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  (b. 14 January 1618 Rouen, France   d. 4 April 1701 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) was born 14 January 1618 in Rouen, France. Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) was the child of ?   and   ?

Guillaume was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1649.

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

Guillaume  married  Anne ÉMARD 18 November 1649 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Anne ÉMARD  was born 22 October 1627 in France.  Anne died 17 January 1700 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy). 

Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) died 4 April 1701 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: carpenter, a donné of the Society of Jesus, discoverer, interpreter, diplomat, judge of the seneschal’s court, first settler at Lévis

son of Guillaume Couture and Madeleine Mallet

Details of the family tree of Guillaume 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.

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE)


Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) married immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Anne ÉMARD-- Date: 18 November 1649 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.


Children of Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) and Anne ÉMARD:

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste COUTURE dit LAMONDE (b.6 November 1650, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 August 1698, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Anne MARET (MARETTE) 12 February 1686 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

flag female ancestor Anne COUTURE (b.22 January 1652, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 26 November 1684, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste COTE 11 November 1669 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag male ancestor Louis COUTURE (b.29 August 1654, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag female ancestor Marguerite COUTURE (b.29 February 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 28 March 1690, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Jean MARSOLET 19 February 1689 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag female ancestor Marie COUTURE (b.18 June 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 July 1702, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. François VEZIER (VESSIER) dit LAVERDURE 12 September 1678 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
m. Claude BOURGET 28 June 1683 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag male ancestor Charles COUTURE dit LAFRESNAYE (b.29 November 1659, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 9 September 1709, Beaumont, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne HUARD 9 January 1690 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

flag male ancestor Guillaume COUTURE (b.11 October 1662, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 11 December 1738, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)
m. Marie-Madeleine COTE 7 February 1691 in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
m. Nicole BOUFFARD 5 July 1703 in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
m. Marie-Anne ADAM 23 October 1713 in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

flag female ancestor Louise COUTURE (b.19 March 1665, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 December 1751, Beaumont, Canada, New France )
m. Charles COUILLARD 25 June 1686 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Eustache COUTURE dit BELLERIVE (b.24 March 1667, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 January 1745, Beaumont, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite BEGIN 7 November 1695 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
m. Marie-Françoise HUARD 18 April 1701 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

flag male ancestor Joseph-Auger COUTURE (b.27 July 1670, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 4 May 1733, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Jeanne HUARD 13 June 1695 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

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1618 Birth
14 January 1618
Rouen, France
COUTURE - from Old French 'couture' is a variant of 'culture' which means 'a plowed or cultivated land. Nickname given to the person who cultivates such land, in the north of France. Or, nickname given to one who comes from one of the localities named (La) Couture, in France. Guillaume Couture was baptized on January 14, 1618 in St-Godard, Rouen (Seine-Maritime), France. Son of Guillaume Couture and Madeleine Malet, he married Anne Émard on November 16, 1649 in Pointe de Lévis. Ten children were born from their union. He arrived in the country around 1640. He was given to the Jesuits. In 1642, he was captured by the Iroquois, and escaped death because he was adopted by an Iroquois widow. He learns their language and becomes an interpreter. In 1646, he was relieved of his given vows and could marry. In 1647, he settled in Pointe de Lévis. He is a judge, militia captain, and notary. He died at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec on April 4, 1701.
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COUTURE, GUILLAUME (he sometimes signed himself Cousture), carpenter, a donné of the Society of Jesus, discoverer, interpreter, diplomat, judge of the seneschal’s court, first settler at Lévis; b. c. 1616 at Saint-Godard-de-Rouen (province of Normandy), son of Guillaume Couture and Madeleine Mallet; d. 1701.

It is impossible, by reference to existing documents, to determine the year of his arrival in New France. The Jesuits, who in their Relations never tire of praising his devotion and his courage, furnish no information on this point. The years 1639 and 1640 seem the most likely. He may have made the crossing in the spring of 1640 at the same time as René Goupil* and Father René Ménard*, and have undertaken to be an assistant to the Jesuits before he left France. His vocation as a donné may have been inspired by Goupil, who was already one. In an act dated 26 June 1641 at Quebec, in which he bequeathed to his mother and sister the modest amount of landed property left to him in...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
The story of Anne's husband is rather an interesting one. Originally he came to New France as a young Jesuit priest, who like many other zealots, wanted to put his life on the line in order to convert the Canadian people. So on June 26th, 1640; he handed over all of his wordly possessions, including land that he had inherited from his father; to his mother and sister and joined Father Rene Goupil on his mission to Quebec. Young Guillaume was intelligent and hard-working, and soon proved to be a valuable asset. His carpenter skills were put to good use in the construction of the Mission at Saint-Marie, and his willingness to learn and adapt, made him useful as an interpretor and diplomat.

He would also soon get his chance for martyrdom; when in 1642; after leaving Trois-Rivières with fathers Isaac Jogues and René Goupil; and 19 men from the Huron nation, was attacked by about 80 Iroquois soldiers in the vicinity of lake Saint-Pierre. Cousture would seal his fate when he shot...Read MORE... weallcamefromsomewhere/ Kebec/ anne_emard.html
The seigneury of Lauzon was created in 1636 and existed until 1836. It is to Guillaume Couture, that returns the title of the first settler of Pointe-Lévy and this seigneury.

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1649 Marriage / Partner
Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) and Anne ÉMARD 18 November 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1650 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste COUTURE dit LAMONDE was born 6 November 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1652 Birth of Child
Anne COUTURE was born 22 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1654 Birth of Child
Louis COUTURE was born 29 August 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child
Marguerite COUTURE was born 29 February 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child
Marie COUTURE was born 18 June 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1659 Birth of Child
Charles COUTURE dit LAFRESNAYE was born 29 November 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Guillaume COUTURE was born 11 October 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1665 Birth of Child
Louise COUTURE was born 19 March 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1667 Birth of Child
Eustache COUTURE dit BELLERIVE was born 24 March 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1670 Birth of Child
Joseph-Auger COUTURE was born 27 July 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1684 Death of Child
Anne COUTURE died 26 November 1684, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
It is moreover Guillaume Couture who will command the French militia during the English invasion of Admiral William Phips in 1690. The monument of the "founding father" of the seigneury is installed in front of the Saint-Joseph church.

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Guillaume COUTURE (COUSTURE) - Guillaume Couture, interpreter for the Indians. Design taken from  first settler of Pointe-Lévy (Lauzon) of Joseph-Edmond Roy, Lévis, Mercier et Cie,
Guillaume Couture, interpreter for the Indians. Design taken from
first settler of Pointe-Lévy (Lauzon) of Joseph-Edmond Roy, Lévis, Mercier et Cie, 1884 p.6a.
1690 Death of Child
Marguerite COUTURE died 28 March 1690, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1698 Death of Child
Jean-Baptiste COUTURE dit LAMONDE died 22 August 1698, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1700 Death of Spouse/Partner
Anne ÉMARD died 17 January 1700, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
1701 Death
4 April 1701
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 12/6/2014 2:15:16 PM - Updated: 1/22/2023 12:49:05 PM
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