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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  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 Canada/New France 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...

Gervais, Mathieu (Parisien)
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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
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1681 Birth of Child
Marie-Romaine Gervais was born 4 February 1681 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1683 Birth of Child
Jean-Mathieu Gervais was born 10 February 1683, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1684 Birth of Child
Marguerite Gervais was born 21 November 1684 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1686 Birth of Child
Pierre Gervais was born 16 December 1686 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...

1689 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine Gervais was born 7 May 1689 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1692 Birth of Child
Anne Gervais was born 21 June 1692 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1697 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Gervais was born 17 March 1697, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1699 Birth of Child
Mathieu Gervais was born 30 November 1699, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less...Read MORE...

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

Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

1723 Death of Child
Marguerite Gervais died 22 November 1723 , Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada

31 January 1728
Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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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