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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean ("Petit Jean")  LAVALLÉE

  (b. abt. 1652 France   d. 22 July 1692 Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois leaving 5 children

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Jean ("Petit Jean") LAVALLÉE was born abt. 1652 in France

Jean ("Petit Jean") LAVALLÉE was the child of ?   and   ?

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Jean ("Petit Jean")  married  Marguerite DUSSON abt. 1671 in Sorel, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marguerite DUSSON  was born abt. 1656 in France.  Marguerite died 20 July 1731 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre). 

Jean ("Petit Jean") LAVALLÉE died 22 July 1692 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant, menuisier

He was in the military, St-Ours regiment when he was killed by Iroquois in Montreal, Quebec

Details of the family tree of Jean appear below.

Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Jean ("Petit Jean") LAVALLÉE was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

What is a Habitant? Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
Jean ("Petit Jean") was a habitant, menuisier.
The menuisier, or joiner, was an artisan who built things by joining pieces of wood, particularly lighter and more ornamental work than that done by a carpenter. He was primarily responsible for the manufacture of small works, as opposed to large works. The joiner made small wooden works, furniture and other objects intended for domestic use (doors, tables, cabinets, etc.). His main tools were the plane, the galley, the grooving/plow plane, the handsaw and the mallet.
Source: tfcq.ca

A Journey Through Sawdust and Shavings: Life as a Menuisier in 18th Century New France

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Jean ("Petit Jean") LAVALLÉE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marguerite DUSSON-- Date: abt. 1671 Place: Sorel, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

Marriage not found at Saint-Pierre-de-Sorel in Drouin Collection for this date. Only baptism records appear to be available.

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are records of the baptisms of their children, the first one being in 1674 at Sorel.

Jean Vallee (Petit Jean) and Marguerite Dusson

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'LAVALLÉE - derived from Vallée, diminutive of 'val', first name given to someone who lives in or comes from a valley. Jean Lavallée-Petit-Jean was born around 1652 in France. Of unknown parentage, he married Marguerite Dusson, of unknown origin, around 1671 in Quebec. From this union 5 children were born. He would have been hired by Jean-Baptiste Peuvret in 1666 and a servant of the Jesuits in 1667. He then settled in Sorel, where he still remained in 1681, when he owned 2 horned animals and 12 acres of land in value. He was captured and killed by the Iroquois in July 1692.'

Jacques Paquin, French-Canadian Ancestry, Facebook

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1674 Birth of Child
Jean LAVALLÉE was born 14 February 1674, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1675 Birth of Child
Françoise LAVALLEE was born 27 December 1675, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1678 Birth of Child
Catherine LAVALLEE was born 3 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1680 Birth of Child
Pierre-Noel LAVALLEE was born 5 April 1680, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1681 Saint-Francois-du-Lac (La Seigneurie de Saurel), QC, Canada
Jean Lavallee, (7), 29 ans; Marguerite Duson, sa femme, 15 ans. Enfants: Anne 10, Jean 8, Francoise 6, Noel 4, Catherine 1. 2 betes a cornes, 12 arpents.

Title Revue canadienne
Publisher Revue canadienne, 1886
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Sep 24, 2007
Page 397
death1692 Death
22 July 1692
Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
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