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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Nicolas  MARCOTTE

  (b. 23 November 1642 St-Leger de Fecamp, Le Havre, Rouen, Normandie, France   d. abt. 1713 Donnacona, Canada, New France )  

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Nicolas MARCOTTE was born 23 November 1642 in St-Leger de Fecamp, Le Havre, Rouen, Normandie, France. Nicolas MARCOTTE was the child of ?   and   ?

Nicolas was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1670.

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

Nicolas  married  Martine TAVREY 14 September 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Martine TAVREY  was born abt. 1646 in Notre-Dame-du-Chemin, Orleans, Loiret, France.  Martine died 24 July 1713 in Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) (Les Ecureuils). 

Nicolas MARCOTTE died abt. 1713 in Donnacona, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant

Son of Charles Marcotte and Jacqueline Baucher

Details of the family tree of Nicolas 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? When the Montréal metro was built, all the earth that was taken out was used to enlarge the Île Sainte-Hélène and to create the Île Notre-Dame for Expo 1967.
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

Nicolas MARCOTTE 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 (

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 Nicolas MARCOTTE


Nicolas MARCOTTE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Martine TAVREY-- Date: 14 September 1670 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Nicolas, son of Charles Marquot and Jacqueline Bouchard
Martine, daughter of Nicolas Taurey and Marie Margot

Children of Nicolas MARCOTTE and Martine TAVREY:

flag female ancestor Marie MARCOTTE (b.11 June 1671, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 27 November 1746, Donnacona, Canada, New France )
m. Michel L'HOMME 21 April 1687 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
m. Pierre LEFEBVRE dit LADOUCEUR 24 July 1688 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
m. Rene DERY dit LAROSE 8 January 1714 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)

flag female ancestor Elisabeth MARCOTTE (b.3 February 1673, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 6 April 1751, Deschambault, Canada, New France )
m. Mathurin ROBERT dit ST-AMAND 30 July 1691 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
m. David GIRAUDEAU 25 April 1713 in Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault)

flag female ancestor Marie MARCOTTE (b.28 January 1675, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 7 August 1749, Deschambault, Canada, New France )
m. Joseph GRÉGOIRE 18 February 1697 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
m. Bernard DELAUMAY (DELOME) 1708 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag boy ancestor Jean-Baptiste MARCOTTE (b.4 October 1677, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France   d. 19 November 1687, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Bernard-Pierre MARCOTTE (b.9 June 1680, Donnacona, Canada, New France   d. 30 June 1767, Lotbinière, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marie-Louise HOUDE 24 July 1713 in Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada

flag female ancestor Marguerite MARCOTTE (b.2 August 1683, Donnacona, Canada, New France   d. 1 November 1738, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Joseph FOUCHER (FAUCHER) 27 January 1704 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

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birth1642 Birth
23 November 1642
St-Leger de Fecamp, Le Havre, Rouen, Normandie, France
Nicolas Marcotte
'...Nicolas and Jacques Marcotte arrived at Quebec about 166 and established themselves on adjacent land at Neuville...'

Marriage contract:

'Nicolas Marcot and Martine Taurey, 1 September 1670, before the notary Becquet of Quebec.'
Our French-Canadian Ancestors - Thomas J. Laforest
marriage1670 Marriage / Partner
Nicolas MARCOTTE and Martine TAVREY 14 September 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1671 Birth of Child
Marie MARCOTTE was born 11 June 1671, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
1673 Birth of Child
Elisabeth MARCOTTE was born 3 February 1673, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
1675 Birth of Child
Marie MARCOTTE was born 28 January 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1677 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste MARCOTTE was born 4 October 1677, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
1680 Birth of Child
Bernard-Pierre MARCOTTE was born 9 June 1680, Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) (Les Ecureuils)
1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de Dombour Neuville
Nicolas Marcot, 36
Martine Toret, sa femme, 35
Marie, 11
Elizabeth, 9
Jean, 7
Pierre, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

1683 Birth of Child
Marguerite MARCOTTE was born 2 August 1683, Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) (Les Ecureuils)

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1687 Death of Child
Jean-Baptiste MARCOTTE died 19 November 1687, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
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