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  (b. 1 August 1622 Mortagne, Perche, France   d. 19 April 1717 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre BOUCHER was born 1 August 1622 in Mortagne, Perche, France . Pierre BOUCHER was the child of Gaspard BOUCHER   and   Nicole LEMAIRE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jacques BOUCHER and Françoise PAIGNE

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1634.

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

Pierre  married  Marie Madeleine OUEBADINOUKOUE dite CHRÉTIENNE 17 January 1649 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie Madeleine OUEBADINOUKOUE dite CHRÉTIENNE  was born abt. 1622 in Canada.  Marie Madeleine died 11 December 1649 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers). 

Pierre  married  (2) Jeanne CREVIER 9 July 1652 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. Jeanne CREVIER  was born abt. 1636 in France.  Jeanne died 11 December 1727 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  Jeanne was the child of Christophe CREVIER and Jeanne ENARD.

Pierre BOUCHER died 19 April 1717 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Seigneur de Boucherville, Governor of Trois Rivieres

Details of the family tree of Pierre 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.

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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

Pierre BOUCHER was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Pierre BOUCHER


Pierre BOUCHER married flag Native American female ancestor Marie Madeleine OUEBADINOUKOUE dite CHRÉTIENNE-- Date: 17 January 1649 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Pierre Boucher believed in the possibility of creating a new people by the union of French men and Indian women. He gave the example himself by marrying, in 1649, a Huron girl, a pupil of the Ursulines of Quebec, Marie Ouebadinskoue, otherwise called Marie-Madeleine Chrestienne. The young woman died in December of the same year while giving birth to a child, who did not live. Boucher next married, in 1652, a fellow-countrywoman, Jeanne Crevier, who was the daughter of Christophe Crevier, the pioneer from Rouen, and who had come from France with her parents. Fifteen children were born of the second marriage.

Children of Pierre BOUCHER and Marie Madeleine OUEBADINOUKOUE dite CHRÉTIENNE:

Pierre BOUCHER married immigrant flag female ancestor Jeanne CREVIER-- Date: 9 July 1652 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Jeanne CREVIER was the child of Christophe CREVIER and Jeanne ENARD


Boucher next married, in 1652, a fellow countrywoman, Marie-Jeanne Crevier, who was the daughter of Christophe Crevier, the pioneer from Rouen, and who had come from France with her parents.

Fifteen children were born of this second marriage. The sons adopted various names, chosen for the most part by Pierre Boucher himself and inspired by his native Perche. They formed the Montarville, Montbrun, Grosbois, Grandpré, Montizambert, La Bruère, La Perrière, and Boucherville families. The daughters married into the Gaultier de Varennes, Legardeur, Daneau de Muy, and Sabrevois de Bleury families. By the interplay of marriages, the Montizambert branch became English and Protestant after the cession of 1763. Another line, the Montbruns, went to the Illinois country and gained renown in the fields of politics, the army, and medicine. Others settled in Mauritius, the West Indies, Louisiana, and France.

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Children of Pierre BOUCHER and Jeanne CREVIER:

flag male ancestor Pierre BOUCHER (b.18 August 1653, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 17 August 1740, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Charlotte DENIS 25 October 1683 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag female ancestor Marie-Ursule BOUCHER (b.8 March 1655, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 14 March 1733, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. René GAUTHIER 26 September 1667 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

flag male ancestor Lambert BOUCHER (b.12 August 1656, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 3 April 1699, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Marguerite VAUVRIL DE BLASON 13 August 1693 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

flag male ancestor Ignace BOUCHER (b.17 January 1659, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 25 October 1699, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne MARGANE 28 October 1694 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

flag female ancestor Madeleine BOUCHER (b.11 March 1661, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 5 February 1739, , Québec Province, Canada )
m. Pierre-Noel LEGARDEUR 24 November 1680 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Marguerite BOUCHER (b.26 July 1663, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 3 June 1698, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Nicolas DANEAU (DANIAU) 17 May 1687 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Philippe BOUCHER (b.19 December 1665, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 April 1721, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor René-Jean BOUCHER dit MONBRUN (b.6 February 1667, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 20 October 1744, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Françoise-Claire CHAREST 24 November 1692 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
m. Francoise-Michelle GODEFROY 10 November 1729 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

flag male ancestor René BOUCHER (b.18 June 1668, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 2 August 1742, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Françoise MAILLOT 15 December 1705 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

flag female ancestor Louise BOUCHER (b.5 December 1670, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 24 October 1756, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Nicolas BOUCHER (b.14 November 1672, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 31 July 1733, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag boy ancestor Jacques BOUCHER (b.6 December 1673, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 10 September 1688, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste BOUCHER DE NIVERVILLE (b.6 December 1673, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 1 April 1748, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Thérèse HERTEL 10 February 1709/10 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

flag female ancestor Geneviève BOUCHER (b.19 August 1676, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 30 May 1766, Québec, Province of Québec, Canada )

