Gabriel Gosselin

Is your surname Gosselin?

Research the Gosselin family

Gabriel Gosselin's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Gabriel Gosselin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Thury-Harcourt, Cambray, Normandie, France
Death: Died in Québec, Québec, Canada
Cause of death: Paralysis
Place of Burial: Notre-Dame, Québec, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicolas Gosselin and Marguerite Dubréal
Husband of Marie-Françoise Lelièvre and Louise Guillot
Father of Ignace Gosselin; Guillaume Gosselin; Michel Gosselin; Francois Gosselin; Gabriel Gosselin and 8 others
Brother of Jean Gosselin; Gilles Gosselin and Guillemette Gosselin

Occupation: cultivateur, Entrepreneur, land owner, Cultivateur, Serviteur, Serviteur-Cultivateur, Cultivator
Managed by: Gisèle J.M. Fiola
Last Updated:

About Gabriel Gosselin

Family Group Sheet

Name: Gabriel GOSSELIN -------------------------------------------------- Birth: abt 1626 France(Normandy)Cambray, Bayeux OR Seez [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] Immigration: 1650 [6], [2], [5] Census: 1666 Canada(Quebec)ILE D’Orleans [2] Census: 1667 Canada(Quebec)ILE D’Orleans [2] Census: 1681 Canada(Quebec)ILE D’Orleans Death: 6 Jul 1697 Canada(Quebec) [3] Burial: 17 Jul 1697 Quebec [2] Land Purchase: Canada(Quebec)St.Petronille(IO)north side [7] Father: Nicolas GOSSELIN (~1593-~1697) Mother: Marguerite DUBRIOT(DUBREAL) (~1600-~1653) Other spouses: Louise GUILLOT

Misc. Notes www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12

Combray is a small community in the district of Thury-Harcourt. [8]

Over the years, Gabriel owned 7 farms on Ile d’Orleans(formerly “the County of Saint-Laurent), and a house on Sous le Fort St. in Quebec. [2] His home located in the Beaulieu of Sainte-Petronille was described by Notary Becquet as “an old house---36 feet long, 17 feet wide; of stone and timber; covered with straw, valued at 300 pounds” in 1677. [9] There was also a chapel on his property, described “A small building close to the said house, and serving as a chapel, 27 feet long, and 19 feet wide; of stud works and stone; without foundation other than pieces of cedar which form the fence of a small basement; the said building covered with straw, valued at 300 pounds. [10]

He lived on this property from 1652-1684.The children were all baptized in Quebec where they went to church. [11]

In the 1681 census, he had: 9 children +2 adopted, 1 servant, 60 arpents, 45 cattle, 80 sheep &1 she-ass +the land on which was located the Chapel of the Hurons. [11] As he “was not able to find a farmer capable of managing them (his farms)---and none of his children ---wished to operate them or farm them, they have become a burden to him while they go to waste---he has finally decided to dispose of them as follows---On May 7, 1689, he left his farms on the island of Orleans “to the bureau of the Poor” of Quebec to be “employed in the feeding and upkeep of the poor of the town.” There is no evidence that the Bureau of the Poor ever took possession of these properties, as his descendants took possession of them afterall. On 4 Jul 1697, he made a second will. An inventory of his estate was drawn up on July 10, the Sous le Fort house was leased to an innkeeper named Babin. On May16, 1699, it was ceded to Pierre Haimard, who had married Gabriel’s widow, in 1698. [12]

[13]

Having lived for 32 years on Ile d’Orleans, Gabriel had “enlarged his domain until it embraced almost half of the island’s end.” [14]

Gabriel built his first house in Quebec City on Rue Sous le Fort in 1676. This house burned down in 1682, and was replaced within the year. It was a 2-story structure designed by Claude Baillif and built by mason, Jean Le Rouge. After 3 successive owners, it was burned again in 1836. [15]

The following is excepted from ISBN: 0-914163-09-4, Volume IX of "Our French-Canadian Ancestors" by Thomas J. Laforest] - [16]

Combray is a commune in the department of Calvados, in the arrondissement of Falaise, five kilometers south-east of Thury-Hartcourt in Basse-Normandie. It is the homeland of our Canadian ancestor, Gabriel Gosselin. This son of Nicolas Gosselin and Marie Dubreal was born at Combray in 1621. The house of his birth still existed at the time of this writing [1984] as well as the old church of Saint-Martin, no longer in use, where Gabriel was baptised. Today the population of the hamlet is no more tha 200 people; it does not have a Gosselin, nor any descendants of his brother Jean, who was born in 1616, and died in 1690.

