Eleventh Generation


1600. Mathurin MOREAU was baptized on 9 April 1641 in Champdeniers-St-Denis (Notre-Dame) (Deux-Sèvres) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1,1692 He came to the New World via/on "Le Noir de Hollande". The fishing vessel (Bateau de pêche) had initially departed from La Rochelle, made a stop in Dieppe and arrived in Québec on 25 May 1664. He had signed a contract before notary Pierre Teuleron at La Rochelle on 18 February 1664.1,2182 He appeared in the census in 1666 in Canada. He was listed as the 23 year old domestic of Pierre Maufé and his family. Mathurin appeared in the census in 1667 at the "Costes de Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois and St. Michel" with his wife (Marie Girard), her four children from her first marriage to Antoine Rouillard and one domestic. He died after 1708 in Sainte-Foy (Québec Province), Canada.2898 Marie GIRARD and Mathurin MOREAU signed a marriage contract on 8 May 1667 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.2183

1601. Marie GIRARD was born in St-Cyr-du-Vaudreuil com Le Vaudreuil (Eure) (Normandie Region), France.1770 She was baptized in St-Cyr-du-Vaudreuil com Le Vaudreuil (Eure) (Normandie Region), France. She was a "filles à marier" (marriageable girl) who emigrated to New France representing one quarter of all the single girls arriving in New France through 1673. The "filles à marier" women arrived between 1634 and 1662 and only numbered 262. These young women, often poor, were recruited and chaperoned by religious groups or individuals who had to assure and account for their good conduct. To be considered a "filles à marier", the women must have been between the ages of 12-45, not accompanied by BOTH parents or a husband and must have signed an enlistment contract, one marriage contract or gotten married in the colony. Due to their arrival in the very early stages of the formation of New France, these 262 women played a significant role in populating the colony. She appeared in the census in 1667 at the "Costes de Ste.Genevieve, St.Francois and St. Michel" with her husband (Mathurin Moreau), her four children from her first marriage to Antoine Rouillard and one domestic. Marie died on 8 December 1708 in Sainte-Foy (Québec Province), Canada.1,2184 She was buried on 9 December 1708 at Notre Dame in Sainte-Foy (Québec Province), Canada.1,2184

[Note: Marie's first marriage was to Antoine Rouillard on 22 April 1653 at Nôtre Dame in Québec.]

Children were:

800

i.

Louis MOREAU.

ii.

Valentin MOREAU was born on 1 August 1670 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. He was baptized on 2 August 1670 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.

iii.

Michel MOREAU was born on 13 May 1673 in Sillery (Québec Province), Canada. He was baptized on 13 May 1673 in Sillery (Québec Province), Canada.

iv.

Jeanne-Therese MOREAU was born on 22 February 1675 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She was baptized on 23 February 1675 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. She died on 28 February 1675 at the age of 0 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada. Jeanne-Therese was buried on 1 March 1675 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.

v.

Marie MOREAU was born (date unknown).