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Marie Renee BIRETTE


  • Born: 1646, Cantillac, Perigord, France
  • Marriage: Marie Renee BIRETTE on 9 Jun 1672 in Quebec, Quebec
  • Died: 29 Dec 1687, La Durantaye, Bellechasse or Lauzon, Levis, Quebec at age 41
  • Buried: 3 Jan 1688, Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe, Levis, Lauzon, Québec

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Soldier of the Carignan Regiment, Compagnie De Labrisardière.

Dit Lacombe. (Probably the name by which he was known in the military) Died at age 40. 35 years in 1681, at the Census of Durantaye. Ie came to the country in 1665, as a solder of the company of the Regiment of Orleans. He established himself in 1668, on land conceded by the seiur Oliver Morel De La Durantaye in his seigneurie. His buruial is registered in the registry of Lauzon. (Jette)

Pierre Balan-Lacombe, from Cantillac, France Pierre Balan-Lacombe is the ancestor of the largest family using this name in Quebec. Born in France around 1646, son of Pierre and Perinne Courrier, he departed from a village called Cantillac. He came to Canada with the Carignan regiment as a soldier. After he finished serving with this regiment, he chose to settle in Canada. He married Renée Birette (daughter of Jean Birette and Simone Perinne) at Notre Dame in Quebec City on June 9, 1672. Pierre obtained lands on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the region of St-Michel de Bellechasse. There, they raised their numerous children. Pierre Balan-Lacombe died at 44 around the year 1688. Renee Birette, then widow, married Jean Brias-Latreille. She died around the year 1715. Today's descendants of Pierre Balan-Lacombe are located in most parts of Quebec, and also in Ontario and in the United States (mainly in New England). A more comprehensive work on Pierre Balan-Lacombe is available from the l'Association des Lacombe, Inc.


Pierre married Marie Renee BIRETTE, daughter of Jean Baptiste BIRETTE and Simone PERRINE, on 9 Jun 1672 in Quebec, Quebec. (Marie Renee BIRETTE was born in 1636 in La Rochelle, Aunis, France and died on 14 Mar 1714-14 Mar 1715 in Saint Etienne de Beaumont, Bellechasse, Quebec.)

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