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  • ID: I64545
  • Name: Pierre BOUCHER de Boucherville
  • Surname: Boucher
  • Given Name: Pierre
  • Suffix: de Boucherville
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 Feb 1639 in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Christening: 13 Feb 1639 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Death: 3 May 1707 in Riviere Ouelle, Kamouraska, Quebec
  • _UID: 06A9CC6D763AD7119ECC0050BAC145D1CB97
  • Note: This is from a letter to Richard Boucher from M. Paul-Henri Hudon of 20 Jan 1995. (Professo r Hudon is the author of the definitive work of the Boucher family village, "Riviere-Ouelle d e la Bouteillerie, 3siecles de vie 1672-1972") Pierre Boucher II (1639-1707) left the coas t of Beaupre after the death of his mother Perinne Malet (25-Feb-1687). We find him again a t Riviere-Ouelle in 1692. He had married Marie St-Denis on 04-Apr-1663 at Chateau Richer. It 's the decendants of this Pierre Boucher who were particularilyi nfluential in Riviere-Ouelle . In this line can be found merchants, navigators, captains of the militia, school teachers a nd notries, a(national assembly) deputy. Above all the others it is Pierre Boucher III (1673 -1714) who inaugurated the dynasty of leaders (chefs de file); he had married Madeleine Danco sse (1680-1765) in 1697 in Riviere-Ouelle. He was bothan important shareholder (societaire) i n the celebrated beluga whale fishery (peche a marsouins) at the "Pointe de Riviere-Oulle", w hile concurrently owning large blocks of land in the same area. It is even believed that he p ossessed a private flour mill, created due to the negligence of the seigneur in providing th e communal flour grinding mill. This couple had 5 children who were raised by their step-fat her, Jean Baptiste Maisonneuve (1694-1746) who married Madeleine Dancosse, the widow of Pierr e Boucher, on 21-Mar-1716 at Riviere-Ouelle. This M.Maisonneuve must surely have transmitte d to his adopted children his fondness for navigation, for commerce and for adventure. He wa s theowner of a tramp schooner (charroy) used for coastal navigation( cabotage) along the (St -Laurence) river banks. The three sons were Pierre, Francois and Joseph. Pierre Boucher I V (1697-1774) son of Pierre and Madeleine Dancosse,wed Catherine Lizotte (1705-1779), daughte r of Noel Lizotte and Catherine Meneux, on 16-Aug-1726 at Pocatiere. With his brother Josep h he inherited an immense domain of 13 arpents of River-Ouelle frontage. Pierre/Catherine ha d numerous children. Pierre Boucher IV was a large landowner in River-Ouelle, actively involv ed in moneylending as well as buying and selling property. He became the chief bailiff of Riv iere-Ouelle in 1764. He received the signal honor o fbeing interred in the crypt of the churc h on 04-May-1774. Three of his children (Pierre, Ignace and Joseph) occupied various positio ns in the local militia during the troubles of 1775-76.Pierre V had been the major of the mil itia. The other two brothers, Joseph and Ignace, were appointed captain and lieutenant respec tively of the Riviere-Ouelle militia as a reward for their loyalty to theBritish cause durin g the American invasion.
  • Change Date: 3 Dec 2007 at 08:57:05



    Father: Marin Galeran BOUCHER b: 1589 in Soligny de Trappe, Ar. Mortagne Orne, Ev. Sees, France
    Mother: Perrine MALLET b: 1604 in France

    Marriage 1 Anne DENYS b: 1650 in St Jacques, Rouen, Normandie, France
    • Married: 4 Apr 1663 in Chateau Richer, Montmorency. Quebec
    Children
    1. Has Children Barbe BOUCHER b: 13 Dec 1663 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    2. Has No Children Jacques BOUCHER b: 4 Jan 1667 in Ste Familie, Isle de Orleans, Montmorency, Quebec
    3. Has Children Marie Xaintes BOUCHER b: 11 Aug 1668 in Ste Familie, Isle de Orleans, Montmorency, Quebec
    4. Has Children Jean BOUCHER b: 14 Jan 1671 in Ste Familie, Isle de Orleans, Montmorency, Quebec
    5. Has Children Pierre Jr BOUCHER b: 4 May 1673 in Ste Familie, Isle de Orleans, Montmorency, Quebec
    6. Has Children Angelique BOUCHER b: 27 Oct 1676 in Ste Familie, Isle de Orleans, Montmornency, Quebec
    7. Has Children Charles BOUCHER b: 7 Sep 1679 in Chateau Richer, Montmorency, Quebec
    8. Has Children Therese BOUCHER b: 9 Jan 1683 in Chateau Richer, Montmorency, Quebec
    9. Has Children Genevieve Marie BOUCHER b: 12 Sep 1685 in Chateau Richer, Montmorency, Quebec
    10. Has Children Prisque BOUCHER b: 22 Apr 1689 in Chateau Richer, Montmorency, Quebec
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