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Mortagne-au-Perche is a commune of the Orne département, in the Low-Normandy area of France. --
Population of Mortagne-au-Perche was 4,322 inhabitants in 1968; 4,877 in 1975; 4,851 in 1982; 4,584 in 1990; 4,511 in 1999; 4,156 in 2007.
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1505 - Saint François convent (Mortagne-au-Perche) built in 1505 for the Clarisses congregation by Marguerite de Lorraine, duchess of Alençon and countess of the Perche.
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From 1634 to 1663 Robert Giffard recruited some fifty heads of families who lived in his native Mortagne-au-Perche to come to New France.
The French-Canadian Heritage in New England, Gerard J. Brault, UPNE, 1986, Page 112
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1796 - Mortagne, a town of France, in the department of Orne, noted for its serges and tanneries. It is 19 miles E of Seez, and 70 W. of Paris.
Brookes' General Gazetter Abridged, Richard Brookes, Pub. by B. Law, C. Dilly, 1796
1838 - (Mortagne-au-Perche) - The Crestien de Galais hotel was built in the 18th century. Jacques Crestien, captain of Hunting in the Perche province, lived there. It became the town hall in 1838.
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1895 - Mortagne
Mortagne, a town of France, in Orne, 25 miles E. of Alençon. Pop. 4302. It stands on a steep hill, has remains of old ramparts, and a Gothic church with a lofty tower. The manufactures comprise linen cloths, canvas, gloves, calicoes, and leather.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Mortagne, a town of France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Orne, 25 miles E. of Alencon. It stands on a steep hill and has a fine Gothic church whose lofty tower fell in 1890. There are manufactures of textiles, gloves, etc. Pop. about 4000.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
"Famous for the percheron horses who derive their name from this rural region, La Perche is an ideal retreat for a few days' relaxation. An obvious base from which to explore southern Normandy's countryside is the pretty town of Mortagne-Au-Perche, 38km east of Alencon. Its historic centre includes the sixteeth-centure Eglise Notre Dame, as well as an impressive Hotel de Ville set in some lovely formal gardens from where there is an excellent view of the countryside beyond."
The Rough Guide to France, Penguin, Mar 1, 2013
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Mortagne, Perche, France:
Stroll Through the Old Town: Begin your visit to Mortagne by wandering through its historic old town. The cobbled streets, medieval buildings, and charming squares will transport you back in time. Don't miss the Place du Marché, where you can admire the town's iconic half-timbered houses.
Maison des Trois Pignons: This 16th-century mansion is a true gem of Mortagne. You can't miss its impressive architecture, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of one of the occasional exhibitions or events held here.
Saint-Denis Church: Mortagne's main church, Église Saint-Denis, is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior is equally impressive, with stunning stained glass windows and intricate woodwork. Take your time to explore this historical and spiritual landmark.
Visit the Musée du Perche: This museum offers an excellent overview of the history and culture of the Perche region. You'll find artifacts, artwork, and exhibits that provide insight into the... Read MORE...
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Mortagne, Perche, FranceWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Mortagne.
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Gilles DU TREMBLAY, SIEUR DE CHESNAY (23 January 1389, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 1446, Normandel, Orne, France)
Jean (Jehan) JUCHEREAU DE MAURE (1565, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 1628, Ventrouze, France)
Robert GIFFARD (1587, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 14 April 1668, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport))
Zacharie CLOUTIER (December 1590 , Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 17 September 1677, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer))
Nicolas BOUCHER (1590, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - , )
Jean JUCHEREAU (31 March 1592, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 7 February 1672, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport))
Jacques GAUDRY (25 January 1594, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 1637, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche))
Xainte (Sainte) DUPONT (1596, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 13 July 1680, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer))
Gaspard BOUCHER (1599, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 20 May 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
Ancestors Who Were Married in Mortagne, Perche, FranceWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Mortagne.
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Jacques BOUCHER (1562 - 30 July 1611) and Françoise PAIGNE (1564 - November 1611) married 30 June 1582
Jean (Jehan) JUCHEREAU DE MAURE (1565 - 1628) and Jeanne CRESTE (1568 - 1608) married 20 February 1591
Marin BOUCHER (15 April 1589 - 25 March 1671) and Julienne BARIL (DUBARIL) (1586 - 15 December 1627) married 7 February 1611
Jean GUYON (18 September 1592 - 30 May 1663) and Mathurine ROBIN (1597 - 17 April 1662) married 12 June 1615
Robert GIFFARD (1587 - 14 April 1668) and Marie RENOUARD (8 September 1599 - 1667) married 12 February 1628
Thomas HAYOT (AYOTTE) (1609 - 15 September 1673) and Marie-Jeanne BOUCHER (1607 - 14 January 1669) married 15 July 1629
Pierre PARADIS (20 July 1604 - 29 January 1675) and Barbe GUYON (19 April 1617 - 27 November 1700) married 11 February 1632
Jean POISSON (October 1618 - 1652) and Jacqueline CHAMBOY (February 1624 - November 1694) married 8 May 1644
Charles TURGEON (3 September 1627 - bef. 1705) and Pasquière LEFEBVRE (1627 - 4 September 1696) married abt. 1649
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