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Nicolas Rivard dit Lavigne

Nicolas Rivard dit Lavigne

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Published by micgall
This is a preliminary collection of small notes and articles found freely online.
Nicolas is a pionneer in New France and comes to Canada c1648

Credit is given to the author of each article
This is a preliminary collection of small notes and articles found freely online.
Nicolas is a pionneer in New France and comes to Canada c1648

Credit is given to the author of each article

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Published by: micgall on Jan 12, 2010
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Interesting preliminary information onNicolas Rivard de la Vigne
Various pages were copied in their entirety so as to be able to return thesites were available to confirm information
 Nicholas Rivard dit Lavigne
8th great grand uncle and husband of 9th greatgrand auntb. 16 June 1617, d. 1 July 1701, #14515Pop-up Pedigree Whether the Rivard family used a "coat of Arms" or even wereentitiled to do so, is not known. This has beenSuggested as their Arms.Father**Pierre
b. 7 January 1591, d. 16 March 1651Mother**Jeanne
b. 9 July 1597, d. 21 April 1649NameVariationNicholas
Rivard dit Lavigne
was also found as Nicholas Rivard ditLavigne.Nicolas, oldest son of Pierre Rivard, was the first of the family toarrive in New France in 1648. Nicolas' mother, Jeanne Mullard, owneda small piece of land in Tourouvre, named "Clos de La Vigne". ThisLaVigne location exits in Tourouvre to this day, where one of ourcousins visited and kindly provided us with a picture of a local roadsign. Nicolas' oldest son Nicolas and youngest son Antoine also usedthe dit name LaVigne, but the dit name was not routinely used after thefirst three generations. While most families in this line retained Rivard,we have recently discoverd numerous families in Quebec that droppedRivard and kept Lavigne as the surname. Many of the Lavigne familieswere from the Nicolet area.Link to road sign. Name Nicholas Rivard dit Lavigne was also found as Nicolas Rivard-
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 

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