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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Olivier  MOREL dit LADURANTAYE

  (b. 17 February 1640 France   d. 28 September 1716 Saint-Vallier, Canada, New France )  

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Olivier MOREL dit LADURANTAYE was born 17 February 1640 in France

Olivier MOREL dit LADURANTAYE was the child of ?   and   ?

Olivier was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1670.

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Olivier  married  Françoise DUQUET 14 September 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Françoise DUQUET  was born 7 November 1645 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Françoise died 14 September 1719 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Françoise was the child of Denis DUQUET and Catherine GAUTHIER.

Olivier MOREL dit LADURANTAYE died 28 September 1716 in Saint-Vallier, Canada, New France.

Occupation: esquire, captain, commandant, councillor, seigneur



son of Thomas Morel and Aliette Houssay


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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 - 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
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

Olivier MOREL dit LADURANTAYE was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

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

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Olivier MOREL dit LADURANTAYE married flag female ancestor Françoise DUQUET-- Date: 14 September 1670 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Françoise DUQUET was the child of Denis DUQUET and Catherine GAUTHIER


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Biography
MOREL DE LA DURANTAYE, OLIVIER, esquire, captain, commandant, councillor, seigneur; b. 17 Feb. 1640 at Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, near Nantes, son of Thomas Morel, Sieur de La Durantaye, and of Alliette Du Houssaye; d. 28 Sept. 1716.

Morel de La Durantaye arrived in Canada in June 1665 as a captain in the Carignan-Salières regiment, although his commission dated only from 10 Dec. 1665. He worked with his company on the building of Fort Sainte-Anne, and in September 1666 he took part in Prouville* de Tracy’s expedition against the Mohawks. He returned to France in 1668, and on 25 March 1669 he contracted to raise a company of 50 men; in August 1670 he was back in Canada. On 14 September, at Quebec, he married Françoise Duquet, the surgeon Jean Madry*’s widow, who was fairly well off and who owned the arriere-fief of Grandpré in the seigneury of Notre-Dame-des-Anges. They were to have 10 children, who were all baptized, from 1671 to 1685, at Quebec.

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www.biographi.ca Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
In 1662, a seigniory constituted on the territory of Saint-Vallier was granted to Olivier-Morel de la Durantaye.

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marriage1670 Marriage / Partner
Olivier MOREL dit LADURANTAYE and Françoise DUQUET 14 September 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

He was 30 years old.
1671 Birth of Child
Louis-Joseph MOREL dit LADURANTAYE was born 15 August 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Olivier was 31 years old.
1672 Birth of Child
Francoise-Genevieve MOREL was born 7 September 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Olivier was 32 years old.
1675 Birth of Child
Philippe-Olivier MOREL SIEUR DUHOUSSAY was born 16 February 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Olivier was 35 years old.
1681 Birth of Child
Charles MOREL SIEUR DE LACHAUSSÉE was born 11 June 1681, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Olivier was 41 years old.
1685 Birth of Child
Francois MOREL SIEUR DE BROISBRILANT ET DUHOUSSAY was born 19 June 1685, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Olivier was 45 years old.
marriage1690 Marriage of Child
Louis-Joseph MOREL dit LADURANTAYE married 16 August 1690, , France to Élisabeth PECCARER
1703 Death of Child
Philippe-Olivier MOREL SIEUR DUHOUSSAY died 16 January 1703, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Olivier was 62 years old.

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death1716 Death
28 September 1716
Saint-Vallier, Québec, Canada

He died at the age of 76.
Added: 2/21/2015 12:34:30 PM - Updated: 11/26/2018 7:37:50 PM

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