immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Louis  FORTIN dit LAGRANDEUR

  (b. abt. 1647 France   d. 5 October 1687 Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )  

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Louis FORTIN dit LAGRANDEUR was born abt. 1647 in France. Louis FORTIN dit LAGRANDEUR was the child of

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

He married  Catherine GODIN 21 November 1672 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Catherine GODIN  was born 11 May 1659 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 28 December 1746 in Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire).  She was the daughter of Pierre GODIN dit CHATILLON and Jeanne ROUSSELLIER.

Louis FORTIN dit LAGRANDEUR died 5 October 1687 in Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Philippe Fortin and Agnes London

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Louis FORTIN dit LAGRANDEUR married flag  Catherine GODIN-- Date: 21 November 1672 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
Catherine GODIN was the daughter of Pierre GODIN dit CHATILLON and Jeanne ROUSSELLIER


flag  Marie-Madeleine FORTIN (b.25 October 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 19 May 1703, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Louis PICHARD 17 October 1689

flag  Catherine FORTIN dite LAGRANDEUR (b.13 April 1684, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 11 December 1747, Sainte-Anne-du-Bout-de-l'Île, Quebec, Canada)
m. Pierre LEDUC 28 June 1700

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1672 Marriage / Partner
Louis FORTIN dit LAGRANDEUR and Catherine GODIN 21 November 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1675 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine FORTIN was born 25 October 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1684 Birth of Child
Catherine FORTIN dite LAGRANDEUR was born 13 April 1684, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)
5 October 1687
Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

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