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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Michel  LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER

  (b. 13 March 1631 St-Pierre, Chênehutte, Maine-et-Loire, France   d. 5 November 1684 Lotbinière, Canada, New France )  

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Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER was born 13 March 1631 in St-Pierre, Chênehutte, Maine-et-Loire, France

Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER was the child of ?   and   ?

Michel was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1653.

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

Michel  married  Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU) 15 June 1659 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU)  was born 21 August 1639 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.  Marie-Michelle died 30 November 1675 in Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis).  Marie-Michelle was the child of Pierre DUTEAU and Jeanne PERRIN.

Michel  married  (2) Michelle OUINVILLE 12 April 1677 in Champlain, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Michelle OUINVILLE  was born abt. 1647 in France.  Michelle died 20 November 1700 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER died 5 November 1684 in Lotbinière, Canada, New France .

Occupation: eel fisherman, 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? Do not use the term "Native Americans" to refer to indigenous peoples. Many Canadians find the term offensive. Canadians refer to members of these groups as "people of the First Nations."
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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
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

Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER 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

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER

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Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU)-- Date: 15 June 1659 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).


Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU) was the child of Pierre DUTEAU and Jeanne PERRIN


Marriage found at Immaculee Conception, Trois Rivieres in Drouin Collection

Michel Lemay and Marie Dutost
He is the son of Francisci Le May and Marial Gaschet

She is the daughter of Petre Dutost and Joannae Peirin


Children of Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER and Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU):

flag male ancestor Michel LEMAY (b.March 1660, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 July 1712, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine JOBIN 22 April 1686 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag male ancestor Joseph LEMAY dit DELORME (b.abt. 1661, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 12 August 1707, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Agnes-Madeleine GAUDRY dite BOURBONNIÈRE 4 June 1686 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine LEMAY (b.abt. 1663, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )
m. Louis HOUDE dit DESROCHERS 1690 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Ignace LEMAY (b.24 November 1665 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1727, Lotbinière, Canada, New France )
m. Anne GIRARD 24 November 1687 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)

flag female ancestor Marie-Jeanne LEMAY (b.abt. 1666, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 24 May 1741, Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière, Canada, New France)
m. Étienne DENEVERS dit BRANTIGNY 1684 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Charles LEMAY (b.abt. 1669, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 14 September 1733, Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière, Canada, New France)
m. Louise HOUDE 26 MAY 1691 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste LEMAY dit LARONDIERE (b.abt. 1670, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 December 1731, Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Helene BOUCHER 1700 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Pierre LEMAY (b.abt. 1671, Batiscan, Canada, New France   d. ,  )
m. Marie-Anne GERMAIN 7 February 1695 in Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-du-Cap-Sante)




Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Michelle OUINVILLE-- Date: 12 April 1677 Place: Champlain, Canada, New France
"On 12 April 1677, at the Cote-Champlain, Michel Married Michelle Quinville, a King's Daughter and widow of Nicolas Barabe. This feminine ancestor of the Barabees was a widow for several years and lived alone with four children."

SOURCE: OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTORS BY THOMAS J. LAFOREST, Volume II


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LEMAY - from the abbreviated form of the Latin 'ulmum' which means 'elm'. Nickname given to someone who lives near an elm plantation. Or, nickname given to someone who comes from one of the localities called 'Le May'.

Michel Lemay born around 1630 to François and Marie Gaschet of Chenehutte in Anjou, married in Trois-Rivières on June 15, 1659 Marie Duteau born in La Rochelle on August 21, 1639, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne Perrin. She died in 1675 after having had 9 children. He remarried in 1677 to Michelle Ouinville of Paris, also a widow. Two children will be born from this union. In 1655, he received land at the mouth of Trois-Rivières, the first sign of his presence in the country, then another in Cap-de-la-Madeleine where he settled and married. He received concessions in Batiscan then in 1673 in Lotbinière where he settled with his second wife. He died before February 9, 1685.
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birth1631 Birth
13 March 1631
St-Pierre, Chênehutte, Maine-et-Loire, France
1653 Left France for New France
'Michel Lemay left his country for Canada in 1653.'