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Origin of Surname
(French) A butcher; a blood-thirsty man.
An etymological dictionary of family and Christian names - By William Arthur - 1857.
birth1622 Birth
1 August 1622
Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche)
BOUCHER, PIERRE, interpreter, soldier, governor of Trois-Rivières, royal judge, founder and seigneur of Boucherville; son of Gaspard Boucher and Nicole Lemer (Lemaire); baptized 1 Aug. 1622 at Mortagne, in Perche (France); d. 19 April 1717 at Boucherville.

In answer to the appeal of his fellow-countryman Robert Giffard* to settle in Canada, Gaspard Boucher sold his farm at Mortagne on 1 Feb. 1634. We have no written undertaking on Gaspard Boucher’s part towards Robert Giffard, but it is possible that Gaspard was one of a group which sailed for New France that same year. Some historians have expressed the opinion that on this first voyage he brought his wife, Nicole Lemer, and his children: Pierre the eldest, Nicolas, Marie, and Marguerite, who had all four been baptized at Mortagne; we do not know where his youngest daughter Madeleine was born, perhaps on the way over. Alfred Cambray, who supports the idea that the family arrived in 1634, thinks that they were on a ship commanded...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
Pierre BOUCHER - Statue of Pierre Boucher
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1634 - Arrival in New France
Pierre Boucher (1622-1717) arrived this year Kebec with his family. public/ dgarneau/ french10.htm
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In the Huron Country are 13 Jesuit and 27 Frenchmen. Pierre Boucher (1622-1717) served this mission (1639-1643). public/ dgarneau/ french12.htm
1643 - Fort Kebec
Pierre Boucher (1622-1717) served as a soldier at Fort Kebec (1643-1645) public/ dgarneau/ french13.htm
marriage1649 Marriage / Partner
Pierre BOUCHER and Marie Madeleine OUEBADINOUKOUE dite CHRÉTIENNE 17 January 1649, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
Pierre BOUCHER - 1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec  Cap de la Madeleine First land concessions 1649 The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One s
1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec

Cap de la Madeleine
First land concessions 1649
The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One sees Pierre and Mathurin's lots (5th and 6th from right). On a modern map of Cap de la Madeleine, Pierre's land was, according to Marcel Trudel, author of "Le Terrier du St Laurent en 1663", between Celina and Viviers steets and from the bottom of Erables street up to the first park on the street.

One also finds the lands of men that played role's in our ancestor's life and/ or are in our family tree: Claude Houssard dit le Petit Claude was his father-in-law, Nicolas Rivard was his brother-in-law (his great grandaughter married Pierre's grandson, Joseph - ancestral grandparents!), Pierre Boucher - his sister, Marie was the grandmother of Marie Trottier who married Pierre's son, Louis.
1 june 1649

I the undersigned superior of the residence of the Company of Jesus at 3 Rivieres declare that in virtue of the commission given to me by
my superiors in which Monsignor the Abbe of la Magdeleine gave the right and the power to distribute the lands that bear his name on the
Cap of 3 rivieres I have assigned fourteen concessions of two arpens each of waterfront on the great river, starting at the mouth of the
river tanneval at the bottom and twenty arpens in depth on each arpen by a line starting at the north-east of the said concessions given by
order to those that are marked below, under the charges and conditions dictated by the seigneur here ... the names in order in which the said concessions were granted are Francois Boivin, Jean Houdan, Claude Houssart, Jean Veron, Pierre Guillet, Mathyrin Guillet, Etienne de Lafond, Mathyrin Baillergeon, Pierre Boucher, Emerie Galteaux, Urbain bodrie, Jacques Aubuchon, Bertrand Farfard, Jean Aubuchon

