- Born: 1562, Saint-Langis-Les-Mortagne, Perche, France
- Marriage: Francoise PAIGNE on 30 Jun 1582 in St Jean, Mortagne, France
- Died: 30 Jul 1611 at age 49
There was another relative, Jean Boucher - only I don't think anyone knows exactly how they were related. Oddly, Jean came from the La Rochelle area instead of from Perche, if they were related.
From LaForest, on Jean -
The Percheron Boucherís possess an emblazoned coat of arms. Gaspard and Marin were both relatives of Jean.
In his marriage contract, 15 Nov 167, Jean Boucher describes himself as the son of Quentin (Quadrin or Catherin) Boucher and of the late Jeanne Denis, form Saint-Etienne in the small town of Chaix, diocese of Maillezas. Chaix is a tiny agricultural community in the department of the Vendee, arrondissement and canton of Fontenay-le-Comte. The national highway from Fontaenay passes near Chix then runs down to Marans before making its way to La Rochelle.
Th present day departments of la Vienne, Deux-Sevres and the Vendee formed the greater part of Poitou, a province of old France, one of the thirty large governments of that time.
Jean Boucher, personally knew the bishop of his parish of Saint-Etienne, but he could not remember the name of the diocese. Apparently the diocese was reorganized in 1648. Today Chaix belongs to a different diocese still.
A contract informs us that Jean Boucher, living at Cap Tourmente on 19 Oct 1676, was ready to buy parcels of land form the heirs of the late Louis Gangne. The Gagne paternal land neighbored those holdings of Pierre Le Picard and Julien Mercier, at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. Gagnon mysteriously disappeared, maybe abducted by Indians. Jean got some land from several of the heirs, then exchanged it for some land belonging to Charles Mercier, situated beyond the great river, in the present day territory of Saint-Joachim.
In exchange Mericier had to clear fallen wood from an arepnt of land on the property, Mericer had to furnish at the first cutting 20 minots of wheat due ot Pierre Laforest dit Labranch, becaue of the work tha t this farmer had done on the exchanged property, and Boucher and Mercier had to deposit to the account of the farbrique of the parish of St-Anne, a surety deposit of one hunred sois or five livres.
Jean Boucher signed with beautiful handwriting.
On 4 Apr 1686, Jean leased the farm acquired the preceding year to Louis Gagne on the condition that Gagne give to the said Boucher as much ocrn as he can grow on said homestead, but he will however keep the forage of the harvests as well as the winnowings of the said grain.
The census of 1681 states that he cultivated a piece of land between Laurent Migneron and Jean Baudin, where he owned 1 gun, 6 head of cattle, 10 arpents under cultivation, between the River Sainte-Anne and the village of Saint-Joachim.
Jeanís wife inherited 317 livres, a princely sum, from the sale of his fatherís house in the Lower-Town of Quebec.
Jacques married Francoise PAIGNE on 30 Jun 1582 in St Jean, Mortagne, France. (Francoise PAIGNE was born in 1564 in France.)