Marin Boucher

Continuing the story of our ancestors who were part of the Perche Migration, we come to Girardin ancestor Marin Boucher. Marin was another mason, that being a sought-after skill in New France, and was recruited by Seigneur Giffard. He was born about 1587 in Mortagne-au-Perche, France.   We don’t know who his parents are, but he is a relative, perhaps cousin, of Gaspard Boucher.   He married twice, and we are descended from both his wives.  His first wife was Julienne Baril whom he married February 7, 1611.  The house they lived in (inherited from Julienne’s parents) is still standing, and you can see pictures of it here.

Marin and Julienne had 6 or 7 children, but Julienne died December 15, 1627.  Marin remarried to Perrine Mallet.  They had two children in France before the family left to come to New France in 1634. Marin and Perrine arrived with their two children and our ancestor Francois (from his first marriage to Julienne).  They had five more children in Quebec, including our ancestor Marie.  (I know, way too many Maries in our family!) Marin was mentioned in Champlain’s will in 1635:

“I give to Marin, mason, living near the house of the Recollet Fathers, the last suit that I had made from material which I got at the store”.

Marin died March 25, 1671 in Château-Richer,  and Perrine on August 24, 1687.

If you look really carefully at this map of the Beaupré coast, which I’ve posted before, you can see Marin’s name.

Map of Beaupré and Orléans Island, made by Jean Bourdon in 1641. D'après le facsimilé reproduit par Mgr Cyprien Tanguay dans son Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes, Province de Québec, Eusèbe Senécal, Imprimeur-éditeur, 1871-1890. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beaupre_Jean_Bourdon_1641.PNG
Map of Beaupré and Orléans Island, made by Jean Bourdon in 1641.
D’après le facsimilé reproduit par Mgr Cyprien Tanguay dans son Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes, Province de Québec, Eusèbe Senécal, Imprimeur-éditeur, 1871-1890.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beaupre_Jean_Bourdon_1641.PNG

Here is our descent via his first wife to Mémère:

1-Marin BOUCHER (1587-1671)
+Julienne BARIL  (?-1627)
2-Francois BOUCHER (1617-bef 1681)
+Florence GARMAN (1626-?)
3-Marie BOUCHER (1652-1713)
+Antoine CHAUDILLON (abt 1643-1707)
4-Catherine CHODILLON (abt 1673-1745)
+Francois NEVEU LEMON (1666-?)
5-Marie NEVEU LEMON (1689-1747)
+Jean Baptiste BANLIER dit LAPERLE (1682-?)
6-Marie Madeleine BANLIER dit LAPERLE (1721-1795)
+Michel LANGEVIN (1718-?)
7-Marie Madeleine LANGEVIN (1749-1822)
+Louis LUSSIER (1749-?)
8-Christophe LUSSIER (1773-?)
+Marie Charlotte BRUNEL (1774-1806)
9-Magdeleine LUSSIER (1795-1832)
+Charles ALLARD (1787-1862)
10-Joseph Pierre ALLARD (1826-1875)
+Marie BONIN (1827-?)
11-Onesime ALLARD (1852-1896)
+Napoleon GIRARDIN (1851-1929)
12-Marie Emma GIRARDIN (1878-1979)

and our descent from his second wife to Mémère:

+Perrine MALLET (abt 1604-1687)
2-Marie BOUCHER (1644-1730)
+Charles GODIN (abt 1632-?)
3-Marie Marguerite GODIN (1665-?)
+Guillaume TARDIF (1655-?)
4-Charles TARDIF (1688-1740)
+Marie Genevieve ROY DESJARDINS (1697-1763)
5-Marie Angelique TARDIF (1723-1764)
+Nicolas LETARTE (1722-?)
6-Joseph LETARTE (1761-?)
+Marie Elisabeth PAQUET (1750-1826)
7-Marie Amable LETARTE (1784-?)
+Pierre DUPRE (1773-1858)
8-Marie Amable DUPRE (1801-?)
+Jean Baptiste BONIN (1799-?)
9-Marie BONIN (1827-?)
+Joseph Pierre ALLARD (1826-1875)
10-Onesime ALLARD (1852-1896)
+Napoleon GIRARDIN (1851-1929)
11-Marie Emma GIRARDIN (1878-1979)

Of course….the plaque.  This one is in Château-Richer, erected by L’Association des Boucher d’Amérique (The Boucher Association of America).

My translation:

In homage
to
MARIN BOUCHER
came from
St. Langis-lès-Mortagne, Perche in 1634
established on lot 62 in 1641
died and buried March 29, 1671
in Château-Richer
1st wife Julienne Baril 1611
2nd wife Perrine Mallet 1627

Association des BOUCHER d’Amérique
31 August 2008

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