About 1652, when he was more than 30 years old, Gabriel Gosselin crossed the Atlantic. Did he have relatives in Canada to welcome him? If he did, there is no proof of it. Philippe Gosselin, the husband of Vincente Despres, buried at Quebec on January 31st, 1649, was not a relative. Nor does any tie link Gabriel to Nicolas Gosselin, an inhabitant of Trois-Rivieres in 1654. It was Nicolas who was convicted of having sold eau-de-vie to the Amerindiens and sentenced to pay a fine of 50 livres or give 50 francs worth of labor on the fortifications of the town, "les fers aux pieds" as it were.

Eleonore de Grandmaison, wife of Francois de Chavigny, had obtained a fief on the western tip of the Ile d' Orleans from Olivier Letardif in March 1649. After the death at sea of her second husband, Eleonore, the first white woman to live on this island, married Jacques Gourdeau de Beaulieu on August 13, 1652. He was an educated and congenial man who, on Novermber 30 of the same year, ceded to Gabriel Gosselin a piece of land with 4 arpents of frontage at the end of the island, today called Sainte-Petronille, with the express condition that he homestead within the year 1653 by building his hearth and home. A marriage contract initialed on June 22nd, 1653 by notary Rolland Godet gives us valuable information on the subject of Gabriel and his future wife. From it we learn that the marriage took place at "the house of Mouseux situated near Sillery". On one side, there was Gabriel with his witness, Seigneur Gourdeau; witnesses for the bride were Francoise Lelievre (? -she is the bride) and Mme Jean Bourdon, formerly Anne Gasnier, a charitable and dedicated patroness and chaperone of the girls who came from France to Canada. We may surmise that Francoise had come as a servant indentured to Charles d'Aillebout, "de Mousseaux", brother of Governor Louis, perhaps on the same ship as her future husband. Gabriel entered into the service of Groudeau on his arrival.

(The following information gives an alternate location for the wedding:) Francoise Lelievre, a native of Nancy in Lorraine, was the seventeen year old daughter of Christophe Lelievre and of Georgeet Clement. She and Gabriel received their nuptial blessing on August 18th, 1653 in the church of Notre-Dame de Quebec.

Did the couple spend the winter of 1653-54 on the Ile d'Orleans? Did Gabriel have time to build this house, 36 feet long by 17 in width, made of stone and wood, cover with straw, that notary Becquet valued at 300 livres on October 26th, 1677? The baptismal act of the first Gosselin child, Ignace, which has been lost, might have helped determine the place of residence of this family. The second son, Guillaume, born on September 25th, 1657, was baptized at Quebec, the closest church, on October 7th, by the Sulpicien Father Gabriel de Queylus who, the following winter, was assigned to Sainte-Anne, a new parish on the Beaupre coast.

The first period in the Canadian life of Gabriel Gosselin extended from 1652 to 1677, a quarter of a century during which he toiled vigorously and happily to become the largest landowner on the island, and the father of a large family.

To the concession given Gabriel in 1652, Gourdeau added a second holding on September 15th, 1658. When Seigneur Gourdeau died, his successor, Jacques Cailhaut, granted Gosselin two more, one of which was ceded on October 12th 1667. Then it is noted that Pierre Gilbert sold Gosselin 38 arpents of land in the territory of Saint-Pierre, Vincent Poirier dit Bellepoire, sold 207 squared arpents to Gabriel. This property may be located across from the present-day pier of the bridge to the island. There was also a 100 arpent land acquisition by Gabriel from Jean-Baptiste Peuvret de Mesnu in 1667, for 65 livres, and some property from Jacques Bernier on April 28th, 1674 bought for 110 livers. Also, the Ursulines of Quebec gave him 2-1/2 arpents of frontal land at Saint-Laurent, situated near Gabriel Lemieux, on April 9th, 1675, for the sum of 60 sols in silver to be paid each year on November 11, not forgetting "the two good live capons." Vincent Guillot bought this property on June 16th, 1676. The Hospitalieres also owned 2 arpents of frontal land, complete with outbuildings, at Saint-Laurent in the fief of Hotel-Dieu. Gabriel Gosselin, on November 21st, 1676, promised to pay 100 livres for this property, in addition to paying the cens and the seigneurial rents.

In 1666, Francois Noel, Jean Pacault and Louis Sinadier worked for Gabriel as domestic helpers. The following year, a new worker was added, Toussaint Gerdeau. At that time, Gabriel had as many as 55 arpents under cultivation on the farm he acquired in 1652, and was raising some 20 head of cattle there.

In addition to his house, a barn (18 by 20 feet), 2 sheds, a sheep pen (30 by 20), and 2 sheds on the other farms, there was a small building of mixed stone (27 by 19), with a foundation made of cedar posts, covered with straw, serving as a chapel for the traveling missionary. The registries of Chateau-Richer speak of the existence of this chapel on September 27th, 1664.

