Blaise Juillet dit Avignon
(26 Feb 1611
- 19 APR 1660
Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois
Blaise Juillet dit Avignon
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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...French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a seventeenth-century French war hero. On that same day, the rest of Canada celebrates Victoria Day in honor of Britain's Queen Victoria.
The Life of Blaise Juillet dit Avignon
Source: Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (www.everyculture.com)
1627 - Seigneurial system introduced by King Louis XIV of France, forbade settlement in New France by anyone other than Roman Catholics. (www.worldatlas.com)
Birth 26 Feb 1611
16351635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
Jean de Lauzon becomes the owner of the Island of Montreal.
16361638 - King Louis XIV born in France
"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. "
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1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars
"Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere near the ancient site of Hochelaga. "
The Algonquin Joseph Oumasasikweie and ...Read MORE...
16431643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
"Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year. "
Iroquois attack Montreal on March 16.
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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Treaty with the Iroquois. The peace is broken a few months later.
1646 to 1653
War with the Iroquois
Adrienne Du Vivier arrives; she and her husband, Augustin Hébert, are often referred to as "Montreal's First Citizens."
1650 to 1653
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.
"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. Thr...Read MORE...
Blaise Juillet dit Avignon married Marie Anne Antoinette Liercourt 2 Feb 1651 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
On July 26, 200 Iroquois attack the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.
16531656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
Congregation of Notre Dame founded.
18th March, 1658.
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...
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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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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Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
"...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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Blaise Juillet dit Avignon married
Marie Anne Antoinette Liercourt
-- Date: 2 Feb 1651 Place:
Trois-Rivières, 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
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Marguerite Mathurine Julliet (31 Dec 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - 06 March 1723, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Marie Juillet (25 Nov 1653, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada - 29 Sept 1736 , Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Charles Julliet (19 May 1656, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada - 5 July 1690, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Louis Julliet (11 Oct 1658, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada - 5 May 1736, Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
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