Jules Trottier1

M, b. 1591, d. circa 10 May 1655
     Jules was born in 1591 in the village of Ige, Belleme, Orne, Normandy, France. This date was calculated from his age at death. His name is also spellled Gilles.2 Jules married Catherine Loiseau circa 1625 in St-Martin d'Ige, Orne, Normandy, France, at St-Martin Church.2 Jules signed a contract to work in Quebec at La Rochelle, France on 4 July 1646. He was a carpenter working as a framer.3 The family immigrated from France arriving at Quebec on 23 September 1646.2 Jules departed this life in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. He was buried there in the churchyard of L'Assomption on Monday, 10 May 1655.4


Catherine Loiseau b. 1596, d. c 28 Jan 1656


  1. [S1610] The First Trottiers in Qurebec, The Trottiers were among the first French settlers in Canada. The first was Jules Trottier, born around 1591 in Igé (Orne, Normandy, France), dispatched to New France by contract at La Rochelle on July 4, 1646. Jules arrived in Canada in 1646, and worked as a carpenter and labourer. He settled in New France with his family: his wife Catherine Loiseau and their children Julien (baptised in Igé on March 30, 1636), Gilles (baptised in Igé on January 21, 1640) and Antoine. His son Jean-Baptiste was born at sea during the trip from France to Quebec in July 1646.
  2. [S1557] Genealogy of Canada - www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspx?genealogy.
  3. [S1952] Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865: Jules Trottier - Researched by Archange Godbout and Sylvain Lavoie. - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDB-HQ9V : 25.
  4. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Burial: 10 May 1655 - Jules Trotier died at around the age of 64 years; at at the parish of l'Assomption, Trois-Riviers. - www.genealogiequebec.com.