As early as 1657, Gabriel bought a lot from Nicolas Chesneau in the lower-town of Quebec. Within two years he had built a house on this 40 feet by 20 site. In 1662, this house was mentioned as having a balcony in front overlooking the port, near rue du Cul-de-Sac. Evidently this rental property brought in profits.

In their home his devoted wife, Francoise Lelievre, possessed all the equipment for housekeeping and preparing appetizing meals, to wit: 1 pot rack with 5 pots, 1 kettle, 1 grill, 6 platters, 24 plates, 12 pewter forks, 24 spoons, 1 salt cellar, 2 silver cups for visitors, etc. She could serve chicken, stuffed turkey, bacon, and roast beef, lamb, wild game and wild birds of all sorts. With harvests of 250 minots of wheat, there was no problem in obtaining necessary flour for making golden loaves at the bake house, which measured 10 by 9 feet. Francoise served peas and corn harvested in quantity from the farm. There were 36 crocks in which "to put milk" and the churned butter. Five sheepskins could on occasion warm the chilliest of the 10 children sleeping in the family loft: 9 boys and 1 girl.

Then, this buzzing beehive of activity suffered a terrible blow, probably in 1676. Francoise, the queen of the hearth died. Her burial act is among the 10,000 other records missing from the French-Canadian registries.

At the time, Gabriel knew the Guillot family whose mother was Marie d'Abancour. In her first marriage she was the wife of Jean Jolliet, the father of Louis-the discoverer of the Mississippi. Louise Guillot, baptized at Quebec on October 11th, 1659, daughter of Mathurin and of Marie d'Abancour, widow of Mathurin Renaud, entered into a marriage contract with Gavriel Gosselin on September 28th, 1677. The curate of Sainte-Famille blessed their marriage on October 4th. Three weeks later, Gabriel went before a notary and witnesses for an inventory of his property. The new 18 year old wife took charge of the Gosselin home; she even gave him 2 more children: Pierre and Louis.

In 1675, Gabriel sold his house in the lower-town to Pierre Duquet for 1,500 livres. He built another one, considerably larger, on the Place Royal in 1677. It was 37 feet long, 26 wide and 28 high, built of masonry, with a fireplace in the center. It seems that he spent more than 3,500 liveres for this 2 story building, which was erected on the lot obtained from Genevieve Chavigny the preceding year. Gabriel made use of stones and wood from Fort Huron, which he owned, on the island. Note that on February 23rd, 1676: "he committeed himself to furnish the Larouge home with some stones for jambs and cornerstones which belonged to a fireplace at the former fort on the island."

A fire devoured this homesite on August 5th, 1682 and in 1683 he reqested the services of Claude Baillif, an architect who had drawn up the plans for the church of Sainte-Anne in 1676, to give him an estimate for work to be done on a 4 story house. This beautiful piece of work may be found today at 21 rue Sous-le-Fort, in the lower-town of Quebec and is just down the hill from the Chateau Frontenac. It is the Gosselin House and is "a very appreciated touristic place" [Nicole Gosselin of the Association des Familles Gosselin, Inc.]

In 1678 Gabriel presented himself 5 times before notaries; the following year, 7 times; as many times in 1684; and during his entire lifetime more than 90 times. On the Ile d'Orleans we know that a man named Allary and Francois Dubois worked for him. In the census of 1681, Gabriel owned 2 guns for hunting wild game, 45 animals ate in his stable next to the female ass and in the sheep pen there were 80 wooley creatures. For that era, Gabriel was considered a great success.

Gabriel continued his business affairs until 1689. He bought, sold, rented, and even shared deals with his children. The year 1684 saw the high point of the crescendo. On March 8th, he made his will in which substantial gifts were offered to the church: 1,500 livres to the Recollects, etc. Did he perhaps have a glimpse of his own mortality? Somewhere along the line he had "become like a paralytic (with paralysis) of the neck and arm wherein he can only with pain raise his head and turn himself. Having made a vow to Sainte-Anne, he received a cure and continued, every year, to go to his church a Petit-Cap to render his gratitude."

This recourse to Sainte-Anne took place as a result of sincere devotion. Witness that in 1664, he had given 2 livres to the church at Sainte-Anne; the following year, 12 livres.

Gabriel's last years, 1689-1697, were those of an old man still threatened with paralysis. This was a hard blow to his morale since he had just brought his family to the lower-town, on rue Sous-le-Fort.

