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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Pierre  FERRÉ dit L’ESPINAY

  (b. 2 May 1639 Rouen, France   d. bef. 31 January 1695 Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )  

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FERRÉ dit L’ESPINAY Genealogy

Pierre FERRÉ dit L’ESPINAY was born 2 May 1639 in Rouen, France. Pierre FERRÉ dit L’ESPINAY was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie LASNON 24 November 1667 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie LASNON  was born 22 September 1647 in Rouen, France.  She died 10 March 1727 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Pierre FERRÉ dit L’ESPINAY died bef. 31 January 1695 in Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan



son of Pierre Ferre and Margueriet Jacquet


Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.
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Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1639 Birth
    2 May 1639
    Rouen, France
  • 1667 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre FERRÉ dit L’ESPINAY and Marie LASNON 24 November 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1668 Birth of Child
    Geneviève FERRÉ was born 16 September 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1675 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne FERRÉ was born 19 November 1675, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Angélique FERRÉ was born 22 September 1683, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1688 Death of Child
    Geneviève FERRÉ died 30 November 1688, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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Added: 12/26/2014 12:01:13 PM - Updated: 6/14/2015 1:19:19 PM

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