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HELP! Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located immigrant flag male ancestor  Mathurin  GAGNON (GASGNON)

  (b. 22 October 1606 Tourouvre, Mortagne, France   d. 20 April 1690 Château-Richer, Canada, New France )  

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Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) was born 22 October 1606 in Tourouvre, Mortagne, France. Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) was the child of Pierre GAGNON   and   Renee ROGER

Mathurin was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1637.

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

Mathurin  married  Vincente GAUTHIER .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Vincente GAUTHIER  was born abt. 1616 in France. 

Mathurin  married  (2) Françoise GODEAU 30 September 1647 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Françoise GODEAU  was born abt. 1635 in La Roche-Guyon, Normandie, France.  Françoise died 14 September 1696 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer). 

Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) died 20 April 1690 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Marchand, Cultivateur, Habitant


Details of the family tree of Mathurin 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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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

Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) 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)

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

  • 'Mathurin was born on 22 October 1606 at La Gagnonniere, two miles from Tourouvre where he was baptized. he lived there with his parents until he was twenty-nine-years old.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume I, Page 102
  • Biography
    GAGNON (Gaingnon, Gangnon, and Gaignon), MATHURIN, farmer, business man, member of the Communauté des Habitants; b. 1606 at Saint-Aubin de Tourouvre (Perche), son of Pierre Gagnon (Gaignon) and Madeleine-Renée Roger; d. 1690 at Château-Richer.

    The propaganda of Robert Giffard and of Noël Juchereau, who were recruiting settlers in Perche, probably had an influence on Mathurin Gagnon, and he decided to establish himself in Canada with his...Read MORE...


    Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)
  • 1606 Birth
    22 October 1606
    Tourouvre, Mortagne, France

  • 'While there (in France with his parents), he became engaged to Vincente Gaulthier who had an enfant naturelle about 1636 named Marthe. Mathurin acknowledged his parentage and brought Marthe with him to Canada, where she married Jean Doyen in 1650.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume I, Page 102
  • 1637 Arrival in Canada
    'HE ARRIVED IN CANADA ABOUT 1637 WITH HIS BROTHERS. THEY OPENED A SHOP AT QUEBEC - BEING THE BEST EDUCATED AND THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD WRITE, MATHURIN KEPT THE ACCOUNTS.'

    THOMAS J. LAFOREST
    OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTORS : VOLUME I, PAGE 102
  • 1647 Marriage / Partner
    Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) and Françoise GODEAU 30 September 1647, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1650 Birth of Child
    Marie-Madeleine GAGNON was born 26 June 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1653 Birth of Child
    Mathurin GAGNON was born 27 August 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) married flag female ancestor Vincente GAUTHIER-- Place: 
"While there (in France with his parents), he became engaged to Vincente Gaulthier who had an enfant naturelle about 1636 named Marthe. Mathurin acknowledged his parentage and brought Marthe with him to Canada, where she married Jean Doyen in 1650."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume I, Page 102


Children of Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) and Vincente GAUTHIER:




Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) married Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!immigrant flag female ancestor Françoise GODEAU-- Date: 30 September 1647 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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"On 30 September 1647, when he was middle aged, he married Francoise Goudeau, daughter of Francois and of Jeanne Jehan from Roche-Guyon in Normandy. Francoise's mother was married for a second time in France to Jacques Lehoux and they came to Canada together. Francoise was only thirteen years old when she married Mathurin while he was forty-one. The wedding took place in the home of Mathurin at Chateau Richer. Jacques Lehoux signed as witness to the marriage. They had sixteen children, but only nine lived to marry - five boys and four girls."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume I, Page 102


Children of Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) and Françoise GODEAU:

flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine GAGNON (b.26 June 1650, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 September 1680, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Jean PICARD 18 November 1663 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag male ancestor Mathurin GAGNON (b.27 August 1653, Québec, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1713, Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Canada, New France)
m. Charlotte COCHON 28 October 1686 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag female ancestor Françoise GAGNON (b.15 December 1655, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 30 May 1680, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Louis PREVOST 21 February 1672 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Vincent GAGNON (b.27 August 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 26 November 1708, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne DAVID 12 October 1694 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag baby girl ancestor Marie GAGNON (b.23 January 1662, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 10 February 1662, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag female ancestor Marguerite GAGNON (b.9 May 1663, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 16 April 1742, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Vital CARON 10 February 1686 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag male ancestor Jacques-François GAGNON (b.1 April 1665, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 18 November 1687, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag boy ancestor Flavien GAGNON (b.28 August 1666, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 9 February 1679, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag boy ancestor Jean GAGNON (b.26 March 1669, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag male ancestor Pierre GAGNON (b.3 September 1672, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 25 June 1744, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )
m. Helene CLOUTIER 28 February 1696 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

flag baby boy ancestor Joseph GAGNON (b.23 March 1674, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 3 May 1676, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Joseph GAGNON (b.24 May 1677, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 11 December 1745, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)
m. Marie-Marguerite CLOUTIER 26 January 1699 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)



