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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  CAPLET

  (b. abt. 1710 France   d. 26 October 1760 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada )  

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Jean CAPLET was born abt. 1710 in France. Jean CAPLET was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1735.

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Jean  married  Josephe-Rose CARRE dite LAROCHE 3 November 1735 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Josephe-Rose CARRE dite LAROCHE  was born abt. 1707 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Josephe-Rose was the child of François CARRE dit LAROCHE and Marie-Anne OLIVIER.

Jean CAPLET died 26 October 1760 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada.

Occupation: faux sauniers (salt smuggler) deported to Nouvelle-France after 1730

son of Pierre Caplet and Jeanne Cousin

Details of the family tree of Jean 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? Academic titles and degrees are important to French Canadians. You should know and use them properly.
Jean was a faux sauniers (salt smuggler) deported to Nouvelle-France after 1730.
Historically, a saunier, or salt manufacturer, harvested salt in salt marshes. In New France, however, a saunier was a salt merchant. Because of the high taxes levied on salt in France, especially the gabelle, salt merchants faced intense competition from faux-sauniers, traders dealing in contraband. These traffickers traded in salt without paying the tax.

Hundreds of convicted salt traffickers in France were deported to the colony of New France in the 18th century to work as labourers. It's a little known fact that these salt smugglers made a significant contribution to the settlement of Canada.

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Jean CAPLET married flag female ancestor Josephe-Rose CARRE dite LAROCHE-- Date: 3 November 1735 Place: Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France
Josephe-Rose CARRE dite LAROCHE was the child of François CARRE dit LAROCHE and Marie-Anne OLIVIER

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Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1735 Marriage / Partner
Jean CAPLET and Josephe-Rose CARRE dite LAROCHE 3 November 1735, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1740 Birth of Child
Louise CAPLET was born 5 October 1740, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1746 Birth of Child
Louis CAPLET was born 25 October 1746, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1753 Birth of Child
Angélique CAPLET was born 9 September 1753, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1760 Death
26 October 1760
Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
Added: 3/23/2015 3:45:01 PM - Updated: 4/14/2023 8:18:30 AM
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