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Birthplace: Saint-Godard, Place Saint-Godard, Rouen, Upper-Normandy, France
Death: Died in Quebec, QC, Canada
Occupation: Notaire, Ambassadeur et Juge, Menuisier et interprete (célèbre coureur des bois)
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Guillaume Couture (or Cousture) (January 14, 1617/8 – April 4, 1701) was a citizen of New France. During his life he was a lay missonary with the Jesuits, a survivor of torture, a member of a Mohawk council, a translator, a diplomat, a militia captain, and a lay leader among the colonists of the Pointe-Levy (actually named (Lévis) City) in the Seigneury of Lauzon. A district of New France located on the South Side of Quebec City.

Couture was born in Rouen in 1618, Rouen was the political center Normandy, a province in Northern France, the son of Guillaume Couture Sr. and Madeleine Mallet (at this time in France married women kept their birth names). Guillaume Sr. was a respectable carpenter in the St Godard district, young Guillaume was brought up to follow in his father's footsteps. However, by 1640 Guillaume Couture was recruited by Jesuits to be a donne in New France. A donne was a lay missionary who would assist the Jesuits in converting the natives of New France to Roman Catholicism. Couture had to take a vow of celibacy and give up his inheritance, transferring it to his relatives in Rouen

In 1642, Couture set out with Father Jogues, another lay missionary, Rene Goupil, and several Huron converts for Quebec. On their way back to the Huron missions, a Mohawk war party ambushed the group. Right before the attack, Couture saw the Hurons, who realized what was about to happen, take off into the woods; Couture followed them as Jogues and Goupil were captured. However, according to Relations des Jésuites de la Nouvelle-France (the official reports sent by the Jesuits to their leaders in France) reported that Couture soon began to regret what he did. The Relations reported that:

This young man was able to escape; but the thought of it having come to him -"no" he says, "I wish to die with the Father; I cannot forsake him; I will gladly suffer the fire and the rage of these tigers for the love of Jesus Christ, in the company of the good Father" That is speaking like a truly faithful man.

On his way to surrender himself to the Mohawks, Couture was ambushed by five Mohawks. One of them fired a gun at Couture, but he missed. Couture shot back, this time killing him instantly. The other four Mohawks, fell upon Couture and with heavy clubs beat him up. They also took a javelin and forced it through one of his hands. Later on, Couture, Jogues, and Goupil were subjected to even more torture. The Mohawks tore out Couture's fingernails, and bit the ends to cause maximum pain. Then the three men were stripped and forced to walk through a party of two hundred Mohawks; as they did, the Mohawks beat the three with sticks of thorns. After arriving at a Mohawk village, a Mohawk leader took out a dull knife and began to cut off Couture's right middle finger. When it failed to work, the chief simply pulled the finger out of its socket. At this point, Couture was sent deep into Mohawk Country (present day upstate New York in Auriesville) where he was given to a family to be their slave.

For the next three years, Couture impressed his captors greatly. No doubt they were impressed with the fact that he withstood his torture (which would had killed most people) and performed the tasks assigned to him with dignity. So impressed were the Mohawks that they invited Couture to sit on their councils. No other European would ever get this honor.

In 1645, de Montmagny, the governor of New France, decided it was time to end the war with the Mohawks. He released several Mohawk prisoners and sent them into Mohawk Country to negotiate a peace settlement. The Mohawks in turn released Couture, and asked him to act on their behalf, which Couture agreed to do. Couture arrived at Trois-Rivières and, along with two Mohawk leaders, was able to put an end (for the time) the war between the Five Nations (better known as the Iroquois) and the French.

Instead of settling down after such an ordeal, Couture decided to go straight back to Huron Country. In 1646 he was reported as working in the Huron missions with Father Pijart. He only did this for only two years between 1645 and 1647.

On May 15, 1647, he became the first settler of the Seignory of Lauzon at Pointe-Levy (located in front of Quebec City) which will become the city of Lévis in 1861. However, he was not a seignor because the Seignory of Lauzon was the property of Jean de Lauzon (Governor of New France between 1651 and 1657.). In 1649, he had decided to finally settle down. The Jesuit leaders in New France voted unanimously to release Couture from his vows and to allow him to get married. The woman who Couture chose to be his bride was Anne Aymard, who was from St Andre de Niort, in Poitou region of France. The couple would have ten children during their years of marriage.

During the 1650s and 1660s, Couture acted as a diplomat, going to New Netherlands to negotiate trade and to settle boundary disputes between the two colonies.

In 1663, Couture was recruited by French Governor Pierre du Bois d'Avaugour for a mission in the North of New France. The main mission was to find the North Sea. However, Couture found the Mistassini Lake and he goes to the Rupert River. He was accompanied by Pierre Duquet et Jean Langlois and many Amerindians. This shipment consisted of 44 boats. No doubt Couture's skills with native languages came into good use. The party worked among the Papinachois, who lived in present day northeastern Quebec.

Sometime around 1666, with war with the Iroquois and the English looming, Couture, now living full time in Pointe-Lévy (Lévis) since 1647. Couture was the main administrator and had been named Captain of the Militia for the area he lived in. This was a major honor in New France, only going to those who had proved themselves, something Couture had done again and again. In 1690, when Admiral William Phips invaded Quebec City Area, Couture was able to prevent the English from attacking Pointe-Levy at the age of 72 yrs old.

By this point, Couture was also the Chief Magistrate of the Pointe-Levy (actually named Lévis) district. Among his jobs were to run the censuses, enforce government edicts, and run the local assemblies that met from time to time. Couture was also in charge of local court cases, being both judge and jury. On some occasions, Couture was invited to sit on the Sovereign Council, which ran New France for Louis XIV. The fact that the status-obsessed French government offered Couture, who was low born, a part time seat on the council shows how highly the leaders of New France viewed him.

Guillaume married Anne Emard(or Aymard) on November 16, 1649 in Quebec City, Canada. Together they had the following children:

   * Guillaume (11 Oct 1662-15 Dec 1738)
   * Jean Baptiste (6 Nov 1650-22 Aug 1698)
   * Anne (22 Jan 1652-26 Nov 1684)
   * Louis (29 Aug 1654-?)
   * Marguerite (29 Feb 1656-28 Mar 1690)
   * Marie (18 Jun 1658-22 Jul 1702)
   * Charles (29 Nov 1659-9 Sep 1709)
   * Louise (19 Mar 1665-22 Dec 1751)
   * Eustache Francois (24 Mar 1667-16 May 1733)
   * Joseph Auger (27 Jul 1670-6 May 1733

On November 18, 1700, Couture's wife Anne died. In the Springtime of 1701, Couture was 83 yrs old and sick (probably smallpox). He was moved to the Hotel Dieu of Quebec City, where he died on April 4, 1701. The location of his graveis actually unknown. -------------------- ID: I022121 Il immigre en Nouvelle-France vers 1640, a titre de maitre menuisier (cabinet maker/carpenter), domestique des Jesuites de la missions des Hurons; Around 1642, traveling with Father Isaac Jogues, they leave Three Rivers. They are attaqued by the Irogquois and taken prisonners. Guillaume is mutilated, his fingers are cut and his fingernails are pulled out; but he is left alive. Eventually, Guillaume is sent as ambassador for the Iroquois whose language he learned. After three years of captivity, they sent him to Three-Rivers where he served as interpretor and ambassador for the Amerindians until 1646. At this time, he seeks and obtain his freedom. On November 16, 1649, he marries Anne Aymard. He has a "concession" (grant) at Lauzon. During the census of 1667, he has 20 arpents and six horned-animals. He is also the capitain of the militia of the Lauzon Cote, and in 1690, he halts Phipps troops. Afterward, he was named 'juge general' including contestations, inventories, and applying seals, fulfilling the role of"coroners" of today. Gilliaume and Anne left a numerous posterity including: Couture Couture and Couture-Lamonde, and Couture-Bellerive. -------------------- General Notes:http://www.delmars.com/family/perrault/1609.htm

IMMIGRATION: before 1640, donné of the Jesuits OCCUPATION: Carpenter

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GUILLAUME COUTURE From "Our French-Canadian Ancestors" by Thomas J. LaForest

Guillaume Couture was born in 1617 in the Parish of Saint Godard in Rouen, the capital of Normandy. His late father, also named Guillaume, taught his son to be a carpenter like himself. His mother was Madeleine Mallet and he had a sister Marie. Sometime before 1640 Guillaume left home and hearth and emigrated to Canada.

In 1640 Master Carpenter Couture found his vocation as a "donné," or lay missionary, on the staff of the Jesuit Fathers for the Huron missions in New France. However, he was obliged to renounce his worldly possessions. So while at Québec on 26 June, 1641, before the Notary Martial Piraube, he made an irrevocable gift to his family back in France of "that two-thirds of his father's inheritance left to him, in the parish ot Haye Aubray in Normandy."

From this time on, the good Guillaume labored among the Hurons. Father Joques, on his return to Québec in 1642 after six years among the Indians, mentioned Couture as one of his traveling companions. We may appreciate some of the difficulties inherent in such traveling when we think of the impenetrable forests, the fragile canoes, the numberless portages, the voracious mosquitoes, not to mention the ever-menacing Iroquois. Up until this time however, Guillaume had not met any Iroquois. Before long his luck would run out.

After 15 days in Québec, a little band of 40 men went up river to Trois-Rivières for a few days, outfitting for the return trip to the missions. They set out on the first day of August, 1642. After traveling 30 miles, paddling up river against the current, they made camp near Lake Saint-Pierre. The second day out they were attacked by an Iroquois hunting party and straight away the Hurons in the party took off.

"Another Frenchman named Guillaume Couture, seeing the Hurons run away, escaped with them and since he was swift, he was soon beyond capture by the enemy: but remorse seized him for having forsaken his Father (Jogues) and his comrade (Surgeon René Goupil, now a canonized Saint). He stopped short, deliberating with himself whether he should go on or go back. He about-faced to return and immediately was confronted by five Iroquois. One of them, a Mohawk Chief, aimed at him with his arquebus. The gun misfired, but the Frenchman in his turn did not miss the Indian - he shot him stone dead on the spot. The other 4 Indians fell on him with the rage of demons. Having stripped him bare as your hand, they bruised him with heavy blows of their clubs. Then they tore out his fingernails with their teeth - crushing the bleeding ends in order to cause him more pain. Then they pierced one of his hands with a javelin and led him, tied and bound in this sad plight to the place where we were."

The trip into Iroquois territory took 13 days, a true "Way of the Cross." As for himself, Guillaume "suffered almost insupportable torment: hunger, stifling heat, the pain of our wounds, which for not being dressed, became putrid even to breeding worms. Then we encountered a party of 200 Iroquois braves returning from a hunt. They were gleeful on seeing us, they formed two facing lines of 100 on a side, armed themselves with sticks of thorns and made us pass all naked between them down a road of fury and anguish where they let go upon us with numerous strong blows."

After arriving at their village and being subjected to repeated indignities, "one of these barbarians, having noted that Guillaume Couture, whose hands were torn apart, had not yet lost any of his fingers, seized one of his hands and tried to cut off an index finger with a dull knife, and as he could not succeed therein, he twisted it and in tearing at it, he pulled sinew out of the arm, to the length of a span."

Finally the prisoners were allowed to live and their tortures stopped because the Mohawks believed that they could be useful in trade for making peace. Father Jogues and René Goupil were kept in a small distant camp but the Indians sent Guillaume to a larger village. Here this courageous young man was adopted by an old squaw who had lost her brave in battle. Thus he was protected and treated as a member of the tribe. One can sum up this period of disruption in the life of Guillaume Couture thusly: "Vigorous, active, indefatigable, able to stand the worst misery, yet always content, habituated in all the arts dear to the savages, excellent shot, swift runner, capable of traveling the woods or paddling a canoe, this Norman, intrepid as are all Normans, was not slow to emulate the spirit of his new companions. He conformed to their ways, learned their language so much and so well that they ended up by admitting him into the councils of the nation. While his friends deplored their lot, Couture was enthroned in dignity in the midst of the Indian Sachems."

In the spring of 1645, after three years of captivity, Couture saw the arrival of an Indian who had been captured but sent back by the French Governor de Montmagny. This Iroquois brought a message that Ononthio was desirous of negotiating a peace. Two Mohawk delegates were sent back with Guillaume Couture to Trois-Rivières to parlay. As for his homecoming, "As soon as he was recognized everyone threw their arms around him, looking on him as a man resurrected from the dead . . ."

Guillaume, now a free man, returned with the emissaries in order to make a peace treaty acceptable to the Mohawk tribe. Returning in the spring of 1646 he was celebrated everywhere as the artisan of peace. However, he would not be content until he had revisited the Huron missions and so he went back to them with Father Pijart.

Evidently the good Guillaume had learned the Indian dialects during his trips and his captivity. He was a precise interpreter, a faithful companion to the missionaries, and a powerful ambassador of the young colony accredited to the American Indians. In 1646, the Jesuit Father Buteux put on a festival in honor of Couture at Trois-Rivières, and gave him the Indian name of Achirra, to their great delight.

The government of that time was forever calling on the services of Couture: in 1657, in 1661, in 1663 and in 1666 they sent him to Albany, New Netherlands. In 1665 Guillaume accompanied Father Henri Nouvel to the territory of the Papinachois, along the north coast. Then on another expedition with some missionaries he was shipwrecked not far from a point of land nearby Rimouski, called the Pointe-au-Père.

