8034. Claude Poulin & 8035. Jeanne Mercier
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1/26/1616, Claude baptized in St Maclou, Rouen, Normandie, France, s/o §Pascal Poulin & §Marie Levert. Godparents: Claude Levert, Marie Leclect.
11/25/1622, Jeanne born in Les Sables d’Olonne, Lucon, Poitou, France; d/o 14386. Loup Mercier & 14387. Jeanne Gaillard.
Calude was educated and learned to write his name.
6/11/1636, Claude arrived in Quebec on the vessel of Sieur Courpon.
8/8/1639 in Quebec, Claude, age 23, married Jeanne, age 17. Attending: Robert Giffard, Guillaume Boivin.
1/1/1641, Claude and family lived in Trois Rivieres.
1/14/1641, Claude godfather to Amerindian Rose Quenebechimouxour.
Bef. 1645, Claude and family returned to France where 2 children are born.
4/7/1646 in Paris, France, Oliver le Tardif ceded Claude 6 arpents in Beaupre.
1647, Claude and family returned to New France.
11/11/1650, Claude and Abel Benoit contracted with Olivier Tardif to work a farm, called Toussaincts, together for 6 years.
9/18/1651, Claude granted a full concession of 6 arpents frontage from Olivier Le Tardiff in what would become Ste Anne de Beaupre.
Claude donated 50 livres to a new church.
2/2/1660, Claude and multiple daughters were confirmed by Msgr. Laval at Chateau Richer.
1661, the Jesuits recorded that 2 of Claude’s children were likely taken by the “Yroquois”.
1661, Claude gave 16 livres to the church.
1662-66, Claude gave the church fabrique [account] 8 livres, 7 minots of wheat, and a minot each of peas and corn.
1663, Claude received 22 livres, 9 sols for the scroll on the church door, for a piece of wood, and for a pint of eau-de-vie.
6/7/1665, Claude ceded to Abel Benoit 7 perches of frontage.
1666 census, Claude a carpenter.
1667 census, Claude with 8 cattle and 20 arpents of land.
9/30/1670 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Claude attended the wedding of 1936. Nicolas Bouchard & 1937. Anne LeRoy.
1678, Claude strengthened the bell tower of the church.
1679, Jeanne provided food to the roofers of the church; for which she received 3 minots of wheat and 12 pounds of butter from the pastor.
11/11/1681 in Chateau Richer, Claude attended the weddings of 1864. Charles Fortin dit Bellefontaine & 1865. Marie Sainte Cloutier; and 2008. Pascal Mercier & 2009. Anne Cloutier.
12/14/1687, Jeanne, age 65, died in Beaupre.
12/17/1687, Claude, age 71, died in Beaupre. [There was an epidemic that year. Their children gave 72 livres to the church for their burials.]
(S) Our French-Canadian Ancestors, T.J. Laforest, V-XII.
• 7/23/1612, Claude’s older brother Jean baptized in the same church.
Children of Claude and Jeanne:
i. Marie Poulin (4017), baptized 1/1/1641 in Trois Rivieres, Canada.
ii. Pascal Poulin, born 2/15/1645 in St Maclou, Rouen, Normandie, France.
1661, Pascal lost in the woods or taken by the Iroquois.
iii. Madeleine Poulin, born 6/27/1646 in St Maclou, Rouen, Normandie, France.
11/19/1659 in Quebec, Madeleine married Pierre Maufils.
iv. Martin Poulin, born 6/26/1648 in Quebec, Canada.
1/21/1688 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Martin married Jeanne, d/o Jean Barette & Jeanne Bitouset.
1/15/1710, Martin, age 62, died in Ste Anne de Beaupre.
v. Rene Poulin, born 1/27/1651 in Quebec, Canada.
1661, Rene lost in the woods or taken by the Iroquois.
vi. Ignace Poulin, born 12/19/1655 in Quebec, Canada.
8/23/1683 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Ignace married Marguerite, d/o 3652. Robert Pare & 3653. Francoise Lehoux.
Bef. 3/30/1720, Ignace, age 65, died in St Joachim.
vii. Marguerite Poulin, born 10/4/1658 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Canada.
8/7/1673 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Marguerite married Jean Gencien Amiot, s/o Mace.
5/19/1722, Marguerite, age 64, died in Quebec.
viii. Marie Poulin, born 10/4/1658 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Canada.
4/17/1679 in Ste Anne de Beaupre, Marie married Etienne Lessard, s/o Etienne.
ix. Pierre Poulin, born 8/7/1664 in Chateau Richer, Canada.
11/13/1689 in Beaupre, Pierre married Anne, d/o Robert Giguere & Amiee Miville.
10/16/1709, Pierre, age 45, died in Hotel Dieu du Quebec.