On May 9th, 1689, Gabriel had an inventory made of his lands and altered his will. Msgr de Laval approved these new conditions and signed, in Gabriel's presence, with Msgr de St-Vallier. The notary for the first time called him: "a bourgeois living in this town of Quebec." In civil matters, this honor was like a crown placed on the head of a man who did not even know how to sign his name. In the year of 1689 alone, our bourgeois signed 4 farm leases and the following year notary Rageot initialed 2 more. In 1691, Gosselin sold 3 pieces of land. We know that Gabriel had possession of ten farms at the same time; he owned 7 of them outright. We may read in the records of Chambalon, dated October 7th, 1692, about a lease for one year by Gabriel on half of a house in the lower-town near the large square. In a contract signed on February 28th, 1695, the father gave 400 livres of principal to his son Gabriel. And, a few months before dying, he was given a pew for life by curate Francois Dupre and the church wardens of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. On July 6th, 1697, this colonizer from the Ile d'Orleans, died. Fortified by the sacraments of the Holy Church, he was buried the next day at Quebec, at the age of 76 years.

The colony had lost a great man. In the records of the Sovereign Council we see him as a farmer for Eleonore de Grandmaison, as a witness with G. Morency in the succession of Sieur des Mousseaux, as the guardian of the minor children of the late Sieur de Bondy and the widow Marguerite Chavigny, as guardian for a child of the widow of Jacques Dubois, and many other commuity acts. On one occasion, on April 1st, 1675, he was involved in some problem concerning the purchase of a jerkin, for which he had to pay 40 livres in fines to Martime Bouffard. Notary Romain Becquet wanted to drag Gabriel into court, but was denied his irrational appeal, and had to pay court costs.

On another occasion, the merchant G. Duiprat, Gosselin's tenant, complained about a defective chimney. On July 10th, 1690, Gabriel was fined; rather we should say, it was his architect...

Gabriel Gosselin was known to be an honest, judicious, peaceful, enterprising man, a Christain of good faith. Canon gosselin sums him up as: “a seventeenth century believer, a practising Catholic to the marrow of his bones, briefly, a good parishioner; intelligent, thinking and reasoning fairly well, although he was illiterate; serious rather than playful, leaving nothing to chance as was humanly possible; coveting wealth, and neither timid nor nervous.” [17]

[The family name of Gosselin has the following known variations: Chiquot, Gausselin, Gauslin, Gooselan, Goslaw, Goslin, Goslow, Joslyn and Rivage.]

[16]

Marriage: 18 Aug 1653 Canada(Quebec)@Basilique Notre Dame De Quebec [3], [18], [19]

Misc. Notes _STATMARRIED

-------------------------------------------------- Spouse: Francoise LELIEVRE -------------------------------------------------- Birth: 1636 France(Lorraine)Nancy/Moselle [20] Death: prob. 1672-75 Canada(Quebec)ILE D’Orleans [3], [7], [18] Father: Christophe LELIEVRE (~1600-) Mother: Georgette CLEMENT (~1600-)

Misc. Notes They had 10 children when “a strong wind--- took away his wife.” [7]

Ignace, Guillaume, Michel, Francois-Amable, Gabriel, Francois, Jean, Genevieve, Francoise and Hyacinthe. [18]

--------------------------------------------------

Children -------------------------------------------------- 1 M: Ignace GOSSELIN Birth: 1654 Canada(Quebec)St. Pierre,IO [3] Census: 1681 Canada(Quebec)ILE D’Orleans [21] Death: bef 7 Apr 1727 Canada(Quebec)St.Laurent(IO)Montmorency [3] Burial: 7-11 Apr 1727 [22], [3] Spouse: Marie Anne RATTE Marriage: 23 Nov 1683 Canada(Quebec)St.Pierre(IO)Montmorency [3]

Misc. Notes _STATMARRIED

-------------------------------------------------- 2 M: Guillaume GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1655 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 3 M: Michel GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1656 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 4 M: Francois-Amable GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1657 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 5 M: Gabriel GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1658 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 6 M: Francois GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1660 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 7 M: Jean GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1663 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 8 F: Genevieve GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1665 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 9 F: Francoise GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1662 Canada(Quebec) -------------------------------------------------- 10 F: Hyacinthe GOSSELIN [2] Birth: abt 1665 Canada(Quebec)