FATHER OF A PEOPLE Guillaume Couture asked to be relieved of his vows as a lay missionary and subsequently, on April 26, 1646, the Journel of the Jesuits mentioned that the Council of the Order announced that it had unanimously approved of Guillaume's marriage. It was on November 28, 1649 that he married Anne Esmard (Aymard). She was baptized on October 22, 1627, in Saint André de Niort, Poitou. She was the daughter of the late Jean and Marie Bineau. Anne had two sisters in Canada: Barbe, wife of Gilles Michel dit Taillon, and after him, of Oliver Letardif; and Madeleine, wife of Zacharie Cloutier. The wedding of Guillaume and Anne took place in the house of Couture, at Pointe Lévy, in the presence of Father Jean LeSeur, Chaplain of the Hospitalliers of Québec. The couple engendered ten children: 6 boys and 4 girls.

THE RESPECTED CITIZEN On May 15, 1647, Guillaume Couture was granted a concession, 5 arpents of river frontage by 40 arpents deep. He cleared and settled this land at Pointe Lévy, and it became the ancestral home. His first neighbor was François Bissot; their property was separated by a brook. The Jesuits had some land nearby to the east on which was built a modest shelter called the "Cabin of the Fathers." The first Mass was probably celebrated there on April 12, 1648 by Father Pierre Bailloquet. Then in 1667, they built a beautiful church on the land of Bissot, where the first priest in residence was the Abbot Philippe Boucher. It was known as Saint Joseph up until 1690. The second neighbor of Guillaume, about 1651, was Charles Cadieu dit Courville, the fellow who operated an eel fishery.

Guillaume also had a lot on which he built a house of 24 feet frontage by 40 feet deep, in the Rue Sous-le-Fort in the lower town of Québec City, on the Place Royale.

The census of 1667 tells us that he had 20 arpents under cultivation and 6 animals. During his long absences his tenant farmer Guillaume Durand looked after things for him.

As it was necessary to rally to the defense of the colony when called upon to do so, about 1666 our Guillaume was named a Captain of Militia on the Lauzon coast, a very important responsibility at that time. In 1681 he had four field cannon in his force and it was reported that in 1690, at the age of 73, the Captain and his men opposed the advance of Phipps and his troops along the Lauzon coast. This Captain of Militia, because he could also read and write, was required to carry out the orders and proclamations of the Governor, command the troops, preside over census enumerations and convene citizen assemblies.

Moreover, Guillaume was Chief Magistrate of the same territory up until his death. We know that Our Ancestors were quite capable of committing misdemeanors and it was the duty of the Magistrate to reconcile problems and differences before they went up to the Sovereign Council. The Magistrate became, in most of the litigations, judge, prosecutor, jury and arbiter. He even performed the duty of what today would be called the coroner.

TO THEIR GLORY It was the mother who was the first to go. Anne Esmard (Aymard) was buried at Lévis on November 18, 1700. Then the patriarch Couture entered the hospital of Québec on March 31, 1701, where he died the following 4th of April. The Notary Lepailleur took an inventory of his belongings on November 14th that same year.

Let us not forget that Guillaume Couture, in spite of all the service he rendered to the colony of New France, did not ask for nor did he receive any title of nobility or special privilege. He had only that given by the King of France to all those who had 10 or more children - a family allowance of 300 livres annually, and even that ended in 1681. During his lifetime Guillaume thought only of others; the indigenous, the French, his children. He had but on goal: Peace and Charity.

In 1947 a great celebration marked the 300th anniversary of Guillaume Couture at Pointe Lévy. On this occasion the Biography of Heroes, by Joseph-Edmond Roy was republished.

In addition to the surnames of Bellerive and Lamond, the family names of Crevier, De la Cressonniere and Lafrensnaie were adopted by some descendants of Our Ancestor.

From "Our French-Canadian Ancestors" by Thomas J. LaForest [SOURCE: Couture Family Page http://www.angelfire.com/az/JMSHomepage/COUTURE.html]

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In 1647, Couture established himself in Pointe-Lévy in the seigneurie of Lauzon. He thus becomes the first settler of Lévis, where his statue stands today on Saint-Joseph Street.

Couture was the owner of a lot situated in the lower part of Québec City from 1658 to 1668. Impossible to say if he actually ever lived there, but we know he started building a house on it in 1667 and sold it in 1668. It is situated on 53, Sous-le-Fort street (lot 2285).

In 1666, Couture was sent to New Holland by the governor to protest against the murder of two French officers. He arrived in the Iroquois village and ordered that they surrendered the murderers, otherwise France would organize an expedition against them. On September 6th, he was back in Québec with the two Mohawk assassins. This expedition was to be his last.

Around 1666, he was named captain of the côte de Lauzon militia. The 1667 census informs us that he was cultivating 20 acres of land and owned 6 beasts. Couture was then named to the very prestigious office of "Juge-Sénéchal". It appears that he might also have served as local notary on occasions. Clearly a leader of the Lauzon community, he demanded in 1675 that a priest be assigned permanently to the seigneurie. Despite the prestige of his responsibilities and of his accomplishments, in the census of 1681 he simply declared himself "a carpenter".

In 1690, during the British siege of Québec, story goes that the militia captain (then about 73 years old Couture) and his men managed to keep the British troops from landing in Lauzon. On several occasions, he was invited to sit at the colony's Sovereign Council (Conseil souverain) when one of the regular members (the governor, the intendant or bishop) was unable to attend. The valiant Couture passed away on April 4th 1701. The final resting place of this great hero of New France remains a mystery.

Guillaume's statue can be seen in Lévis, on the south shore of the Sainte-Laurent, opposite Québec city. A Montréal school now bears the name of Guillaume Couture, it is situated on Albanie street, near Rosemont and Langelier boulevards.

SOURCE: http://www.republiquelibre.org/cousture/COUST2.HTM

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Guillaume married Anne Émard, daughter of Jean Émard and Marie Bineau, on 16 Nov 1649 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada.1 2 3 (Anne Émard was born on 22 Oct 1627 in St-André de Niort, Poitiers, Poitou, France 3, baptized on 22 Oct 1627 in St-André de Niort, Poitiers, Poitou, France,2 died on 17 Jan 1700 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada 3 5 and was buried on 18 Jan 1700 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada 3 4 5.)

bullet Marriage Events:

• Marriage Contract, 18 Nov 1649, Québec City, Québec, Québec, Canada. 2

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Guillaume and Anne had 220 descendants as of 31 Dec 1729. 6 picture Sources

1 Institut Drouin, Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760 (AFGS 1968), page 320.

2 Gagné, Peter J., Before the King's Daughters: The Filles à Marier, 1634-1662 (Pawtucket, RI: Quintin Publications, 2002), page 131.

3 PRDH (University of Montréal - Online).

according to Wiki: Guillaume Couture (or Cousture) (January 14, 1617/8 – April 4, 1701) was a citizen of New France. During his life he was a lay missonary with the Jesuits, a survivor of torture, a member of a Mohawk council, a translator, a diplomat, a militia captain, and a lay leader among the colonists of the Pointe-Levy (actually named (Lévis) City) in the Seigneury of Lauzon. A district of New France located on the South Side of Quebec City. Contents [hide]

   * 1 Early life and recruitment by the Jesuits
         o 1.1 Work with Isaac Jogues
         o 1.2 Tortured by the Mohawks
   * 2 Diplomacy and release
   * 3 First settler of Pointe-Levy in the Seignory of Lauzon (actually named City of Lévis since 1861)
   * 4 Last Mission and Last Expedition in New France
   * 5 The administrator and Captain of the Militia of Pointe-Levy
   * 6 Marriage and children
   * 7 Couture died in 1701
   * 8 References

[edit] Early life and recruitment by the Jesuits

Couture was born in Rouen in 1618, Rouen was the political center Normandy, a province in Northern France, the son of Guillaume Couture Sr. and Madeleine Mallet (at this time in France married women kept their birth names). Guillaume Sr. was a respectable carpenter in the St Godard district, young Guillaume was brought up to follow in his father's footsteps. However, by 1640 Guillaume Couture was recruited by Jesuits to be a donne in New France. A donne was a lay missionary who would assist the Jesuits in converting the natives of New France to Roman Catholicism. Couture had to take a vow of celibacy and give up his inheritance, transferring it to his relatives in Rouen. [edit] Work with Isaac Jogues

Arriving in New France in 1640, Couture went to work among the Hurons. By 1642 Couture was working with the Jesuit leader Isaac Jogues. During this period, Couture learned several major native languages, which increased his stature, for he could now work as a translator for the Jesuits. Couture also learned much about native culture and ways during this period. [edit] Tortured by the Mohawks

In 1642, Couture set out with Father Jogues, another lay missionary, Rene Goupil, and several Huron converts for Quebec. On their way back to the Huron missions, a Mohawk war party ambushed the group. Right before the attack, Couture saw the Hurons, who realized what was about to happen, take off into the woods; Couture followed them as Jogues and Goupil were captured. However, according to Relations des Jésuites de la Nouvelle-France (the official reports sent by the Jesuits to their leaders in France) reported that Couture soon began to regret what he did. The Relations reported that:

   This young man was able to escape; but the thought of it having come to him -"no" he says, "I wish to die with the Father; I cannot forsake him; I will gladly suffer the fire and the rage of these tigers for the love of Jesus Christ, in the company of the good Father" That is speaking like a truly faithful man.

On his way to surrender himself to the Mohawks, Couture was ambushed by five Mohawks. One of them fired a gun at Couture, but he missed. Couture shot back, this time killing him instantly. The other four Mohawks, fell upon Couture and with heavy clubs beat him up. They also took a javelin and forced it through one of his hands. Later on, Couture, Jogues, and Goupil were subjected to even more torture. The Mohawks tore out Couture's fingernails, and bit the ends to cause maximum pain. Then the three men were stripped and forced to walk through a party of two hundred Mohawks; as they did, the Mohawks beat the three with sticks of thorns. After arriving at a Mohawk village, a Mohawk leader took out a dull knife and began to cut off Couture's right middle finger. When it failed to work, the chief simply pulled the finger out of its socket. At this point, Couture was sent deep into Mohawk Country (present day upstate New York in Auriesville) where he was given to a family to be their slave. [edit] Diplomacy and release

For the next three years, Couture impressed his captors greatly. No doubt they were impressed with the fact that he withstood his torture (which would had killed most people) and performed the tasks assigned to him with dignity. So impressed were the Mohawks that they invited Couture to sit on their councils. No other European would ever get this honor.

In 1645, de Montmagny, the governor of New France, decided it was time to end the war with the Mohawks. He released several Mohawk prisoners and sent them into Mohawk Country to negotiate a peace settlement. The Mohawks in turn released Couture, and asked him to act on their behalf, which Couture agreed to do. Couture arrived at Trois-Rivières and, along with two Mohawk leaders, was able to put an end (for the time) the war between the Five Nations (better known as the Iroquois) and the French.

Instead of settling down after such an ordeal, Couture decided to go straight back to Huron Country. In 1646 he was reported as working in the Huron missions with Father Pijart. He only did this for only two years between 1645 and 1647. [edit] First settler of Pointe-Levy in the Seignory of Lauzon (actually named City of Lévis since 1861)

On May 15, 1647, he became the first settler of the Seignory of Lauzon at Pointe-Levy (located in front of Quebec City) which will become the city of Lévis in 1861. However, he was not a seignor because the Seignory of Lauzon was the property of Jean de Lauzon (Governor of New France between 1651 and 1657.). In 1649, he had decided to finally settle down. The Jesuit leaders in New France voted unanimously to release Couture from his vows and to allow him to get married. The woman who Couture chose to be his bride was Anne Aymard, who was from St Andre de Niort, in Poitou region of France. The couple would have ten children during their years of marriage. [edit] Last Mission and Last Expedition in New France

During the 1650s and 1660s, Couture acted as a diplomat, going to New Netherlands to negotiate trade and to settle boundary disputes between the two colonies.

In 1663, Couture was recruited by French Governor Pierre du Bois d'Avaugour for a mission in the North of New France. The main mission was to find the North Sea. However, Couture found the Mistassini Lake and he goes to the Rupert River. He was accompanied by Pierre Duquet et Jean Langlois and many Amerindians. This shipment consisted of 44 boats. No doubt Couture's skills with native languages came into good use. The party worked among the Papinachois, who lived in present day northeastern Quebec. [edit] The administrator and Captain of the Militia of Pointe-Levy

Sometime around 1666, with war with the Iroquois and the English looming, Couture, now living full time in Pointe-Lévy (Lévis) since 1647. Couture was the main administrator and had been named Captain of the Militia for the area he lived in. This was a major honor in New France, only going to those who had proved themselves, something Couture had done again and again. In 1690, when Admiral William Phips invaded Quebec City Area, Couture was able to prevent the English from attacking Pointe-Levy at the age of 72 yrs old.

