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Richard Crest

First Richard Ancestor Michel Richard Dit Sansoucy b 1630 Saintouge, France.    
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King Charles VIII

Nobility is a social class in aristocracy, normally ranked immediately under royalty, that possesses more acknowledged privileges and higher social status than most other classes in a society and with membership thereof typically being hereditary. The privileges associated with nobility may constitute substantial advantages over or relative to non-nobles, or may be largely honorary (e.g., precedence), and vary by country and era. The Medieval chivalric motto "noblesse oblige", meaning literally "nobility obligates", explains that privileges carry a lifelong obligation of duty to uphold various social responsibilities of, e.g., honorable behavior, customary service, or leadership roles or positions, that lives on by a familial or kinship bond. Membership in the nobility and the prerogatives thereof have been historically acknowledged or regulated by a monarch or government and thereby distinguished from other sectors of a nation's upper class wherein wealth, lifestyle, or affiliation may be the salient markers of membership. Nobility per se has nonetheless rarely constituted a closed caste; acquisition of sufficient power, wealth, military prowess, or royal favour has enabled commoners with varying frequency to ascend into the nobility.

King Charles VIII

Guy Ecuyer Seigneur De Comeau Lord DE CREANCEY

Guy de Comeau was born circa 1450 at Pouilly-en-Auxios, Burgundy, France.

From records of King Charles VIII (King of France) he was referred to as the Nobleman Guy de Comeau. The Ecuyer in his name appears, from he being riding master, squire. He founded a chapel in the parish church of Pouilly, in Auxios, in 1495, as appears from the title of foundation and from the "lettres patent" of King Charles VIII in which he is called "The Nobleman, Guy De Comeau." This Noble Family bears the surname of Creancey from a Seignoiry it possesses. He leaves a long line of descendants from fathers to sons, all seigneurs, officers, councilors at the Dijon Parliament, abbot and priest, holders of many governement posts.

In English law, seignory or seigniory (French seigneur, lord; Latin senior, elder), is the lordship (authority) remaining to a grantor after the grant of an estate in fee simple. Source:[Encyclopædia Britannica]

Noble Family Comeau

Claude De Ecuyer Seigneur De Comeaux

This Noble Family bears the surname of Creancey from a Seignoiry it possesses. He leaves a long line of descendants from fathers to sons, all seigneurs, officers, councilors at the Dijon Parliament, abbot and priest, holders of many government posts.

Noble Family Comeau

This Noble Family bears the surname of Creancey from a Seignoiry it possesses. He leaves a long line of descendants from fathers to sons, all seigneurs, officers, councilors at the Dijon Parliament, abbot and priest, holders of many government posts.

Emmanuel Savoie Duke of Savoie

Royalty: The Royalty found on this website includes the countries of France, Portugal, and Italy. There are four generations of Royalty included on this family. Carlo Duke of Savoie b. Penthievre, France, married Marie Brites Princess of Portugal, b. Lisbona, Portugal, 25 March 1521, in France. The Duke of Savoy, Emmanuel Savoy b. 8 July 1528 in Chambrey, Savoie, France,  married the Princess of France, Marguerite, in 9 Jul 1559. Princess Marguerite was b. 20 June 1523 in St. Germain-En-Laye, France. Their son Charles Emmanuel Savoie, Duke married Princess of Spain Catherine Michela.

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Catherine Michela Princess of Spain

Charles Emmanuel Savoie & Catherine Michela Princess of Spain married 11 Aug 1585. Their son Charles Emmanuel Savoie, Duke married Princess of Spain Catherine Michela.


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Noble Family Comeau

Guy Ecuyer Seigneur De Comeau Guy de Comeau was born circa 1450 at Pouilly-en-Auxios, Burgundy, France. From records of King Charles VIII he was referred to as the Nobleman Guy de Comeau. The Ecuyer in his name appears, from he being riding master, squire. He founded a chapel in the parish church of Pouilly, in Auxios, in 1495, as appears from the title of foundation and from the "lettres patent" of King Charles VIII in which he is called "The Nobleman, Guy De Comeau." This Noble Family bears the surname of Creancey from a Seignoiry it possesses.

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Joseph dit Beausoleil Brossard

Joseph Broussard (1702–1765), also known as Beausoleil (English: Beautiful Sun), was a leader of the Acadian people in Acadia; later Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. Broussard organized a Mi'kmaq and Acadian militias against the British through King George's War, Father Le Loutre's War and during the French and Indian War. After the loss of Acadia to the British, he eventually led the first group of Acadians to southern Louisiana in present-day United States. His name is sometimes presented as Joseph Gaurhept Broussard; this is likely the result of a transcription error.[2] Broussard is widely regarded as a hero and an important historical figure by both Acadians and Cajuns.    History of Beausoliel

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Joseph "Beausoliel" Brossard

Joseph Broussard was born in Port-Royal, Nova Scotia in 1702 to Jean-François Broussard and Catherine Richard. His father came from Poitiers and his mother was born in Port Royal. He lived much of his life at Le Cran (present-day Stoney Creek, Albert County, New Brunswick), along the Petitcodiac River with his wife Agnes and their eleven children.
Photo of Beausoliel at a younger age. Artist Herb Roe

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