Thirteenth Generation

4370. Mathurin LORION was born in 1604 in Ste-Soulle (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1770,1958 He arrived in New France about five years after his daughter, Catherine. Mathurin was a member of the "dix-septième escouade” (17th 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 second wife, Jeanne, and two children (Renée and Jean). Mathurin appeared in the census in 1667 in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada along with his second wife, Jeanne Bizette, and two of their children (Renée and Jean). The couple had, sadly, lost their first four children at a young age. The family owned 20 arpents of land. He died on 19 April 1683 at the age of 79 at Hotel Dieu in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2574 He was buried on 20 April 1683 in Pointe-aux-Trembles (Québec Province), Canada.1,2574 Françoise MORIN (MORINET, BARBIER) and Mathurin LORION1958 were married about 1635 in Ste-Soulle (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1770

[Note: Mathurin's 2nd marriage was to Jeanne Bizet/Bisette on 2 May 1649 at Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes in La Rochelle.]

4371. Françoise MORIN (MORINET, BARBIER) was born about 1605 in France. She was buried on 6 November 1648 in La Rochelle (Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1,1692

Children were:



Catherine LORION.


Marie LORION was born about 1639. She died on 10 November 1687 at the age of 48 in Pointe-aux-Trembles (Québec Province), Canada.


Francoise LORION was born about 1643. She died about 6 December 1648 at the age of 5. She was buried on 6 December 1648 in La Rochelle (Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.


Renée LORION was born about 1646. She died about 30 November 1647 at the age of 1. She was buried on 30 November 1647 in La Rochelle (Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.