Variation Delavigne that is, Nicholas Rivard of Vigne..
Birth 16 June1617Nicholas was born on 16 June 1617 at St-Aubin-De-Tourouvre,Renouard, Orme, France.
of the church in St. Aubin de TourouvrePurported to be thefirsthome of the Rivard'sinTourouvre, FranceThis is the thirdhome in which theRivard's lived inTourouvreThis was a later homeof the Rivard's inTourouvre.Click on thumbnail to see larger version of each picture. Use BACKto return hereThe pictures above were taken by cousins that visited Tourouvre,France in 1977 and 1980 and provided this pictures for the family toenjoy. Pictures provided by Mary Ann Mickey.Seehttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1865/pictures.htm 1646 He arrived in Quebec in 1646. Hired for Canada by Noel Jushereau c.6 mar 1648. Military/Militia captain [Tanguay].
6 March1648The following extract is from
Our French Canadian Ancestors
.It was on a Friday, 6 March 1648, when Nicolas knocked on the doorof notary Chouaiseau in Tourouvre. He was there to sign a contract towork in Canada. He had been recruited by Pierre Juchereau, Sieur desMoulineaux, on behalf of his brother Noel Juchereau, Sieur desChastellées, living in Quebec, for "a time of three years to begin theday of embarkation which will be this year from la Rochelle." Rivardwas promised free passage to and from Canada, including meals and66 livres "tournois" as an annual wage. He was also advanced 15livres, deductible from his first years pay. A normal livre was worth25% less than a livre tournois at the time.As early as 27 February 1649, Nicolas appeared as a Godfather in theparish registry of Trois-Rivières. In 1651, he was named the Captain of