By this point, Couture was also the Chief Magistrate of the Pointe-Levy (actually named Lévis) district. Among his jobs were to run the censuses, enforce government edicts, and run the local assemblies that met from time to time. Couture was also in charge of local court cases, being both judge and jury. On some occasions, Couture was invited to sit on the Sovereign Council, which ran New France for Louis XIV. The fact that the status-obsessed French government offered Couture, who was low born, a part time seat on the council shows how highly the leaders of New France viewed him. [edit] Marriage and children

Guillaume married Anne Emard(or Aymard) on November 16, 1649 in Quebec City, Canada. Together they had the following children:

   * Guillaume (11 Oct 1662-15 Dec 1738)
   * Jean Baptiste (6 Nov 1650-22 Aug 1698)
   * Anne (22 Jan 1652-26 Nov 1684)
   * Louis (29 Aug 1654-?)
   * Marguerite (29 Feb 1656-28 Mar 1690)
   * Marie (18 Jun 1658-22 Jul 1702)
   * Charles (29 Nov 1659-9 Sep 1709)
   * Louise (19 Mar 1665-22 Dec 1751)
   * Eustache Francois (24 Mar 1667-16 May 1733)
   * Joseph Auger (27 Jul 1670-6 May 1733

[edit] Couture died in 1701

On November 18, 1700, Couture's wife Anne died. In the Springtime of 1701, Couture was 83 yrs old and sick (probably smallpox). He was moved to the Hotel Dieu of Quebec City, where he died on April 4, 1701. The location of his tomb is actually unknown, as is that of Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec City. -------------------- Guillaume Couture Born: 14 Jan 1618, St-Godard, Rouen, Normandie, France 3 4 Marriage: Anne Émard on 16 Nov 1649 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada 1 2 3 Died: 4 Apr 1701, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Québec, Canada at age 83 3 5 Buried: 4 Apr 1701, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Québec, Canada 3

IMMIGRATION: before 1640, donné of the Jesuits OCCUPATION: Carpenter

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GUILLAUME COUTURE From "Our French-Canadian Ancestors" by Thomas J. LaForest

Guillaume Couture was born in 1617 in the Parish of Saint Godard in Rouen, the capital of Normandy. His late father, also named Guillaume, taught his son to be a carpenter like himself. His mother was Madeleine Mallet and he had a sister Marie. Sometime before 1640 Guillaume left home and hearth and emigrated to Canada.

In 1640 Master Carpenter Couture found his vocation as a "donné," or lay missionary, on the staff of the Jesuit Fathers for the Huron missions in New France. However, he was obliged to renounce his worldly possessions. So while at Québec on 26 June, 1641, before the Notary Martial Piraube, he made an irrevocable gift to his family back in France of "that two-thirds of his father's inheritance left to him, in the parish ot Haye Aubray in Normandy."

From this time on, the good Guillaume labored among the Hurons. Father Joques, on his return to Québec in 1642 after six years among the Indians, mentioned Couture as one of his traveling companions. We may appreciate some of the difficulties inherent in such traveling when we think of the impenetrable forests, the fragile canoes, the numberless portages, the voracious mosquitoes, not to mention the ever-menacing Iroquois. Up until this time however, Guillaume had not met any Iroquois. Before long his luck would run out.

After 15 days in Québec, a little band of 40 men went up river to Trois-Rivières for a few days, outfitting for the return trip to the missions. They set out on the first day of August, 1642. After traveling 30 miles, paddling up river against the current, they made camp near Lake Saint-Pierre. The second day out they were attacked by an Iroquois hunting party and straight away the Hurons in the party took off.

"Another Frenchman named Guillaume Couture, seeing the Hurons run away, escaped with them and since he was swift, he was soon beyond capture by the enemy: but remorse seized him for having forsaken his Father (Jogues) and his comrade (Surgeon René Goupil, now a canonized Saint). He stopped short, deliberating with himself whether he should go on or go back. He about-faced to return and immediately was confronted by five Iroquois. One of them, a Mohawk Chief, aimed at him with his arquebus. The gun misfired, but the Frenchman in his turn did not miss the Indian - he shot him stone dead on the spot. The other 4 Indians fell on him with the rage of demons. Having stripped him bare as your hand, they bruised him with heavy blows of their clubs. Then they tore out his fingernails with their teeth - crushing the bleeding ends in order to cause him more pain. Then they pierced one of his hands with a javelin and led him, tied and bound in this sad plight to the place where we were."

The trip into Iroquois territory took 13 days, a true "Way of the Cross." As for himself, Guillaume "suffered almost insupportable torment: hunger, stifling heat, the pain of our wounds, which for not being dressed, became putrid even to breeding worms. Then we encountered a party of 200 Iroquois braves returning from a hunt. They were gleeful on seeing us, they formed two facing lines of 100 on a side, armed themselves with sticks of thorns and made us pass all naked between them down a road of fury and anguish where they let go upon us with numerous strong blows."

After arriving at their village and being subjected to repeated indignities, "one of these barbarians, having noted that Guillaume Couture, whose hands were torn apart, had not yet lost any of his fingers, seized one of his hands and tried to cut off an index finger with a dull knife, and as he could not succeed therein, he twisted it and in tearing at it, he pulled sinew out of the arm, to the length of a span."

Finally the prisoners were allowed to live and their tortures stopped because the Mohawks believed that they could be useful in trade for making peace. Father Jogues and René Goupil were kept in a small distant camp but the Indians sent Guillaume to a larger village. Here this courageous young man was adopted by an old squaw who had lost her brave in battle. Thus he was protected and treated as a member of the tribe. One can sum up this period of disruption in the life of Guillaume Couture thusly: "Vigorous, active, indefatigable, able to stand the worst misery, yet always content, habituated in all the arts dear to the savages, excellent shot, swift runner, capable of traveling the woods or paddling a canoe, this Norman, intrepid as are all Normans, was not slow to emulate the spirit of his new companions. He conformed to their ways, learned their language so much and so well that they ended up by admitting him into the councils of the nation. While his friends deplored their lot, Couture was enthroned in dignity in the midst of the Indian Sachems."

In the spring of 1645, after three years of captivity, Couture saw the arrival of an Indian who had been captured but sent back by the French Governor de Montmagny. This Iroquois brought a message that Ononthio was desirous of negotiating a peace. Two Mohawk delegates were sent back with Guillaume Couture to Trois-Rivières to parlay. As for his homecoming, "As soon as he was recognized everyone threw their arms around him, looking on him as a man resurrected from the dead . . ."

Guillaume, now a free man, returned with the emissaries in order to make a peace treaty acceptable to the Mohawk tribe. Returning in the spring of 1646 he was celebrated everywhere as the artisan of peace. However, he would not be content until he had revisited the Huron missions and so he went back to them with Father Pijart.

Evidently the good Guillaume had learned the Indian dialects during his trips and his captivity. He was a precise interpreter, a faithful companion to the missionaries, and a powerful ambassador of the young colony accredited to the American Indians. In 1646, the Jesuit Father Buteux put on a festival in honor of Couture at Trois-Rivières, and gave him the Indian name of Achirra, to their great delight.

The government of that time was forever calling on the services of Couture: in 1657, in 1661, in 1663 and in 1666 they sent him to Albany, New Netherlands. In 1665 Guillaume accompanied Father Henri Nouvel to the territory of the Papinachois, along the north coast. Then on another expedition with some missionaries he was shipwrecked not far from a point of land nearby Rimouski, called the Pointe-au-Père.

FATHER OF A PEOPLE Guillaume Couture asked to be relieved of his vows as a lay missionary and subsequently, on April 26, 1646, the Journel of the Jesuits mentioned that the Council of the Order announced that it had unanimously approved of Guillaume's marriage. It was on November 28, 1649 that he married Anne Esmard (Aymard). She was baptized on October 22, 1627, in Saint André de Niort, Poitou. She was the daughter of the late Jean and Marie Bineau. Anne had two sisters in Canada: Barbe, wife of Gilles Michel dit Taillon, and after him, of Oliver Letardif; and Madeleine, wife of Zacharie Cloutier. The wedding of Guillaume and Anne took place in the house of Couture, at Pointe Lévy, in the presence of Father Jean LeSeur, Chaplain of the Hospitalliers of Québec. The couple engendered ten children: 6 boys and 4 girls.

THE RESPECTED CITIZEN On May 15, 1647, Guillaume Couture was granted a concession, 5 arpents of river frontage by 40 arpents deep. He cleared and settled this land at Pointe Lévy, and it became the ancestral home. His first neighbor was François Bissot; their property was separated by a brook. The Jesuits had some land nearby to the east on which was built a modest shelter called the "Cabin of the Fathers." The first Mass was probably celebrated there on April 12, 1648 by Father Pierre Bailloquet. Then in 1667, they built a beautiful church on the land of Bissot, where the first priest in residence was the Abbot Philippe Boucher. It was known as Saint Joseph up until 1690. The second neighbor of Guillaume, about 1651, was Charles Cadieu dit Courville, the fellow who operated an eel fishery.

Guillaume also had a lot on which he built a house of 24 feet frontage by 40 feet deep, in the Rue Sous-le-Fort in the lower town of Québec City, on the Place Royale.

The census of 1667 tells us that he had 20 arpents under cultivation and 6 animals. During his long absences his tenant farmer Guillaume Durand looked after things for him.

As it was necessary to rally to the defense of the colony when called upon to do so, about 1666 our Guillaume was named a Captain of Militia on the Lauzon coast, a very important responsibility at that time. In 1681 he had four field cannon in his force and it was reported that in 1690, at the age of 73, the Captain and his men opposed the advance of Phipps and his troops along the Lauzon coast. This Captain of Militia, because he could also read and write, was required to carry out the orders and proclamations of the Governor, command the troops, preside over census enumerations and convene citizen assemblies.

Moreover, Guillaume was Chief Magistrate of the same territory up until his death. We know that Our Ancestors were quite capable of committing misdemeanors and it was the duty of the Magistrate to reconcile problems and differences before they went up to the Sovereign Council. The Magistrate became, in most of the litigations, judge, prosecutor, jury and arbiter. He even performed the duty of what today would be called the coroner.

TO THEIR GLORY It was the mother who was the first to go. Anne Esmard (Aymard) was buried at Lévis on November 18, 1700. Then the patriarch Couture entered the hospital of Québec on March 31, 1701, where he died the following 4th of April. The Notary Lepailleur took an inventory of his belongings on November 14th that same year.

Let us not forget that Guillaume Couture, in spite of all the service he rendered to the colony of New France, did not ask for nor did he receive any title of nobility or special privilege. He had only that given by the King of France to all those who had 10 or more children - a family allowance of 300 livres annually, and even that ended in 1681. During his lifetime Guillaume thought only of others; the indigenous, the French, his children. He had but on goal: Peace and Charity.

In 1947 a great celebration marked the 300th anniversary of Guillaume Couture at Pointe Lévy. On this occasion the Biography of Heroes, by Joseph-Edmond Roy was republished.

In addition to the surnames of Bellerive and Lamond, the family names of Crevier, De la Cressonniere and Lafrensnaie were adopted by some descendants of Our Ancestor.

From "Our French-Canadian Ancestors" by Thomas J. LaForest [SOURCE: Couture Family Page http://www.angelfire.com/az/JMSHomepage/COUTURE.html]

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In 1647, Couture established himself in Pointe-Lévy in the seigneurie of Lauzon. He thus becomes the first settler of Lévis, where his statue stands today on Saint-Joseph Street.

Couture was the owner of a lot situated in the lower part of Québec City from 1658 to 1668. Impossible to say if he actually ever lived there, but we know he started building a house on it in 1667 and sold it in 1668. It is situated on 53, Sous-le-Fort street (lot 2285).

In 1666, Couture was sent to New Holland by the governor to protest against the murder of two French officers. He arrived in the Iroquois village and ordered that they surrendered the murderers, otherwise France would organize an expedition against them. On September 6th, he was back in Québec with the two Mohawk assassins. This expedition was to be his last.

Around 1666, he was named captain of the côte de Lauzon militia. The 1667 census informs us that he was cultivating 20 acres of land and owned 6 beasts. Couture was then named to the very prestigious office of "Juge-Sénéchal". It appears that he might also have served as local notary on occasions. Clearly a leader of the Lauzon community, he demanded in 1675 that a priest be assigned permanently to the seigneurie. Despite the prestige of his responsibilities and of his accomplishments, in the census of 1681 he simply declared himself "a carpenter".

In 1690, during the British siege of Québec, story goes that the militia captain (then about 73 years old Couture) and his men managed to keep the British troops from landing in Lauzon. On several occasions, he was invited to sit at the colony's Sovereign Council (Conseil souverain) when one of the regular members (the governor, the intendant or bishop) was unable to attend. The valiant Couture passed away on April 4th 1701. The final resting place of this great hero of New France remains a mystery.

Guillaume's statue can be seen in Lévis, on the south shore of the Sainte-Laurent, opposite Québec city. A Montréal school now bears the name of Guillaume Couture, it is situated on Albanie street, near Rosemont and Langelier boulevards.

Additional information(1):

Early life and recruitment by the Jesuits Couture was born in Rouen in 1618, Rouen was the political center Normandy, a province in Northern France, the son of Guillaume Couture sr and Madeleine Mallet (at this time in France married women kept their birth names). Guillaume Sr. was a respectable carpenter in the St Goddard district, young Guillaume was brought up to follow in his father's footsteps. However, by 1640 Guillaume Couture was recruited by Jesuits to be a donne in New France. A donne was a lay missionary who would assist the Jesuits in converting the natives of New France to Roman Catholicism. Couture had to take a vow of celibacy and give up his inheritance, transferring it to his relatives in Rouen.

Work with Isaac Jogues Arriving in New France in 1640, Couture went to work among the Hurons. By 1642 Couture was working with the Jesuit leader Isaac Jogues. During this period, Couture learned several major native languages, which increased his stature, for he could now work as a translator for the Jesuits. Couture also learned much about native culture and ways during this period.