Sources 1. Gosselin, genealogy.umontreal.ca. 2. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 3. “Descendants of Nicolas Gosselin,” Timothy Gosselin, familytreemaker.genealogy.com, 9 Feb 2006, Tim&Iris Irvine Gosselin, 3801 Jacobsen Dr., Wonder Lake,IL 60097,815-728-9161. 4. “Family Data Collection/Generations Network,” Edmund West, ancestry.com, 2000-01. 5. “Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,” Canada, 1500’s -1900’s, ancestry.com, Quebec, Canada; Year: 1650; Page Number: 226. 6. “Descendants of Nicolas Gosselin,” Timothy Gosselin, familytreemaker.genealogy.com, 9 Feb 2006, Tim&Iris Irvine Gosselin, 3801 Jacobsen Dr., Wonder Lake,IL 60097,815-728-9161, ref to AF#9MSL-6L. 7. Gabriel’s Grandchildren: descendants of Gabriel gosselin in the United States of America/Canadian Origin of the Gosselins in America, Lorraine Gosselin harrison, L.G. Harrison-Odessa, TX, Film#1697803/#5, FHL-Salt Lake City, film#1697803-item#5, Gabriel’s Grandchildren, FHL. 8. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.2.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 9. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.16.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 10. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.17.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 11. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.18.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 12. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.30-31.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 13. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.25-27.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 14. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.30.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 15. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, appendix II+p.202.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 16. Our French-Canadian Ancestors, Thomas J. Laforest, isbn#0-914163-09-4. 17. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.33.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 18. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.35.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 19. “Drouin collection,” http://content.ancestry.com, Quebec@Basilique of Notre-Dame-M.118. 20. “Descendants of Nicolas Gosselin,” Timothy Gosselin, familytreemaker.genealogy.com, 9 Feb 2006, Tim&Iris Irvine Gosselin, 3801 Jacobsen Dr., Wonder Lake,IL 60097,815-728-9161, ref to AF#9MSL-7R. 21. David Gosselin & J. Simon Gosselin & Assoc. des Families Gosselin, “Figures of Yesterday and Today through St-Laurent I.O.,” 1919 by Canon Gosselin- repub 1979, Portraits of Yesterday and today: throughout saint-Laurent, island of Orleans, FHL-bk#929.271 G695g, printed in Quebec-1987, p.46.

TRANSLATION:

www.genealogy.umontreal.ca GOSSELIN, Gabriel 241847 Married Statute Date of birth Towards 1621 Place of origin Combray (St-Martin) (Apple-brandy) 14171 Parents Nicolas and Marguerite Dubréal Première mention with the country 1651 Occupation with the Serviteur arrival of Éléonore de Grandmaison Date of marriage 18-08-1653 Place of the marriage Quebec (Our-injury) Joint Francoise Lelièvre Remarques the Gosselin abbot indicates the following children: Jean born in the 1616, deceased 20-10-1690, Gabriel, born in 1621 and some girls without year of birth according to a letter of the mayor P. Letavernier dated from 06-07-1899. A commemorative plate was affixed close of the baptismal funds in the church St-Martin de Combray in 1980. Identification DGFQ, p. 515 Researchers David Gosselin Référence Figures of yesterday and today through St-Laurent I.O., 1919, republication 1979, p. 12 22. Gosselin Info, Paul Roger Gosselin, “email to Timothy Gosselin,” www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/g17176/Ascendance/D0013/1750.html, 24 Nov 98.

-------------------------------------------------- Last Modified: 11 Jun 2008 Created: 20 Aug 2008 -------------------------------------------------- sally@noranfamily.com sbnoran@hotmail.com

-------------------- Name: Gabriel GOSSELIN Given Name: Gabriel Surname: GOSSELIN Suffix: I Sex: M Birth: 1621 in Bayeux, Normandie, France Death: 6 Jul 1697 in Quebec

Father: Nicolas GOSSELIN b: Aft 1568 in Bayeux, Normandie, France Mother: Marguerite DUBREAL b: Aft 1577 in Bayeux, Normandie, France

Marriage 1 Francoise LELIEVE b: Aft 1617 in Nancy, Lorraine, France Married: 18 Aug 1653 in ND Quebec, PQ

Children

Ignace GOSSELIN
Guillaume GOSSELIN b: 25 Sep 1657
Michel GOSSELIN b: 12 Jun 1659 in Quebec

-------------------- 2. JEAN2 GOSSELIN (NICOLAS1) was born 1616, and died October 20, 1690. He married MARIE MOREL.

     

Child of JEAN GOSSELIN and MARIE MOREL is: 4. i. GUILLAUME3 GOSSELIN, b. 1662.

3. GABRIEL (1)2 GOSSELIN** (NICOLAS1 GOSSELIN) was born 1621 in Combray, Bayeux, Normandie, France, and died July 06, 1697 in Quebec, Canada. He married (1) FRANCOISE LELIEVRE* August 18, 1653 in Notre Dame de Quebec, daughter of CHRISTOPHE LELIEVRE and GEORGETTE CLEMENT. She was born 1636 in Nancy, Lorraine, Moselle, France, and died Bef. September 28, 1677 in Ile d'Orleans, Quebec. He married (2) LOUISE GUILLOT September 28, 1677, daughter of MATHURIN GUILLOT and MARIE D'ABANCOUR. She was born 1659, and died WFT Est. 1702-1754.

