and sheriff's officer of the provostship of Quebec. This was also about the same time Francois took his first wife. She was Genevieve Gautier who he married in Quebec City on November 24,1711. She was born on August 1,1681 and was the widow of Michel Cadde. From this marriage came the only children he ever had. There is an eight year span between his second and third child. It suggests there may have been other children born but ther is no record of them. Genevieve died on March 30,1727 at the age of 45.
During his first marriage, Francois was appointed sheriffs officer of the superior council in 1724. Four years later he was destituted from the latter office by the intendant deputy and imprisioned for refusing to publish a decree of the intendant.
Francois was later honorably reinstated in this function from which he resigned in 1731. This resignation ended a 65 year "tradition" that was never followed by any other descendant of this family.
Francois then retired to "Pointe a la Caille" which is now known as St-Thomas, Montangny. Francois married his second wife, Angelique Manseau on August 1, 1727. She was born on April 4,1685 and was the widow of Michel Fortier. However, Francois outlived her as she died on April 8,1741. On October 16,1741 Francois married his third wife. She was Catherine Chevalier and she was born on April 13,1692 in Beauport and was the widow of Pierre Latour. She may have outlived Francois when he died in St-Thomas on April 16,1754 at the age of 72.
Francois sought to have his two sons established in the Seigneurie de Beaurivage that his brother Gilles owned, but Gilles would not go along with the idea for some reason. His sons lived for a while in St-Nicolas but eventually the younger one established himself in Sorel and later his brother joined him there where they both later died.
Francois married Genevieve Larouche Gauthier on 24 Nov 1711 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Genevieve Larouche Gauthier was born on 1 Aug 1681 and died on 30 Mar 1727.)
Francois also married Catherine Chevalier 16 Octo, 1741. (Catherine Chevalier was born on 13 Apr 1692 in Beauport, Chambly, Quebec.)
Francois also married Angelique Manseau on 1 Aug 1727. (Angelique Manseau was born on 4 Apr 1685 and died on 8 Apr 1741.)