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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor  Catherine  ST-PERE

  (b. 26 August 1634 St-Jean-d'Angély, Charente-Maritime, France   d. 27 June 1709 Batiscan, Canada, New France )  

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Catherine ST-PERE was born 26 August 1634 in St-Jean-d'Angély, Charente-Maritime, France

Catherine ST-PERE was the child of Étienne ST-PERE dit CHAMPOUX   and   Marie-Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU)

Catherine was a Fille à Marier , arriving in New France by 1648. To learn more about the Filles à Marier, visit: Who were the Filles à Marier? The Filles à Marier: Pioneers of Love and Legacy in New France

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

Catherine  married  Mathurin GUILLET abt. 1648 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  Mathurin GUILLET  was born abt. 1625 in France.  Mathurin died 18 August 1652 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers). 

Catherine  married  (2) Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE 21 June 1653 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE  was born 16 June 1617 in St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France.  Nicolas died 1 July 1701 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier). 

Catherine ST-PERE died 27 June 1709 in Batiscan, Canada, New France .

daughter of Etienne St-Pere and Marie Madeleine Couteau

Details of the family tree of Catherine appear below.

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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.

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Catherine ST-PERE


Catherine ST-PERE married immigrant flag male ancestor Mathurin GUILLET-- Date: abt. 1648 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
"The brothers Pierre and Mathurin Guillet, originally from Aunis or Saintonge, probably arrived in New France about 1647... Certainly the Guillet brothers were in Canada by 1648, the year of their marriages to the sisters Jeanne and Catherine de Saint-Pere, daughters of Etienne and of Madeleine Cousteau."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VII, Page 94

Children of Mathurin GUILLET and Catherine ST-PERE:

Catherine ST-PERE married Ancestor is complete!immigrant flag male ancestor Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE-- Date: 21 June 1653 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are records of their children's baptisms, the first one being in 1654 in Trois-Rivieres.

Nicolas Rivard Lavigne and Catherine St-Pair

"The date of marriage of Nicolas Rivard is not exactly known to us. Some genealogists say that the ceremony took place on 25 November 1652 others opt for 21 June 1653."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 217

"...Nicolas Rivard, baptized 10 Jun 1617 at Saint-Antoine de Tourouvre, son of Pierre Rivard and of Jeanne Mullard, was married to Catherine de Saint-Pere. She was baptized on 26 August 1634, at Saint-Jean d'Angely de Tourouvre and was the daughter of Etienne de Saint-Pere and of Neomie Coutaud, and widow of Mathurin Guillet. Nicolas was 35 and Catherine 18. Their first child was born on February 1654, a son named Nicolas like his father."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 218

So Many Children! French-Canadian Family Size in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries

Children of Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE and Catherine ST-PERE:

flag male ancestor Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE (b.1 February 1654, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 December 1719, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Elisabeth TROTTIER 20 November 1678 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
m. Françoise MARIEN 27 June 1709 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Jeanne RIVARD dite LAVIGNE (b.24 August 1656, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 25 November 1698, Champlain, Canada, New France )
m. Charles DUTEAU 22 April 1669 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Julien RIVARD dit DUFRESNE (b.9 December 1657, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 9 December 1708, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Elisabeth THUNAY (TUNÉ) dite DUFRESNE 3 February 1682 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag male ancestor François RIVARD dit LACOURSIÈRE (b.27 September 1659 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 14 September 1726, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Madeleine LEPELLE 18 February 1697 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)
m. Geneviève CHAINE (CHESNE) 1 April 1717 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag male ancestor Pierre RIVARD dit LANOUETTE (b.abt. 1661, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 1 March 1724 , Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine TROTTIER 9 January 1685 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine RIVARD (b.abt. 1663, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 11 March 1737 , Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre LAFOND 10 January 1677 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)

flag male ancestor Michel RIVARD (b.abt. 1665, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 August 1687, Batiscan, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Jean RIVARD dit PRÉVILLE (b.abt. 1668, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 30 June 1731, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Canada, New France )
m. Geneviève TROTTIER 5 September 1703 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine RIVARD (b.abt. 1673, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 15 February 1703, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Alexis MARCHAND 18 February 1697 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag male ancestor Antoine RIVARD (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 12 February 1728, New Orleans, Territory of Orleans)
m. Marie BRIARD 17 August 1704 in Mobile, Alabama, USA

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birth1634 Birth
26 August 1634
St-Jean-d'Angély, Charente-Maritime, France

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'Catherine Saint-Pere was born on August 26, 1634 and died on June 27, 1709 at Batiscan. She followed through with her contract and married Mathurin Guillet in 1648 at Trois-Rivieres. However, he died soon after and Catherine would then marry Nicolas Rivard on November 04, 1652. '

'Nicolas was born on June 16, 1617 in Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France the son of Pierre Rivard and Jeanne Mullard. He and Catherine would have ten children before his death on July 01, 1701. '

'Nicolas Rivard II - Was born on February 01, 1654 at Trois-Rivieres and died on December 02, 1719 at Batiscan. He married Elisabeth-Blanchet Trottier and the couple had ten children.'

