3626. Jacques GRASSIOT (GRATIOT)(GRACIOT) was born in 1627.1994 Supposedly, he signed a contract on 11 April 1656 at LaRochelle to travel to New France as a laborer. In the contract, he agreed to work for three years at a salary of 75 livres per year - including an advance of 35 livres). The ship (le Taureau) left the harbor of Saint-Martin-de-Ré (Charente-Maritime), France, on 30 April 1656 and arrived at Québec on 15 June 1656. He died on 17 December 1698 in (Québec Province), Canada. According to his burial record, the 71-year-old was injured by a tree (falling tree or falling from).1,2532 He was buried on 18 December 1698 at La Purification de Repentigny in Repentigny (Québec Province), Canada.1,2532 Marie-Madeleine MICHELEAU (MICHELANDE) and Jacques GRASSIOT (GRATIOT)(GRACIOT) were married on 22 November 1654 at Sainte-Marguerite, LaRochelle (Charente-Maritime), France.1,2814 They appeared in the census in 1666 in Canada. They also appeared in the 1667 Census at Champlain along with three children: Françoise, Marguerite, and Pierre. The family was living next door to another ancestor - 'Pierre Juneau and Anne Rousselle' (Rousseau).
3627. Marie-Madeleine MICHELEAU (MICHELANDE) was born in about 1630.1994 She often appears on published lists as 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). However, this is not accurate because she married in France before traveling to New France. (The couple's first child was also born in France.) She died on 31 January 1695 at the age of 65 in Repentigny (Québec Province), Canada.1,2533 She was buried on 1 February 1695 at La Purification de Repentigny in Repentigny (Québec Province), Canada.1,2533
Note: The parents of Jacques Grassiot are listed on many websites as Louis Grassiot and Jacquette Allard OR Leonard Grassiot and Laurenche Bisson. However, the names of his parents are not listed on his marriage record nor are they listed on any other document that I have seen so far. However, it is possible that his parents may be listed on his engagement contract or the ship list but I have not seen them.
Note: The parents of Marie-Madeleine Micheleau are listed as Adrien Micheleau (Michelande) and Geneviève Laurent on many websites. However, the names of her parents are not listed on her marriage record nor are they listed on any other document that I have seen so far.