Nicolas CREVIER DIT BELLERIVE (SIEUR DE BELLERIVE)
- Born: Abt 1641, Quebec
- Marriage: Louise LECOUTRE in 1665 in Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec
- Died: Apr 1709, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec about age 68
When the Bellerives came to Canada their name was Crevier. Christophe Crevier came from Rouen in 1639. His son, ancestor Nicolas3, became the seigneur of Bellerive (on the south shore of the St. Lawrence river across from Trois Rivières), after which the family name gradually changed to Bellerive. His wife Louise Lecoutre was a fille du Roy.
Nicolas was a fur trader.
Two of his brothers were killed by Iroquois.
Two of his brothers were killed by Iroquois according to Cloutier. His brother, the less than honorable Sieur Jean Crevier, traded whiskey to the Algonquins and was found guilty with another man, of killing an Algonquin metis woman, Jeanne Couc. His accomplice, a farm hand named Rattier was given the choice of being hung or becoming the hangman of Quebec. He chose the latter. Crevier got off with a small fine because his was the son of a seigneur. However, he later was tortured by some Algonquin relatives of Couc and died. This was one of the brothers mentioned by Cloutier.
Nicolas married Louise LECOUTRE, daughter of Andre LELOUTRE and Rachel BERTHCLOT, in 1665 in Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec. (Louise LECOUTRE was born about 1648 in Honfleur, Normandy, France and died in Apr 1709 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec.)