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immigrant flag  Michel-Masson  THEODORE dit GILLES

  (b. 24 March 1631, France   d. 4 May 1664Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Michel-Masson THEODORE dit GILLES was born 24 March 1631 in , France. Michel-Masson THEODORE dit GILLES was the child of

Michel-Masson was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1658.

He married  Jacqueline LAGRANGE 16 September 1658 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jacqueline LAGRANGE  was born 1 July 1641 in , France .  She died 3 August 1688 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Michel-Masson THEODORE dit GILLES died 4 May 1664 in Montréal, Canada, New France .
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Did You Know? Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  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.

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Michel-Masson THEODORE dit GILLES married immigrant Fille a Marier flag Jacqueline LAGRANGE-- Date: 16 September 1658 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
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. 


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

Michel Theodore and Jacqueline Lagrange

Children:
flag Marie-Barbe THEODORE dite GILLES (b.04 December 1660 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. aft. 23 December 1682, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Jeanne THEODORE dite GILLES (b.8 August 1663, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 9 June 1730, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )


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Birth
24 March 1631
, France

Canada 1632 - The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye enables France to regain possession of Canada.


Canada 1634-40 - The Huron nation is reduced by half from European diseases (smallpox epidemic, 1639).

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News 1635 - Jean de Lauzon becomes the owner of the Island of Montreal.

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France 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.


News 1636 - The Island Where There Was a Village
The Island of Mont Real is still being used as a temporary camp and the Savages called the place...Read MORE...


France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon


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Canada 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars
Also known as the Beaver Wars.

Encouraged and armed by their Dutch and English trading partners, ...Read MORE...


News 1642 - Fort Maisonneuve
Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere ...Read MORE...


Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18).

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News 1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year.

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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne


News 1644 - Iroquois attack Montreal on March 16

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News 1645 - Treaty with the Iroquois. The peace is broken a few months later. (Montreal)

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News 1646 to 1653 - War with the Iroquois (Montreal)

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News 1648 - Adrienne Du Vivier arrives; she and her husband, Augustin Hébert, are often referred to as "Montreal's First Citizens."

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Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation.

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News 1650 to 1653 - 50 men held Fort Montreal
Only 50 men held Fort Montreal. Between 1650 and 1653, 32 French settlers were killed by the...Read MORE...


News 1650 - Montreal Status Report
The wheat crop this year was excellent especially at Montreal. The Iroquois had driven most of the ...Read MORE...


News 1651 - On July 26, 200 Iroquois attack the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.

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News 1652 - Montreal
Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was...Read MORE...


News 1653 - Life in Montreal
The Jesuit vision of the Mountain of Montreal is a mission to convert the Natives and stop French...Read MORE...


News 1653 - Congregation of Notre Dame founded in Montreal

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1658 Marriage / Partner
Michel-Masson THEODORE dit GILLES and Jacqueline LAGRANGE 16 September 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 18th March, 1658 - Right to Bear Arms in Montreal
By-law permitting the inhabitants of Villemarie to provide themselves with guns and ammunition, to...Read MORE...


News 9th July, 1658 - Forbidding the Sale of Liquor to Indians (Montreal)
Renewed orders, forbidding the sale of liquor to the Indians, under pain of confiscation and a fine ...Read MORE...


News 1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and...Read MORE...


Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).

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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


Canada 1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.

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News On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his...Read MORE...


1660 Birth of Child
Marie-Barbe THEODORE dite GILLES was born 04 December 1660 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 20th September 1662. — Firing guns during the night, or going out after retreat, prohibited. (Montreal)

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Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...


1663 Birth of Child
Jeanne THEODORE dite GILLES was born 8 August 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Death
4 May 1664
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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