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HELP! flag male ancestor  Joseph-Mathurin  BLET dit PETIT

  (b. 23 April 1732 Sorel, Canada, New France   d. 10 June 1808 Sorel, Lower Canada )  

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Joseph-Mathurin BLET dit PETIT was born 23 April 1732 in Sorel, Canada, New France . Joseph-Mathurin BLET dit PETIT was the child of Mathurin BLET dit GAZAILLE   and   Geneviève-Scholastique BEGNIER (BESNIER) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean BELLET dit GAZAILLE (BLET) (BELET) and Jeanne BOUVEAU (BEAUVEAU) (maternal)  Louis BEGNIER (BESNIER) and Jacqueline CHARRON

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

Joseph-Mathurin  married  Ursule PELOQUIN 23 April 1759 in Sorel, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Ursule PELOQUIN  was born 4 October 1740 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Ursule died 12 May 1775 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Ursule was the child of Felix PELOQUIN dit CREDIT and Marie PELLETIER dite ANTAYA.

Joseph-Mathurin  married  (2) Marie-Louise MANDEVILLE 29 April 1765 in Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada .  Marie-Louise was the child of Alexis MANDEVILLE and Marie-Françoise HUS MILET (MILLET).

Joseph-Mathurin BLET dit PETIT died 10 June 1808 in Sorel, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Joseph-Mathurin 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? Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and...Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
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 (
  • 1732 Birth
    23 April 1732
    Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1759 Marriage / Partner
    Joseph-Mathurin BLET dit PETIT and Ursule PELOQUIN 23 April 1759, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1765 Marriage / Partner
    Joseph-Mathurin BLET dit PETIT and Marie-Louise MANDEVILLE 29 April 1765, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1775 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Ursule PELOQUIN died 12 May 1775, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1808 Death
    10 June 1808
    Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

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