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François Coutu (Cottu) de la Valtrie (Coutu), de la Valtrie

Also Known As: "Francois Coutu De La Valtrie", "François Cottu dit /Lavaltrie", "François Cottu", "François Coutu"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Corbie, Amiens, Picardie, France
Death: May 13, 1729 (76-84)
Lavaltrie, buried at St-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: Saint-Sulpice, Repentigny, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Cottu de la Valtrie, de la Paltrie; Antoine Cottu de la Valtrie (Coutu); Marguerite Patou and Marguerite Coutu
Husband of Louise Coutu; Jeanne Verdon, Fr(Que) and Louise-Marie Lesiège
Father of Daniel Louis Coutu; Marie-Louise Cottu / Coutu, Fr(Que.); Charles-François Cottu; Geneviève Coutu; Catherine Cottu / Coutu and 3 others

Occupation: Boucher, Patissier, Boucher (Master Butcher) Patissier
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About François Coutu (Cottu) de la Valtrie, de la Valtrie

http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspx?genealogie=Francois_Coutu&pid=1218&lng=fr

Francois Coutu was one of the early settlers in the lordship of Lavaltrie. Upon the dismissal of the Carignan Regiment, Le Talon granted lordships to several officers to boost the population of New France. One of those who benefited was Seraphin Margane Lavaltrie, who had been a lieutenant in the company of Poitou and Allier. On 29 October 1672, he was granted an area a league and a half along the St. Lawrence and of similar depth, bounded on the west side by land belonging to the Seminary of Montreal. This grant would become the current municipality of Saint-Sulpice and the nearby manor of Lavaltrie. It should not be assumed that the lords were rolling in wealth. When Margane Lavaltrie died, he left a poor widow who retired to Montreal and the manor remained abandoned for several years. Such a situation was reflected in the lives of his tenants. Francois Coutu, who came from his native Picardy, lived some years in the manor, then returned there after a stay in Montreal.

Francois came from Corbie, which is today the chief town of the Canton of Amiens. A town of 6,000 only a dozen miles east of Amiens, including the famous Gothic cathedral which has one of highest halls of France. We do not know when Francois Coutu went to New France, but in 1681 he is found in the manor of Lavaltrie, installed on a grant of four arpents which was under cultivation. Francois then joined his fate to that of Joan Verdon, daughter of Vincent and Genevieve Pelletier. The notary Pierre Duquet, in front of whom the couple signed their marriage contract, forgot to date the document, but it is placed between a concession and sale dated respectively October 29th and November 3rd . Francis said he lived in "La Valtrie" and his surname is spelled Cottu. Their daughter, Louise, baptised in 1704, was the first act written in the registers of Dupas Island (Archipelago of Lake Saint-Pierre) and it bears the signature of the celebrant, Father Léonard Chaigneau, a Sulpician who worked as a missionary in Rivière-des-Prairies Sorel, Repentigny and St. Sulpice before becoming pastor of L'Assumption. Louise Coutu and her husband Jean-Baptiste Riel are the ancestors of Louis, the "Father of Manitoba", the indomitable leader of the Metis who mounted the scaffold in 1885 in Regina. We do not know what happened to the second child, a son, Charles-Francois.

Widower, François Coutu contracted a second marriage with Louise Lesiège, daughter of Pierre Lesiège and Marguerite Laplace. Sixteen children were born of this second marriage, most of whom would not survive. Three daughters and three sons passed away in the cradle, another son at the age of four and two were killed in their beds by bears at the age of seven years, as evidenced by the first two acts of burials contained the records of Saint-Sulpice. The children were buried in the presence of their father, Jean- Baptiste Riel and Father Chaigneau.