Tortured by the Mohawks In 1642, Couture set out with Father Jogues, another lay missionary, Rene Goupil, and several Huron converts for Quebec. On their way back to the Huron missions, a Mohawk war party ambushed the group. Right before the attack, Couture saw the Hurons, who realized what was about to happen, take off into the woods; Couture followed them as Jogues and Goupil were captured. However, according to Relations des Jésuites de la Nouvelle-France (the official reports sent by the Jesuits to their leaders in France) reported that Couture soon began to regret what he did. The Relations reported that: This young man was able to escape; but the thought of it having come to him -"no" he says, "I wish to die with the Father; I cannot forsake him; I will gladly suffer the fire and the rage of these tigers for the love of Jesus Christ, in the company of the good Father" That is speaking like a truly faithful man. On his way to surrender himself to the Mohawks, Couture was ambushed by five Mohawks. One of them fired a gun at Couture, but he missed. Couture shot back, this time killing him instantly. The other four Mohawks, fell upon Couture and with heavy clubs beat him up. They also took a javelin and forced it through one of his hands. Later on, Couture, Jogues, and Goupil were subjected to even more torture. The Mohawks tore out Couture's fingernails, and bit the ends to cause maximum pain. Then the three men were stripped and forced to walk through a party of two hundred Mohawks; as they did, the Mohawks beat the three with sticks of thorns. After arriving at a Mohawk village, a Mohawk leader took out a dull knife and began to cut off Couture's right middle finger. When it failed to work, the chief simply pulled the finger out of its socket. At this point, Couture was sent deep into Mohawk Country (present day upstate New York in Auriesville) where he was given to a family to be their slave.

Diplomacy and release For the next three years, Couture impressed his captors greatly. No doubt they were impressed with the fact that he withstood his torture (which would had killed most people) and performed the tasks assigned to him with dignity. So impressed were the Mohawks that they invited Couture to sit on their councils. No other European would ever get this honor. In 1645, de Montmagny, the governor of New France, decided it was time to end the war with the Mohawks. He released several Mohawk prisoners and sent them into Mohawk Country to negotiate a peace settlement. The Mohawks in turn released Couture, and asked him to act on their behalf, which Couture agreed to do. Couture arrived at Trois-Rivières and, along with two Mohawk leaders, was able to put an end (for the time) the war between the Five Nations (better known as the Iroquois) and the French. Instead of settling down after such an ordeal, Couture decided to go straight back to Huron Country. In 1646 he was reported as working in the Huron missions with Father Pijart. He only did this for only two years between 1645 and 1647.

First settler of Pointe-Levy in the Seignory of Lauzon (actually named City of Lévis since 1861) On May 15, 1647, he became the first settler of the Seignory of Lauzon at Pointe-Levy (located in front of Quebec City) which will become the city of Lévis in 1861. However, he was not a seignor because the Seignory of Lauzon was the property of Jean de Lauzon (Governor of New France between 1651 and 1657.). In 1649, he had decided to finally settle down. The Jesuit leaders in New France voted unanimously to release Couture from his vows and to allow him to get married. The woman who Couture chose to be his bride was Anne Aymard, who was from St Andre de Niort, in Poitou region of France. The couple would have ten children during their years of marriage.

Last Mission and Last Expedition in New France During the 1650s and 1660s, Couture acted as a diplomat, going to New Netherlands to negotiate trade and to settle boundary disputes between the two colonies. In 1663, Couture was recruited by French Governor Pierre du Bois d'Avaugour for a mission in the North of New France. The main mission was to find the North Sea. However, Couture found the Mistassini Lake and he goes to the Rupert River. He was accompanied by Pierre Duquet et Jean Langlois and many Amerindians. This shipment consisted of 44 boats. No doubt Couture's skills with native languages came into good use. The party worked among the Papinachois, who lived in present day northeastern Quebec.

The administrator and Captain of the Militia of Pointe-Levy Sometime around 1666, with war with the Iroquois and the English looming, Couture, now living full time in Pointe-Lévy (Lévis) since 1647. Couture was the main administrator and he has been named Captain of the Militia for the area he lived in. This was a major honor in New France, only going to those who had proved themselves, something Couture had done again and again. In 1690, when Admiral William Phips invaded Quebec City Area, Couture was able to prevent the English from attacking Pointe-Levy at the age of 72 yrs old. By this point, Couture was also the Chief Magistrate of the Pointe-Levy (actually named Lévis) district. Among his jobs were to run the censuses, enforce government edicts, and run the local assemblies that met from time to time. Couture was also in charge of local court cases, being both judge and jury. On some occasions, Couture was invited to sit on the Sovereign Council, which ran New France for Louis XIV. The fact that the status-obsessed French government offered Couture, who was low born, a part time seat on the council shows how highly the leaders of New France viewed him.

Marriage and children Guillaume married Anne Emard(or Aymard) on November 16, 1649 in Quebec City, Canada. Together they had the following children: Guillaume (11 Oct 1662-15 Dec 1738) Jean Baptiste (6 Nov 1650-22 Aug 1698) Anne (22 Jan 1652-26 Nov 1684) Louis (29 Aug 1654-?) Marguerite (29 Feb 1656-28 Mar 1690) Marie (18 Jun 1658-22 Jul 1702) Charles (29 Nov 1659-9 Sep 1709) Louise (19 Mar 1665-22 Dec 1751) Eustache Francois (24 Mar 1667-16 May 1733) Joseph Auger (27 Jul 1670-6 May 1733

Couture died in 1701 On November 18, 1700, Couture's wife Anne died. In the Springtime of 1701, Couture was 83 yrs old and he was sick (probably the smallpox). He has been moved to the Hotel Dieu of Quebec City, where he died on April 4, 1701. The location of his tomb is actually unknown, as Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec City.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION(2):

Guillaume Couture arrived in Canada Jun 26, 1641 as a donne (see below for definition) of the Jesuits and soon set off to deliver supplies to the missionaries in Huronia. He returned the next year with Huron Chief Ahatsistari and Jesuits Isaac Jogues and Charles Raymbaut, who were ill. After remaining in New France only 15 days, Guillaume set out with Father Jogues and fellow donne Rene Goupil, to escort Ahatsistari safely back to his people. Their mission was not a success.

The party was attacked and captured by the Iroquois. Guillaume was tortured, his fingernails torn out, joints broken and one finger sawn off with a shell. He was brought to the Mohawk Villages, forced to watch the murder of Ahatsistari and suffer further torture. During his time among the Iroquois, Guillaume learned their language and customs and gained their respect and the name "Achirra".

In July 1645, he accompanied chief Kiotseaeton to a council with Governor de Montmagny at Trois-Rivieres. Dressed as an Iroquois, Guillaume was not immediately recognized by those who knew him, who had given him up for dead. Suprisingly Guillaume did not remain in New France, but chose to return to the Mohawk territory to try to negotiate a peace. When he returned in 1646, he asked to break his vows as a donne, a request that Jesuit superior Jerome Lalemant granted on Apr 26th. It is possible that he intended to marry an Iroquois girl to further cement the peace, but that October, Jean de LaLande and Father Jogues (who had escaped the previous captivity) were killed, ending all official peace efforts, though Guillaume returned to Huronia in 1647.

In 1647, Guillaume became partners with Francois Bissot de La Riviere and settled at Pointe-Levy in the seigneurie of Lauzon. Bissot gave him 200 livres for clearing the land and building a house, which Guillaume could stay in until he built his own on adjacent land. On Oct 15, 1648 Jean de Lauzon gave the two official title to their lands. Guillaume then built the home where he and Anne were married.

In 1657, Guillaume's experience among the natives was called upon in the founding of the Mission at Onondaga.

In 1661, Guillaume was sent on an expedition by Governor Voyer d'Argenson to try to find the "Northern Sea" (Hudson's Bay) and was sent on a similar expedition two years later by then Governor Dubois Davaugour.

The 1667 census finds the family at Lauzon and lists Guillaume as a militia captain. That year, Guillaume was sent to New Holland to protest the murder of two Frenchmen by the Mohawks.

Guillaume Couture acted as judge-seneschal for the coast of Lauzon from Nov 26, 1673 to 1678 and from 1682 until his death and was occasionally asked to sit on the Conseil Souverain (see below for definition ) in the absence of its regular members.

An inventory of his estate was drawn up Nov 14, 1701 by Notary Lepailleur.

DONNE: A civilian who gives all of his or her money and possessions to a religious order in return for food, lodging and perpetual care by that order until their death. Also, a lay assistant to a priest.

CONSEIL SOUVERAIN: The Conseil Souverain (Sovereign Council) was created in 1663 to act as an executive council and court of appeals. At the outset, the Council was made up of the Governor General, Bishop of Quebec and five other councilors, appointed by the first two. In addition, it was complemented by a prosecuting attorney and a clerk. The Council sat in the Palais de L'Intendance in Quebec City. Councilors received little pay for their duties, but their positions commanded much respect.

In the early 18th century, the Council became known as the Conseil superieur and its makeup changed. By the end of the French Regime, the Governor-General rarely attended sessions and the bishop sent a substitute. The Intendant sat as the president of the Conseil Superieur, with 15 other councilors (appointed by the King) and a number of Councilor-Assessors. The role of the Council was mostly that of a court of appeal for any court in the colony; civil, ecclesiastical, royal or seigneurial. Guillaume Couture arrived in Canada Jun 26, 1641 as a donne (see below for definition) of the Jesuits and soon set off to deliver supplies to the missionaries in Huronia. He returned the next year with Huron Chief Ahatsistari and Jesuits Isaac Jogues and Charles Raymbaut, who were ill. After remaining in New France only 15 days, Guillaume set out with Father Jogues and fellow donne Rene Goupil, to escort Ahatsistari safely back to his people. Their mission was not a success.

The party was attacked and captured by the Iroquois. Guillaume was tortured, his fingernails torn out, joints broken and one finger sawn off with a shell. He was brought to the Mohawk Villages, forced to watch the murder of Ahatsistari and suffer further torture. During his time among the Iroquois, Guillaume learned their language and customs and gained their respect and the name "Achirra".

In July 1645, he accompanied chief Kiotseaeton to a council with Governor de Montmagny at Trois-Rivieres. Dressed as an Iroquois, Guillaume was not immediately recognized by those who knew him, who had given him up for dead. Suprisingly Guillaume did not remain in New France, but chose to return to the Mohawk territory to try to negotiate a peace. When he returned in 1646, he asked to break his vows as a donne, a request that Jesuit superior Jerome Lalemant granted on Apr 26th. It is possible that he intended to marry an Iroquois girl to further cement the peace, but that October, Jean de LaLande and Father Jogues (who had escaped the previous captivity) were killed, ending all official peace efforts, though Guillaume returned to Huronia in 1647.

In 1647, Guillaume became partners with Francois Bissot de La Riviere and settled at Pointe-Levy in the seigneurie of Lauzon. Bissot gave him 200 livres for clearing the land and building a house, which Guillaume could stay in until he built his own on adjacent land. On Oct 15, 1648 Jean de Lauzon gave the two official title to their lands. Guillaume then built the home where he and Anne were married.

In 1657, Guillaume's experience among the natives was called upon in the founding of the Mission at Onondaga.

In 1661, Guillaume was sent on an expedition by Governor Voyer d'Argenson to try to find the "Northern Sea" (Hudson's Bay) and was sent on a similar expedition two years later by then Governor Dubois Davaugour.

The 1667 census finds the family at Lauzon and lists Guillaume as a militia captain. That year, Guillaume was sent to New Holland to protest the murder of two Frenchmen by the Mohawks.

Guillaume Couture acted as judge-seneschal for the coast of Lauzon from Nov 26, 1673 to 1678 and from 1682 until his death and was occasionally asked to sit on the Conseil Souverain (see below for definition ) in the absence of its regular members.

An inventory of his estate was drawn up Nov 14, 1701 by Notary Lepailleur.

DONNE: A civilian who gives all of his or her money and possessions to a religious order in return for food, lodging and perpetual care by that order until their death. Also, a lay assistant to a priest.

CONSEIL SOUVERAIN: The Conseil Souverain (Sovereign Council) was created in 1663 to act as an executive council and court of appeals. At the outset, the Council was made up of the Governor General, Bishop of Quebec and five other councilors, appointed by the first two. In addition, it was complemented by a prosecuting attorney and a clerk. The Council sat in the Palais de L'Intendance in Quebec City. Councilors received little pay for their duties, but their positions commanded much respect.

In the early 18th century, the Council became known as the Conseil superieur and its makeup changed. By the end of the French Regime, the Governor-General rarely attended sessions and the bishop sent a substitute. The Intendant sat as the president of the Conseil Superieur, with 15 other councilors (appointed by the King) and a number of Councilor-Assessors. The role of the Council was mostly that of a court of appeal for any court in the colony; civil, ecclesiastical, royal or seigneurial.

