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Lavallee, Jean ("Petit Jean")

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Jean ("Petit Jean") Lavallee

  (26 Nov 1653Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  - 22 July 1692Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) )  
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois leaving 5 children

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Jean ("Petit Jean") Lavallee was the child of Geoffroy (Guillot) Lavallee and Marie D'Abancourt
Jean ("Petit Jean") Lavallee

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Occupation: Occupation: habitant, menuisier
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Did You Know?The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights.The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Jean ("Petit Jean") Lavallee was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land.They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (

Did You Know?Did you know...Around 1825, La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, was written as a guide for those employed in the service of middle class households. This volume was one of the first in Canada to address the subject in a comprehensive manner. It includes information on basic foods such as meats, eggs and vegetables and provides extensive details on their preparation.


26 Nov 1653
Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

News Local News: 18th March, 1658 - Right to Bear Arms in Montreal
By-law permitting the inhabitants of Villemarie to provide themselves with guns and ammunition, to d...Read MORE...

News Local News: 9th July, 1658 - Forbidding the Sale of Liquor to Indians (Montreal)
Renewed orders, forbidding the sale of liquor to the Indians, under pain of confiscation and a fine ...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and stri...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1660 - Shoes (Quebec)
The Jesuits claim the engage system was originated some time before this date to increase the popula...Read MORE...

News Local News: 20th September 1662. — Firing guns during the night, or going out after retreat, prohibited. (Montreal)

Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890 -

Canada Canadian News: 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer

News Local News: 1663 - The Great Earthquake (Quebec)
February 5: Just before the Great Earthquake, Quebec was in carnival, orgies, drinking bouts, and d...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1664 - Bathing and such (Quebec)
At this time the colonists rarely bathe, believing a bath would cause colic, headaches and vertigo. ...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1665 - December 13: A peace treaty with the Iroquois is made in Quebec.
...1664 was also the year when Louis XIV decided on a final solution to Canada's Iroquois problem. H...Read MORE...

Canada Canadian News: 1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages

Lavalleé, Jean (Petit-Jean), Company: Saint-Ours
Carignan-Salières RegimentThe Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
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News Local News: 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...Read MORE...

News Local News: 1669 - Respecting the Divine (Montreal)
2nd April, 1669. — Ordinance of the King prohibiting inn-keepers from furnishing the people of the t...Read MORE...

News Local News: 7th March 1670 — Ordinance instructing the inhabitants of Montreal to mark their sacks and bags when they bring them to the mill.

Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890 -

1671 Marriage / Union
Jean ("Petit Jean") Lavallee and Marguerite Dusson abt. 1671, Sorel, Québec, Canada

News Local News: 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. T...Read MORE...

1681 Saint-Francois-du-Lac (La Seigneurie de Saurel), QC, Canada
Jean Lavallee, (7), 29 ans; Marguerite Duson, sa femme, 15 ans. Enfants: Anne 10, Jean 8, Francoise 6, Noel 4, Catherine 1. 2 betes a cornes, 12 arpents.

Title Revue canadienne
Publisher Revue canadienne, 1886
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Sep 24, 2007
Page 397

Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)

Jean ("Petit Jean") Lavallee married / joined Marguerite Dusson -- Date: abt. 1671 Place:  Sorel, Québec, Canada
Click here to go to source Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

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Marriage not found at Saint-Pierre-de-Sorel in Drouin Collection for this date. Only baptism records appear to be available.

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are records of the baptisms of their children, the first one being in 1674 at Sorel.

Jean Vallee (Petit Jean) and Marguerite Dusson

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daughter Anne Lavallee (abt. 1671, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - , )

daughter Jeanne Vallee (abt. 1671, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - 03 March 1715, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Québec, Canada)

son Jean Lavallee (14 Feb 1674, Sorel, Québec, Canada - 30 Dec 1743, Sorel, Québec, Canada)

daughter Françoise Lavallee (27 Dec 1675, Sorel, Québec, Canada - 27 Jan 1748, Sorel, Québec, Canada)

daughter Catherine Lavallee (03 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada - 24 February 1722, Sorel, Québec, Canada)

son Pierre Noel Lavallee (05 April 1680, Sorel, Québec, Canada - , )


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