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immigrant flag male ancestor  Vincent  POIRIER

  (b. abt. 1628 Paris, France   d. 28 April 1703 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Vincent POIRIER was born abt. 1628 in Paris, France. Vincent POIRIER was the child of ?   and   ?

Vincent was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1655.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Françoise PINGUET 8 February 1655 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Françoise PINGUET  was born 17 March 1625 in France.  She died 29 May 1661 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

He married  (2) Judith-Catherine RENAUDEAU 6 December 1662 in Québec, Canada, New France .  Judith-Catherine RENAUDEAU  was born abt. 1628 in France.  She died 5 October 1695 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Vincent POIRIER died 28 April 1703 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant

Details of the family tree of Vincent 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 chief festivities in New France occurred at Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and May Day. On...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

Vincent POIRIER 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 (
  • 1655 Marriage / Partner
    Vincent POIRIER and Françoise PINGUET 8 February 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1656 Birth of Child
    Anne POIRIER was born 3 March 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1657 Birth of Child
    Jean POIRIER was born 18 September 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1659 Birth of Child
    Thérèse POIRIER was born 4 October 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1661 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Françoise PINGUET died 29 May 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1662 Marriage / Partner
    Vincent POIRIER and Judith-Catherine RENAUDEAU 6 December 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1666 Quebec
    Vincent Poyrier .............................38 habittant
    Catherine Renaudeau .. ......................36 sa femme en secondes nopces
    Anne poyrier ................................10 fille
    Thereze poyrier ..............................8 fille
    Enfans de la première femme dud. poyrier
    Charles de launay ...........................19
    Louis de Launay .............................16
    Henry de launay...

    The first census of New France (1666)
  • 1666 Death of Child
    Jean POIRIER died 17 April 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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Added: 11/27/2014 10:22:59 AM - Updated: 12/17/2015 9:53:34 AM

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