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flag male ancestor  Louis  COUILLARD

  (b. 29 November 1658 Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 May 1728 Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

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Louis COUILLARD was born 29 November 1658 in Québec, Canada, New France . Louis COUILLARD was the child of Louis COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY   and   Geneviève DESPRÉS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Guillaume COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY and Marie-Guillemette HÉBERT

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

Louis  married  Marie FORTIN 4 May 1688 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie FORTIN  was born abt. 1670 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marie died 26 February 1710 in Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire).  Marie was the child of François FORTIN and Marie JOLLIET.

Louis  married  (2) Marguerite BELANGER 7 November 1712 in L'Islet, Canada, New France .  Marguerite BELANGER  was born 20 December 1696 in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola).  Marguerite died 4 July 1715 in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola).  Marguerite was the child of Louis BELANGER and Marguerite LEFRANCOIS.

Louis  married  (3) Marguerite FORTIN 21 June 1716 in Montmagny, Canada, New France .  Marguerite FORTIN  was born 10 February 1694 in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola).  Marguerite died 24 April 1717 in Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire).  Marguerite was the child of Eustache FORTIN and Louise CLOUTIER.

Louis  married  (4) Louise NOLIN 31 January 1719 in Montmagny, Canada, New France .  Louise NOLIN  was born 3 September 1678 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.  Louise died 26 September 1754 in Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire).  Louise was the child of Jacques NOLIN dit DESCHÂTELETS and Françoise CHALIFOU (CHALIFOUR).

Louis COUILLARD died 15 May 1728 in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France.

Occupation: coseigneur of Rivière-du-Sud

Details of the family tree of Louis 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? Seigneuries in North America were granted to military officers, some were owned by the Catholic...Read MORE...

Seigneurs and the seigneurial system of New France ( feudal-system.php)
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

Louis COUILLARD 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 (
  • 1658 Baptism
    Louys Couillart
    29 November 1658 Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • Biography
    COUILLARD DE LESPINAY, LOUIS, coseigneur of Rivière-du-Sud; baptized 29 Nov. 1658 at Quebec, son of Louis Couillard*, Sieur de Lespinay, and of Geneviève Després; buried 15 May 1728 at Saint-Pierre du Sud.

    Louis Couillard de Lespinay gradually built up a large fief. On 4 Aug. 1671 he received from his father, as a settlement of portion by anticipation, an arriere-fief of “four arpents in the said seigneury of Rivière-du-Sud, fronting on the...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
  • 1688 Marriage / Partner
    Louis COUILLARD and Marie FORTIN 4 May 1688, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1691 Birth of Child
    Elisabeth COUILLARD was born 31 March 1691, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire)
  • 1697 Birth of Child
    Marie-Simone COUILLARD was born 28 May 1697, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire)
  • 1701 Birth of Child
    Joseph COUILLARD was born 17 September 1701, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire)
  • 1710 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie FORTIN died 26 February 1710, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire)
  • 1712 Marriage / Partner
    Louis COUILLARD and Marguerite BELANGER 7 November 1712, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)

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