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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.
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French-Canadian Culture (www.buzzle.com /articles /french-canadiane-culture.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

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 (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)
  • Jean GAUVIN
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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
  • 1665 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)
  • 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
    enfants:
    Marie, 10
    Francois, 8
    Etienne, 5
    Jean, 3

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


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