Jean Gazaille Saint-Germain , 16391694 (aged 54 years)

Photo Armoiries Gazaille Saint-Germain
Name
Jean /Gazaille Saint-Germain/
Given names
Jean
Surname
Gazaille Saint-Germain
Name
Jean /Gazailhe/
Type
also known as
Given names
Jean
Surname
Gazailhe
Name
Jehan /Gazalihe/
Type
also known as
Given names
Jehan
Surname
Gazalihe
BirthRegistres paroissiaux et d'état civil du canton de Lanouaille
Citation details: Sarrazac - Baptêmes Mariages Sépultures (1638 - 1659) • 1638/1659 • 5MI12406_002
BaptismRegistres paroissiaux et d'état civil du canton de Lanouaille
Citation details: Sarrazac - Baptêmes Mariages Sépultures (1638 - 1659) • 1638/1659 • 5MI12406_002
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BaptismCollection Jacqueline Gazaille
Citation details: Photo des fonts baptismaux
Photo Fonts baptismaux de Sarrazac
Photo Fonts baptismaux de Sarrazac

Note: 4 pionniers en Nouvelle-France ont probablement été baptisés dans ces fonts baptismaux:

4 pionniers en Nouvelle-France ont probablement été baptisés dans ces fonts baptismaux: Jean Gazaille dit Bellet Jean Gazaille dit Saint-Germain Antoine Emery dit Coderre Pierre Dextra dit Lavigne

ConfirmationPRDH
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âge 26 ans

Marriage contractGreffe du notaire Pierre Duquet
Citation details: Contrat de mariage
MarriagePRDH
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Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Québec. Age de Jean au mariage, 28 ans. Temoins: Philippe Demontison, lieutenant d'une compagnie du Regiment de Carignan Nicolas Gaillaud Delachaume, Maximin Remien. Henri Debernieres, pretre Jeanne Touzé est Fille du Roi.

OccupationPRDH
DeathPRDH
EventAssociation Périgord-Québec
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Une plaque commémorative a été installée sur le mur de l'Eglise de Sarrazac

EventCollection Jacqueline Gazaille
Citation details: Photo d'une plaque commémorative
Birth

La date est celle du baptême car aucune mention de la date de naissance dans l'acte.

Baptism

Paroisse Saint-Hilaire de Sarrazac dont le nom changera pour Saint-Léobon par la suite. Ses parents sont originaires de La peyssie, hameau de Sarrazac. Ses frères et soeurs ont été baptisés à Sarrazac entre 1625 et 1643. Référence Fichier Origine No. 84943 Sur l'acte de baptême, le prêtre fait référence à des personnes présentes ayant signé l'acte avec lui, mais aucune autre signature que celle du prêtre, A Pascaud, sans le registre.

Death

Décès apres 18 décembre 1685 et avant 5 septembre 1694. Il est encore vivant au mariage de sa fille Marie-Jeanne et il est dit défunt au mariage de sa fille Marie Marthe.

Biography Jean Gazaille Saint-Germain

Jean Gazaille aka St. Germain, the ancestor of most of the Gazaille in America and also of many St. Germain, was a corporal in the company of Sieur Antoine Pecaudy of Contrecoeur, Regiment of Carignan-Salieres, based in St. Ours.

He is the legitimate son of Jehan Gazaille, master blacksmith, and of Aubine Reynier. His birthdate is unknown. He was baptized on Monday, 12 December 1639 at Sarrazac, Dordogne(24), France. His godfather is Jehan Gazaille and his godmother Valleyrie Patinaud. His parents' marriage has not been traced yet. It is possible that it could have been celebrated in Sarrazac (many pages are missing in the register), because his parents are said from Lapeyssie, Aubine Reynier's native place and residence of the family according to retraced baptism acts. Jean is the forth child. His brothers and sisters are: Hellie (1625), Margarite (1629), Margueritte (1636), Geoffroi (1643), (for now, more could be found later).

He left La Rochelle, France, on 13 May 1665 on board the ship La Paix and reached New-France on 19 August of the same year. He was confirmed at Quebec, on 13 August 1665 and received the Mont-Carmel scapular.

A marriage contract was established between Jean Gazaille and Jeanne Touze on the 1st of October 1668 by the notary Duquet. Aged of 28, he got married with Jeanne Touze at the church Notre-Dame of Quebec, on Monday 8 of October 1668. This couple will have five children, four will leave descendants. Jean will be said by turns soldier, corporal, inhabitant, agriculturist according to the different documents found. At the time of the Census 1681, Jean was living at the Seigniory of Contrecoeur and his possessions were one rifle and 2 acres of developed land.

He would have died between 18 December 1685 and 5 September 1694. He is said alive on the marriage act (1685) of his daughter Marie Jeanne and dead at his daughter Marie Marthe's marriage (1694).

Jean is the direct ancestor of Charles St. Germain who took up arms and lent the family house as a fortress at St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, at the time of the Patriot's rebellion of 1837-1838. Many family members and friends died there.

Today most of his descendants are found in the Monteregie and Eastern Townships of Quebec. From the 17e to the 19e century, the Gazaille aka St. Germain were mostly agriculturists even though we see them today in all spheres of the society.

Note on the Regiment of Carignan-Salieres:
Its duty completed, the regiment was called back in February 1668, and returned to France except about four hundred soldiers and thirty officers who preferred to stay to clear the land and settle for ever in the colony. The King of France promoted the settlement. He offered vast Seigniories to the officers who could afford to colonise them. He gave a granting of 150 pounds to sergeants and of 100 pounds to simple soldiers. Officers and soldiers of Carignan settled along the shore of the Richelieu River which had been the theater of their feat of arms.

Note from the author:

My texts were often copied and added to other websites(including my mistakes - smile). I wrote and published them in my first website in May 2003.

Jacqueline Gazaille