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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 April 1640Luçon (Lucon), France  - 14 July 1707Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) )  

Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette was born 26 April 1640 in Luçon (Lucon), France. Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette was the child of

He married  Marie Carreau 30 November 1669 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer) .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marie Carreau was born 20 March 1655 in Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  She died 10 February 1722 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) .  She was the daughter of Louis Carreau dit Lafraicheur and Jeanne Lerouge.

Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette died 14 July 1707 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste).


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

Birth
26 April 1640
Luçon (Lucon), France

Misc
"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 al...Read MORE...


News Local News: 1648 - Huron country destroyed, Hurons relocated to ile D'Orleans

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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. Lafor...Read MORE...


1669 Marriage / Union
Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette and Marie Carreau 30 November 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)

News Local News: 1675 - The first church in Saint-Jean was built in 1675

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News Local News: On April 6, 1676, Île d’Orléans became a county divided into four burgs: Saint-Pierre, Saint-Jean, Sainte-Famille and Saint-Paul (renamed Saint-Laurent in 1698).

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News Local News: 1679 - The parish of Saint-Jean was officially founded in 1679.

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News Local News: 1680 - Mission Founded
The area [Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans] was first colonized early in the 17th century. In 1680, a m...Read MORE...


1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Emery Blouart (Mederic Blouin), 40
Marie Carreau, sa femme, 26
enfants:
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 History World News: 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.


1707 Death
"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 ...Read MORE...



Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)


Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette married  Marie Carreau-- Date: 30 November 1669 Place: Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)
Familysearch.org. 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 dit Lafraicheur and Jeanne Lerouge

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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
groom's father's name:
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groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Unknown
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M01734-5
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: P 142

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2KL-5NV : 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
Updated: 12/9/2014 10:33:33 AM


Children:
 Marie-Françoise Blouin (abt. 1670, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - bef. 1681, )

 Jean Blouin (11 July 1672, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 29 March 1745, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

 Marie-Madeleine Blouin (12 May 1674, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 12 Septembr 1755, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St Francois de l'Isle d'Orleans))

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

 Anne Blouin (6 April 1678, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) - December 1749, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St Laurent))

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

 Marie-Françoise Blouin (26 MAY 1688, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) - 30 December 1762, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

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

 Geneviève Blouin (4 December 1693, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer) - ,  )

 Marie-Madeleine Blouin (2 January 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) - 16 July 1791, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Pointe de Lévy) (St Joseph de Levis) (Lauzon))

 Paul Blouin dit Laviolette (28 August 1699 , Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) - 06 August 1784, Lanoraie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie) (Lanoraie-d'Autray))




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