Notes for GABRIEL (1) GOSSELIN**: [The following is excepted from ISBN: 0-914163-09-4, Volume IX of "Our French-Canadian Ancestors" by Thomas J. Laforest] -

Combray is a commune in the department of Calvados, in the arrondissement of Falaise, five kilometers south-east of Thury-Hartcourt in Basse-Normandie. It is the homeland of our Canadian ancestor, Gabriel Gosselin. This son of Nicolas Gosselin and Marie Dubreal was born at Combray in 1621. The house of his birth still existed at the time of this writing [1984] as well as the old church of Saint-Martin, no longer in use, where Gabriel was baptised. Today the population of the hamlet is no more tha 200 people; it does not have a Gosselin, nor any descendants of his brother Jean, who was born in 1616, and died in 1690.

About 1652, when he was more than 30 years old, Gabriel Gosselin crossed the Atlantic. Did he have relatives in Canada to welcome him? If he did, there is no proof of it. Philippe Gosselin, the husband of Vincente Despres, buried at Quebec on January 31st, 1649, was not a relative. Nor does any tie link Gabriel to Nicolas Gosselin, an inhabitant of Trois-Rivieres in 1654. It was Nicolas who as convicted of having sold eau-de-vie to the Amerindiens and sentenced to pay a fine of 50 livres or give 50 francs worth of labor on the fortifications of the town, "les fers aux pieds" as it were.

Eleonore de Grandmaison, wife of Francois de Chavigny, had obtained a fief on the western tip of the Ile d' Orleans from Olivier Letardif in March 1649. After the death at sea of her second husband, Eleonore, the first white woman to live on this island, married Jacques Gourdeau de Beaulieu on August 13, 1652. He was an educated and congenial man who, on Novermber 30 of the same year, ceded to Gabriel Gosselin a piece of land with 4 arpents of frontage at the end of the island, today called Sainte-Petronille, with the express condition that he homestead within the year 1653 by building his hearth and home. A marriage contract initialed on June 22nd, 1653 by notary Rolland Godet gives us valuable information on the subject of Gabriel and his future wife. From it we learn that the marriage took place at "the house of Mouseux situated near Sillery". On one side, there was Gabriel with his witness, Seigneur Gourdeau; witnesses for the bride were Francoise Lelievre and Mme Jean Bourdon, formerly Anne Gasnier, a charitable and dedicated patroness and chaperone of the girls who came from France to Canada. We may surmise that Francoise had come as a servant indentured to Charles d'Aillebout, "de Mousseaux", brother of Governor Louis, perhaps on the same ship as her future husband. Gabriel entered into the service of Groudeau on his arrival.

Francoise Lelievre, a native of Nancy in Lorraine, was the seventeen year old daughter of Christophe Lelievre and of Georgeet Clement. She and Gabriel received their nuptial blessing on August 18th, 1653 in the church of Notre-Dame de Quebec.

Did the couple spend the winter of 1653-54 on the Ile d'Orleans? Did Gabriel have time to build this house, 36 feet long by 17 in width, made of stone and wood, cover with straw, that notary Becquet valued at 300 livres on October 26th, 1677? The baptismal act of the first Gosselin child, Ignace, which has been lost, might have helped determine the place of residence of this family. The second son, Guillaume, born on September 25th, 1657, was baptized at Quebec, the closest church, on October 7th, by the Sulpicien Father Gabriel de Queylus who, the following winter, was assigned to Sainte-Anne, a new parish on the Beaupre coast.

The first period in the Canadian life of Gabriel Gosselin extended from 1652 to 1677, a quarter of a century during which he toiled vigorously and happily to become the largest landowner on the island, and the father of a large family.

To the concession given Gabriel in 1652, Gourdeau added a second holding on September 15th, 1658. When Seigneur Gourdeau died, his successor, Jacques Cailhaut, granted Gosselin two more, one of which was ceded on October 12th 1667. Then it is noted that Pierre Gilbert sold Gosselin 38 arpents of land in the territory of Saint-Pierre, Vincent Poirier dit Bellepoire, sold 207 squared arpents to Gabriel. This property may be located across from the present-day pier of the bridge to the island. There was also a 100 arpent land acquisition by Gabriel from Jean-Baptiste Peuvret de Mesnu in 1667, for 65 livres, and some property from Jacques Bernier on April 28th, 1674 bought for 110 livers. Also, the Ursulines of Quebec gave him 2-1/2 arpents of frontal land at Saint-Laurent, situated near Gabriel Lemieux, on April 9th, 1675, for the sum of 60 sols in silver to be paid each year on November 11, not forgetting "the two good live capons." Vincent Guillot bought this property on June 16th, 1676. The Hospitalieres also owned 2 arpents of frontal land, complete with outbuildings, at Saint-Laurent in the fief of Hotel-Dieu. Gabriel Gosselin, on November 21st, 1676, promised to pay 100 livres for this property, in addition to paying the cens and the seigneurial rents.

