Rosh has to be proud of her famous ancestor Nicolas Marsolet.
I know I would be if I was Rosh since I am myself a proud descendant of Jean Nicolet.
Nicolas Marsolet confronted Champlain who wanted to…
Well you have read about it haven’t you?
Champlain has been immortalized in so many ways here in Quebec. A lake, a town, a county…
He even has his own bridge which is falling apart.
This being said, read this about another famous person, but only after breakfast.
Columbus Day will never be the same.
Time for a nice warm bowl of oatmeal!
I found this on the Internet. I am just sharing it…for the moment that is.
Descendants of Nicolas Marsolet and Marguerite De Planes
Generation No. 1
1. NICOLAS1 MARSOLET was born in Rouen, Normandy, France, and died in France. He married MARGUERITE DE PLANES. She was born in France, and died in France.
Child of NICOLAS MARSOLET and MARGUERITE DE PLANES is:
2. i. NICOLAS2 MARSOLET, b. 1601, St. Agnan de Rouen, France; d. May 15, 1677, Quebec QC.
Generation No. 2
2. NICOLAS2 MARSOLET (NICOLAS1) was born 1601 in St. Agnan de Rouen, France, and died May 15, 1677 in Quebec QC. He married MARIE LA BARBIDE 1637 in Rouen , Normandy, France, daughter of HENRI LA BARBIDE and MARIE LE VILLAIN. She was born 1619 in Rouen, Normandy, France, and died February 21, 1688 in Quebec, QC.
Notes for NICOLAS MARSOLET:
When Samuel de Champlain set out on his second colonization voyage from France to the New World in 1613 he carried with him on this adventure a young boy named Nicolas Marsolet who was twelve years of age.
A common practice during the very early days in New France was to assign a boy to live with the Indian tribes to learn the language and customs of the natives. He would then serve as a guide and interpreter for the French to assist in the fur trade. Nicolas Marsolet filled this role and became proficient in the Algonquin and Montaigne (a member of the Innu people living in the barrens between Hudson’s Bay and the Labrador coast) languages.
In 1628 the Kirke brothers, three young Englishmen in search of adventure and somewhat curious about what the French were doing in America, came to anchor in Tadoussac Bay. They found French supply ships in the bay and captured several of them. They were so loaded with booty and prisoners that they had to forego their trip to Quebec so they sailed back to England with their prizes. As no supply ships arrived, Champlain and his settlers at Quebec endured severe hardships that winter.
The following year,1629, the Kirke brothers returned. One stayed at Tadoussac and the other two proceeded up river to Quebec with a nicely worded letter to Champlain. The letter stated that they intended to have Quebec and they would much prefer not to put him to too much inconvenience, would he be good enough to hand over the fort without fighting and they would be treated well. Champlain took the more discreet course and surrendered the city. The first conquest of Quebec was a simple matter,
Nicolas surrendered to the Kirke brothers. He later reported to French authorities that he was forced to stay with the English to serve as interpreter so that more furs could be obtained from the Indians. Champlain and about two thirds of the colonists returned to France. The English sailed back to Tadoussac loaded with furs and booty. When all the ships were mustered they proceeded on the return journey to England taking Nicolas with them. The following year Quebec was handed back to the French after a treaty was signed between France and England.
Nicolas eventually made his way from England to his home in France then back to the new world to continue his involvement in the fur trade. Over time he acquired several large tracks of land (seigneuries). He went to France where he met and married Marie La Barbide in 1637. Nicolas was 36 years at the time and his new bride was 18. On returning to New France He went to live in his seigneury near Quebec City, known as Marsolet Prairie. They raised a large family including a daughter Louise who is the forth great grandmother of Pierre McCraw.
Nicolas died in Quebec City on May 15, 1677 Following his death Marie La Barbide married Denis Lemaitre, a tailor by occupation, on May 8, 1681 in Quebec City. Maire Died on February 21, 1688.
Children of NICOLAS MARSOLET and MARIE LA BARBIDE are:
3. i. LOUISE3 MARSOLET, b. May 17, 1640, Quebec, QC.
ii. MARIE MARSOLET, m. D’AMOUR.
iii. GENEVIEVE MARSOLET, m. MICHEL GUYON.
iv. MADELAINE MARSOLET, m. FRANCOIS GUYON.
v. JEAN MARSOLET, m. MAGUERITE COUTURE, February 09, 1680.
Generation No. 3
3. LOUISE3 MARSOLET (NICOLAS2, NICOLAS1) was born May 17, 1640 in Quebec, QC. She married JEAN LEMIRE October 20, 1653 in Quebec, QC, son of MATHURIN LEMIRE and JEANNE BOUVIER. He was born 1626 in St. Vivier de Rouen, Normandy, France, and died October 05, 1684 in Quebec, QC.
Child of LOUISE MARSOLET and JEAN LEMIRE is:
4. i. JEAN4 LEMIRE.
Generation No. 4
4. JEAN4 LEMIRE (LOUISE3 MARSOLET, NICOLAS2, NICOLAS1) He married FRANCOISE FOUCAULT February 05, 1701 in Three Rivers, QC, daughter of JEAN FOUCAULT and ELIZABETH PROVOST.