Passed at 3 rivieres
On the 1st of Juin 1649 CapdelaMadeleinedoc.html
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1649 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie Madeleine OUEBADINOUKOUE dite CHRÉTIENNE died 11 December 1649, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1649 Birth of Child
Jacques BOUCHER was born 11 December 1649, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
The small post at Trois-Rivieres suffered a number of attacks... The Iroquois usually arrived by canoe in complete silence. Using harquebuses and tomahawks, they killed Frenchmen who were out hunting game.
On June 6, 1651, Pierre Boucher, in charge of the Trois-Rivieres post, was ordered to create small companies of militia.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
marriage1652 Marriage / Partner
Pierre BOUCHER and Jeanne CREVIER 9 July 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1653 - Governor of Trois Rivieres
'Pierre Boucher (1622-1717) is made Governor of Three Rivers (1653-1658).' public/ dgarneau/ french15.htm
1653 Birth of Child
Pierre BOUCHER was born 18 August 1653, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1655 Birth of Child
Marie-Ursule BOUCHER was born 8 March 1655, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
The first historical mention of this denomination dates back to 1656 when Pierre Boucher (1622-1717), governor of Trois-Rivières, granted his son-in-law Étienne Seigneuret and Jean Sauvaget the “terre de la Pointe du lac St-Pierre”.
The descriptive name evokes a sandy point overlooking the northeast end of Lake Saint-Pierre and on which the locality is built. about ten kilometers southwest of Trois-Rivières and about 20 km from Louiseville.
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1656 Birth of Child
Lambert BOUCHER was born 12 August 1656, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1659 Birth of Child
Ignace BOUCHER was born 17 January 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1661 Birth of Child
Madeleine BOUCHER was born 11 March 1661, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

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1662 - Pierre Boucher meets King Louis XIV
...As soon as he arrived in the colony, Governor Du Bois d'Avaugour inspected the Trois-Rivieres and Montreal posts, which were the most exposed to Iroquois attacks. His verdict was a bombshell. France must immediately send 'powerful support.' To overcome the Iroquois 'rabble,' he said, at least 3,000 soldiers would be needed. with the aim of persuading the king and his court to move forward, the governor delegated Pierre Boucher, a former official of the Trois-Rivieres post, to go to France.

Only 12 when he arrived in New France with his family, Boucher had come to know the colony like the back of his hand. At an early age, he left on a mission with the Jesuits to learn Aboriginal languages and be an interpreter. After a first marriage to a Huron woman who died in childbirth, he later married Jeanne Crevier, settled in Trois-Rivieres, and courageously confronted the Iroquois.

Early in 1662, Boucher had a personal audience with the king and a long talk with Colbert. The listened ...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
1663 - Governor of Trois Rivieres
'Pierre Boucher (1622-1717) is again made Governor of Three Rivers (1663-1665). ' public/ dgarneau/ french18.htm
1663 Birth of Child
Marguerite BOUCHER was born 26 July 1663, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1665 Birth of Child
Philippe BOUCHER was born 19 December 1665, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
Pierre Boucher escuyer sr de grosbois - 44 gouverneur dud. lieu des trois Rivieres

damoiselle Jeanne Gresnier (Crevier) - 30 sa femme

pierre Boucher - 13 fils

Marie Boucher - 11 fille

Lambert Boucher - 10 fils

Ignace Boucher - 7 fils

Magdelaine Boucher - 5 fille

Marguerite Boucher - 3 fille

Philipes Boucher - 3 mois fils

Thomas frerot dit la Chesnaye - 25 domestique engagé

Nicolas Neoveaux dl poictou - 25 domestique engagé

pierre Picard - 20 domestique engagé

pierre lefebvre - 19 domestique engagé

Jean deforme - 15 domestique engagé
The first census of New France (1666)
1667 Birth of Child
René-Jean BOUCHER dit MONBRUN was born 6 February 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1668 Birth of Child
René BOUCHER was born 18 June 1668, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
1670 Birth of Child
Louise BOUCHER was born 5 December 1670, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1672 Birth of Child
Nicolas BOUCHER was born 14 November 1672, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1673 Birth of Child
Jacques BOUCHER was born 6 December 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1673 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste BOUCHER DE NIVERVILLE was born 6 December 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1676 Birth of Child
Geneviève BOUCHER was born 19 August 1676, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1688 Death of Child
Jacques BOUCHER died 10 September 1688, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1698 Death of Child
Marguerite BOUCHER died 3 June 1698, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1699 Death of Child
Lambert BOUCHER died 3 April 1699, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1699 Death of Child
Ignace BOUCHER died 25 October 1699, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1717 Death
Death found at Saint-Famille-de-Boucherville, Boucherville, QC, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Pierre is buried at: Boucherville Cemetery Boucherville Monteregie Region Quebec, Canada
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