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Blaise Juillet dit Avignon

  (26 Feb 1611, France  - 19 APR 1660Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada )  
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois

Blaise Juillet dit Avignon

Son of Jean Julliet and Gabrielle Barbarine

Did You Know?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 (

Did You Know?Did you know...A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

Source: Mutlicultural Canada: Quebec to 1800 (

The Life of Blaise Juillet dit Avignon

26 Feb 1611
, France
News1617 - Louis XIII crowned at the age of 17 (France)

Canada1627 - Seigneurial system introduced by King Louis XIV of France, forbade settlement in New France by anyone other than Roman Catholics. (

News1635 - Jean de Lauzon becomes the owner of the Island of Montreal.

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

World History1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

News1636 - The Island Where There Was a Village
The Island of Mont Real is still being used as a temporary camp and the Savages called the place 'The Island Where There Was a Village'. The Savages like Trois Rivieres better than Kebec, they stop there oftener, and in greater numbers.

www.telu...

World History1638 - King Louis XIV born in France

Canada1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars

News1642 - Fort Maisonneuve
Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere near the ancient site of Hochelaga. public/dgarneau/french13.htm

The Algonquin Joseph Oumasasikweie and his wife, Mitigouk...

News1643 - Louis XIV becomes king of France

News1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year. public/ dgarneau/ french13.htm

World History1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

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 November of 1650.

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News1644 - Iroquois attack Montreal on March 16

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

News1645 - Treaty with the Iroquois. The peace is broken a few months later. (Montreal)

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

News1646 to 1653 - War with the Iroquois (Montreal)

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

News1648 - Adrienne Du Vivier arrives; she and her husband, Augustin Hébert, are often referred to as "Montreal's First Citizens."

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

News1650 to 1653 - 50 men held Fort Montreal
Only 50 men held Fort Montreal. Between 1650 and 1653, 32 French settlers were killed by the Iroquois and 22 were captured. The Iroquois made such ravages in New France that many settlers believed they should go back to France. MORE...

News1650 - Montreal Status Report
The wheat crop this year was excellent especially at Montreal. The Iroquois had driven most of the Savages from Montreal and only 50 French remained. Most French were surprised that Montreal had not fallen to the Iroquois continuous assaults. Thre...Read MORE...

1651 Marriage
Blaise Juillet dit Avignon married Marie Anne Antoinette Liercourt 2 Feb 1651 in Trois-Rivières (Trois Rivieres), Québec, Canada
News1651 - On July 26, 200 Iroquois attack the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

News1652 - Montreal
Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was formerly thickly in habited by Barbarians, while now they are very few. There is a fort of the French, with some families, who are founding the third colon...Read MORE...

News1653 - Congregation of Notre Dame founded in Montreal

Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

News1653 - Life in Montreal
The Jesuit vision of the Mountain of Montreal is a mission to convert the Natives and stop French exploration and free trading. This objective failed, and one hundred new settlers arrived this year, being the only significant expansion since its cre...Read MORE...

Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

News18th March, 1658 - Right to Bear Arms in Montreal
By-law permitting the inhabitants of Villemarie to provide themselves with guns and ammunition, to defend themselves against the Iroquois, to work in safe places, and to retire to their houses at the sound of the bell. — Further, authority to fish an...Read MORE...

News9th 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 to be paid to the Villemarie church.

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

News1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and strict orders to the Officers of Justice to enforce it.

5th April, 1659. — Order prohibiting fishing or hunting, except at a certain distance of the h...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, 1890
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1660 Death
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.
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1660 Death
"...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 d' entre eux, Nicolas Du Val, Mathurin Soulard et Blaise Juillet périrent dès le début de l'ex- pédition, le 19 avril, à l'île St-Paul, près de Montréal, dans une rencontre avec un parti d'Iroquois."

The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal
- January 1, 1898
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal - Publisher
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Marriage(s) and Child(ren)

marriage Blaise Juillet dit Avignon married Marie Anne Antoinette Liercourt -- Date: 2 Feb 1651 Place:  Trois-Rivières (Trois Rivieres), Québec, Canada

Title La population du Canada en 1666: recensement reconstitué
Author Marcel Trudel
Publisher Les éditions du Septentrion, 1995
ISBN 2894480229, 9782894480229
Length 379 pages
Page 296

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daughter Marguerite Mathurine Julliet (31 Dec 1651, Trois-Rivières (Trois Rivieres), Québec, Canada - 06 March 1723, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)

daughter Marie Juillet (25 Nov 1653, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 29 Sept 1736 , Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)

son Charles Julliet (19 May 1656, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 5 July 1690, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)

son Louis Julliet (11 Oct 1658, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 5 May 1736, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)


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