Child of JEAN LEMIRE and FRANCOISE FOUCAULT is:
5. i. RENE5 LEMIRE.
Generation No. 5
5. RENE5 LEMIRE (JEAN4, LOUISE3 MARSOLET, NICOLAS2, NICOLAS1) He married MADELAINE GELINA January 07, 1736 in Yamachiche, QC, daughter of PIERRE GELINAS and MADELINE BOURBEAU.
Child of RENE LEMIRE and MADELAINE GELINA is:
6. i. MADELEINE6 LEMIRE.
Generation No. 6
6. MADELEINE6 LEMIRE (RENE5, JEAN4, LOUISE3 MARSOLET, NICOLAS2, NICOLAS1) She married JOSEPH LUPIEN November 04, 1758 in Contract Rigaud, QC, son of JEAN LUPIEN and MARIE FAFARD.
Child of MADELEINE LEMIRE and JOSEPH LUPIEN is:
7. i. ROSE7 LUPIEN.
Generation No. 7
7. ROSE7 LUPIEN (MADELEINE6 LEMIRE, RENE5, JEAN4, LOUISE3 MARSOLET, NICOLAS2, NICOLAS1) She married ANTOINE GILBERT October 04, 1784 in Maskinonge, QC, son of ANTOINE GILBERT and LOUISE PLANTE.
Child of ROSE LUPIEN and ANTOINE GILBERT is:
8. i. PELAGIE8 GILBERT, b. St. Cuthbert. QC.
Generation No. 8
8. PELAGIE8 GILBERT (ROSE7 LUPIEN, MADELEINE6 LEMIRE, RENE5, JEAN4, LOUISE3 MARSOLET, NICOLAS2, NICOLAS1) was born in St. Cuthbert. QC. She married ALEXANDER MCCRAW January 14, 1820 in St. Cuthbert, QC, son of DUNCAN MACRA and BARBARA FRASER. He was born January 19, 1793 in Sorel, QC.
Notes for ALEXANDER MCCRAW:
The baptisim register of Christs Church(Anglican) at William Henry lists the following:
January 28 1793 — Alexander, son of Duncan & Barbara McCraw born 19th ins. : Spon. Mrs O. McLeach and his father.
Census records of 1871 for district 156, Somerset, Megantic County lists Henry (Honore) McCraw, Scot, farmer, age 38, his wife Adele and five childred, the youngest boy and girl are twins. Also living with them is Henry’s father Alexander, age 78 and his nephew Telesphore, age 14.
The same census shows Alexander’s son Alexis George living on the adjacent farm with his family.
Children of PELAGIE GILBERT and ALEXANDER MCCRAW are:
i. ADELAIDE9 MCCRAW, b. January 21, 1821, St. Cuthbert, Que.
ii. PIERRE MCCRAW, b. August 21, 1822, St. Cuthbert, QC.; d. April 17, 1864, St. Paul de Chester, QC.; m. MARGUERITE ROSE LAURENDEAU, November 25, 1845, Plessesville, QC.; b. Que.; d. August 16, 1913, St. Jean Baptiste, MB..
iii. ALEXIS GEORGE MCCRAW, b. April 17, 1824, St. Cuthbert. Que.; m. EUPHROSINE ROUSSEAU, July 20, 1847, Plessesville, Que.; b. 1818.
iv. JOSEPH MCCRAW, b. March 25, 1825, St. Cuthbert. Que..
v. LOUIS CHRISTOPHE MCCRAW, b. April 01, 1826, St. Cuthbert. Que.; m. ROSE DE LIMA CAMIRE, January 22, 1850, Plessesville, Que..
vi. JEAN MCCRAW, b. October 28, 1827, St. Cuthbert. Que..
vii. WILLIAM MCCRAW, b. June 23, 1829, St. Cuthbert. Que..
viii. JACQUES MCCRAW, b. March 08, 1832, St. Cuthbert, Que.; m. ESTHER BELLEAU, October 20, 1873.
ix. HONORE MCCRAW, b. July 03, 1833, St. Cuthbert, QC.; d. Lewiston, Me., U.S.A.; m. ADELE FILION, July 15, 1862, Laurieville, Que..
Notes for HONORE MCCRAW:
After moving with his family to Lewiston Me in the 1880’s his name translated into American English became Henry McGraw and his descendants continue to use this spelling of the sir name. In Henry’s obiturary he is reported to have 22 children. At this time we can only account for 13 children plus his nephew Telesphore William McCrea who was sent to live with his uncle Henry at the age of 8 after his father died in 1864.
x. EDWARD MCCRAW, b. May 24, 1835, St. Cuthbert, QC.; m. SOPHIE GOULET, October 27, 1857, Plessesville, QC..
xi. MARY LEOCADIE MCCRAW, b. St. Barthelemy, QC..
xii. GENEVIEVE MCCRAW, b. St. Barthelemy, Que.
xiii. CHARLES MCCRAW, b. Plessisville, Que.