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Deschamps, Francois | Seigneur de la Boutellerie

DESCHAMPS, Seigneur of Riviere-Ouelle, Jean-Baptiste Francois Deschamps de la Bouteillerie.



This is the grave of Jean-Baptiste Francois Deschamps de la Bouteillerie. He was seigneur of Riviere-Ouelle when my ancestors Andre Mignier dit Lagace and Jacquette Michel settled there.


Francois Deschamps had arrived in Nouvelle France (New France/Quebec) in 1671 when Jean Talon was the Intendant. He had come aboard the ship Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Jean Talon said of him: “if persons of this quality readily take this route, Canada will soon be filled with people capable of maintaining it well.”


Deschamps de la Bouteillerie was granted the seigneury of Riviere-Ouelle by Jean Talon in 1672. By 1681 he was living there with about a dozen families. To learn the names of the first two waves of  pioneer settlers go to: Riviere-Ouelle: Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII Siecle



Related Posts:

Index: Riviere-Ouelle | Memorial

Index: Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Index: Riviere-Ouelle | Catholic Cemetery


External Links

DESCHAMPS, JEAN-BAPTISTE-FRANÇOIS | Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Seigneurs | Virtual Museum of New France 

Seigneurial System | The Canadian Encyclopedia


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