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Jean Baillargeon, Farmer | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

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A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 


Pioneer Jean Baillargeon’s original occupation was share-cropper. After arriving in Canada he cleared the land and farmed first in Sillery Seigneurie and then in Ile d’Orleans.

 


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES


 

  • parents were Louis Baillargeon and Marie Fovier of Londigny (Angoumois, de la Charente)
  • married Marguerite (daughter of Louis Guillebourday and Marie Maquin, Macay, Poitiers, France)
  • worked fro Eleonore Grandmaison (wife of Jacques Gourdeau), Joseph Ruette d’Auteuil and Rene Maheut
  • then in 1659 bought a land measuring four apents by 12 and a half in Sillery seignuery
  • by 1664 was settled in Ile d’Orleans in St. Laurent parish and by 1667 the census shows he owned 16 aprons and five head of cattle
  • in 1669 he bout four arpents of land from Jean-Paul Maheut
  • in 1662 – as a widower and father of four children – he married Jacques Delaporte’s widow Esther Coindreau and the couple had two more children

 

 

Artwork by Franklin Arbuckle

 

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