About Philippe Foubert
Translated from: Memoires de la Societe Genealogique de Francais Canadiens
In the early days of the colony a number of Frenchmen left their families in
France to come & get established in Canada; and at some point decided to
relocate their household there. In the censuses are lists of men "not married
or married in France". The two Foubert brothers, Philippe & Robert, as well
as Georges Pelletier had been in Canada for several years when they made
arrangements for the three wives as well as Marie, daughter of Philippe age
15, to emigrate. The passage cost 100 livres immediately & the rest on the
arrival of the passengers. The women left in the spring of 1656 from either
Dieppe or Rouen and arrived in the summer of the same year.
Philippe married Marie-Jeffine Riviere who was from near St-Vivien-de-Rouen &
had Marie, baptised at St-Vivien 13 july 1640; she had as godfather Robert
Foubert (her uncle) & Perrette Riviere (probably her aunt) as godmother.
Another daughter, also Marie, was baptised in the same church the 8 jan 1647
but was no longer around in 1655.
Philippe Foubert was "engage" in Quebec with Charles Sevestre in 1649-50. In
1652, referred to as a miller, he bought a home in Trois-Rivieres of two
arpents of frontage on the river. On the 3 oct 1655, Philippe & his brother,
Robert signed a note of obligation for 100 livres to Charles Sevestre,
probably the downpayment reqired to bring their women to this country. They
arrived in QB the summer of 1656, Jeffine Riviere, age 48, accompanied by her
daughter, Marie age 15, Marguerite Riviere age 50, wife of Robert Foubert and
the young wife of Georges Pelletier, age 32. They made haste to return to
Trois-Rivieres to announce the prospective marriage of Marie Foubert to Jean
Cusson which took place 16 september 1656.
By 1661 Philippe Foubert had died, as in a document dated 23 dec 1661 his wife
was referred to as the "widow of Philippe Foubert".
Philippe Foubert's Timeline
St Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France
Rouen, , Normandie, France
July 13, 1640
Saint-Vivien, V. Et. Archev. Rouen, Normandie (Ar. Rouen, Seine-Maritime), France
December 23, 1661
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Champlain, Québec, Canada