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Philippe Foubert

Also Known As: "Foubert", "Faubert"
Birthplace: Saint-Vivien, Normandie, France
Death: December 23, 1661 (43-52)
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Jehan Foubert and Claudette Poulain
Husband of Marie-Jeffine Rivière
Father of Marie-Marguerite Foubert
Brother of Robert Foubert dit LaCroix

Occupation: Miller, Meunier
Managed by: David John Bilodeau
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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".

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Philippe Foubert's Timeline

Saint-Vivien, Normandie, France
July 13, 1640
St Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France
December 23, 1661
Age 48
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada