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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Mathurin  Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte

  (b. abt. 1643Bretagne, France   d. 14 April 1708Montréal, Québec, Canada )  

Mathurin Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte was born abt. 1643 in Bretagne, France . Mathurin Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte was the child of

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

He married  Jacqueline Labbe abt. 1669 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France) .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Jacqueline Labbe  was born abt. 1651 in , France .  She died 1 November 1721 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada . 

Mathurin Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte died 14 April 1708 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Saint-Ours Company

Born Riolo, Guilliers, Bretagne, France

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Mathurin Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte married immigrant Fille du Roi France Jacqueline Labbe-- Date: abt. 1669 Place: , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however the records of the baptisms of their many children are available, the first one being in 1670 in Sorel.

Updated: 4/22/2014 4:29:43 PM

Canada/New France Marie Colin (Collin) (b.11 October 1670 , Contrecœur, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France André Colin dit Laliberté (b.13 February 1675, Sorel, Québec, Canada   d. 24 June 1767, Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jacques Laliberte (b.1676, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 05 February 1688, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Michel Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte (b.24 August 1677, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 1 March 1752 , Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marguerite Colin (b.14 March 1680, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 20 January 1717, Longueuil, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Colin (b.8 May 1681, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 3 April 1756, , Québec Province, Canada )

Canada/New France Pierre Colin (b.6 October 1682 , Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 29 June 1751, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Colin (b.10 March 1684, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 13 January 1688, Longueuil, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Josephe Colin (b.28 April 1686, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France François Colin (b.01 July 1687, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 28 November 1687, Longueuil, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Colin (b.3 April 1689, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 8 December 1691, Longueuil, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Guillaume Colin (b.12 September 1690, Longueuil, Québec, Canada   d. 6 November 1690, Longueuil, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Thérèse Colin (b.21 February 1692, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 31 October 1765, Lanoraie, Québec, Canada )

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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...

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...

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Colin, Mathurin, dit La Liberte, m. Jacqueline Labbe, abt. 1668
Soldier, Company: Saint-Ours

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
Added: 9/14/2010 3:15:06 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 9:58:54 AM - Beckie

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 -

1670 Birth of Child
Marie Colin (Collin) was born 11 October 1670 , Contrecœur, Québec, Canada

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 -

1675 Birth of Child
André Colin dit Laliberté was born 13 February 1675, Sorel, Québec, Canada

1677 Birth of Child
Michel Colin (Collin) dit Laliberte was born 24 August 1677, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1680 Birth of Child
Marguerite Colin was born 14 March 1680, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1681 Longueuil
Mathurin Colin (dit Laliberte), macon, 38 ans; Jacqueline Labbe, sa femme, 30 ans; enfants: Marie, 11 ans; Andre, 6 ans; Jean, 5 ans; Michel, 4 ans; Marguerite, 1 an; Madeleine, 5 mois; 1 vache; 3 arpents en valeur.

Title Histoire de Longueuil et de la famille de Longueuil
Authors Alex Jodoin,...

1681 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Colin was born 8 May 1681, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1682 Birth of Child
Pierre Colin was born 6 October 1682 , Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1684 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Colin was born 10 March 1684, Longueuil, 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
Marie-Josephe Colin was born 28 April 1686, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1687 Birth of Child
François Colin was born 01 July 1687, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1688 Death of Child
Marie-Anne Colin died 13 January 1688, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1688 Death of Child
Jacques Laliberte died 05 February 1688, Montréal, 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-Anne Colin was born 3 April 1689, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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

1690 Birth of Child
Guillaume Colin was born 12 September 1690, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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

1691 Death of Child
Marie-Anne Colin died 8 December 1691, Longueuil, Québec, Canada

1692 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse Colin was born 21 February 1692, Montréal, 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 -

1708 Death
Death found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

14 Apr 1708

Mathurin Colin dit Laliberte Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 4/23/2009 5:59:32 PM - Beckie  Updated: 4/23/2009 - Beckie


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