SOURCE: OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTORS BY THOMAS J. LAFOREST, Volume II
marriage1659 Marriage / Partner
Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER and Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU) 15 June 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1659
'On 16 June 1659, Michel Lemay married Marie Dutaut (Duteau) at La Magdeleine, near Trois-Rivieres. Father Rene Menard, S. J., blessed the union. Marie was born at LaRochelle in 1640 and her story is worth telling: It is described by Gabriel Debien in these words, 'On 16 April 1658 Jeanne Perrin, wife of Pierre Dutaut, a porter of LaRochelle, and with his permission, indentured herself for 5 years at 50 livres per year, to Jacques de la Poterie of Quebec. This contract was made through his agent, Pierre Denis. Jeanne Perrin-Dutaut departed with her daughter Madeleine, age 9 years.' This is not all, because, according to the manifest of the ship Prince Guillaume, on that same day, the sixteen-year-old son of Jeanne, one Charles Dutaut, signed a 3 year contract of service, as did his 19 year old sister, Marie, before Notary Teuleron. Up until this time, no trace of the father! It is Archange Godbout who has the last word: 'As for the father, one knows not for what reason, he remained at ...Read MORE...


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Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER - Les Vieilles Familles DYamachiche, Vingt-Trois Genealogies, F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1908
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Les Vieilles Familles D'Yamachiche, Vingt-Trois Genealogies, F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1908
Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER - Les Vieilles Familles DYamachiche, Vingt-Trois Genealogies, F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1908
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Les Vieilles Familles D'Yamachiche, Vingt-Trois Genealogies, F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1908
Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER - page 120 Title	Bulletin des recherches historiques, Volumes 13-15 Authors	Québec (Province) Archives, Société des études historiques (Québec) Publi
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page 120
Title Bulletin des recherches historiques, Volumes 13-15
Authors Québec (Province) Archives, Société des études historiques (Québec)
Publisher A. Roy, 1907
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Mar 8, 2006

1660 Birth of Child
Michel LEMAY was born March 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1665 Birth of Child
Ignace LEMAY was born 24 November 1665 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
Michel lemey - 36 habitant

Marie dutost - 26 sa femme

Charles lemey - 6 fils

Joseph lemey - 5 fils

Marie lemey - 4 fille

Ignace lemey - 1 fils

Jacques dutost - 23 frere de lad. dutost

Et pierre - .20 domestique
The first census of New France (1666)
AN EEL FISHERMAN
'MICHEL LEMAY NO LONGER SUFFERED FROM WANDER-LUST. NOW HE STAYED HOME TO ENGAGE IN HIS FAVORITE PASTIME--EEL FISHING. THIS SPORT STARTED IN 1666 AS A MEANS OF EARNING SOME EXTRA MONEY. AT FIRST HE FISHED WITH NETS OFF THE POINTE-SAINT-CROIX. LATER, WHEN THE SPORT BECAME A BUSINESS, HE WOULD BUILD WEIRS, TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TIDAL EBB AND FLOOD, IN ORDER TO TRAP THE WRIGLEY CREATURES. IT WAS NOT BY CHANCE THAT, WHEN SEIGNEUR CHARTIER OFFERED MICHEL A CONCESSION IN LOTBINIERE, HE INCLUDED FISHING RIGHTS IN THE RIVER IN EXCHANGE FOR 'SIXTEENTH PART OF HIS CATCH, SALTED AND CONDITIONED.' IN 1722, BACQUEVILLE DE LA POTHERIE WROTE THAT ON A SINGLE TIDE ONE COULD LAND AS MANY AS 3000 EELS. NOW THAT IS GOOD FISHING INDEED! LEMAY WOULD PUT THE FISH IN HOLDING TANKS, THEN SALT THEM DOWN IN BARRELS OF 500 EELS EACH. IN A GOOD SEASON, THE CATCH WOULD AMOUNT TO 60-70,000 EELS. THIS 'FRUIT OF THE SEA' WAS SOLD FOR 25 TO 30 LIVRES A BARREL. IN 1679, JEAN LEMOYNE DELIVERED TO THE LEMAY FAMILY, 'A ...Read MORE...


1675 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Michelle DUTOST (DUTAUT) (DUTEAU) died 30 November 1675, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis)
marriage1677 Marriage / Partner
Michel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER and Michelle OUINVILLE 12 April 1677, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1680 Birth of Child
Antoinette LEMAY was born 7 March 1680, Grondines, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Grondines)

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1681 Canadian Census Seigneurir de Lotbiniere
Michel Lemee (Lemay) 50
Marie Ouenville (Dutost, Ouenville et Ouimet), sa femme, 34
enfants:
Michel, 21
Joseph, 18
Marie, 16
Ignace, 14
Noel, 13
Charles, 12
Jean, 11
Pierre, 10
Marie, 9
Jean, 8
Xavier, 7
Antoinette, 6
Madelaine, 4
Antoinette, 1 1/ 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
death1684 Death
5 November 1684
Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis)
1684 Birth of Child
Louis-François LEMAY was born 26 February 1684, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis)
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