Twelfth Generation


3314. Jacques "dit "Laval"" MILOT (MILLOT, MILHAUT) was born in 1632 in Crouzille (Puy-de-Dome) (Auvergne Region), France. He was a member of the Montréal Grand Recruitment of 1653. This was a group of about 100 men who were recruited by Governor and founder of Montréal, Paul de Chomedy, Sieur de Maisonneuve, to help defend Ville-Marie (Montréal) from the constant attacks by the Iroquois. The trip to New France was treacherous to say the least. After traveling more than 1400 miles, the vessel had to travel to an island to find another ship after taking on water. On 20 July 1653, one month after their original departure, the new ship set sail. The recruits arrived at their destination on 20 September. Jacques was listed as land-clearer. Jacques was a member of the "dixième escouade" (10th squad) of the 'Milice de la Sainte-Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph' that existed between 1663 and 1666 to provide additional protection to the colonists who were constantly being attacked by the Iroquois. Sieur de Maisonneuve, first Governor of Montréal, raised this group to provide relief to the militia forces in Montréal, Trois-Rivières and Québec. They had been on almost constant duty and had been accompanying the farmers to the fields during the day, regularly patrolling the St. Lawrence River, and standing guard at their posts on the walls of the settlements every night. The existing militia unit in Montréal simply did not have sufficient men to continue to perform all the required duties. Montréal, situated close to the main Iroquois invasion route on the Richelieu River, was far more vulnerable to raids than Trois-Rivières and Québec. The 'Soldats de la Milice de la Sainte-Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph' consisted of 20 squads of 7 men each. Their job was to provide additional guards for workers in the fields and relieve the Montreal militia for nightly guard duty on the walls of the town. Following the arrival of the Carignan Regiment in 1665, Governor de Maisonneuve disbanded the 'Soldats de la Sainte-Famille de Jésus, Marie et Joseph'. During the three years of the existence of the 'Milice de la Sainte-Famille", the unit lost only eight men to Iroquois war parties. He appeared in the census in 1666 with his wife, Jeanne Hebert, and two daughters (Magdelanie, Catherine). Magdelaine's age (spelled incorrectly on census) was erroneously listed as 14 years of age although she was only 4 years of age. Dit "Laval" appeared in the census in 1667 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada with his wife, Jeanne Hebert, and two daughters (Magdeleine, Catherine). The family owned 10 beasts and had 25 arpents of land in cultivation. He died on 15 August 1699 at the age of 67 at Hotel Dieu in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2014 He was buried on 16 August 1699 at Nôtre Dame in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2014 Jeanne HÉBERT and Jacques "dit "Laval"" MILOT (MILLOT, MILHAUT)1385 were married on 7 March 1660 at Nôtre Dame in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2015

3315. Jeanne HÉBERT was born in 1647 in Paris (St-Barthélemy) (Paris) (Ile-de-France Region), France.1770,1994 She appeared in the census in 1666 with her husband, Jacques, and two daughters (Magdelanie, Catherine). Magdelaine's age (name spelled incorrectly on census) was erroneously listed as 14 years of age although she was only 4 years of age. She appeared in the census in 1667 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada with her husband, Jacques (spelled Millot), and two daughters (Magdeleine, Catherine). The family owned 10 beasts and had 25 arpents of land in cultivation. Jeanne was buried on 25 March 1687 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2016

Children were:

i.

Madeleine MILOT was baptized on 23 July 1662 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

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ii.

Catherine MILLAULT (MILOT).

iii.

Jacques MILOT was baptized on 13 November 1668 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

iv.

Jean-Baptiste MILOT was baptized on 22 December 1670 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2017 He was buried on 23 January 1671 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

v.

Petronille MILOT was baptized on 24 December 1671 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.2018 She was buried on 5 November 1758 in Canada.

vi.

Marie MILOT was baptized on 11 January 1674 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

vii.

Ignace (Jacques) MILOT was baptized on 16 February 1676 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.1866

viii.

Elizabeth MILOT was baptized on 19 August 1678 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada. Elizabeth was buried on 21 September 1678 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

ix.

Jeanne MILOT was baptized on 22 October 1679 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.

x.

Marguerite MILOT was born and baptized on 18 July 1682 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.