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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Blaise  JUILLET dit AVIGNON

  (b. 26 February 1611 St-Agricol, Avignon, Comtat-Venaissin, Vaucluse, France   d. 19 April 1660 Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois

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Blaise JUILLET dit AVIGNON was born 26 February 1611 in St-Agricol, Avignon, Comtat-Venaissin, Vaucluse, France

Blaise JUILLET dit AVIGNON was the child of ?   and   ?

Blaise was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1651.

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

Blaise  married  Marie-Anne-Antoinette LIERCOURT 2 February 1651 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Anne-Antoinette LIERCOURT  was born abt. 1633 in Ste-Marguerite, Beauvais, Picardie, Oise, France.  Marie-Anne-Antoinette died 30 September 1707 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul). 

Blaise JUILLET dit AVIGNON died 19 April 1660 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Becheur

Son of Jean Julliet and Gabrielle Barbarine

Details of the family tree of Blaise appear below.

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 - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (

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birth1611 Birth
26 February 1611
St-Agricol, Avignon, Comtat-Venaissin, Vaucluse, France

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On 21 April 1644, at the age of thirty-three, Blaise contracted to go to Ville-Marie (Montreal) Quebec as a becheur (wood cutter). The contract was to last for three years, but Blaise chose to remain in Quebec. In 1848, Blaise was offered a concession of land in Montreal of which he took title in November of 1650.

marriage1651 Marriage / Partner
Blaise JUILLET dit AVIGNON and Marie-Anne-Antoinette LIERCOURT 2 February 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

He was 39 years old.
1651 Birth of Child
Marguerite-Mathurine JUILLET was born 31 December 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Blaise was 40 years old.
1653 Birth of Child
Marie JUILLET was born 25 November 1653, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

Blaise was 42 years old.
1656 Birth of Child
Charles JUILLET was born 19 May 1656, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

Blaise was 45 years old.
1658 Birth of Child
Louis JUILLET was born 11 October 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

Blaise was 47 years old.
1660 Death
'...Un autre détail précieux que nous retrouvons dans cet ouvrage, et que les historiens ne donnent pas, c'est celui des noms non moins glorieux des compa- ‘ gnons de Dollard. Ils sont partis vingt pour cette ex pédition, tous également intrépides, dévoués et déter minés, tous des jeunes gens. Trois d' entre eux, Nicolas Du Val, Mathurin Soulard et Blaise Juillet périrent dès le début de l'ex- pédition, le 19 avril, à l'île St-Paul, près de Montréal, dans une rencontre avec un parti d'Iroquois.'

The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal
- January 1, 1898
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal - Publisher
1660 Death
On 19 April 1660, Blaise was involved in a battle with the Iroquois Indians. While trying to flee in a canoe, the canoe overturned and Blaise drowned in the river. Blaise was buried the next day in Montreal.
20th June, 1660
20th June, 1660. — Inventory of the moveable and immoveable property of the late Blaise Juillet dit Avignon.

Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2
Quebec Province Legislature
January 1, 1890
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