Jacques Miville

Isaac MivilleSalome Lomene

Pierre Miville (- Deschenes) dit LeSuisse

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Children with:
Charlotte Maugis dit Mauger

Suzanne Miville - Deschenes
Jacques Miville dit Deschesnes
Pierre Miville (- Deschenes) dit LeSuisse
  • Born: Abt 1602, Freiburg, Switzerland?
  • Married Bef 31 Dec 1632, Brouage, in the évêché Saintes (“Holy ones”), in Saintonge, of the current department of the Charent, to Charlotte Maugis dit Mauger
  • Died: 14 Oct 1669, Lauzon, Quebec
  • Occupation: Master joiner, pioneer and captain of the Lauson shore

    Translated from: http://www.miville.com/genealogy1f.htm

    Pierre Miville would have arrived in New-France towards the end of 1640. It is said that his family is one of greatest families the to settle in New-France. During October 1649 Pierre Miville obtains a ground concession measuring about 25 acres in the town of Quebec (close to Wood-of-Boulogne today), a plot 570 feet wide by 7600 feet long in the seigniory of Lauzon, and for his son François another concession on the same land. Pierre only keeps the concession in the town of Quebec for one year and yields it to his son-in-law in 1650. We must mention that his four daughters married young people, not even reaching 18 years of age. Marie marries Mathieu Amyot in 1650; Aimee marries Robert Giguère and Madeleine marries Jean Cauchon in 1652; Suzanne marries Antoine Paulet in 1655. François Marie in 1660 at 26 years of age while Jacques always lives with his parents. The last, Marie, in 1669 at 30 years of age. They surely have during all this time, helped their father to achieve the agricultural tasks.

    According to several acts and documents Pierre Miville was identified by the nickname "LeSuisse". A contract granted by Tracy qualifies Pierre Miville as being Suisse. He is emigrated of France where he lived in the area of LaRochelle from where he took a seat on board a sailing ship bound for New France around middle of the 17th century. This father of Suisse origin clearly declares in certain documents that his children all were baptized in the area of Brouage. By way of example, "This second day of May 1639, in l`église of St-Hilaire d`Hiers, was baptized Jacques, son of Pierre Miville from Suisse and Charlotte Mougis, his wife living in the town of Brouage." Jacques is the godson of Isaac Miville and Salome Lomene.

    Still, nobody could determine with precision the date of birth of Pierre Miville. He is surely from Cantons if not the city of Freiburg since he is identified as Swiss Fribourgeois in his contract of 1665. Born about 1602 according to the enumerations, the place and the date of his marriage remain always unknown. Jetté called "about 1631" to Brouage, an assumption probably founded by the birth of Marie in 1635. His wife Charlotte Maugis proclaims being from St-Germain within Saintonge. According to the census she would have been born in 1607. Étrangement with his death in 1676 he was shown as 95 years old, which is rather improbable because he would then have given rise to his last daughter at the ripe age of 60 or 61 years.

    Was Pierre Miville Protestant? We know that he lived in the area of LaRochelle, a Protestant bastion, and that a man named Isaac Miville became godfather of Jacques, the second son of Pierre. This could lead us to believe that Pierre could have been indeed Protestante.

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