Mathieu Amiot-Villeneuve was born circa 1626 in Estrées, Aisne, France. Son of Philippe Amiot and Anne Convent, he married Marie Miville, daughter of Pierre and Charlotte Magis, on November 22, 1650 in Quebec. They had 15 children. He came in New France with his parents and brother. In order to become an interpreter, he travelled with the Jesuits to meet indians and learn their languages. He realized this life was not for him so he settled in Quebec. In 1668, he lost his rights of the nobility when he did not register his letters issued by the King. His received, in compensation, the Seigneurie de Pointe-aux-Bouleaux. He died on December 18, 1688 in Quebec and was buried the next day.
Jean-Gentien Amiot was baptized on November 2, 1632 in Vineuil-sous-Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France. Son of Massé and Perrine Volant, he married Marguerite Poulin, daughter of Claude and Jeanne Mercier, on August 7, 1673 in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. From this union were born 11 children. He lived in Quebec and was confirmed there in 1667. Master Locksmith, he shaped keys, locks and chains for prisonners and he was doing the maintenance of all prisons in the city. He was the one responsible to set and remove the shackles on prisoners. He is buried on April 16, 1708 in Quebec.
Philippe Amiot was born in St-Médard, Aisne, France. The year of his birth is unknown as well as the name of his parents. He married Anne Convent-Couvent, daughter of Guillaume and Antoinette de Longueval, before December 31, 1626 in France. From this union were born 3 sons, the youngest being born in Quebec. He set foot for the firs time in New France in 1635 with his wife and his two first son, Jean and Mathieu. Besides that, we do not know much about him. He died before September 26, 1639, the day his wife remarried.