In 1666, Francois Noel, Jean Pacault and Louis Sinadier worked for Gabriel as domestic helpers. The following year, a new worker was added, Toussaint Gerdeau. At that time, Gabriel had as many as 55 arpents under cultivation on the farm he acquired in 1652, and was raising some 20 head of cattle there.

In addition to his house, a barn (18 by 20 feet), 2 sheds, a sheep pen (30 by 20), and 2 sheds on the other farms, there was a small building of mixed stone (27 by 19), with a foundation made of cedar posts, covered with straw, serving as a chapel for the traveling missionary. The registries of Chateau-Richer speak of the existence of this chapel on September 27th, 1664.

As early as 1657, Gabriel bought a lot from Nicolas Chesneau in the lower-town of Quebec. Within two years he had built a house on this 40 feet by 20 site. In 1662, this house was mentioned as having a balcony in front overlooking the port, near rue du Cul-de-Sac. Evidently this rental property brought in profits.

In their home his devoted wife, Francoise Lelievre, possessed all the equipment for housekeeping and preparing appetizing meals, to wit: 1 pot rack with 5 pots, 1 kettle, 1 grill, 6 platters, 24 plates, 12 pewter forks, 24 spoons, 1 salt cellar, 2 silver cups for visitors, etc. She could serve chicken, stuffed turkey, bacon, and roast beef, lamb, wild game and wild birds of all sorts. With harvests of 250 minots of wheat, there was no problem in obtaining necessary flour for making golden loaves at the bake house, which measured 10 by 9 feet. Francoise served peas and corn harvested in quantity from the farm. There were 36 crocks in which "to put milk" and the churned butter. Five sheepskins could on occasion warm the chilliest of the 10 children sleeping in the family loft: 9 boys and 1 girl.

Then, this buzzing beehive of activity suffered a terrible blow, probably in 1676. Francoise, the queen of the hearth died. Her burial act is among the 10,000 other records missing from the French-Canadian registries.

At the time, Gabriel knew the Guillot family whose mother was Marie d'Abancour. In her first marriage she was the wife of Jean Jolliet, the father of Louis-the discoverer of the Mississippi. Louise Guillot, baptized at Quebec on October 11th, 1659, daughter of Mathurin and of Marie d'Abancour, widow of Mathurin Renaud, entered into a marriage contract with Gavriel Gosselin on September 28th, 1677. The curate of Sainte-Famille blessed their marriage on October 4th. Three weeks later, Gabriel went before a notary and witnesses for an inventory of his property. The new 18 year old wife took charge of the Gosselin home; she even gave him 2 more children: Pierre and Louis.

In 1675, Gabriel sold his house in the lower-town to Pierre Duquet for 1,500 livres. He built another one, considerably larger, on the Place Royal in 1677. It was 37 feet long, 26 wide and 28 high, built of masonry, with a fireplace in the center. It seems that he spent more than 3,500 liveres for this 2 story building, which was erected on the lot obtained from Genevieve Chavigny the preceding year. Gabriel made use of stones and wood from Fort Huron, which he owned, on the island. Note that on February 23rd, 1676: "he committeed himself to furnish the Larouge home with some stones for jambs and cornerstones which belonged to a fireplace at the former fort on the island."

A fire devoured this homesite on August 5th, 1682 and in 1683 he reqested the services of Claude Baillif, an architect who had drawn up the plans for the church of Sainte-Anne in 1676, to give him an estimate for work to be done on a 4 story house. This beautiful piece of work may be found today at 21 rue Sous-le-Fort, in the lower-town of Quebec and is just down the hill from the Chateau Frontenac. It is the Gosselin House and is "a very appreciated touristic place" [Nicole Gosselin of the Association des Familles Gosselin, Inc.]

In 1678 Gabriel presented himself 5 times before notaries; the following year, 7 times; as many times in 1684; and during his entire lifetime more than 90 times. On the Ile d'Orleans we know that a man named Allary and Francois Dubois worked for him. In the census of 1681, Gabriel owned 2 guns for hunting wild game, 45 animals ate in his stable next to the female ass and in the sheep pen there were 80 wooley creatures. For that era, Gabriel was considered a great success.

Gabriel continued his business affairs until 1689. He bought, sold, rented, and even shared deals with his children. The year 1684 saw the high point of the crescendo. On March 8th, he made his will in which substantial gifts were offered to the church: 1,500 livres to the Recollects, etc. Did he perhaps have a glimpse of his own mortality? Somewhere along the line he had "become like a paralytic (with paralysis) of the neck and arm wherein he can only with pain raise his head and turn himself. Having made a vow to Sainte-Anne, he received a cure and continued, every year, to go to his church a Petit-Cap to render his gratitude."

This recourse to Sainte-Anne took place as a result of sincere devotion. Witness that in 1664, he had given 2 livres to the church at Sainte-Anne; the following year, 12 livres.

