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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Gilles  BOURGAULT dit LACROIX

  (b. abt. 1662 Bretagne, France   d. 25 October 1737 Contrecœur, Canada, New France )  

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Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was born abt. 1662 in Bretagne, France . Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was the child of Jacques BOURGAULT   and   Marguerite DUMAIS

Gilles was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1694.

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

Gilles  married  Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN 5 September 1694 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN  was born 28 December 1675 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  Marie-Marthe died 21 March 1734 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur).  Marie-Marthe was the child of Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN and Jeanne TOUZE.

Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX died 25 October 1737 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .

Occupation: soldat de la compagnie de Mines

Details of the family tree of Gilles 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 Quebec, kissing on the cheeks in the French manner is quite common. When close friends and family meet in Quebec, they use first names and kiss both cheeks.
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 (
Gilles was a soldat de la compagnie de Mines.
The soldat, or soldier, is the first military rank in the army, at the first level of military hierarchy.

Some of the first soldiers to set foot on Canadian soil were French or English men, hired by companies engaged in exploration or the fur trade. These companies were responsible for all costs associated with the soldiers: recruitment, overseas travel, equipment, maintenance and salary. The soldiers were responsible for protecting the expeditions and their interests.

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX


Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX married flag female ancestor Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN-- Date: 5 September 1694 Place: Contrecœur, Canada, New France
Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN was the child of Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN and Jeanne TOUZE

Children of Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX and Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN:

flag male ancestor Louis BOURGAULT dit LACROIX (b.abt. 1695, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 29 September 1772, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Province of Québec, Canada)
m. Marie-Anne MEUNIER dite LAPIERRE 13 August 1725 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag male ancestor Seraphin BOURGAULT dit LACROIX (b.abt. 1699, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 July 1783, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Angélique BRUNET 27 November 1724 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

flag female ancestor Catherine BOURGAULT (b.21 August 1701, Contrecœur, Canada, New France   d. 3 April 1755, Contrecœur, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques BRUNET dit LASABLONNIÈRE 20 April 1722 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag male ancestor Francois BOURGAULT dit LACROIX (b.30 August 1703, Verchères, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marguerite TÉTREAU (TÉTREAULT) 7 October 1727 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
m. Elisabeth JETTE 3 May 1734 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
m. Marguerite BRUNET dite LASABLONNIÈRE 23 April 1742 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne BOURGAULT dite LACROIX (b.29 January 1706, Contrecœur, Canada, New France   d. ,  )
m. Pierre CHICOINE 9 July 1727 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
m. Louis BEGNIER (BESNIER) 9 January 1737 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag female ancestor Madeleine BOURGAULT LACROIX (b.abt. 1708, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 25 March 1781, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Joseph LARUE dit DESPLAINES 30 April 1731 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag male ancestor Pierre BOURGAULT dit LACROIX (b.21 September 1710, Contrecœur, Canada, New France   d. 11 September 1787, Contrecœur, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marie-Jeanne DEGUIRE 20 February 1735 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag female ancestor Josephte BOURGAULT dite LACROIX (b.abt. 1712, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )
m. François ETHIER QUAY (GUAY) dit DARAGON 5 May 1732 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

flag female ancestor Elisabeth BOURGAULT LACROIX (b.abt. 1716, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 27 December 1795, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada)
m. Jean-Adrien MENARD 7 January 1736 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)

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1694 Marriage / Partner
Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX and Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN 5 September 1694, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
1701 Birth of Child
Catherine BOURGAULT was born 21 August 1701, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
1703 Birth of Child
Francois BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was born 30 August 1703, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
1706 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne BOURGAULT dite LACROIX was born 29 January 1706, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
1710 Birth of Child
Pierre BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was born 21 September 1710, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
1734 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN died 21 March 1734, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
1737 Death
25 October 1737
Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
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