Jean de Lalonde dit l'Esperance
is considered the first citizen of Baie d'Urfé.  His land was at lot # 111 & 112.   His son, Guillaume  later acquired # 116.   Jean was the first Church Warden of the parish of St. Louis du Bout de l'ile.  He married Marie Barbant, a fille du Roi, on November 14th 1669 in Sorel.  They had 5 children.  Jean was killed by the Iroquois on September 30th 1687.  His daughter, Madeleine, married Guillaume Daoust (our 1st New France ancestor) in Lachine in 1686.  He was Jean's neighbor at lot # 113.
Lalonde Family History
Jean de Lalonde dit l'Esperance et sa femme Marie Barbant
Jean de Lalonde dit l'Esperance and his wife Mary Barbant
Jean de Lalonde monument - Baie d'Urfé
Le monument de Jean de Lalonde à Baie d'Urfé
Ste Anne de Bellevue Church
L'eglise de Sainte Anne de Bellevue
Beside the door of the church, there is a plaque. It is written here that Jean de Lalonde died at 47 and is buried in the crypt.
I don`t want to repeat the excellent work done by Eric Lalonde on his web site on the story of Jean and his family. I really enjoyed reading it, especially the story of Guillaume Daoust`s godson and namesake, Guillaume Lalonde who married Sarah Allen, an American captive taken in the Deerfield raid of 1704.
Jean de Lalonde Early history