Gabriel's last years, 1689-1697, were those of an old man still threatened with paralysis. This was a hard blow to his morale since he had just brought his family to the lower-town, on rue Sous-le-Fort.

On May 9th, 1689, Gabriel had an inventory made of his lands and altered his will. Msgr de Laval approved these new conditions and signed, in Gabriel's presence, with Msgr de St-Vallier. The notary for the first time called him: "a bourgeois living in this town of Quebec." In civil matters, this honor was like a crown placed on the head of a man who did not even know how to sign his name. In the year of 1689 alone, our bourgeois signed 4 farm leases and the following year notary Rageot initialed 2 more. In 1691, Gosselin sold 3 pieces of land. We know that Gabriel had possession of ten farms at the same time; he owned 7 of them outright. We may read in the records of Chambalon, dated October 7th, 1692, about a lease for one year by Gabriel on half of a house in the lower-town near the large square. In a contract signed on February 28th, 1695, the father gave 400 livres of principal to his son Gabriel. And, a few months before dying, he was given a pew for life by curate Francois Dupre and the church wardens of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires.

On July 6th, 1697, this colonizer from the Ile d'Orleans, died. Fortified by the sacraments of the Holy Church, he was buried the next day at Quebec, at the age of 76 years.

The colony had lost a great man. In the records of the Sovereign Council we see him as a farmer for Eleonore de Grandmaison, as a witness with G. Morency in the succession of Sieur des Mousseaux, as the guardian of the minor children of the late Sieur de Bondy and the widow Marguerite Chavigny, as guardian for a child of the widow of Jacques Dubois, and many other commuity acts. On one occasion, on April 1st, 1675, he was involved in some problem concerning the purchase of a jerkin, for which he had to pay 40 livres in fines to Martime Bouffard. Notary Romain Becquet wanted to drag Gabriel into court, but was denied his irrational appeal, and had to pay court costs.

On another occasion, the merchant G. Duiprat, Gosselin's tenant, complained about a defective chimney. On July 10th, 1690, Gabriel was fined; rather we should say, it was his architect...

Gabriel Gosselin was known to be an honest, judicious, peaceful, enterprising man, a Christain of good faith.

Louise Guillot, 38 years old, a widow for the second time, did not quite know what to do. On July 10th, Louis Jolliet was named guardian of the children. On March 18th, 1698, the division of property in the lower-town was initiated, from which Louise recieved 4,500 livres as her share. The house was valued at 10,500 livres and the Gosselin brothers decided to give half of it to their stepmother, on certain conditions. On the same day, the innkeeper Pierre Babin rented the other half.

On the following September 1st, in a third marriage, Louise took unto herself an influential merchant from the town of Quebec, the son of Etienne and of Martine Hurault. He was Pierre Haimard, whom later became charge d'affaires between the local merchants and those of Tours and La Rochelle. He was also the provost judge at Notre-Dame-des-Anges. In 1716, this Pierre Haimard had 3 servants: a 10 year old black boy, Francois Valade, and an Englishman. One fine day, as children will, Louise's two left home to establish their own. Son Pierre Gosselin married Marie-Madeleine Garinet, in September 1701 at Rimouski. The couple had 9 children. Louis the younger son, a student a the seminary of Quebec from 1694 to 1697, never left town. In 1711, he married Jeanne Duroy with whom he had 10 children; and in a second marriage, he wed Elisabeth Raset on October 21st, 1748.

[The family name of Gosselin has the following known variations: Chiquot, Gausselin, Gauslin, Gooselan, Goslaw, Goslin, Goslow, Joslyn and Rivage.]

More About GABRIEL (1) GOSSELIN**: Fact 1: Ancestral File No. 9MSL-6L Fact 2: Came to North America Abt 1650 Fact 3: Gabriel's Last Home is Still Erect in Quebec City and Identified with a Plaque Fact 4: Original Ancestor of all Gosselins in North America -------------------- Gabriel arrived in Quebec in 1652.

According to the 1666 Census, Gabriel was then living in Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/g/o/s/Tim--Gosselin/GENE13-0002.html#CHILD3

view all 20

Gabriel Gosselin's Timeline

1621
1621
Cambray, Normandie, France
1652
1652
Age 31
Québec
1653
August 18, 1653
Age 32
Sillery, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, Quebec, Canada
1655
1655
Age 34
St Laurent
1657
September 25, 1657
Age 36
L'Île-d'Orléans Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
1659
June 12, 1659
Age 38
Quebec, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, Quebec, Canada
1661
1661
Age 40
1662
May 12, 1662
Age 41
Québec, Canada
1664
May 21, 1664
Age 43
Quebec, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, Quebec, Canada
1666
February 7, 1666
Age 45
Château-Richer, QC, Canada