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Guillaume Couture, n ca 1587 Normandie +Madeleine Malet, n ca 1592 Normandie, m ca 1612 Normandie, d bef 1692 Normandie

Guillaume Couture, n 1617 Rouen, d 04 Apr 1701 Hotel-Dieu +Anne Emard, bap 22 Oct 1627 St Andre, m 16 Nov 1649 Lauzon, d 17 Jan 1700 Lauzon |--Jean-Baptiste Couture dit Lamonde, n 06 Nov 1650 Quebec, d 22 Aug 1698 Hotel-Dieu | +Anne Maret, n 19 Jul 1665 Chateau-Richer, m 12 Feb 1686 L'Ange-Gardien, d ca 25 Feb 1743 St-Pierre | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, n 05 Mar 1687 St-Pierre, d 14 Aug 1687 St-Pierre | |--Marie-Madeleine Couture, n 19 Oct 1688 St-Pierre, d ca 20 Nov 1688 St-Pierre | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, n 02 Dec 1689 St-Pierre, d ca 19 Dec 1689 St-Pierre | |--Guillaume Couture, n 21 Jan 1691 St-Pierre, d ca 06 Jan 1750 St-Pierre | | +Marguerite Leclerc, n 27 Oct 1703 St-Pierre, m 21 Oct 1720 St-Pierre, d 17 Oct 1725 St-Pierre | | \--Marguerite Couture, n 01 Nov 1723 St-Pierre, d ca 26 Nov 1761 Ste-Famille | | +Ignace Letourneau, n 13 Mar 1718 St-Laurent, m 20 Jul 1744 St-Pierre | | \--Jean-Baptiste Letourneau, n ca 1750 | | +Elisabeth Gosselin, n 26 May 1706 St-Pierre, m 24 Nov 1732, d ca 19 Sep 1745 | | |--Francois-Marie Couture, bap 20 May 1734 St-Pierre, d ca 18 Aug 1734 St-Pierre | | |--Marie-Genevieve Couture, bap 03 Aug 1735 St-Pierre, d ca 28 Nov 1743 St-Pierre | | |--Marie-Anne Couture, bap 16 Aug 1737 St-Pierre | | | +Basile Asselin, n ca 1732, m 23 Feb 1756 Ste-Famille | | |--Thecle Couture, bap 12 Nov 1739 St-Pierre | | | +Pierre Jobin, n ca 1737, m 16 Feb 1762 St-Pierre | | |--Louis Couture, bap 30 Oct 1741 St-Pierre, d ca 07 Oct 1745 St-Pierre | | \--Marie-Therese Couture, bap 26 Sep 1744 St-Pierre | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 24 May 1693 St-Pierre | | +Genevieve Leclerc, n 14 Oct 1703 St-Pierre, m 1723 | | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, n 20 Jan 1724 St-Pierre | | | +Pierre-Marie Godbout, n 24 Jul 1721 St-Pierre, m 10 Apr 1747 St-Pierre | | | \--Marie-Therese Godbout, n ca 1742 | | |--Marie-Agathe Couture, n 13 Apr 1725 St-Pierre, d 07 May 1725 St-Pierre | | |--Joseph Couture, n 08 Mar 1727 St-Pierre, d ca 03 Oct 1745 St-Pierre | | |--Dorothee Couture, n 03 Oct 1729 St-Pierre | | | +Jacques Jobin, n ca 1724, m 14 Apr 1749 St-Pierre | | |--Marie-Genevieve Couture, bap 17 Oct 1731 St-Pierre | | | +Augustin Langlois, n 16 Jun 1724 St-Pierre, m 10 Apr 1747 St-Pierre | | | +Louis Charland, n ca 1726, m 22 Sep 1761 St-Antoine | | |--Agathe Couture, bap 03 Sep 1734 St-Pierre | | | +Jean-Baptiste Jobin, n ca 1727, m 14 Oct 1754 St-Pierre | | |--Richard Couture, bap 08 Aug 1738 St-Pierre | | |--Charlotte Couture, n ca 1739 | | | +Paul-Francois Pichet, n ca 1738, m 19 Feb 1759 St-Pierre | | |--Marie-Brigitte Couture, bap 26 Jan 1741 St-Pierre, d ca 27 Sep 1745 St-Pierre | | |--Augustin Couture, bap 11 Aug 1743 St-Pierre | | |--Marie-Veronique Couture, bap 31 Oct 1745 St-Pierre | | |--Joseph Couture, bap 08 Aug 1749 St-Pierre | | | +Marie-Josephe Rousseau, n ca 1753, m 27 Jul 1772 St-Pierre | | | |--Joseph Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1777 | | | | +Marie-Agathe Aubin, n ca 1782, m 04 Oct 1802 St-Pierre | | | | |--Olivier Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1803 | | | | | +Scholastique Couture, n ca 1807, m 02 Oct 1827 St-Laurent | | | | |--Genevieve Couture, n ca 1809 | | | | | +Francois Chabot, n ca 1804, m 09 Feb 1829 St-Pierre | | | | |--Elisabeth Couture, n ca 1810, d before Jan 1852 | | | | | +Pierre Rouleau, n ca 1805, m 03 Aug 1830 St-Pierre | | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1813 | | | | | +Thomas Boissonnault dit St-Onge, n ca 1808, m 15 Oct 1833 St-Pierre | | | | |--Marie-Olive Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1817 | | | | | +Louis Rousseau, n ca 1812, m 31 Jan 1837 St-Pierre | | | | | \--Narcisse Rousseau, n ca 1847 | | | | |--Louis Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1818 | | | | | +Angele Chatigny, n ca 1822, m 05 Jul 1842 St-Pierre | | | | | \--Louis-Joseph Couture, n ca 1843 | | | | | +Caroline Audet dite Lapointe, n ca 1848, m 12 Feb 1867 St-Pierre | | | | | \--Pierre Couture, n ca 1872 | | | | | +Marie-Desneiges Boulet, n ca 1877, m 28 Jun 1897 St-Francois | | | | |--Emilie Couture, n ca 1819 | | | | | +Pierre Bolduc, n ca 1814, m 05 Feb 1839 St-Isidore | | | | |--Basilisse Couture, n ca 1820 | | | | | +Francois Crepeau, n ca 1815, m 07 Jul 1840 St-Pierre | | | | |--Sophie Couture dite Lamonde, n ca 1821 | | | | | +Magloire Tessier, n ca 1816, m 24 Aug 1841 St-Pierre | | | | |--Jean Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1822 | | | | | +Marie-Constance Roussin, n ca 1826, m 17 Nov 1846 St-Pierre | | | | \--Marie-Emilie Couture dite Lamonde, n ca 1825 | | | | +Firmin Rousseau, n ca 1820, m 08 Jul 1845 St-Pierre | | | | \--Louis-Napoleon Rousseau, n ca 1857 | | | \--Marie-Madeleine Couture, n ca 1782 | | | +Jacques Roberge, n ca 1777, m 05 Oct 1802 St-Pierre | | \--Renee Couture, n ca 1750 | | +Nicolas-Alexis Jacques, n ca 1745, m 08 Jul 1770 St-Pierre | |--Alexis Couture, bap 22 Nov 1695 St-Pierre, d before 1768 | | +Marie-Madeleine Morin, n 27 Nov 1707 St-Thomas, m 1721 St-Pierre-de-la-Riv-du-S | | |--Joseph Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1725 | | | +Marie-Louise Blanchet, n 1732, m 10 Nov 1749 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S, d ca 18 Apr 1764 St-Thomas | | | |--Marie-Louise Couture, bap 03 Apr 1753 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S, d ca 30 Mar 1755 St-Thomas | | | |--Angelique Couture, bap 09 May 1756 St-Thomas | | | |--Pierre Couture, bap 12 May 1758 St-Thomas | | | \--Marie-Elisabeth Couture, n ca 1763 | | | +Jean Boucher, bap 26 Jan 1764 Berthier, m 01 Mar 1791 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S | | | +Louise Lemieux, n ca 1744, m 14 Jan 1766 St-Thomas | | | \--Marie-Rose Couture, n ca 1767 | | | +Simon-Pierre Hebert, n ca 1752 St-Charles-des-Mines, m 06 Oct 1806 Laprairie | | |--Jacques Couture, bap 11 Dec 1731 St-Thomas | | | +Angelique Gagne, n ca 1731, m 30 Aug 1751 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S, d ca 09 Jan 1756 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S | | | |--Jacques-Francois Couture, bap 12 Mar 1752 St-Thomas | | | |--Jean-Antoine Couture, bap 25 Sep 1753 St-Thomas | | | | +Marie-Judith Caron, n 1755, m 29 Jul 1776 L'Islet-sur-Mer | | | | \--Antoine Couture, n ca 1779 | | | | +Marie-F Chenard, n ca 1784, m 09 Apr 1804 St-Roch-des-Aulnaies | | | \--Marie-Angelique Couture, bap 23 Jun 1755 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S | | | +Genevieve-Ursule Cloutier, n ca 1742, m 30 Mar 1761 L'Islet-sur-Mer, d ca 03 Nov 1774 L'Islet | | | |--Pierre-Noel Couture, bap 24 Dec 1761 L'Islet | | | |--Benoni Couture, bap 13 Jan 1763 L'Islet | | | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, bap 24 Feb 1764 L'Islet, d ca 24 Mar 1764 L'Islet | | | |--Genevieve Couture, n ca 1770 | | | | +Alexis-Romain Caron, n ca 1760, m 07 Jan 1800 L'Islet-sur-Mer | | | | \--Marcelline Caron, n ca 1811 | | | |--Marie-Reine Couture, n ca 1771 | | | | +Jean-Concient St-Aubin, n ca 1766, m 11 Jan 1791 Cap-St-Ignace | | | | \--Marie-Reine St-Aubin, n ca 1792 | | | |--Marie-Theotiste Couture, bap 24 Feb 1773 L'Islet | | | \--anonyme Couture, n 28 Aug 1774 L'Islet, d 28 Aug 1774 L'Islet | | | +Marie Degauche, n ca 1741, m 26 Aug 1782 St-Roch-des-Aulnaies | | |--Marie-Brigitte Couture, n ca 1748 | | | +Jean Bourdeau, n ca 1743, m 07 Nov 1768 St-Constant | | |--Andre Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1741 | | | +Marie-Francoise Destroismaisons, n ca 1746, m 10 Nov 1766 St-Pierre-Riv-du-S | | | |--Brigitte Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1767 | | | | +Thomas Fongemi, n ca 1762, m 12 Feb 1787 St-Jean-Port-Joli, d before Oct 1831 | | | | +Joseph Chouinard, n ca 1763, m 11 Oct 1831 St-Jean-Port-Joli | | | |--Francoise Couture, n ca 1768 | | | | +Joseph-Marie Belanger, n ca 1758, m 12 Aug 1793 St-Jean-Port-Joli | | | |--Marie-Rogee Couture, n ca 1769 | | | | +Pierre Morin, n ca 1768, m 02 Feb 1789 St-Jean-Port-Joli | | | \--Alexis Couture, n ca 1770 | | | +Thecle Lamarre, n ca 1775, m 05 May 1795 St-Jean-Port-Joli | | | \--Emelie Couture, n ca 1806 | | | +Benoit Caron, n ca 1801, m 06 Nov 1826 Cap-St-Ignace | | \--Francois Couture, n ca 1750 | | +Marguerite Lanctot, n ca 1753, m 12 Jul 1779 Laprairie | \--Anne Couture, n 22 Dec 1697 St-Pierre |--Anne Couture, n 22 Jan 1652 Quebec, d 26 Nov 1684 Quebec | +Jean Baptiste Cote, bap 25 Feb 1644 Quebec, m 11 Nov 1669 Quebec Ville, d before 26 Mar 1722 | |--Jean Baptiste Cote, n 24 Aug 1670 Beauport, d ca 25 Mar 1736 Rimouski | |--Noel Cote, n 11 Dec 1672 Beauport, d ca 29 Mar 1701 St-Pierre | |--Marguerite Cote, n ca 1674, d 17 Dec 1702 Quebec | |--Marie Cote, n ca 1676, d ca 20 Dec 1702 Quebec | |--Pierre Cote, n 22 Nov 1679 St-Pierre, d 18 Aug 1715 St-Pierre | |--Guillaume Cote, n 07 Nov 1681 St-Pierre | \--Anne Cote, d 13 Apr 1723 Quebec |--Louis Couture, n 29 Aug 1654, d before 1694 |--Louise Couture, n 19 Mar 1655 | +Charles Couillard, n 10 May 1647 Quebec, m 25 Jun 1686 Lauzon, d ca 07 May 1715 Beaumont | |--Louis Couillard, n 09 Apr 1687 Lauzon, d ca 11 Apr 1687 Lauzon | |--Jeanne Couillard, n 01 Aug 1688 Lauzon, d ca 25 Oct 1688 Lauzon | |--Louise Couillard, n ca 1689, d ca 26 Oct 1692 Beaumont | |--Philippe Couillard, n 19 Apr 1691 Lauzon, d ca 29 Jun 1698 Beaumont | |--Joseph Couillard dit Beaumont et Hebert, n 27 May 1693 Beaumont | |--Charles Couillard, n 13 Aug 