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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU)

  (b. abt. 1627 France   d. 17 November 1698 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Jean CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) was born abt. 1627 in France. Jean CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1654.

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Jean  married  Jeanne GAGNON 26 April 1654 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Jeanne GAGNON  was born 15 August 1641 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Jeanne died 24 May 1699 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Jeanne was the child of Jean GAGNON and Marguerite COCHON (CAUCHON).

Jean CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) died 17 November 1698 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant


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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? The oldest grocery store in North America is in Quebec City.
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

Jean CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) 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)

What is a 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

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marriage1654 Marriage / Partner
Jean CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) and Jeanne GAGNON 26 April 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child
Catherine CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) was born 3 October 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
1667 Birth of Child
Noel CHAPLEAU (CHAPPELEAU) was born 4 June 1667, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1672 Birth of Child
Françoise CHAPLEAU was born 3 December 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1676 Birth of Child
Marguerite CHAPLEAU was born 14 March 1676, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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1690 Death of Child
Françoise CHAPLEAU died 26 October 1690, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
death1698 Death
17 November 1698
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 1/7/2013 2:49:42 PM - Updated: 6/9/2015 1:24:53 PM
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