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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Étienne  GÉLINAS

  (b. abt. 1624 France   d. aft. 1687 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  

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Étienne GÉLINAS was born abt. 1624 in France. Étienne GÉLINAS was the child of ?   and   ?

Étienne was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1682.

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

Étienne  married  Huguette ROBERT 27 June 1645 in France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Huguette ROBERT  was born abt. 1625 in France. 

Étienne  married  (2) Marie DE BEAUREGARD 12 October 1682 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marie DE BEAUREGARD  was born abt. 1645 in St-Germain-l'Auxernois de Paris, France.  Marie died 24 October 1715 in L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours). 

Étienne GÉLINAS died aft. 1687 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Charpentier et habitant

Son of Charles Gellineau and Catherine Durand

Details of the family tree of Étienne 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? The surrounding regions of Quebec are “missing” gravity. This area has the lowest gravity on Earth.
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

Étienne GÉLINAS was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (

Habitant Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
Étienne was a Charpentier et habitant.
In New France, the occupation of charpentier, or carpenter, covered all trades of wood construction.


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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Étienne GÉLINAS


Étienne GÉLINAS married flag female ancestor Huguette ROBERT-- Date: 27 June 1645 Place: , France
St-Vivien-de-Pons, St-Michel, Paris, France

Children of Étienne GÉLINAS and Huguette ROBERT:

Étienne GÉLINAS married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marie DE BEAUREGARD-- Date: 12 October 1682 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

Children of Étienne GÉLINAS and Marie DE BEAUREGARD:

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BELLEMÈRE, Étienne... can also be Gélinas or Gélineau dit Bellemère. A widower, he arrived in Canada with his 12-year-old son, Jean. Étienne Gelinas was 34. He had been recruited/ contracted by Pierre Boucher in LaRochelle, France May 11, 1658. Bellemère was a carpenter and wood carver. trois-rivieres.php
1645 Marriage / Partner
Étienne GÉLINAS and Huguette ROBERT 27 June 1645, , France
1682 Marriage / Partner
Étienne GÉLINAS and Marie DE BEAUREGARD 12 October 1682, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1684 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste GELINAS was born 23 June 1684, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
1687 Birth of Child
Louis GELINAS was born 12 May 1687, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
Added: 6/29/2009 8:21:22 AM - Updated: 9/11/2019 4:43:54 PM
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