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HELP! immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Jean  BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET)

  (b. 13 September 1643 Périgueux, France   d. 17 August 1722 Contrecœur, Canada, New France )  

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Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) was born 13 September 1643 in Périgueux, France . Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.
To learn more about the Carignan-Salières soldiers, visit: Who Were the The Carignan-Salières Regiment? Uncovering the Heroes of New France

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Jean  married  Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU) 16 April 1674 in Saint-Ours, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU)  was born abt. 1653 in Champagne, France.  Jeanne died 7 January 1737 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception). 

Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) died 17 August 1722 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Saint-Ours Company

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 - Did you know? Throughout the 17th century, France tamed and populated its new colonies across the ocean with the firm hand of seigneurs, aristocrats to whom the king distributed land. In turn, the seigneuers swore ...Read MORE...

Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec 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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET)


Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU)-- Date: 16 April 1674 Place: Saint-Ours, Canada, New France

Children of Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) and Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU):

flag female ancestor Anne BELLET dite GAZAILLE (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 January 1728, Saint-Ours, Canada, New France )
m. François CARSI dit LAVIOLETTE 6 June 1688 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag female ancestor Jeanne BELLET dite GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) (b.30 November 1676, Sorel, Canada, New France   d. 6 February 1750, Yamaska, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre DEGUIRE dit DESROSIERS 29 November 1696 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

flag male ancestor Mathurin BLET dit GAZAILLE (b.abt. 1678, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 28 February 1742, Sorel, Canada, New France )
m. Geneviève-Scholastique BEGNIER (BESNIER) 5 February 1719 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Barbe GAZAILLE dite BLETTE (b.3 May 1681, Contrecœur, Canada, New France   d. 2 February 1742, Saint-Ours, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre BENOIT 1708 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

flag female ancestor Elisbeth GAZAILLE dite BLETTE (b.29 July 1683, Saint-Ours, Canada, New France   d. 10 May 1753, Sorel, Canada, New France )
m. Étienne BEGNIER (BESNIER) 24 May 1716 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
m. Jean-Baptiste-Louis CHEVALIER 11 January 1724 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag male ancestor Pierre GAZAILLE dit BLETTE (b.2 June 1686, Saint-Ours, Canada, New France   d. 25 January 1728, Sorel, Canada, New France )
m. Thérèse BADAILLAC 
m. Angélique NIQUET 3 February 1726 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Madeleine GAZAILLE dite BLAIS (b.abt. 1693, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 March 1732, Verchères, Canada, New France )
m. Louis FOISY dit LAFRENIÈRE 9 August 1711 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

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birth1643 Birth
13 September 1643
Périgueux, France (Perigueux)
Bellet, Jean (La Gajaille), Company: Saint-Ours
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
marriage1674 Marriage / Partner
Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) and Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU) 16 April 1674, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
1676 Birth of Child
Jeanne BELLET dite GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) was born 30 November 1676, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1681 Birth of Child
Barbe GAZAILLE dite BLETTE was born 3 May 1681, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
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1683 Birth of Child
Elisbeth GAZAILLE dite BLETTE was born 29 July 1683, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
1686 Birth of Child
Pierre GAZAILLE dit BLETTE was born 2 June 1686, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
death1722 Death
17 August 1722
Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
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