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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  GAUVIN

  (b. abt. 1641 Croix-Chapeau, Charente Maritime, France   d. 6 June 1706 L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France )  

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Jean GAUVIN was born abt. 1641 in Croix-Chapeau, Charente Maritime, France. Jean GAUVIN was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

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

Jean  married  Anne MAGNAN 22 October 1665 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Anne MAGNAN  was born abt. 1650 in St-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, France.  Anne died 20 December 1713 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Jean GAUVIN died 6 June 1706 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Habitant et fermier

son of Louis Gauvin and Anne Lépine

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? The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in huge quantities. Every parish in the colony had its grog-shop; in 1725 the King ordered that no...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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 GAUVIN 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
Jean was a Habitant et fermier.
The cultivateur, or cultivator, was a person who cultivated and exploited the land in order to get a crop.

He may have been the proprietor of his own parcel(s) of land. He could, depending on the land size, have employed other agricultural workers. If he didn't own the land, he was called a tenant farmer.

Life as a Cultivateur in 18th Century New France: Tilling the Soil of History

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Jean GAUVIN


Jean GAUVIN married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Anne MAGNAN-- Date: 22 October 1665 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Children of Jean GAUVIN and Anne MAGNAN:

flag boy ancestor Jean-Nicolas GAUVIN (b.23 January 1669, Québec, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne GAUVIN (b.4 March 1671 , Sillery, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Louis BUREAU dit SANSSOUCY 25 July 1685 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

flag male ancestor Jean-François GAUVIN (b.2 October 1673, Sillery, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 10 October 1742, Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Madeleine BOUCHARD 29 May 1702 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

flag male ancestor Étienne GAUVIN (b.31 May 1676, L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. 6 March 1744, L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France )
m. Anne BULTÉ dite LIRET 11 May 1700 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
m. Marie-Jeanne FISET 9 April 1709 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

flag male ancestor Jean GAUVIN (b.21 January 1680, L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine GAUVIN (b.23 August 1681 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Charles-François BOUIN dit DUFRESNE 8 July 1705 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

flag male ancestor Pierre GAUVIN (b.16 June 1684 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. 19 July 1756, L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne FISET 1 August 1707 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste GAUVIN (b.26 February 1687 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Jacques GAUVIN (b.15 May 1690 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. 15 October 1747, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Canada, New France)
m. Louise ST-PIERRE dite DESSAINT 14 November 1712 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

flag male ancestor Pierre-Joseph GAUVIN (b.2 December 1694, L'Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marie-Anne JOURDAIN abt. 1723 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

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marriage1665 Marriage / Partner
Jean GAUVIN and Anne MAGNAN 22 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1669 Birth of Child
Jean-Nicolas GAUVIN was born 23 January 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1671 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne GAUVIN was born 4 March 1671 , Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)
1673 Birth of Child
Jean-François GAUVIN was born 2 October 1673, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)
1676 Birth of Child
Étienne GAUVIN was born 31 May 1676, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
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1680 Birth of Child
Jean GAUVIN was born 21 January 1680, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1681 Canadian Census Petite Auvergne
Jean Gauvin, 40
Anne Magnan, sa femme, 30
Marie, 10
Francois, 8
Etienne, 5
Jean, 3

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1681 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine GAUVIN was born 23 August 1681 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1684 Birth of Child
Pierre GAUVIN was born 16 June 1684 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1687 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste GAUVIN was born 26 February 1687 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1690 Birth of Child
Jacques GAUVIN was born 15 May 1690 , L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1694 Birth of Child
Pierre-Joseph GAUVIN was born 2 December 1694, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
death1706 Death
6 June 1706
L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
Added: - Updated: 12/7/2021 11:28:13 AM

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