If the first lord of Lavaltrie knew no glory, he did found a military family. His son, Pierre, had a career in the Navy and reached the rank of captain and was made a Knight of St. Louis. His grand-son, Pierre-Paul, participated in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham as a lieutenant in the regiment of Languedoc. Heir of the manor, he devoted himself to its development and built himself a mansion there.

bpt. 1 July 1651 St. Cloud, Amiens, Picardie

m.1. 4 Nov. 1682 Notre Dame de Quebec, Jeanne Verdon (bpt. 14 Feb. 1665 Chateau Richer)

2. 1691 MARIE LOUISE LESIEGE (b.c.1673)

bur. 13 May 1729 St. Sulpice

I. Louise- bpt. 23 May 1684 Contrecoeur, m. 21 Apr. 1704 L'Ile Dupas, Jean Baptiste Riel dit L'Irlande

(b.c.1670 Limerick, Ireland), bur. 26 Oct. 1735 Lanoraie

II. Marie Genevieve- bpt. 20 Apr. 1692 Notre Dame de Montreal, m. 4 Feb. 1715 St. Sulpice, Denis

Charpentier (bpt. 21 May 1689 Varennes)

III. Catherine- bpt. 21 Mar. 1694 Notre Dame de Montreal, m. 5 Nov. 1715 St. Sulpice, Pierre Robillard

IV. Daniel Louis- bpt. 21 Jan. 1696 Notre Dame de Montreal, m.1. 1717 St. Sulpice, Catherine

Charpentier, 2. Marie Francoise Dulignon dite Lamirande

V. Marie Joseph- bpt 17 Jan., bur. 29 Jan. 1698 Notre Dame de Montreal

VI. Ignace- bpt. 6 Apr. 1699 Notre Dame de Montreal

VII. Etienne- bpt. 19 Sept., bur. 14 Dec. 1700 Notre Dame de Montreal

VIII. Jean Baptiste- bpt. 5 May 1702 Contrecoeur

IX. Francois- bpt. 15 Feb. 1704 L'Ile Dupas, bur. 10 Aug. 1708 Contrecoeur

X. MARIE JOSEPHTE- bpt. 31 Dec. 1706 St. Sulpice, m. 29 Apr. 1726 St. Sulpice, ANTOINE

BEAUGRAND dit CHAMPAGNE (bpt. 6 June 1700 Sorel, m.2. 31 Jan. 1746 Contrecoeur, Marie

Marguerite Plouf, bur. 3 Feb. 1781 Lanoraie), bur. 23 May 1744 Lanoraie

XI. Francoise- bpt. 1 May 1710 Repentigny, m.1. 8 Mar. 1734 Lanoraie, Pierre Lambert dit Aubin, 2. 12 jan. 1761 Jean Boulanger, bur. 13 Sept. 1792 Berthier