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1606 Birth
22 October 1606
Tourouvre, Mortagne, France

'Mathurin was born on 22 October 1606 at La Gagnonniere, two miles from Tourouvre where he was baptized. he lived there with his parents until he was twenty-nine-years old.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume I, Page 102
Biography
GAGNON (Gaingnon, Gangnon, and Gaignon), MATHURIN, farmer, business man, member of the Communauté des Habitants; b. 1606 at Saint-Aubin de Tourouvre (Perche), son of Pierre Gagnon (Gaignon) and Madeleine-Renée Roger; d. 1690 at Château-Richer.

The propaganda of Robert Giffard and of Noël Juchereau, who were recruiting settlers in Perche, probably had an influence on Mathurin Gagnon, and he decided to establish himself in Canada with his...Read MORE...


Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)

'While there (in France with his parents), he became engaged to Vincente Gaulthier who had an enfant naturelle about 1636 named Marthe. Mathurin acknowledged his parentage and brought Marthe with him to Canada, where she married Jean Doyen in 1650.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume I, Page 102
1637 Arrival in Canada
'HE ARRIVED IN CANADA ABOUT 1637 WITH HIS BROTHERS. THEY OPENED A SHOP AT QUEBEC - BEING THE BEST EDUCATED AND THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD WRITE, MATHURIN KEPT THE ACCOUNTS.'

THOMAS J. LAFOREST
OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTORS : VOLUME I, PAGE 102
1647 Marriage / Partner
Mathurin GAGNON (GASGNON) and Françoise GODEAU 30 September 1647, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1650 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine GAGNON was born 26 June 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1653 Birth of Child
Mathurin GAGNON was born 27 August 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1655 Birth of Child
Françoise GAGNON was born 15 December 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child
Vincent GAGNON was born 27 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Marie GAGNON was born 23 January 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1663 Birth of Child
Marguerite GAGNON was born 9 May 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1665 Birth of Child
Jacques-François GAGNON was born 1 April 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1666 Habittans de Beaupré
Mathurin Gaignon - 58 habittant

francoise goudrau - 30 sa femme

Marie gaignon - 16 fille

Mathurin gaignon - 12 fils

francoise gaignon - 7 fille

Margueritte Gaignon - 3 fille

Jacques Gaignon - 1 fils

Jean Auty - 22 domestique engaigé

Et thomas Langlois - 20 aussy domestique Engaigé
The first census of New France (1666) www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
1666 Birth of Child
Flavien GAGNON was born 28 August 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1667 Census - Montmorency County, Quebec
Mathurin Gaignon, habitant, 60 years
Francoise Godeau, 36 years
Mathurin Gaignon, 14 years
Francois Gaignon, 12 years
Vincent Gaignon, 9 years
Marguerite Gaignon, 5 years
Jacques Gaignon, 3 years
Flavin Gaignon, 1 year
1669 Birth of Child
Jean GAGNON was born 26 March 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1670 Death of Child
Marie-Marthe GAGNON died 21 November 1670, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1672 Birth of Child
Pierre GAGNON was born 3 September 1672, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1674 Birth of Child
Joseph GAGNON was born 23 March 1674, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1676 Death of Child
Joseph GAGNON died 3 May 1676, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1677 Birth of Child
Joseph GAGNON was born 24 May 1677, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1679 Death of Child
Flavien GAGNON died 9 February 1679, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1680 Death of Child
Françoise GAGNON died 30 May 1680, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
1680 Death of Child
Marie-Madeleine GAGNON died 22 September 1680, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1681 Census - Beaupre, Quebec
Mathurin Gagnon, habitant, 75 years
Francoise Godeau, 47 years
Mathurin Gagnon, 27 years
Vincent Gagnon, 22 years
Marguerite Gagnon, 17 years
Jacques Gagnon, 15 years
Jean Gagnon, 12 years
Pierre Gagnon, 9 years
Joseph Gagnon, 7 years
1681 Census - New France
1687 Death of Child
Jacques-François GAGNON died 18 November 1687, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1690 Death Chateau Richer, Quebec
Death found in index for La Visitation de Notre Dame, Chateau Richer, Quebec in Drouin Collection.

1690 Mathurin Gagnon
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Death
name: Mathurin Gagnon
gender: Male
burial date: 22 Apr 1690
burial place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
death date: 20 Apr 1690
death place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
age: 92
birth date: 1598
birthplace:
occupation:
race: White
marital status: Unknown
spouse's name:
father's name:
father's birthplace:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
indexing project (batch) number: B03757-9
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Mathurin is buried at: La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame Cemetery Chateau-Richer Capitale-Nationale Region Quebec, Canada
Added: - Updated: 12/30/2021 1:13:56 PM

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