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Gilles Michel

Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Death: August 10, 1647 (32)
La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Michel and Louise Gosri
Husband of Barbe Aymart
Father of Étienne-Olivier Michel dit Taillon; Antoine Michel; Marie-Michelle Michel and Jeanne Michel
Brother of Louise Guence; Marguerite Michel; Pierre Michel, Jr; Marie Michel and Jean Michel

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About Gilles Michel

Between 1642 and 1647 Giles Michel, and his wife Barbe Emard (daughter of Jean Emard and Marie

Bineau) had five children, all were born in France.


Antoine died in infancy.

Marie (baptized on November 19, 1643) also died in infancy.

Olivier and Etienne, twins, were born in late 1645. On or about December 5, 1645 one of the twins, Olivier died and was buried in LaRochelle. The surviving twin, Etienne was later renamed Olivier.

Jeanne (baptized at the Church of Barthelemi, Feb. 21, 1647) died and was buried on June 15, 1647.

On August 10, 1647, Giles Michel, made a will leaving everything to Barbe. He also requested that the first name

of his only surviving son, Etienne, be changed to his deceased twins name, Olivier. Giles died shortly after.

Barbe remarried to Olivier LeTardif on May 21, 1648 at the church of Saint-Bartheleme de LaRochelle. They,

along with 2 year old Olivier, sailed to Canada in the Fall of 1648. Young Olivier received the sacrament of

Confirmation at Chateau-Richer on February 2, 1660 under the name of Olivier Tardif. It is believed that Barbe,

Olivier LeTardif, and young Olivier resided in the Quebec, Canada area. Barbe mothered several more children

after her arrival in New France. The baptisms of Barbe-Delphine, Charles, and Guillaume Tardif are recorded

at Quebec.

Barbe died around 1659. Olivier LeTardif apparantly died within a few years. On April 30, 1662, Olivier Michel

was entrusted to the guardianship of his uncle, Zacharie Cloutier and later on to his half-sister, Barbe-Delphine

and her husband, Jacques Cauchon. They had married on November 23, 1661 at Chauteau-Richer.

After the death of Olivier LeTardif his land was divided amoung his children Charles, Guilliaume, Barbe-Delphine

and his step-son, Olivier Michel. On November 24, 1671, Marie-Madeleine Cauchon, age 16, married Olivier

Michel, age 25, at the church of Chateru-Richer. They lived for about 7 or 8 years at Chateau-Richer.

It is uncertain when, but for some unknown reason, after his marriage to Marie-Madeleine,Olivier changed his

surname. He neither kept his natural father's name nor did he take his step-father's name. He chose "Taillon".

Tanquay's and Jette's genealogical dictionaries (information taken from catholic church records) list this as

"the origin of the name Taillon." It is unlikely (but unknown) that Taillon was a surame in France before this

family migrated to the Quebec, Canada area.

Name: Gilles Michel

Gender: m (Male)

Birth Date: 1615

Birth Place: La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France

Death Date: 10 aug 1647

Death Place: La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France

Death Age: 32


Barbe Aymard   


Jeanne Michel  
Antoine Michel  
Olivier Etienne Michel LeTardif  
Olivier Michel  
Marie Michel   

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Gilles Michel's Timeline

La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
January 14, 1642
Age 27
November 19, 1643
Age 28
December 2, 1645
Age 30
St-Barthélémy de La Rochelle, Aunis, France
August 10, 1647
Age 32
La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Age 32
La Rochelle, France