Note: o the New France, generally speaking, were the most enterprising of the colonists, and Marin Boucher was one of them.He was born in the beautiful city of Mortagne in Perche, France. He came to Canada in 1634 with his second wife Perinne Malet and his children. Before leaving in 1633, he sold his home in Mortagne to Jean Guion, who himself emigrated to the New France.Marin Boucher arrived in Quebec June 4, 1634 with a contingent from Perche. For some time, it was Samuel de Champlain himself who housed them in the Fort at Quebec. Soon the new colonists went to work building first a house for their Master, Robert Giffard, and others more modest for themselves. They quickly cleared the land and soon they were able to plant assorted crops.Marin Boucher played a particular role in the foundation of Beauport. He was a bricklayer by trade and he was appointed to an important position in the construction work.After some time, Marin Boucher and his family went to live at St.Charles River. Later towards the end of his life, Marin Boucher returned to Beauport and in 1666 it was recorded by the census takers that he was 77 years of age, bricklayer and farmer. It was learned later that he also owned a farm on the Island of Orleans.During his life, Marin Boucher shared a good part of his wealth with his many children. His family was gathered around him when he passed away, after having lived as a good Christian as said in the Act of Sepulchre as follows: The year of of our Lord Jesus Christ one thousand six-hundred and eleven, the 19th of March, Marin Boucher.....
Note: THE ACTIVE AND PROLIFIC LIFE OF MARIN BOUCHERThe colonists who came from Perche, France t
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