XII. Etienne- bpt. 6 Jan. 1712 , m. 7 Jan. 1733 Lanoraie, Marie Marguerite Coulon dite Mabrian

XIII. Marie Therese- bpt. 14 Jan., bur. 17 Jan. 1714 Repentigny

XIV. Jacques- bpt. 22 May 1722 St. Sulpice, m. 15 Mar. 1748 Marie Louise St. Germain, bur. 22 June 1799 Ste. Genevieve 

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About Cottu, Francois FRANÇOIS COTTU DE LA VALTRIE François Cottu, who emigrated to Canada in 1675 at the age of twenty-four, founded the Coutu family in North America. The spelling of his name differs somewhat from the current spelling; no doubt the pronunciation changed gradually and the spelling followed. Until 1780, the name always appeared as “Cottu.” and it is under that spelling that ancestors in France would be found. François Cottu was born in 1651 to Antoine Cottu and Marguerite Patou. His family lived in the small city of Corbie, some six miles from the city of Amiens, in Picardy, an old province in the northeast corner of France. Corbie was once a flourishing city with a powerful abbey whose church was built in the 16th century. By 1681 when a general census of the Canadian colonists was taken, Cottu was established on a farm in Lavaltrie, near Lord Séraphin Margane de la Valtrie. The parish of Lavaltrie was named after its lord, Séraphin Margane de La Valtrie. François Cottu’s land not only adjoined de La Valtrie’s but Cottu also bore the title “de La Valtrie”, since he signed many public documents “Cottu de La Valtrie.” (Cottu’s descendants retain the right to use the title “de La Valtrie.”) The implication is that he was related to Séraphin Margane de La Valtrie and the title was shared by both families. There is further evidence of their connection: Séraphin Margane de La Valtrie stood in for François Cottu's father at Cottu’s wedding in Quebec in 1682; and de La Valtrie’s daughters, the Misses Margane de La Valtrie, brought Cottu’s children to church to be baptized. The record of François Cottu’s marriage is listed in the parish registers of Notre-Dame in Quebec. His bride, Jeanne Verdon, was a seventeen year old girl born in Chateau Richer, whose parents came from l'Ile de Ré near LaRochelle. Séraphin Margane traveled the long distance between Lavaltrie and Quebec to give the groom away. From this first marriage François Cottu had only two children. A widower after a few years, he remarried. His second wife was Louise Lesiege who gave him fourteen children. Six of these, four girls and two boys, reached adulthood and married. François Cottu died at Lavaltrie at the advanced age of 78 and was buried at St. Sulpice on May 13, 1729. Daniel-Louis, his eldest son, and Pierre Robillard, Denis Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Riel, and Antoine-Beaugrand Champagne, his sons-in-law, were present at his funeral. Daniel-Louis and Etienne, the surviving sons of François Cottu and Louise Lesiege, remained in Lavaltrie and raised large families. Daniel-Louis, had nine children; Etienne, fifteen. Their descendants are numerous. Source: Email dated January 21, 2012 from Claudette (Coutu) Field

According to http://www.famille-arbour.com/2011/11/30/famille-coutu-cottu-nicolas-dit-roucy-1470/

(1) – François Coutu, dit de la Valtrie, Butcher, Baker, son of Antoine Coutu (1620-~ 1700), and Marguerite Patou (b. 1623), born in Corbie (80800 (Picardy)) to 1651, died in Saint-Sulpice (Canada) (Lanaudière, Quebec) on Wednesday, May 11, 1729, buried the following day in the same place. Master Butcher. At about thirty-one years old, he was married on Wednesday, November 4, 1682 in Québec (Canada) (Capitale-Nationale, Quebec) with Jeanne Verdon, born on Saturday, February 14, 1665 at Château-Richer (Canada) (Capitale-nationale (Québec)), deceased in 1688 in Lavaltrie (Canada) (Lanaudière, Quebec), at the age of twenty-three years. Their union lasted six years. Of it were Marie-Louise and Charles who followed.

According to My Heritage In Passenger and Immigration Lists 1500 -1900, Francois Cottu-Coutu arrived 1682 in Quebec, accession # 9999377134, Gale # 1172714, Source publication code: 6830

WIKI TREE

5I. FRANCOIS (PIERRE 1, FRANCOIS 2, JEAN 3, ANTOINE 4) bpt. 1 July 1651 St. Cloud, Amiens, Picardie m.1. 4 Nov. 1682 Notre Dame de Quebec, Jeanne Verdon (bpt. 14 Feb. 1665 Chateau Richer) 2. 1691 MARIE LOUISE LESIEGE (b.c.1673) bur. 13 May 1729 St. Sulpice

Francois Coutu was one of the early settlers in the lordship of Lavaltrie. Upon the dismissal of the Carignan Regiment, Le Talon granted lordships to several officers to boost the population of New France. One of those who benefited was Seraphin Margane Lavaltrie, who had been a lieutenant in the company of Poitou and Allier. On 29 October 1672, he was granted an area a league and a half along the St. Lawrence and of similar depth, bounded on the west side by land belonging to the Seminary of Montreal. This grant would become the current municipality of Saint-Sulpice and the nearby manor of Lavaltrie. It should not be assumed that the lords were rolling in wealth. When Margane Lavaltrie died, he left a poor widow who retired to Montreal and the manor remained abandoned for several years. Such a situation was reflected in the lives of his tenants. Francois Coutu, who came from his native Picardy, lived some years in the manor, then returned there after a stay in Montreal.

