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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  JUCHEREAU

  (b. 31 March 1592 Mortagne, Perche, France   d. 7 February 1672 Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Jean JUCHEREAU was born 31 March 1592 in Mortagne, Perche, France . Jean JUCHEREAU was the child of Jean (Jehan) JUCHEREAU DE MAURE   and   Jeanne CRESTE

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1634.

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

Jean  married  Marie-Catherine LANGLOIS 1 June 1621 in France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie-Catherine LANGLOIS  was born abt. 1600 in France.  Marie-Catherine died 14 January 1661 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Jean JUCHEREAU died 7 February 1672 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: coureur de bois, seigneur

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? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All went to the same church, took part in the same amusements upon days of festival, and not infrequently...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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

Jean JUCHEREAU 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.

Source: Canada in the Making (

Jean was a coureur de bois, seigneur.
Coureurs de bois were French Canadian traders who traveled to Indigenous territories to trade European items for furs. They usually obtained furs by trading with First Nations peoples, rather than hunting themselves. Most coureurs de bois traded illegally, without a license from the Quebec government.

A Wild Frontier Journey: Life as a Coureur de Bois in 17th Century New France

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Jean JUCHEREAU married immigrant flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine LANGLOIS-- Date: 1 June 1621 Place: , France
Lalande-sur-Eure, Mortagne, Orne, France

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birth1592 Birth
31 March 1592
Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche)
JUCHEREAU DE MAUR, JEAN, seigneur, member of the fur-trading council and churchwarden, brother of Noël Juchereau Des Chatelets; baptized 31 March 1592 at Tourouvre (Orne, France), son of Jean Juchereau and Jeanne Creste; d. 7 Feb. 1672 at Beauport.

After 1628 Jean Juchereau and his wife lived in La Ferté-Vidame where their youngest children were born. In 1634 the family came to New France. Juchereau was a friend and collaborator of Robert Giffard, with whom he probably made the crossing.

Furthermore, as early as 15 Jan. 1635 the Cent-Associés granted him the stretch of land lying between the Cap aux Diamants and the valley of Cap-Rouge. A little later, however, since Huault de Montmagny considered it preferable to leave around Quebec a strip of land forming part of the region for which dues would be payable to the company, Juchereau’s fief was exchanged for an area of equal size situated beyond Cap-Rouge. Jean de Lauson, senior, the intendant of the Cent-Associés, took the...Read MORE...

Dictionary of Canadian Biography (
marriage1621 Marriage / Partner
Jean JUCHEREAU and Marie-Catherine LANGLOIS 1 June 1621, , France
1627 Birth of Child
Nicolas JUCHEREAU was born 11 May 1627, , France
1632 Birth of Child
Geneviève JUCHEREAU was born 25 July 1632, , France
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Noël died shortly after, leaving his brother to take possession of his seigniory on April 9, 1650.

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1661 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Catherine LANGLOIS died 14 January 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
death1672 Death
7 February 1672
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
Added: 3/29/2015 10:06:04 AM - Updated: 12/6/2023 2:39:12 PM
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