1695 Beaumont | |--Marie Couillard dit Beaumont, n 18 Nov 1697 Beaumont | |--Marie-Louise Couillard, n 08 Apr 1700 Beaumont, d ca 08 Apr 1725 Beaumont | |--Pierre Couillard, n 30 May 1702 Beaumont, d ca 14 Jun 1702 Beaumont | |--Marie-Anne Couillard, n 16 May 1703 Beaumont | |--Pierre Couillard, n 16 May 1703 Beaumont, d before May 1734 | \--Marguerite Couillard, bap 02 Mar 1707 Beaumont, d ca 06 Jan 1734 St-Thomas |--Marguerite Couture, n 29 Feb 1656, d 28 Mar 1690 Quebec | +Jean Marsolet, n 20 Apr 1651 Quebec, m 19 Feb 1680 Lauzon |--Marie Couture, n 18 Jun 1658, d 22 Jul 1702 Quebec | +Francois Vessier, n ca 1639, m 12 Sep 1678 Quebec, d 06 Jun 1683 Quebec | +Claude Bourget, n ca 1653 St-Sauveur, m 28 Jun 1683 Quebec, d 16 Oct 1720 Quebec | \--Claude-Charles Bourget, n 18 Nov 1694 Quebec |--Charles Couture dit Lafresnaye, n 29 Nov 1659 Quebec, d 09 Sep 1709 Beaumont | +Marie Huard, n 26 Sep 1671, m 09 Jan 1690 Lauzon, d ca 12 Jul 1758 Beaumont | |--Marie-Anne Couture, n 08 Jan 1691 Lauzon | | +Pierre Ruel, n 25 Dec 1679 St-Laurent, m 11 Nov 1709 Beaumont | | |--Marguerite Ruel, n 10 Oct 1710 St-Laurent | | |--Marie-Anne Ruel, n 07 Aug 1712 St-Laurent | | |--Genevieve Ruel, n 17 Aug 1714 St-Laurent, d ca 14 Dec 1714 St-Laurent | | |--Pierre Ruel, n 09 Nov 1715 St-Laurent | | |--Guillaume Ruel, n 12 Jan 1718 St-Laurent | | |--Marie-Angelique Ruel, n 12 Feb 1720 St-Laurent, d ca 12 Jun 1720 St-Laurent | | |--Jean-Baptiste Ruel, n 22 May 1721 St-Laurent | | |--Francois Ruel, n 03 Jun 1724 St-Laurent | | |--Genevieve Ruel, n 30 Oct 1726 St-Laurent | | \--Marie-Francoise Ruel, n 01 Apr 1729 St-Laurent | |--Genevieve Couture, n 04 Feb 1693 Lauzon | | +Guillaume Roy, n 06 Sep 1690 La Durantaye, m 23 Nov 1712 Beaumont | |--anonyme Couture, n 20 Mar 1695 Lauzon, d 20 Mar 1695 Lauzon | |--Jeanne Couture, n 31 Mar 1696 Lauzon | | +Claude-Joseph Roy, n Aug 1692 La Durantaye, m 06 Nov 1716 Beaumont | |--Marie-Louise Couture, n 19 Aug 1698 Beaumont | | +Ignace Labrecque, n 25 Sep 1696 Lauzon, m 13 Nov 1724 Beaumont | |--Charles Couture, n 03 Jun 1701 Beaumont, d 30 Aug 1727 Quebec | |--Marguerite Couture, n 26 Sep 1704 Beaumont, d ca 19 Apr 1756 Beaumont | | +Pierre-Bernard Roy, bap 02 Feb 1706 Beaumont, m 20 Nov 1730 Beaumont, d ca 25 Mar 1783 Beaumont | | |--Pierre Roy, n ca 1733 | | \--Guillaume Roy, n ca 1739 | \--Joseph Couture, bap 30 Mar 1707 Beaumont | +Angelique Roy, n 28 Aug 1710 Beaumont, m 13 Nov 1731 Beaumont | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, bap 11 Aug 1732 Beaumont, d ca 29 Aug 1733 Beaumont | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, bap 20 Nov 1733 Beaumont | |--Marie-Angelique Couture, bap 20 Nov 1733 Beaumont | | +Louis Gosselin, n ca 1717, m 17 Jun 1771 St-Charles | |--Joseph-Marie Couture, bap 21 Jun 1736 Beaumont | |--Marie-Catherine Couture, bap 31 Aug 1738 Beaumont, d ca 10 Aug 1739 Beaumont | |--Alexandre Couture, bap 31 Jan 1740 Beaumont | | +Madeleine Mercier, n ca 1757, m 13 Jul 1782 St-Charles | | |--Madeleine Couture dit Lafresnaye, n ca 1783 St-Charles | | | +Louis Allaire, n ca 1777, m 13 Jul 1802 St-Charles | | \--Alexandre Couture, n ca 1784 St-Charles | | +Francoise Ruel, n ca 1789, m 11 Apr 1809 St-Charles | | |--Alexandre Couture, n ca 1810 St-Charles | | | +Marie Boucher, n ca 1813, m 14 Feb 1832 St-Charles | | |--Marie-Francoise Couture dit Lafresnaye, n ca 1810 St-Charles | | | +Augustin Boucher, n ca 1807, m 09 Feb 1830 St-Charles | | \--Henri Couture dit Lafrenaye, n ca 1820 | | +Exoree Lavoie, n ca 1825, m 27 Oct 1845 St-Germain | |--Etienne Couture, bap 31 Oct 1741 Beaumont | | +Marie-Jeanne Dauphine, n ca 1735, m ca 1765 | | \--Marie-Angelique Couture, n ca 1766 | | +Charles Roy, n ca 1766, m 15 Feb 1791 Quebec | | +Therese Girard, n ca 1746, m 05 Nov 1766 St-Michel | | |--Therese Couture, n ca 1771 | | | +Antoine Audet, n ca 1749, m 04 Jul 1791 St-Gervais | | | \--Antoine Audet dit Lapointe, n ca 1798 | | |--Etienne Couture, n ca 1772 | | | +Catherine Audet, n ca 1777, m 10 Jan 1797 St-Charles | | |--Angelique Couture, n ca 1775 | | | +Antoine Bilodeau, n ca 1770, m 13 Jul 1795 St-Gervais | | \--Marguerite Couture, n ca 1776 | | +Jean-Baptiste Baillargeon, n ca 1771, m 13 Jun 1796 St-Gervais | |--Charlotte Couture, bap 25 Dec 1742 Beaumont | |--Therese Couture, bap 08 Mar 1744 Beaumont | | +Paul Bernier, n ca 1759, m 07 Feb 1763 St-Charles | | \--Andre Bernier, n ca 1778 | |--Marie-Madeleine Couture, bap 20 Jul 1745 Beaumont | | +Francois Gosselin, n ca 1742, m 18 May 1767 St-Charles | |--Marie-Brigitte Couture, bap 12 Nov 1746 Beaumont | | +Jean Lebrun, n ca 1745, m 21 Jan 1771 St-Charles | | \--Brigitte Lebrun dit Carrier, n ca 1772, d before Nov 1813 | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, bap 30 Mar 1749 Beaumont, d ca 21 Apr 1753 St-Charles | |--Charles Couture, bap 06 Jul 1750 St-Charles, d ca 02 Nov 1751 St-Charles | \--Catherine Couture, bap 02 Sep 1751 St-Charles | +Jean Gosselin, n ca 1750, m 02 Sep 1782 St-Charles |--Guillaume Couture, n 11 Oct 1662 Quebec | +Marie-Madeleine Cote, n 02 Aug 1675 Ste-Famille, m 07 Feb 1691 St-Pierre, d 25 Mar 1703 St-Laurent | |--Guillaume Couture, bap 09 Sep 1692 St-Laurent, d ca 09 Feb 1770 Beaumont | | +Marie-Charlotte Turgeon, n 04 Sep 1705 Beaumont, m 16 Nov 1722 Beaumont, d ca 07 Jan 1784 Beaumont | | |--Marie-Charlotte Couture, n 13 Jan 1725 Beaumont, d ca 27 Jun 1729 Beaumont | | |--Marie-Marthe Couture, n 05 Mar 1727 Beaumont | | | +Louis Bolduc, n ca 1719, m 25 Feb 1754 Beaumont | | |--Marie-Elisabeth Couture, n 23 Apr 1729 Beaumont | | | +Antoine Remillard, bap 09 Feb 1730 St-Vallier, m 19 Jan 1756 Beaumont | | | +Francois Boucher, bap 24 Aug 1736 St-Nicolas, m 17 Jun 1760 St-Vallier | | |--Guillaume Couture, bap 25 Apr 1731 Beaumont, d 04 May 1808 Beaumont | | | +Marie-Josephe Dancause, n ca 1738, m 30 Jan 1758 Beaumont | | | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, bap 11 Feb 1759 St-Michel | | | | +Jean Paulet, n ca 1757, m 21 Sep 1796 Beaumont | | | |--Louis Couture, n ca 1768 | | | | +Josette Lacroix, n ca 1773, m 19 Aug 1793 St-Charles | | | |--Jacques Couture, n ca 1773 | | | | +Therese Roberge, n ca 1778, m 31 Jul 1798 St-Pierre | | | \--Marie-Angelique Couture, n ca 1781 St-Pierre | | | +Joseph Gosselin, n ca 1776, m 13 Apr 1801 St-Pierre | | |--Etienne Couture, bap 15 Apr 1733 Beaumont | | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, bap 22 Mar 1735 Beaumont | | | +Louis-Charles Boucher, bap 16 Mar 1738 St-Nicolas, m 17 Jan 1763 Beaumont | | |--Joseph-Marie Couture, bap 04 Jan 1737 Beaumont | | |--Therese Couture, bap 29 Apr 1739 Beaumont, d before Feb 1789 | | | +Jean-Francois Fournier, bap 02 Dec 1746 Beaumont, m 30 Jan 1769 St-Michel | | | |--Jean Fournier, n ca 1770 | | | |--Joseph Fournier, n ca 1776 | | | |--Louis Fournier, n ca 1778 St-Michel | | | |--Etienne Fournier, n ca 1783 | | | \--Charles Fournier, n ca 1789 | | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, bap 11 Mar 1741 Beaumont, d ca 15 Jun 1781 Beaumont | | | +Marie-Josephe Baucher, n ca 1751, m 28 Jan 1771 St-Michel | | | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, n ca 1773 | | | | +Pierre Guay, n ca 1768, m 12 Aug 1793 Beaumont | | | \--Jean-Baptiste Couture, n ca 1783 | | | +Charlotte Paquet, n ca 1788, m 02 Feb 1808 Beaumont, d before Nov 1831 | | | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, n ca 1809 Beaumont | | | | +Marie Fortin, n ca 1810, m 22 Apr 1834 Beaumont | | | | |--Cyrille Couture, n ca 1841 | | | | | +Philomene Leclerc, n ca 1846, m 16 Jan 1866 St-Charles | | | | |--Pierre Couture, n ca 1842 | | | | | +Marie Bissonnette, n ca 1846, m 09 Apr 1866 St-Paul de Chester | | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1871 | | | | | | +Alphonsine Paquet, n ca 1876, m 20 Jul 1896 Ham Nord | | | | | \--Eugene Couture, n ca 1874 | | | | | +Ophilia Dufresne, n ca 1879, m 10 Apr 1899 Ham Nord | | | | \--Francois-Elzear Couture, n ca 1850 | | | | +Marie-Rebecca Couchy, n ca 1855, m 20 Jul 1875 Tingwick | | | |--Adelaide Couture, n ca 1811 | | | | +Louis Beaudoin, n ca 1795, m 15 Jul 1845 St-Charles, d before Oct 1860 | | | | +Francois-Xavier Turgeon, n ca 1813, m 29 Oct 1860 St-Charles | | | |--Apolline Couture, n ca 1813 | | | | +Hubert Lavoie, n ca 1808, m 18 Feb 1833 St-Germain | | | | \--Ulger Lavoie, n ca 1832 | | | |--Sophie Couture, n ca 1818 | | | | +Michel Turgeon, n ca 1814, m 25 Sep 1837 Beaumont | | | | \--Sophie Turgeon, n ca 1844 | | | \--Hermine Couture, n ca 1825 | | | +Narcisse Pineau, n ca 1820, m 21 Jan 1845 St-Germain | | | +Marie-Angele Dion, n ca 1795, m 21 Nov 1831 Beaumont | | | \--Alfred Couture, n ca 1840 | | | +Marie Hebert, n ca 1849, m 05 Sep 1870 Ste-Sophie | | | |--Napoleon Couture, n ca 1871 | | | | +Sophronie Sevigny, n ca 1872, m 09 Feb 1891 St-Julien | | | \--Philippe Couture, n ca 1872 | | | +Emerence Guillemette, n ca 1877, m 23 Feb 1897 St-Ferdinand | | |--Pierre Couture, bap 27 Feb 1743 Beaumont | | \--Louis Couture, bap 25 Apr 1748 Beaumont | |--Jean Couture, bap 20 May 1694 St-Laurent | | +Marie-Madeleine Casse, bap 15 Aug 1697 Beaumont, m 17 Nov 1722 Beaumont | | |--Marie-Madeleine Couture, n 16 Oct 1723 Beaumont | | | +Louis Gonthier, n 05 Oct 1718 Beaumont, m 15 Feb 1745 Beaumont | | |--Elisabeth Couture, n 23 Jan 1726 Beaumont | | | +Pierre-Noel Lecours, n 24 Dec 1723 Beaumont, m 21 Nov 1746 Beaumont | | |--Jean-Francois Couture, n 02 Dec 1727 Beaumont, d ca 27 Sep 1733 Beaumont | | |--Louis Couture, n 04 Feb 1729 Beaumont | | |--Joseph-Marie Couture, bap 02 Feb 1731 Beaumont | | | +Marguerite Gosselin, n 28 Jun 1730 Beaumont, m 26 Feb 1753 St-Charles, d