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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  POITRAS

  (b. 3 April 1639 France   d. 7 May 1711 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Jean POITRAS was born 3 April 1639 in France. Jean POITRAS was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1664.

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

Jean  married  Marie VIE 27 August 1664 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie VIE  was born abt. 1648 in Paris, France.  Marie died 28 July 1691 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie was the child of Robert VIE and Sainte PAULIN.

Jean  married  (2) Marie-Anne LAVOIE 26 April 1695 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marie-Anne LAVOIE  was born 10 January 1673 in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Anne died 27 May 1711 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation).  Marie-Anne was the child of Pierre LAVOIE (DELAVOYE) and Isabelle AUPÉ (AUBERT).

Jean POITRAS died 7 May 1711 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Menuisier et habitant



Born at Cugand, Poitou, Vendee, France
son of Laurent Poitras and Renée Bertin


Details of the family tree of Jean 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 - Did you know? In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing...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

Jean POITRAS 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
  • 1639 Birth
    3 April 1639
    , France
  • 1664 Marriage / Partner
    Jean POITRAS and Marie VIE 27 August 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1665 Birth of Child
    Charlotte-Françoise POITRAS was born 25 November 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1666 Quebec
    Jean Poydras (Poitras).......................27 menuisier
    Marie Saincte Vivier ........................16 sa femme
    francois poydras ........................3 mois leur filz
    The first census of New France (1666) www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
  • 1673 Birth of Child
    Joseph POITRAS was born 18 March 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1675 Birth of Child
    François POITRAS was born 7 November 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1684 Birth of Child
    Joseph-Lucien POITRAS was born 6 August 1684, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1687 Birth of Child
    Marie-Josephte POITRAS was born 25 April 1687, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Jean POITRAS

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Jean POITRAS married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marie VIE-- Date: 27 August 1664 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Marie VIE was the child of Robert VIE and Sainte PAULIN




Children of Jean POITRAS and Marie VIE:




Jean POITRAS married flag female ancestor Marie-Anne LAVOIE-- Date: 26 April 1695 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Marie-Anne LAVOIE was the child of Pierre LAVOIE (DELAVOYE) and Isabelle AUPÉ (AUBERT)


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1639 Birth
3 April 1639
, France
1664 Marriage / Partner
Jean POITRAS and Marie VIE 27 August 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1665 Birth of Child
Charlotte-Françoise POITRAS was born 25 November 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1666 Quebec
Jean Poydras (Poitras).......................27 menuisier
Marie Saincte Vivier ........................16 sa femme
francois poydras ........................3 mois leur filz
The first census of New France (1666) www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
1673 Birth of Child
Joseph POITRAS was born 18 March 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1675 Birth of Child
François POITRAS was born 7 November 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1684 Birth of Child
Joseph-Lucien POITRAS was born 6 August 1684, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1687 Birth of Child
Marie-Josephte POITRAS was born 25 April 1687, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1689 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne POITRAS was born 25 January 1689, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1691 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie VIE died 28 July 1691, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1695 Marriage / Partner
Jean POITRAS and Marie-Anne LAVOIE 26 April 1695, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1699 Birth of Child
Madeleine-Josephte POITRAS was born 3 May 1699, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1704 Birth of Child
Jacques POITRAS was born 9 April 1704, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1708 Birth of Child
Marie Louise POITRAS was born 6 February 1708, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1709 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne POITRAS was born 20 October 1709, L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
1711 Death
7 May 1711
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 2/12/2015 10:48:04 AM - Updated: 9/13/2021 9:45:57 AM

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