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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Gilles  BOURRÉ (BOURRET) dit L'ESPINE

  (b. abt. 1642 France   d. 8 February 1726 Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Gilles BOURRÉ (BOURRET) dit L'ESPINE was born abt. 1642 in France. Gilles BOURRÉ (BOURRET) dit L'ESPINE was the child of ?   and   ?

Gilles was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1673.

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

Gilles  married  Marie BELLEHACHE 5 September 1673 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marie BELLEHACHE  was born abt. 1652 in France.  Marie died 7 December 1718 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal). 

Gilles BOURRÉ (BOURRET) dit L'ESPINE died 8 February 1726 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France .

son of Jean Bourret and Marie D'Auguay

Details of the family tree of Gilles 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? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New...Read MORE...

La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (
  • 1673 Marriage / Partner
    Gilles BOURRÉ (BOURRET) dit L'ESPINE and Marie BELLEHACHE 5 September 1673, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
  • 1674 Birth of Child
    Anne BOURRÉ (BOURRET) was born 12 December 1674, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    Jeanne BOURRÉ (BOURRET) was born 9 March 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    François BOURRÉ (BOURRET) was born 10 June 1683, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)
  • 1686 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine BOURRÉ (BOURRET) was born 28 March 1686, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)
  • 1688 Death of Child
    Michel BOURRÉ (BOURRET) dit L'ESPINE died 16 July 1688, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)
  • 1689 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne BOURRÉ (BOURRET) was born 26 January 1689, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)
  • 1692 Birth of Child
    Antoinette BOURRET (BOURÉ) was born 15 September 1692, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)

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Added: 12/12/2014 10:59:50 AM - Updated: 6/9/2015 9:06:27 AM

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