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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  René  OUELLET

  (b. 26 January 1644 Notre-Dame, Vierzon, Cher, France   d. 15 January 1722 La Pocatière, Canada, New France )  

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René OUELLET was born 26 January 1644 in Notre-Dame, Vierzon, Cher, France. René OUELLET was the child of ?   and   ?

René was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1666.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

René  married  Anne RIVET 8 March 1666 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Anne RIVET  was born abt. 1640 in Couterne, Orne, France.  Anne died 5 April 1675 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer). 

René  married  (2) Marie-Thérèse MIGNAULT 6 February 1679 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marie-Thérèse MIGNAULT  was born 9 September 1651 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Thérèse died 3 December 1728 in Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre).  Marie-Thérèse was the child of Jean MIGNAULT dit CHATILLON and Louise CLOUTIER.

René OUELLET died 15 January 1722 in La Pocatière, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant



Son of François Ouellet and Elizabeth Barre. Born at St-Jacques-du-Hautpas, Paris, France.


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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? New France was born and nurtured in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To the habitant the Church ...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

René OUELLET was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

Habitant Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
  • 1644 Birth
    26 January 1644
    Notre-Dame, Vierzon, Cher, France

  • 'Rene Ouellet arrived in Canada, probably aboard the good ship, Saint-Andre in the summer of 1659, to go to work at Trois-Rivieres in the service of Medard Chouart for three years.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IX, Page 191
  • 1666 Marriage / Partner
    René OUELLET and Anne RIVET 8 March 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    Joseph-Abraham OUELLET was born 14 April 1667, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
  • 1669 Birth of Child
    Mathurin-René OUELLET was born 14 September 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
  • 1672 Birth of Child
    Gregoire OUELLET was born 7 October 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
  • 1675 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Anne RIVET died 5 April 1675, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
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    1679 Marriage - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, QC, Canada
    Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.


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René OUELLET married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Anne RIVET-- Date: 8 March 1666 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Rene Hoelet, son of Francois Hoelet and Isabelle Bare
Anne Rivet, widow of Gregoire Hisse

"When the pastor of the cathedral of Quebec drew up the marriage act of 'Rene Hoelet' on 8 March 1666, he wrote that the father and mother of the groom were living in the pairsh of St-Jacques du Haut-Pas, archdiocese of Paris, and that the bride Anne Rivet was originally from Saint-Germain, Bishopric of Sees in Basse-Normandie."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IX, Page 190


Children of René OUELLET and Anne RIVET:




René OUELLET married Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse MIGNAULT-- Date: 6 February 1679 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Marie-Thérèse MIGNAULT was the child of Jean MIGNAULT dit CHATILLON and Louise CLOUTIER


"AFTER THE DEATH OF ANNE RIVET, RENE OUELLET PUT HIS AFFAIRS IN ORDER BEFORE MOVING TO LA POCATIERE, ABOUT 1677 OR 1678. IT IS THERE THAT WE FIND HIM ON 6 FEBRUARY 1679, AT THE TIME OF HIS MARRIAGE TO THERESE MIGNEAULT, DAUGHTER OF JEAN, WIDOW OF NICOLAS LEBEL, AND MOTHER OF 4 CHILDREN."

THOMAS J. LAFOREST
OUR FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTORS : VOLUME IX, PAGE 194

"On 6 February 1679, Therese Mignault was remarried in a legitimate marriage to Rene Ouellet, widower of Anne Rivet, father of 3 children: Abraham, Mathurin, and Gregoire. The nuptial blessing was given at La Pocatiere by the missionary Pierre Thury and recorded at Notre-Dame de Quebec. The house of Martin Fouquet, husband of Marie-Madeleine de Laporte, served as the church. Nicolas Huot dit Saint-Laurent, a local resident, and Madeleine Mignault attended as witnesses."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVI, Page 153


Children of René OUELLET and Marie-Thérèse MIGNAULT:

flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse OUELLET (b.July 1679, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 25 July 1707, Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, New France )
m. Charles PELLETIER 7 January 1698 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

flag male ancestor Joseph OUELLET (b.abt. 1680, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Françoise OUELLET (b.10 July 1682 , Cap-St-Ignace, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Andre MIGNIER dit LAGACÉ (MIGNER) 31 May 1701 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

flag male ancestor Sebastien OUELLET (b.16 April 1685 , Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, New France   d. 14 January 1756, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Canada, New France)
m. Madeleine LIZOTTE 16 August 1707 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne OUELLET (b.abt. 1687, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 7 February 1758, Kamouraska, Canada, New France )
m. Charles BOUCHER 18 November 1704 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
m. Jean-Baptiste CHORET 1711 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag female ancestor Angélique-Marguerite OUELLET (b.16 October 1690, Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, New France   d. 4 January 1756, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Canada, New France)
m. Ignace BERUBE 16 August 1707 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
m. Jean-Baptiste PELLETIER 16 April 1714 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

flag male ancestor François OUELLET (b.12 September 1693 , Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marie-Anne BOUCHARD 1 August 1717 in Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre)

flag female ancestor Marie OUELLET (b.4 October 1696, Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, New France   d. 3 November 1745, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Canada, New France)



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1644 Birth
26 January 1644
Notre-Dame, Vierzon, Cher, France

'Rene Ouellet arrived in Canada, probably aboard the good ship, Saint-Andre in the summer of 1659, to go to work at Trois-Rivieres in the service of Medard Chouart for three years.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IX, Page 191
1666 Marriage / Partner
René OUELLET and Anne RIVET 8 March 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1667 Birth of Child
Joseph-Abraham OUELLET was born 14 April 1667, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1669 Birth of Child
Mathurin-René OUELLET was born 14 September 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1672 Birth of Child
Gregoire OUELLET was born 7 October 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1675 Death of Spouse/Partner
Anne RIVET died 5 April 1675, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1679 Marriage / Partner
René OUELLET and Marie-Thérèse MIGNAULT 6 February 1679, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1679 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse OUELLET was born July 1679, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
1681 Berthier en Bas, Quebec
Rene Ouellet, habitant, 32 years
Therese Mignault, 32 years
Angelique Lebel, 8 years
Nicolas Lebel, 6 years
Joseph Lebel, 4 years
Marie Ouellet, 2 years
Joseph Ouellet, 1 year
1681 Census - New France
1682 Birth of Child
Françoise OUELLET was born 10 July 1682 , Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
1685 Birth of Child
Sebastien OUELLET was born 16 April 1685 , Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
1690 Birth of Child
Angélique-Marguerite OUELLET was born 16 October 1690, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
1693 Birth of Child
François OUELLET was born 12 September 1693 , Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
1696 Birth of Child
Marie OUELLET was born 4 October 1696, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
1707 Death of Child
Marie-Thérèse OUELLET died 25 July 1707, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
1718 Death of Child
Gregoire OUELLET died 9 March 1718, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

'Rene Ouellet died the following year (1722) and was buried at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere on 15 January.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IX, Page 196
1722 Death
15 January 1722
La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)
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