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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Mathieu  Gervais le Parisien

  (b. 1648Paris, France   d. 31 January 1728Longueuil, Canada, New France )  

Mathieu Gervais le Parisien was born 1648 in Paris, France. Mathieu Gervais le Parisien was the child of

Mathieu was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Marie-Michelle Picard 31 August 1676 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie-Michelle Picard  was born 6 July 1661 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 15 April 1710 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Jacques-Hughes Picard dit LaFortune and Marie-Anne-Antoinette Liercourt.

Mathieu Gervais le Parisien died 31 January 1728 in Longueuil, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Grandfontaine Company

Born at St-Maur-des-Fosses,au Cretil,Arch de Paris,France

Lived in district of Creteil, Paris (Val-de-Marne). Went to Canada in 1665 as a soldier in the French Army (Carnignan Seilles regiment), to fight the French Indian wars.
Marriage contract drawn 10 Aug. 1676 by Basset. Source:

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Mathieu Gervais le Parisien married flag Marie-Michelle Picard-- Date: 31 August 1676 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marie-Michelle Picard was the daughter of Jacques-Hughes Picard dit LaFortune and Marie-Anne-Antoinette Liercourt

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Mathieu Gervais and Michel Picard

Updated: 8/31/2010 7:31:52 AM

flag Jeanne Gervais (b.05 August 1679 , La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 31 October 1765, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada)

flag Marie-Romaine Gervais (b.4 February 1681 , La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 15 December 1756, Longueuil, Canada, New France )

flag Jean-Mathieu Gervais (b.10 February 1683, La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 5 September 1730, Longueuil, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Gervais (b.21 November 1684 , La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 22 November 1723 , Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre Gervais (b.16 December 1686 , La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. bef. 17 July 1722, La Prairie, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Catherine Gervais (b.7 May 1689 , La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 9 January 1763, La Prairie, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Anne Gervais (b.21 June 1692 , La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 16 March 1769, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Marie-Anne Gervais (b.17 March 1697, La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 05 December 1787, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Mathieu Gervais (b.30 November 1699, La Prairie, Canada, New France   d. 18 June 1753, Longueuil, Canada, New France )

Gervais, Mathieu (Parisien)
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
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1676 Marriage / Partner
Mathieu Gervais le Parisien and Marie-Michelle Picard 31 August 1676, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1679 Birth of Child
Jeanne Gervais was born 05 August 1679 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1681 Canadian Census Prairie de la Magdelaine
Mathieu Gervais, 35
Michelle Picard, sa femme, 20
Mathieu, leur fils, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/1/2010 9:54:19 PM - Beckie  Updated: 3/1/2010 9:54:19 PM -

1681 Birth of Child
Marie-Romaine Gervais was born 4 February 1681 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1683 Birth of Child
Jean-Mathieu Gervais was born 10 February 1683, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1684 Birth of Child
Marguerite Gervais was born 21 November 1684 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1686 Birth of Child
Pierre Gervais was born 16 December 1686 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1689 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine Gervais was born 7 May 1689 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1692 Birth of Child
Anne Gervais was born 21 June 1692 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1697 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Gervais was born 17 March 1697, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1699 Birth of Child
Mathieu Gervais was born 30 November 1699, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1710 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Michelle Picard died 15 April 1710, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1723 Death of Child
Marguerite Gervais died 22 November 1723 , Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire)

31 January 1728
Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)

name: Mathieu Gervias
gender: Male
burial date: 01 Feb 1728
burial place: St. Antoine De Longueuil, Chambly, Quebec
death date: 31 Jan 1728
death place: St Antoine De Longueuil, Chambly, Quebec
age: 80
birth date: 1648
race: White
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indexing project (batch) number: B03669-9
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1031703
reference number: S 2

"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Jan 2013), Mathieu Gervias, 31 Jan 1728; citing reference S 2, FHL microfilm 1031703.


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