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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Sebastien  PROVENCHER

  (b. abt. 1634 France   d. abt. 1710 Nicolet, Canada, New France )  

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Sebastien PROVENCHER was born abt. 1634 in France

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Sebastien was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1663.

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

Sebastien  married  Marguerite MANCHON 22 January 1663 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marguerite MANCHON  was born 28 March 1637 in France.  Marguerite died 28 January 1688 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine). 

Sebastien  married  (2) Marie-Catherine GUILLET 14 May 1691 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie-Catherine GUILLET  was born 8 February 1656 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Catherine died 19 January 1717 in Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly).  Marie-Catherine was the child of Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE and Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX.

Sebastien PROVENCHER died abt. 1710 in Nicolet, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Sebastien appear below.

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1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
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1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Sebastien PROVENCHER


Sebastien PROVENCHER married Ancestor is complete!immigrant flag female ancestor Marguerite MANCHON-- Date: 22 January 1663 Place: Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France
NOTE: First wife of Sebastien mentioned as Marguerite Manchon in second marriage to Marie Catherine Guillet -- Drouin Collection

Drouin Collection marriage records for Cap-de-la-Madeleine begin in 1673

"The entry of the marriage act of ancestor Sebastien in the civil records of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, as well as the contract drawn up by notary Louis Laurent on 22 January 1663, have vanished. These documents, which did exist, would have provided the name of our pioneer's parents for posterity, as well as their place of residence in the mother country."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 203

"... on 22 January (1663), Provencher presented himself at the home of the notary Louis Laurent, along with his dearly beloved, "King's Daughter" Marguerite Manchon, for the purpose of making a marriage contract. The religious ceremony in the tiny chapel of Sainte-Madeleine must not have been delayed since the couple's first child, Marie-Madeleine, probably was born in 1664... A disaster whicho our ancestors surely never forgot during their lifetime followed just a few days after the marriage contract was signed: the terrible earthquake of 5 February...
On 28 January 1688, there came the first great mourning in the family: Marguerite Manchon had died. She was buried at the age of fifty-one, in the small cemetery in front of the church of Cap-de-la-Madeleine. Sebastien remained a widower for three years."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Pages 205-208

Children of Sebastien PROVENCHER and Marguerite MANCHON:

Sebastien PROVENCHER married flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine GUILLET-- Date: 14 May 1691 Place: Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Marie-Catherine GUILLET was the child of Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE and Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX

"After a few years of widowhood, Catherine Guillet yielded to the importuning of Sebastien Provencher, widower of Maguerite Manchon. In the forenoon of 27 April 1691, the venerable notary Jean Cusson himself, presided at the home of the widow... Sebastien and Catherine accepted a contract... The nuptial ceremony followed the signing of the contract by little more than two weeks. It took place on 14 May, at the same time as the wedding of Louis Provencher, son of Sebastien, to Simonne Masse, daughter of Catherine."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IV, Page 193

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Sebastien was hired by M. Pierre Boucher (sieur de Grosbois) in May 1658 to come live at Cap-la-Madeleine which had been first called Faverell River in 1647, then Cap-des-Trois-Rivières in 1651, and had become Cap-de-la-Madeleine on May 2 1652.

The only requirement Mr. Boucher had made for his success in Canada was that Sebastien should not be lazy.
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'On 15 May 1662, our ancestor received his first concession of land.' (at Cap-de-la-Madeleine)

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 204
marriage1663 Marriage / Partner
Sebastien PROVENCHER and Marguerite MANCHON 22 January 1663, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
1674 Birth of Child
Jean-François PROVENCHER was born 1 February 1674, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
1678 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine PROVENCHER was born 23 April 1678, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
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1681 Canadian Census Le Cap
Sebastien Provencher, cordier, 53
Marguerite Manchon, sa femme, 44
Madeleine, 17
Marguerite, 15
Louis, 13
Sebastien, 11
Jean, 8
Aubin, domestique, 33

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1688 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marguerite MANCHON died 28 January 1688, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
marriage1691 Marriage / Partner
Sebastien PROVENCHER and Marie-Catherine GUILLET 14 May 1691, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
1692 Birth of Child
Jeanne PROVENCHER was born 14 February 1692, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
1698 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine PROVENCHER was born 12 April 1698, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)

'On 6 January, an agreement by the heirs, to sell the estate of Sebastien and Catherine to Louis Provencher, tells us that our two ancestors probably died at the same time, or nearly so, about the end of 1710. Sebastien lived to be 82 or 83 years old and Catherine, 56 years old.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 210
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