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Éloi Pelletier

French: Eloi PELLETIER
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: St-Pierre, De Bresolettes, Perche, Cordonnier, France
Death: February 11, 1626 (62)
St-Pierre, De Bresolettes, Perche. Condonnier, France (St Pierre de Bresolettes, Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France)
Place of Burial: Bresolettes, Basse-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of René Pelletier and Marie Cuipit
Husband of Françoise Matté
Father of Simonne Pelletier, l; Philippe Pelletier, l; Jeanne Pelletier, l; Marie Pelletier, l; Guillaume Pelletier dit Gobloteur and 8 others

Occupation: Marchand, Merchant
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About Éloi Pelletier

Descendants of Eloi Pelletier Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson

Generation No. 1

      1. Eloi1 Pelletier was born about 1575 in Perche, France. He married Francoise Matte. She was born about 1575 in Perche, France.

Notes for Eloi Pelletier: He was a (marchand de bois) wood merchant. The name PELLETIER comes from the Latin pellis, which means furrier, one who buys, sells, or prepares furs or pelts, or one in the fur trade. The ancient Greeks and Romans regarded the wearing of furs as barbaric, but by the fifth century, the taste for rare and valuable fur-lined coats had taken the West by storm. In France, for in-stance, Charlemagne used to wear a doublet lined with otter skins during the winter. Moreover, by 1346, the fur merchants of Paris had their own special status and privi-leges. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that these many tradesmen adopted and passed along the Pelletier family name. The Pelletier Family Association website (where I got most of my Pelletier information) offers its readers a summary of the lives and times of the Pelletiers who came to settle in New France. Many of the descendants of these first pioneers still bear the Pelletier name, while other lines disappeared after only a few generations.


Children of Eloi Pelletier and Francoise Matte are:

      2       i.       Antoine2 Pelletier, born about 1599 in St. Pierre de Bresolettes, Tourouvre, Perche, France; died 02 Oct 1647 in Montmorency Falls, QC. He married Francoise Morin 19 Aug 1647 in Notre Dame de Québec City, QC; born about 1620 in St. Jean of Perrot, La Rochelle, France; died Bet. 25 Feb 1663 - 1666 in Sillery, Québec. Canada.

Could be Francois Pelletier married c1591

Simone Pichereau

There are documents in the genealogy archives of the Paris National Library that indicate that the Pelletiers from Perche are probably descendants of Barthelémy Le Pelletier of Brittany. Barthelémy was given the Perche forest by the French King, Charles V, as a reward for his bravery in the battle of Thouars, in Poitou, August 7, 1372. (Louise Pelletier in La Pelleterie, Bulletin #25, Volume 11, No. 1, Winter 1997.)

His profession or metier du pere was as wood seller or marchand de bois in France. in Canada his job was as a coal merchant or Marchand Charbonnier.

FROM IMMIGRATION PAPER (ATTACHED) "It is not in the family house "la Cristerie" the following deeds are a Tourouvre (st-aubin) three sons are baptized: Claude the 11-02-1622 Guillaume the 26-02-1624 and Jean (pioneer) the 12-6- 1627 His brother Antoine Pelletier is born in Bresolettes. Her parents-in-law are Guillaume Mabille and Etiennette Monhe, of whom three children are baptized. Michelle the 20-5-1592. Thoinette on 12-4-1599 and guillaume on 3-11-1601 A Plaque is affixed in the church of Bresolettes in 1977 and a stele is erigee in 1991 in front of the church in Courville"

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Il est ne dans la maison familale " la Cristerie" lesactes suivants sont a Tourouvre (st-aubin) trois fils sont baptises: Claude le 11-02-1622 Guillaume le 26-02-1624 et Jean (pionnier) le 12-6-1627 Son frere Antoine Pelletier est ne a Bresolettes. ses beaux-parents sont Guillaume Mabille et Etiennette Monhe dont trois enfants sont baptises. Michelle le 20-5-1592. Thoinette le 12-4-1599 et guillaume le 3-11-1601 Une Plaque est apposee dans l'eglise de Bresolettes en 1977 etun stele est erigee en 1991 devant l'eglise a Courville

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Éloi Pelletier's Timeline

June 2, 1563
St-Pierre, De Bresolettes, Perche, Cordonnier, France
November 16, 1592
Age 29
Gallardon (St-Pierre-et-St-Paul) (Eure-et-Loir)
October 18, 1593
Age 30
March 1595
Age 31
March 5, 1598
Age 34