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An American Family History

Charles Pouliot and Françoise Meunier

Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (1623-1708) was the first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec. On April 3, 2014, Pope Francis made Laval a saint.

Charles Pouliot was born April 08, 1628 in Vairais, France. He was the son of Jean Pouliot and Jeanne Josephe (Josse). He was a carpenter.

Charles immigrated to Canada with his younger brothers. Marcel Trudel wrote in The Terrier du St-Laurent, that Charles was in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in 1653, at his future father-in-law, Mathurin Meunier's, home. On October 26, 1653, Meunier sold half of his property to Charles Pouliot.

On August 8, 1664, Charles de Lauzon, Seigneur of Charny, signed a contract with Charles to build of a windmill on l'Île-d'Orléans.

When he was 39, Charles married 14 year old Francoise Meunier on June 05, 1667 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Francoise was born on September 13, 1653, at Saine-Anne.

Charles and Franoise's children included:

Charles Dit LaClergerie Poulio (1668),
Adrien Pouliot (1669/70),
Antoine Pouliot (1671, married Marie-Louise Chabot who later married Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe),
Marc-Antoine Pouliot (1671),
Jean Pouliot (1674, married Madeleine Audet dit Lapointe),
Francoise Pouliot (1676), and
Jeanne Pouliot (1678, married Joseph Audet dit Lapointe).

Bishop Laval arranged for Charles to build another windmill on the south shore of l'Île-d'Orléans.

Charles died August 06, 1699 in St. Laurent, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada.

The Province of Quebec was founded in 1763 after the Treaty of Paris transferred the colony of Canada from France to Britain.

 

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