Blaise Juillet dit Avignon
(26 Feb 1611
- 19 APR 1660
Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois
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Blaise Juillet dit Avignon
Son of Jean Julliet and Gabrielle Barbarine
Did you know...When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated.The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.
Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
Did you know...an old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had innocently killed a small yellow snake which he had seen crawling along the grass in front of his house. The old man said that he would have preferred losing his best horse rather than see that snake killed. It had been living in his cellar for some years past, and he considered it as a good lutin [spirit] which brought him luck and prosperity.
Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Birth 26 Feb 1611
Local News: 1617 - Louis XIII crowned at the age of 17 (France) World News: 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins. Local News: 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France Local News: 1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year.
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Local News: 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne 1644
On 21 April 1644, at the age of thirty-three, Blaise contracted to go to Ville-Marie (Montreal) Quebec as a becheur (wood cutter). The contract was to last for three years, but Blaise chose to remain in Quebec. In 1848, Blaise was offered a concession of land in Montreal of which he took title in No...Read MORE...
Blaise Juillet dit Avignon married Marie Anne Antoinette Liercourt 2 Feb 1651 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Local News: 1652 - Montreal
Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was former...Read MORE...
20th June, 1660
20th June, 1660. — Inventory of the moveable and immoveable property of the late Blaise Juillet dit Avignon.
Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2
Quebec Province Legislature
January 1, 1890Read MORE...
On 19 April 1660, Blaise was involved in a battle with the Iroquois Indians. While trying to flee in a canoe, the canoe overturned and Blaise drowned in the river. Blaise was buried the next day in Montreal.Read MORE...
"...Un autre détail précieux que nous retrouvons dans cet ouvrage, et que les historiens ne donnent pas, c'est celui des noms non moins glorieux des compa- ‘ gnons de Dollard. Ils sont partis vingt pour cette ex pédition, tous également intrépides, dévoués et déter minés, tous des jeunes gens. Trois...Read MORE...
Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Blaise Juillet dit Avignon married
Marie Anne Antoinette Liercourt
-- Date: 2 Feb 1651 Place:
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Family Group Record
Title La population du Canada en 1666: recensement reconstitué
Author Marcel Trudel
Publisher Les éditions du Septentrion, 1995
ISBN 2894480229, 9782894480229
Length 379 pages
Added: Updated: 2/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
Marguerite Mathurine Julliet (31 Dec 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) - 06 March 1723, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))
Marie Juillet (25 Nov 1653, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 29 Sept 1736 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))
Charles Julliet (19 May 1656, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 5 July 1690, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))
Louis Julliet (11 Oct 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 5 May 1736, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))