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Gilbert Barbier

  (abt. 1619, France  - 15 Nov 1693Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada )  

Gilbert Barbier

Did You Know?Did you know...French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains, confetti, or nuts are showered at the married couples, wishing them good luck and fertility.

Source: French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)

The Life of Gilbert Barbier

"Gilbert Barbier was one of the pioneers that arrived at Ville-Marie in 1642. While he was not present at the founding of Ville-Marie in May 1642, he joinedthe group later in the season.

Because of his small size, he was called “Le Minimie”.

During the early years of Ville Marie, Barbier lives in Box, probably in the huts built for the artisans.

On January 13, 1648, Gilbert Barbier was witness at the wedding of Louis Loisel and Marguerite Charlot who were married at the home of Jeanne Mance. [The grandchildren of Gilbert Barbier and Louis Loisel would later marry (Joseph Loisel m. Marguerite Beaudry, 1710).]

In 1650 he married Catherine Delaval. They had 8 children."

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

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

World History1638 - King Louis XIV born in France

Canada1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars

"On August 15th the first reinforcement of thirteen men arrived, sent under M. de Repentigny, as admiral of the Company's vessels by the Associates at Paris, through the funds collected, as mentioned, on February 2d. With them there came a most useful man to the colony, the pious and brave carpenter, Gilbert Barbier, surnamed "Minimus" for his short stature. Altar, furniture and other valuables arrived, and Gilbert Barbier immediately set about constructing a worthy chapel of wood, while wings were added to make the mission settlement house."

Title Montreal, 1535-1914: Under the French régime, 1535-1760
Volume 1 of Montreal, 1535-1914, William Henry Atherton
Author William Henry Atherton
Publisher S. J. Clarke, 1914
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitized Feb 2, 2006
Page 75
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News1643 - Louis XIV becomes king of France

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

1650 Marriage
Gilbert Barbier married Catherine Delavaux 14 Nov 1650 in Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada
Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

25th August 1663
25th August 1663.— Concession to Gilbert Barbier, a resident of the island of Montreal, of a certain extent of land.

Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2
Quebec Province Legislature
January 1, 1890
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Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer

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

Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1666 Census - Montreal, Quebec Click here to go to source1666 Montreal Census
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News1674 – Pointe-aux-Trembles is founded; it will be annexed to Montreal in 1982. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ 1670s_in_Canada

1681 Canadian Census Ville de Montreal
Gilbert Barbier, charpentier, 64
Catherine Delavau, sa femme, 61
Gabriel, 26
Nicolas, 23
Charles, 21
Pierre Lorreau, domestique, 10

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

NewsApril 1691 - Burned
"April: Point Aux Trembles is attacked, with thirty homes being burned. In retaliation, at Repentigny; a few miles down river, forty or more Iroquois are discovered sleeping and are killed. The captives are burned at the stake in Repentigny, Poin...Read MORE...

1693 Death Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. page 183 of 231
Death record found at L'Enfant Jesus de la Pointe aux Trembles, Point aux Trembles, Quebec in Drouin Collection

15 Nov 1693

Gilbert Barbier
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Marriage(s) and Child(ren)

marriage Gilbert Barbier married Catherine Delavaux -- Date: 14 Nov 1650 Place:  Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, 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. 

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

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son Charles Barbier (7 AUG 1651, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 28 February 1657, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)

daughter Adrienne Barbier (20 Aug 1652, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - aft. 31 Aug 1721,  )

daughter Barbe Barbier (9 Jan 1654, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 24 January 1694, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

daughter Agathe Barbier (,  - 1655, )

son Gabriel Barbier (6 SEP 1656, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - , )

son Nicolas Barbier (,  - 11 Aug 1691, La Prairie, Québec, Canada)

son Charles Henri Barbier (08 November 1660 , Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 08 June 1691, Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada)

daughter Marie Barbier (01 May 1663 , Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 19 May 1739, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)

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