'Marie-Jeanne Rivard - Was born on August 24, 1656 at Trois-Rivieres and died on November 25, 1698 in La Visitation, Yamaska, Champlain, Quebec. She married Charles Duteau and the couple had eleven children.'

'Julien Rivard - Was born on December 09, 1657 in Trois-Rivieres and died on December 09, 1708 in Batiscan. He...Read MORE...

1652 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mathurin GUILLET died 18 August 1652, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
marriage1653 Marriage / Partner
Catherine ST-PERE and Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE 21 June 1653, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

She was 18 years old.
1654 Birth of Child
Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE was born 1 February 1654, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Catherine was 19 years old.
1656 Birth of Child
Jeanne RIVARD dite LAVIGNE was born 24 August 1656, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Catherine was 22 years old.
1657 Birth of Child
Julien RIVARD dit DUFRESNE was born 9 December 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Catherine was 23 years old.
1659 Birth of Child
François RIVARD dit LACOURSIÈRE was born 27 September 1659 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Catherine was 25 years old.
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
Nicolas Rivard d. laVigne - 42 habitant

Catherine saint pere - 30 sa femme

Nicolas Rivard - 12 fils

Jeanne Rivard - 9 fille

Jullien Rivard - 7 fils

françois Rivard - 5 fils

Pierre Rivard - 4 fils

Marie Magdelaine Rivard - 3 fille

Michel Rivard - 3 mois fils

Et Jacques - 25 domestique
The first census of New France (1666)
The French In North America: 1500-1783
marriage1669 Marriage of Child
Jeanne RIVARD dite LAVIGNE married 22 April 1669, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) to Charles DUTEAU
marriage1677 Marriage of Child
Marie-Madeleine RIVARD married 10 January 1677 , Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine) to Pierre LAFOND
marriage1678 Marriage of Child
Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE married 20 November 1678, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) to Elisabeth TROTTIER

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1681 Canadian Census Batiscan
'In the census of 1681, Nicolas was 60 years old, and he lived with his wife and ten children at Batiscan. There he worked at the duties of Captain of Militia until 1697, that is to say until the age of 81 years old.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 220
marriage1682 Marriage of Child
Julien RIVARD dit DUFRESNE married 3 February 1682, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) to Elisabeth THUNAY (TUNÉ) dite DUFRESNE
marriage1685 Marriage of Child
Pierre RIVARD dit LANOUETTE married 9 January 1685, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier) to Catherine TROTTIER
1687 Death of Child
Michel RIVARD died 17 August 1687, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

Catherine was 53 years old.
marriage1697 Marriage of Child
François RIVARD dit LACOURSIÈRE married 18 February 1697 , Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier) to Madeleine LEPELLE
marriage1697 Marriage of Child
Marie-Catherine RIVARD married 18 February 1697, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier) to Alexis MARCHAND
1698 Death of Child
Jeanne RIVARD dite LAVIGNE died 25 November 1698, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

Catherine was 64 years old.
1701 Death of Spouse/Partner
Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE died 1 July 1701, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)
1703 Death of Child
Marie-Catherine RIVARD died 15 February 1703, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

Catherine was 68 years old.
marriage1703 Marriage of Child
Jean RIVARD dit PRÉVILLE married 5 September 1703, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier) to Geneviève TROTTIER
marriage1704 Marriage of Child
Antoine RIVARD married 17 August 1704, Mobile, Alabama, USA to Marie BRIARD
1708 Death of Child
Julien RIVARD dit DUFRESNE died 9 December 1708, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

Catherine was 74 years old.

'...He (Nicolas Rivard) had achieved his work in this world and, on 1 July 1701, he was carried to his final resting place in the small parish cemetery. On his death certificate the Curate wrote that Nicolas had shown all the sings of a singular piety. His wife Catherine survived him for almost eight years, then she too, died and was buried at Batiscan, on 28 June 1709.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 220
death1709 Death
27 June 1709
Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

She died at the age of 74.
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