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Blouin dit Laviolette, Mery (Mederic)
Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette - 1669 Marriage L'Ange Gardien, QC, Canada
Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette
1669 Marriage L'Ange Gardien, QC, Canada

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Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette

  (26 APR 1640Luçon (Lucon), France  - 14 Jul 1707Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )  

Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette

Born St Pierre d'Etusson, Luçon, Poitou, France

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...French Canadians have their own way of speaking French. That’s something that sets them apart from French people: they both speak the same language, but they speak it in completely differently ways. If you ask a Quebecer if he’s more British or French, it’s very likely you’ll get a different answer every time you ask. Quebec has been colonized by both, and has adopted some habits from each of their cultures.

Source: 6 Things You May Not Know About French Canadians (

The Life of Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette

26 APR 1640
Luçon (Lucon), France

"We are unaware of almost everything about the life of Mery Blouin in France, except that he came from Saint-Pierre-d'Etusson, where he was born about 1641. The son of Andre Blouin and of Francois Bounin was not educated. In Canada, he dared to write his name only once... In addition, our man was also called 'Laviolette', an affectation which fell into oblivion with the death of its bearer."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 30
Added: 9/17/2010 12:08:35 PM - 1  Updated: -

Canada1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars

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

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

Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer

1664 France to Canada
"... it is probable that it was one of these sailing ships which transported Mery Blouin to the colony in 1664."

"According to the established custom, ancestor Blouin would live in the country as an indentured servant for three years, before being recognized as a full citizen."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 31
Added: 9/17/2010 12:10:12 PM - 1  Updated: 9/17/2010 12:11:25 PM - 1

Canada1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages

Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1669 Marriage
Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette married Marie Carreau 30 Nov 1669 in Château-Richer (Chateau Richer), Québec, Canada
News1680 - Mission Founded
The area [Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans] was first colonized early in the 17th century. In 1680, a mission was founded and served by the priest of Sainte-Famille. Saint-Jean-de-l'%C3%8Ele-d'Orl%C3%A9ans

1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Emery Blouart (Mederic Blouin), 40
Marie Carreau, sa femme, 26
Jean, 9
Marie, 8
Jacques, 5
Anne, 3
Marguerite, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/2/2010 4:38:11 PM - 1  Updated: 3/2/2010 - 1

World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

Invention1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)

Canada1701 - Signing of the Great Peace of Montréal between 39 First Nation tribes and the French Colonial government

1707 Death Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
"Since his strength had left him, our steady and tenacious farmer retreated from life in the middle of the summer. Mery died on Thursday, 14 July 1707. According to the custom of the time, he was laid to rest the same day. Jean-Baptiste Menage, ordained a priest on the preceding 4 June, presided at the funeral and wrote the names of the two witnesses in the registry: Jean Plante and Joseph Roger."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 37

NOTE: Death in index in Drouin Collection for Saint-Jean -- 1707, page 76
Added: 9/17/2010 1:05:10 PM - 1  Updated: 11/29/2013 3:01:32 PM - 1

Marriage(s) and Child(ren)

marriage Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette married Marie Carreau -- Date: 30 Nov 1669 Place:  Château-Richer (Chateau Richer), Québec, Canada
Source: Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marie Carreau was the daughter of Louis Carreau and Jeanne Lerouge

groom's name: Mederic Beslouin
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bride's name: Marie Carreaux
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marriage date: 30 Nov 1669
marriage place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
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groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
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bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Unknown
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indexing project (batch) number: M01734-5
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: P 142

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Jan 2013), Mederic Beslouin and Marie Carreaux, 30 Nov 1669; citing reference P 142, FHL microfilm 1018161.

Marriage found at L'Ange Gardien in Drouin Collection listed under marriages of people from Chateau-Richer.

"The eldest daughter of the second Carreau generation was named Marie. Born on 20 March 1655, she had been baptized at Quebec by Father Jerome Lalemant. Godfather: Jean Bourdon; Godmother: Marie Favery, wife of Pierre Legardeuer, Sieur de Repentigny. At the age of 14, Marie met Mery Blouin. They fell in love. On 5 November 1669, they signed a marriage contract in the presence of the notary Paul Vachon. They would live in joint ownership of property."

"Father Francois Fillon blessed the marriage on the following 30 November, and recorded the act in the registry at Chateau-Richer."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 32

Added:   Updated: 1/3/2013 8:39:15 PM


daughter Marie Francoise Blouin (abt. 1670,  - bef. 1681, )

son Jean Blouin (11 Jul 1672, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Québec, Canada - 29 Mar 1745, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

daughter Marie Madeleine Blouin (12 May 1674, L'Île d'Orléans (Ile d'Orleans), Québec, Canada - 12 Sep 1755, L'Île d'Orléans (Ile d'Orleans), Québec, Canada)

son Jacques Blouin (2 Apr 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 16 January 1744, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

daughter Anne Blouin (6 Apr 1678, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - Dec 1749, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans (St Laurent de l'Isle d'Orleans), Québec, Canada)

daughter Catherine Blouin (27 October 1680, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 12 January 1776, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

daughter Marie Francoise Blouin (26 MAY 1688, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 30 DEC 1762, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

son Gabriel Blouin (16 May 1691, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 11 March 1772, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

daughter Genevieve Blouin (4 Dec 1693, Château-Richer (Chateau Richer), Québec, Canada - ,  )

daughter Marie Madeleine Blouin (2 Jan 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 16 July 1791, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada)

son Paul Blouin (28 August 1699 , Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 06 August 1784, Lanoraie, Berthier, Québec, Canada)


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