before Oct 1761 | | | |--Francois Couture, bap 09 Feb 1754 St-Charles | | | | +Marie-Charlotte Guyon, n ca 1762, m 16 Apr 1787 Beaumont | | | | |--Elisabeth Couture, n ca 1788 | | | | | +Jean-Baptiste Carlos, n ca 1783, m 11 Jan 1808 St-Gervais | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1794 | | | | | +Genevieve Dompierre, n ca 1799, m 12 Oct 1819 Ste-Famille | | | | | \--Joseph Couture, n ca 1820 | | | | | +Sophie Amiot, n ca 1825, m 22 Jul 1845 Ste-Foy | | | | | \--Malvina Couture, n 28 Jan 1848 | | | | | +Edouard Laliberte, n ca 1846, m 22 Aug 1871 St-Colomb | | | | \--Michel Couture dit Lamonde, n ca 1799 | | | | +Constance Caron, n ca 1804, m 17 Feb 1824 St-Jean-Port-Joli | | | |--Joseph-Marie Couture, bap 14 Dec 1755 St-Charles | | | | +Genevieve Royer, n ca 1759, m 02 Feb 1779 St-Charles | | | | \--Joseph Couture, n ca 1785 St-Charles | | | | +Judith Clement dite Labonte, n ca 1790, m 23 Oct 1810 St-Charles, d before Aug 1828 | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1820 | | | | | +Marie-Sophronie Blais, n ca 1825, m 20 Oct 1845 Ste-Claire | | | | | |--Cedulie Couture, n ca 1846 | | | | | | +Louis Morisset, n ca 1840, m 21 Nov 1865 Ste-Justine | | | | | \--Alphonse Couture, n ca 1863 | | | | | +Elmire Tanguay, n ca 1868, m 17 Jul 1888 Ste-Claire | | | | |--Restitue Couture, n ca 1822 | | | | | +Joseph Darce, n ca 1817, m 11 Jan 1842 St-Gervais | | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1823 | | | | | +Joseph Denis dit Lapierre, n ca 1818, m 31 Jan 1843 St-Gervais | | | | |--Judith Couture, n ca 1826 | | | | | +Charles Beaulieu dit Dierce, n ca 1823, m 15 Feb 1848 St-Gervais | | | | \--Francois Couture, n ca 1827 | | | | +Angele Rouleau, n ca 1834, m 12 May 1856 Ste-Claire | | | | |--Francois Couture, n ca 1857 | | | | | +Florida Larochelle, n ca 1861, m 19 Oct 1880 St-Lazare | | | | | \--Joseph Couture, n ca 1884 | | | | | +Nathalie Rouleau, n ca 1888, m 16 Jul 1908 St-Damien | | | | | \--Oscar Couture, n ca 1917 | | | | | +Julienne Fournier, n ca 1922 St-Camille, m 14 Jun 1942 St-Camille | | | | |--Jean Couture, n ca 1858 | | | | | +Josephine Larochelle, n ca 1863, m 09 Jul 1883 St-Lazare, d before Aug 1888 | | | | | +Vale Vermette, n ca 1867, m 20 Aug 1888 Ste-Justine | | | | |--Georges Couture, n ca 1871 | | | | | +Cedulie Rouleau, n ca 1876, m 17 Feb 1896 St-Damien | | | | |--Phileas Couture, n ca 1872 | | | | | +Celanire Boulanger, n ca 1878, m 11 Jul 1898 St-Damien | | | | \--Charles Couture, n ca 1873 | | | | +Rose-Delima Boulanger, n ca 1878, m 17 Oct 1898 St-Damien | | | | +Celeste Denis, n ca 1803, m 12 Aug 1828 St-Gervais | | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1829 | | | | | +Joseph Labrecque, n ca 1824, m 06 Mar 1848 St-Gervais | | | | \--Catherine Couture, n ca 1830 | | | | +Laurent Royer, n ca 1824, m 08 May 1849 Ste-Claire | | | \--Jean Couture, bap 12 Jan 1758 St-Charles | | | +Cecile Roy, n ca 1770, m 02 Feb 1790 St-Charles | | | \--Marie Couture, n ca 1816, d before Jun 1874 | | | +Jean-Baptiste Nadeau, n ca 1814, m 06 Sep 1842 St-Gervais | | | +Angelique Huard, n ca 1736, m 19 Oct 1761 St-Gervais | | | |--Zacharie Couture, n ca 1762 | | | | +Marie-Louise Boucher, n ca 1766, m 11 Jan 1785 St-Charles, d before Jan 1826 | | | | |--Jean Couture, n ca 1789 | | | | | +Therese Labrecque, n ca 1794, m 31 Jan 1814 St-Gervais | | | | | |--Romain Couture, n ca 1835 | | | | | | +Marie Kirouac, n ca 1842, m 10 Jan 1860 St-Lazare | | | | | | \--Jean Couture, n ca 1864 | | | | | | +Exarine Breton, n ca 1869, m 03 Sep 1889 St-Lazare | | | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1837 | | | | | | +David Asselin, n ca 1832, m 03 Nov 1857 St-Gervais | | | | | | \--Pierre Asselin, n ca 1858 | | | | | \--Angele Couture, n ca 1837 | | | | | +Andre Labrecque, n ca 1832, m 03 Nov 1857 St-Gervais | | | | |--Michel Couture, n ca 1790 | | | | | +Angele Cameron, n ca 1795, m 30 Jan 1815 St-Gervais | | | | | |--Michel Couture, n ca 1816 | | | | | | +Elisabeth Boutin, n ca 1821, m 27 Jul 1841 St-Anselme, d before Sep 1869 | | | | | | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, n ca 1846 | | | | | | | +Marie-Belzemire Garon, n ca 1851, m 20 Feb 1871 St-Bernard | | | | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1872 St-Bernard | | | | | | | | +Marie Rheaume, n ca 1875, m 03 Sep 1894 St-Bernard | | | | | | | | \--Henriette-Antoinette Couture, n ca 1920 St-Bernard | | | | | | | | +Lucien-Maurice Jobin, n ca 1899 St-Bernard, m 18 Apr 1949 St-Bernard | | | | | | | | \--Micheline Jobin, n ca 1952 | | | | | | | |--Prudent Couture, n ca 1874 | | | | | | | | +Marie-Zelire Morin, n ca 1879, m 18 Jul 1899 St-Bernard | | | | | | | \--Desilda Couture, n ca 1877 | | | | | | | +Treffle Vaillancourt, n ca 1873, m 04 Oct 1897 St-Isidore | | | | | | | |--Odilon Vaillancourt, n ca 1902 | | | | | | | |--Marie-Ange Vaillancourt, n ca 1905 | | | | | | | |--Beatrice Vaillancourt, n ca 1907 | | | | | | | |--Alice Vaillancourt, n ca 1912 | | | | | | | |--Imelda Vaillancourt, n ca 1915 | | | | | | | \--Alphonse Vaillancourt, n ca 1901 | | | | | | \--Marie Couture, n ca 1850 | | | | | | +Irenee Octeau, n ca 1845, m 08 Feb 1870 St-Bernard | | | | | | +Marguerite Labrecque, n ca 1826, m 07 Sep 1869 St-Bernard | | | | | |--Leon Couture, n ca 1817 | | | | | | +Julie Mercier, n ca 1827, m 27 Jan 1852 St-Anselme | | | | | |--Anastasie Couture, n ca 1818 | | | | | | +Michel Fortin, n ca 1808, m 27 Apr 1841 St-Anselme | | | | | |--Gervais Couture, n ca 1821 | | | | | | +Emerence Morency, n ca 1826, m 25 Apr 1846 St-Anselme | | | | | |--Magloire Couture, n ca 1822 | | | | | | +Sophie Morency, n ca 1826, m 25 Aug 1846 St-Anselme | | | | | | \--Marie-Malvina Couture, n ca 1848 | | | | | | +Pierre Dupuis dit Dutil, n ca 1843, m 24 Feb 1868 St-Anselme | | | | | |--Hermine Couture, n ca 1825 | | | | | | +Paul Marceau, n ca 1815, m 18 Jun 1850 St-Anselme | | | | | |--Anselme Couture, n ca 1830 | | | | | | +Martine Roy, n ca 1835, m 01 May 1855 St-Anselme | | | | | \--Angele Couture, n ca 1832 | | | | | +Louis Baucher dit Morency, n ca 1827, m 24 Aug 1852 St-Anselme | | | | |--Scholastique Couture, n ca 1804 | | | | | +Pierre Gautron, n ca 1799, m 09 Feb 1824 St-Gervais | | | | |--Zacharie Couture, n ca 1800 | | | | | +Adelaide Lemieux, n ca 1805, m 18 Jul 1825 St-Gervais, d before Nov 1830 | | | | | \--Adelaide Couture, n ca 1829 | | | | | +Maxime Goulet, n ca 1825, m 05 Feb 1850 St-Vallier | | | | | +Madeleine Lemelin, n ca 1809, m 23 Nov 1830 St-Michel | | | | | |--Theodore Couture, n ca 1831 | | | | | | +Philomene Elie dite Breton, n ca 1836, m 08 Jan 1856 St-Lazare | | | | | | |--Pierre Couture, n ca 1863 | | | | | | | +Belzemire Cote, n ca 1868, m 02 Jul 1888 St-Lazare | | | | | | | \--Marie Couture, n ca 1895 | | | | | | | +Octave Montminy, n ca 1890, m 19 Jan 1915 St-Damien | | | | | | | \--Marie-Jeanne Montminy, n ca 1918 | | | | | | |--Arzelie Couture, n ca 1863 | | | | | | | +Jean Rouleau, n ca 1848, m 27 Nov 1883 St-Damien | | | | | | | \--Nathalie Rouleau, n ca 1888 | | | | | | \--Joseph Couture, n ca 1870 | | | | | | +Zerilda Mercier, n ca 1875, m 28 Jan 1895 St-Damien | | | | | |--Zacharie Couture, n ca 1835 | | | | | | +Julie Patoine, n ca 1840, m 09 Oct 1860 St-Gervais, d before Aug 1872 | | | | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1861 | | | | | | | +Cyrille Cote, n ca 1856, m 28 Jan 1881 St-Lazare | | | | | | | \--Joseph Cote, n ca 1882 | | | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1862 | | | | | | | +Rose-de-Lima Labonte, n ca 1867, m 08 Nov 1887 St-Lazare | | | | | | | \--Irene Couture, n ca 1912 | | | | | | | +Albert Lapointe, n ca 1907, m 09 Oct 1932 St-Neree | | | | | | | \--Rosaire Lapointe, n ca 1938 | | | | | | \--Belzemire Couture, n ca 1867 | | | | | | +Jean Goulet, n ca 1862, m 22 Aug 1887 St-Neree | | | | | | \--Claudia Goulet, n ca 1906 | | | | | | +Dina Goulet, n ca 1845, m 06 Aug 1872 St-Lazare | | | | | \--Narcisse Couture, n ca 1842 | | | | | +Philomene Talbot, n ca 1847, m 19 Nov 1867 St-Lazare | | | | | |--Jules Couture, n ca 1869 | | | | | | +Maxima Plante, n ca 1874, m 02 Apr 1894 St-Neree | | | | | \--Napoleon Couture, n ca 1873 | | | | | +Marie-Anne Doiron, n ca 1878, m 06 Jun 1898 St-Raphael | | | | \--Pierre Couture, n ca 1801 | | | | +Archange Fleury, n ca 1803, m 10 Apr 1823 St-Gervais | | | | |--Pierre-Prudent Couture, n ca 1830 | | | | | +Sophie Boucher, n ca 1835, m 23 Jan 1855 St-Gervais | | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1856 | | | | | | +Marguerite Thibault, n ca 1860, m 18 Feb 1879 Armagh | | | | | |--Edouard Couture, n ca 1857 | | | | | | +Marie-Rosalie Laferriere, n ca 1861, m 19 Jul 1881 St-Gervais | | | | | \--Pierre Couture, n ca 1860 | | | | | +Virginie Bonneau, n ca 1865, m 16 Feb 1885 Armagh | | | | |--Luce Couture, n ca 1831 | | | | | +David Aubin, n ca 1820, m 06 Feb 1855 St-Gervais | | | | |--Soulange Couture, n ca 1832 | | | | | +Marcel Therrien, n ca 1827, m 13 Sep 1852 St-Gervais | | | | |--Damase Couture, n ca 1834 | | | | | +Marguerite Tanguay, n ca 1839, m 30 May 1859 Buckland | | | | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1860 | | | | | | +Mathilda Gagnon, n ca 1865, m 18 May 1885 Buckland | | | | | | \--Augustine Couture, n ca 1901 | | | | | | +Joseph-Louis Vezina, n ca 1896, m 29 Mar 1921 Ste-Apolline | | | | | | \--Jeannette Vezina, n ca 1932 | | | | | \--Pierre Couture, n ca 1864 | | | | | +Marie Gagne, n ca 1870, m 28 Jan 1889 Buckland | | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1841 | | | | | +Jean-Baptiste Cote, n ca 1836, m 23 Jul 1861 St-Lazare | | | | \--Zoe Couture, n ca 1845 | | | | +Nazaire