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  (b. 1 April 1634 France   d. 20 January 1718 Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )  

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Jean BOURASSA was born 1 April 1634 in France. Jean BOURASSA was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Perrette-Marie VALLEE 20 October 1665 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Perrette-Marie VALLEE  was born abt. 1645 in Champagne, France.  She died 5 May 1676 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

He married  (2) Catherine POITEVIN 4 November 1676 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Catherine POITEVIN  was born abt. 1641 in Paris, France. 

Jean BOURASSA died 20 January 1718 in Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant


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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.
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Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America www.ameriquefrancaise.org
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 BOURASSA 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)
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    Title Historire de la seigneurie de Lauzon, Volume 1 Historire de la Seigneurie de Lauzon, Joseph-Edmond Roy Author Joseph-Edmond Roy Published 1897 Original from Columbia University Digitized Dec 7, 2009
  • 1634 Birth
    1 April 1634
    , France

  • '...our ancestor, Jean Bourasseau, then a young man of 23, went to the port town of La Rochelle to sign up for work in New France. On 5 April 1657... he agreed to a three year contract at a salary of 90 livres a year... Once his period of servitude was ended, Jean became a farmer.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VIII, Pages 41-42
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    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
    Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852) wikipedia
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    Source: Les Vieilles Families D'Yamahiche, Vingt-Cinq Genealogies by F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1900
  • 1665 Marriage / Partner
    Jean BOURASSA and Perrette-Marie VALLEE 20 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    François BOURASSA was born 13 April 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1669 Birth of Child
    Pierre BOURASSA was born 11 February 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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