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Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne

Male Bef 1626 - Bef 1689  (< 63 years)


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  • Name Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne 
    Born Bef 10 Feb 1626  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 10 Feb 1626  Breil, Maine-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Bef 21 Mar 1689  [1
    Buried 21 Mar 1689  Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6045  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father Arthur Tessier,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jeanne Meine,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 13 Mar 1648 
    Married Bef 1626  [1
    Family ID F3868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Archambault,   b. Bef 24 Feb 1636,   d. Bef 16 Aug 1719  (Age < 83 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1648  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Agnès Tessier,   b. Bef 23 Mar 1659,   d. Bef 24 Jan 1733  (Age < 73 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F3821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born about 1624 (census 1666) or 1619 (burial 1689). He was a sawyer. His 1651 grant of land in what became Montréal appears to have included portions of the Place d'Armes and of the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, site of the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention.

      From his Wikitree page, citing a Rootsweb page that appears to no longer exist:

      Urbain Tessier received a land grant in Montreal January 10, 1648, from M. de Maisonneuve. He was also one of the first five colonists to have a child baptized in Montreal. He also received a later grant. The following inscription is found sculptured into a building block of the facade of The Royal Trust Company, Rue St-Jacques in Montreal, Canada: THIS BUILDING IS ERECTED ON PART OF THE ORIGINAL CONCESSION TO URBAIN TESSIER DIT LAVIGNE BEING THE 8th GRANT MADE TO AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. Urbain Tessier was taken prisoner by the Iroquois March 24, 1661, along with others, and for some time the family did not know if he was alive or dead. Some of these prisoners were tortured and killed; Urbain Tessier lost a finger. He was finally liberated, through negotiations, along with the other last eight prisoners, by Père Simon Lemoine on August 31, 1661.

      Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne = Marie Archambault
      Paul Tessier = Marie-Madeleine Cloutier
      Marie Tessier = Paul Baudreau dit Graveline
      Marie-Josèphe Beaudreau dite Graveline = Pierre-Joseph Trudeau
      Jean-Louis Trudeau = Marie-Anne Larchevêque
      Louis Michel Trudeau = Marguerite Gagné
      Louis Trudeau = Marie-Louise Dupuis
      Joseph Louis Trudeau = Marguerite-Malvina Cardinal
      Charles Émile Trudeau = Grace Elliott
      Pierre Trudeau = Margaret Joan Sinclair
      Justin Trudeau

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2021.

    2. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.