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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Martin  POISSON

  (b. 13 March 1633 St-Leger du Bourg-Denis, Rouen, Normandie, France   d. 5 March 1700 Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

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Martin POISSON was born 13 March 1633 in St-Leger du Bourg-Denis, Rouen, Normandie, France

Martin POISSON was the child of ?   and   ?

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Martin  married  Marie-Marguerite PROVOST (PREVOST) 17 October 1669 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marie-Marguerite PROVOST (PREVOST)  was born 28 October 1649 in Rouen, France.  Marie-Marguerite died 2 September 1718 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean). 

Martin POISSON died 5 March 1700 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Habitant



son of Laurent Poissson and Anne Picard


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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 - 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

Martin POISSON 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

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birth1633 Birth
13 March 1633
St-Leger du Bourg-Denis, Rouen, Normandie, France

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marriage1669 Marriage / Partner
Martin POISSON and Marie-Marguerite PROVOST (PREVOST) 17 October 1669, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean)

He was 36 years old.
1676 Birth of Child
Barbe POISSON was born 30 June 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Martin was 43 years old.
1691 Birth of Child
Jeanne POISSON was born 20 March 1691, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean)

Martin was 58 years old.
marriage1695 Marriage of Child
Barbe POISSON married 1 June 1695, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) to Daniel THOMAS
death1700 Death
5 March 1700
Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean)

He died at the age of 67.
Added: 12/1/2019 8:11:00 AM - Updated: 2/28/2020 2:59:42 PM

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