Cote, n ca 1840, m 08 Feb 1865 St-Lazare | | | | +Madeleine Morin, n ca 1772, m 09 Jan 1826 St-Gervais | | | |--Charlotte Couture, n ca 1764 | | | | +Joseph Marcoux, n ca 1760, m 13 Jan 1784 St-Charles, d before Feb 1815 | | | | +Pierre Vermette, n ca 1760, m 06 Feb 1815 St-Francois-du-Sud | | | \--Pierre Couture, n ca 1777 | | | +Marie-Anne Godbout, n ca 1782, m 01 Mar 1802 St-Gervais | | | |--Henriette Couture, n ca 1804 St-Gervais | | | | +Pierre Forgues, n ca 1800, m 01 Mar 1824 St-Gervais | | | \--Lazare Couture, n ca 1807 | | | +Angele Baquet, n ca 1812, m 08 May 1832 St-Gervais, d before Aug 1844 | | | +Louise Bilodeau, n ca 1817, m 27 Aug 1844 St-Gervais, d before May 1853 | | | |--Marie Couture, n ca 1845 | | | | +Onesime Cloutier, n ca 1840, m 06 Nov 1865 St-Raphael | | | \--Pierre Couture, n ca 1846 | | | +Rosalie Simoneau, n ca 1846, m 10 Nov 1868 Saint-Paul | | | +Marie Bruneau, n ca 1821, m 09 May 1853 St-Gervais | | | \--Joseph Couture, n ca 1854 | | | +Amelie Bilodeau, n ca 1859, m 10 Nov 1879 St-Gervais | | |--Catherine Couture, bap 15 Feb 1733 Beaumont, d ca 14 Jan 1757 St-Charles | | | +Jean-Baptiste Gosselin, n 16 Nov 1724 St-Laurent, m 27 Apr 1751 St-Charles | | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, bap 18 Nov 1735 Beaumont | | | +Catherine Campeau, n ca 1742, m 25 Oct 1762 Detroit | | | |--Jean-Baptiste Couture, bap 01 Feb 1764 Detroit | | | |--Marie-Catherine Couture, bap 09 Mar 1766 Detroit, d ca 23 Mar 1794 Detroit | | | | +Gabriel Godfroy, n ca 1756, m 08 Jan 1781 Detroit | | | |--Pierre Couture, n 03 Mar 1768 Detroit, d 03 Mar 1768 Detroit | | | |--Medard Couture, bap 07 Feb 1769 Detroit | | | |--Marie-Angelique Couture, bap 29 Oct 1770 Detroit | | | |--Joseph Couture, bap 23 Apr 1772 Detroit, d ca 08 Apr 1773 Detroit | | | |--Claude Couture, bap 21 Feb 1777 Detroit | | | \--Joseph Couture, bap 07 Feb 1781 Detroit | | |--Augustin Couture, bap 18 Nov 1736 Beaumont, d ca 24 Nov 1736 Beaumont | | \--Cecile Couture, bap 19 Nov 1739 Beaumont, d before Apr 1816 | | +Pierre-Joseph Mercier, n ca 1735, m 04 Feb 1760 St-Charles, d before Jan 1780 | | +Charles Fournier, bap 21 Oct 1758 St-Thomas, m 31 Jan 1780 Berthier | | \--Charles-Thomas Fournier, bap 18 Sep 1781 Berthier | |--Augustin Couture, n 07 Jun 1696 St-Pierre | | +Elisabeth Turgeon, n 18 Jan 1700 Beaumont, m 12 Jan 1723 Beaumont | | |--Marie-Elisabeth Couture, n 22 Nov 1723 Beaumont | | | +Joseph Roberge, n 08 Sep 1716 St-Laurent, m 07 Jan 1742 Beaumont | | | |--Elisabeth Roberge, n ca 1746 | | | \--Marie Roberge, n ca 1762 | | |--Marie-Marthe Couture, bap 31 Jul 1725 Beaumont | | | +Marc Isabel, n ca 1717, m 12 Nov 1742 Beaumont | | | \--Josephte Isabel, n ca 1753, d before Sep 1785 | | |--Genevieve Couture, n 05 Apr 1727 Beaumont | | | +Jacques Nault, n ca 1723, m 21 Apr 1749 Beaumont | | |--Angelique Couture, n 14 Dec 1728 Beaumont | | | +Jean-Baptiste Goulet, n 04 May 1728 St-Pierre, m 25 Nov 1748 Beaumont | | |--Augustin Couture, n 01 Nov 1730 Beaumont | | | +Marie-Francoise Rancourt, n ca 1734, m 16 Oct 1752 Beaumont | | | |--Anne-Michelle Couture, bap 02 Sep 1753 St-Charles | | | |--Joseph-Anne Couture, bap 20 Oct 1754 St-Charles | | | |--Therese Couture, bap 10 Mar 1756 St-Charles, d ca 23 Jun 1757 St-Charles | | | |--Marie Couture, bap 19 Feb 1758 St-Charles | | | | \--Elisabeth Couture, n ca 1789 | | | | +Etienne Pepin, n ca 1784, m 11 Apr 1809 St-Charles, d before Aug 1836 | | | | +Pierre Bissonnette, n ca 1784, m 29 Aug 1836 St-Michel | | | \--Louise Couture, bap 09 Oct 1759 St-Charles | | |--Marie-Therese Couture, bap 26 Oct 1732 Beaumont, d ca 07 Oct 1733 Beaumont | | |--Alexandre Couture, bap 06 Nov 1734 Beaumont | | | +Marie-Catherine Frontigny dit Mechin, n 20 Apr 1721 Quebec, m 27 Nov 1758 St-Charles | | | \--Marguerite Couture, n ca 1761 | | | +Louis Roberge, n ca 1756, m 11 Jun 1781 Pointe-de-Levy | | |--Louis Couture, bap 05 Aug 1736 Beaumont | | | +Marie-Louise Huard, bap 13 Mar 1738 Lauzon, m 26 Feb 1759 St-Michel | | | \--Marie-Louise Couture, bap 20 Jan 1760 St-Charles, d ca 05 Aug 1760 St-Charles | | \--Marie-Francoise Couture, bap 05 Dec 1738 Beaumont, d ca 19 Feb 1739 Beaumont | |--Pierre Couture, n 25 Jan 1698 St-Laurent | | +Marguerite Bouffard, n 20 Apr 1691 St-Laurent, m 24 Nov 1727 St-Laurent | | |--Marie-Genevieve Couture, n 24 Sep 1728 St-Laurent | | | +Jacques Remillard, bap 01 May 1731 St-Vallier, m 19 Aug 1754 St-Michel, d ca 11 Jan 1758 St-Vallier | | | +Jacques-Christophe Sauvage, n 1728, m 07 Aug 1758 St-Vallier | | |--Pierre Couture, n ca 08 Sep 1730 La Durantaye | | \--Marie-Madeleine Couture, bap 21 Mar 1734 St-Vallier | | +Prisque Belanger, n ca 1729, m 06 Oct 1750 St-Michel, d before Nov 1754 | | +Francois Fradet, n ca 1731, m 18 Nov 1754 St-Michel | |--Ignace Couture, n 24 Nov 1699 St-Laurent, d ca 02 Dec 1699 St-Laurent | |--Ignace Couture, n 30 Jan 1701 St-Laurent, d 17 Nov 1721 St-Laurent | \--Joseph Couture, n 08 Feb 1703 St-Laurent | +Marie-Suzanne Turgeon, n 09 Mar 1709 Beaumont, m 12 Jan 1732 Beaumont | |--Charles Couture, bap 23 Feb 1733 Beaumont | | +Marie-Josephe Gosselin, n ca 1739, m 06 Feb 1759 St-Charles, d before Oct 1784 | | |--Charles Couture, bap 04 Aug 1759 St-Charles, d ca 05 Aug 1759 St-Charles | | |--Charles Couture, n ca 1762 | | | +Louise Cote, n ca 1767, m 09 Jan 1787 St-Charles | | | \--Charles Couture, n ca 1790 | | | +Marie-Rose Bissonnette, n ca 1795, m 06 Feb 1815 St-Michel, d before Nov 1829 | | | |--Emilie Couture, n ca 1816 | | | | +Pierre Gueret dit Latulippe, n ca 1810, m 13 Jan 1835 St-Charles | | | \--Jean-Baptiste Couture, n ca 1827 | | | +Marguerite Trachy, n ca 1832, m 20 Jan 1852 Ste-Marguerite | | | \--Phidyme Couture, n ca 1868 | | | +Celanire Turcotte, n ca 1873, m 24 Jul 1893 St-Odilon | | | +Marguerite Denis, n ca 1804, m 03 Nov 1829 St-Michel | | | \--Leon Couture, n ca 1833 | | | +Julie Jacques, n ca 1838, m 03 May 1858 St-Edouard-Frampton | | | |--Jean Couture, n ca 1871 | | | | +Marie-Amanda Audet dite Lapointe, n ca 1876, m 09 Jun 1896 St-Edouard-Frampton | | | \--Edouard Couture, n ca 1872 | | | +Marie-Amanda Allaire, n ca 1877, m 20 Sep 1897 St-Edouard-Frampton | | |--Angelique Couture, n ca 1765 St-Charles | | | +Jean-Baptiste Toussaint, n ca 1760, m 02 Aug 1785 St-Charles | | |--Josephte Couture, n ca 1766 St-Charles | | | +Antoine Campeau, n ca 1761, m 22 Aug 1786 St-Charles | | |--Alexandre Couture, n ca 1768 | | | +Louise Lacroix, n ca 1773, m 16 Jul 1793 St-Michel, d before Oct 1795 | | | \--Marie-Louise Couture, n ca 1794 | | | +Charles Labrecque, n ca 1788, m 12 Oct 1813 St-Charles | | | \--Marie-Louise Labrecque, n ca 1820 | | | +Victoire Leboeuf, n ca 1775, m 19 Oct 1795 St-Thomas | | |--Joseph Couture, n ca 1769 | | | +Veronique Carrier, n ca 1774, m 29 Jul 1794 St-Charles, d before 06 Oct 1840 | | | |--Veronique Couture, n ca 1796 | | | | +Charles Drapeau, n ca 1791, m 29 Apr 1816 St-Michel | | | |--Angelique Couture, n ca 1807 | | | | +Noel Cote, n ca 1802, m 27 Nov 1827 St-Gervais | | | \--Charles Couture, n ca 1815 | | | +Marie-Rosalie Gagnon, n ca 1820, m 06 Oct 1840 Chateau-Richer, d before Jul 1860 | | | +Celina Lachance, n ca 1825, m 23 Jul 1860 Princeville | | \--Charlotte Couture, n ca 1773 St-Charles | | +Pierre Turgeon, n ca 1769, m 27 Oct 1795 St-Charles | | +Josephte Nolin, n ca 1743, m 26 Oct 1784 St-Charles | |--Joseph Couture, bap 09 Jul 1734 Beaumont | |--Marie-Josephe Couture, bap 19 Feb 1736 Beaumont | | +Ignace-Augustin Cote, bap 22 Dec 1740 L'Ange-Gardien, m 01 Feb 1762 St-Charles | |--Etienne Couture, bap 08 Feb 1738 Beaumont | | +Angelique Paquet dit Lavallee, n ca 1743, m 07 Feb 1763 St-Charles | | |--Etienne Couture, n ca 1764 St-Charles | | | +Therese Couture, n ca 1767, m 06 Feb 1787 St-Charles | | | |--Etienne Couture, n ca 1789 St-Charles | | | | +Marguerite Chabot, n ca 1794, m 01 Feb 1814 St-Charles | | | | |--Frederic Couture, n ca 1815 | | | | | +Marie-Louise Naud dite Labrie, n ca 1820, m 04 Feb 1840 St-Charles | | | | | |--Frederic-Eugene Couture, n ca 1841 | | | | | | +Marie-Valentine Turgeon, n ca 1846, m 11 Jul 1865 St-Charles | | | | | |--Cedulie Couture, n ca 1843 | | | | | | +Ferdinand Chabot, n ca 1838, m 10 Feb 1863 St-Charles, d before Oct 1872 | | | | | | +Celestin Lafontaine, n ca 1838, m 07 Oct 1872 Ste-Claire | | | | | |--Adele Couture, n ca 1846 | | | | | | +Antoine Labrecque, n ca 1841, m 24 Jul 1866 St-Charles | | | | | |--Marie-Nathalie Couture, n ca 1852 | | | | | | +Ambroise Labrie, n ca 1847, m 13 Aug 1872 St-Charles | | | | | \--Louis Couture, n ca 1858 | | | | | +Adele De Lafontaine, n ca 1863, m 02 Apr 1883 Ste-Claire | | | | |--Marie-Anne Couture, n ca 1819 | | | | | +Damase Blanchet, n ca 1814, m 27 Aug 1839 St-Charles | | | | | \--Eulalie Blanchet, n ca 1855 St-Charles | | | | |--Elisabeth Couture, n ca 1830 | | | | | +Francois Roy, n ca 1825, m 05 Feb 1850 St-Charles | | | | \--Julie Couture, n ca 1831 St-Charles, d before Sep 1872 | | | | +Antoine Fournier, n c

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Guillaume Couture, II's Timeline

1618
January 14, 1618
Rouen, Upper-Normandy, France
January 14, 1618
St-Gobard,Rouen Normandie.
1649
November 18, 1649
Age 31
Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy, QC, Canada
1650
November 6, 1650
Age 32
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
1652
January 21, 1652
Age 34
Lévis, QC, Canada
1654
August 29, 1654
Age 36
QC, Canada
1656
February 29, 1656
Age 38
Québec, QC, Canada
1658
June 18, 1658
Age 40
Quebec, QC, Canada
1659
November 29, 1659
Age 41
Québec, QC, Canada
1662
October 11, 1662
Age 44
Quebec City, Quebec, Quebec, Canada