Francois came from Corbie, which is today the chief town of the Canton of Amiens. A town of 6,000 only a dozen miles east of Amiens, including the famous Gothic cathedral which has one of highest halls of France. We do not know when Francois Coutu went to New France, but in 1681 he is found in the manor of Lavaltrie, installed on a grant of four arpents which was under cultivation. Francois then joined his fate to that of Joan Verdon, daughter of Vincent and Genevieve Pelletier. The notary Pierre Duquet, in front of whom the couple signed their marriage contract, forgot to date the document, but it is placed between a concession and sale dated respectively October 29th and November 3rd . Francis said he lived in "La Valtrie" and his surname is spelled Cottu. Their daughter, Louise, baptised in 1704, was the first act written in the registers of Dupas Island (Archipelago of Lake Saint-Pierre) and it bears the signature of the celebrant, Father Léonard Chaigneau, a Sulpician who worked as a missionary in Rivière-des-Prairies Sorel, Repentigny and St. Sulpice before becoming pastor of L'Assumption. Louise Coutu and her husband Jean-Baptiste Riel are the ancestors of Louis, the "Father of Manitoba", the indomitable leader of the Metis who mounted the scaffold in 1885 in Regina. We do not know what happened to the second child, a son, Charles-Francois.

Widower, François Coutu contracted a second marriage with Louise Lesiège, daughter of Pierre Lesiège and Marguerite Laplace. Sixteen children were born of this second marriage, most of whom would not survive. Three daughters and three sons passed away in the cradle, another son at the age of four and two were killed in their beds by bears at the age of seven years, as evidenced by the first two acts of burials contained the records of Saint-Sulpice. The children were buried in the presence of their father, Jean-Baptiste Riel and Father Chaigneau.

If the first lord of Lavaltrie knew no glory, he did found a military family. His son, Pierre, had a career in the Navy and reached the rank of captain and was made a Knight of St. Louis. His grand-son, Pierre-Paul, participated in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham as a lieutenant in the regiment of Languedoc. Heir of the manor, he devoted himself to its development and built himself a mansion there.

Genealogy Francois Coutu

Genealogy of Canada http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspxgenealogy=Francois_Coutu&pid=1218&lng=en&partID=1219

Father Antoine Coutu Mother Marguerite Patou Partner Father ID:  26465 Vincent Verdon Born:  1640 Partner Mother ID:  34564 Genevieve Pelletier Born:  06 Apr 1646 Death:  16 Dec 1717   ID No:1218 Firstname:Francois Coutu de Lavaltrie, Cottu Occupation: Boucher, Patissier Born:1649 about Parish/City Amiens, PicardieCountry:FranceBurial:13 May 1729 - Age: 80 Parish/City:St-SulpiceCountry:Canada

His Mother Fils d'Antoine et Marguerite Patou Décédé à Lavaltrie Sépulture à St-Sulpice (Ct Duquet) 4-11-1682 Québec avec Jeanne Verdon

Other Marriages of: Francois Coutu Louise Lesiege av 20-4-1692 Lieu indéterminé au Qc PRDH  Marriage or Union Francois 33 & Jeanne 1704 November 1682 Notre-Dame, Québec Canada


 

PartnerID No:1219 Firstname:Jeanne Verdon Born:14 February 1665 Parish/CityChateau-RicherCountry:CanadaDeath:1689 - Age: 24 Parish/City:LavaltrieCountry:Canada Her parents Fille de Vincent et Geneviève Pelletier

(Ct Duquet) 4-11-1682 Québec avec Francois Coutu

Married children of Coutu Francois and/or Verdon Jeanne

 Louise Coutu 09 May 1684 26 Oct 1735

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François Coutu (Cottu) de la Valtrie, de la Valtrie's Timeline

1649
1649
Corbie, Amiens, Picardie, France
1684
May 9, 1684
Age 35
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
1687
July 13, 1687
Age 38
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
1692
April 20, 1692
Age 43
Montreal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, QC, Canada
1694
March 21, 1694
Age 45
Montreal
1696
January 20, 1696
Age 47
Montreal,,Quebec,Canada
January 21, 1696
Age 47
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1710
April 23, 1710
Age 61
Lavaltrie