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From: "Renee Cummings" <>
Subject: [Q-R] FW: Prevost-Marie Olivier dit Manitouabeouich
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:13:31 -0500

I found this on line. Not sure if it's accurate

(II)-Charles De Saint Etienne De La Tour Metis (1595-1665) is made a baronet
of Nova Scotia by Sir William Alexander in 1631. (II)-Charles LaTour Metis
was already a "seigneur d'Acadie" by de Bienville's will. Also in 1631,
Louis XIII of France grants (II)-Charles LaTour, (1595-1665) a concession at
the mouth of the St.John River, now in New Brunswick, where he builds Fort
Ste-Marie in Jemseg.

(I)-Acadia, marriage Charles de LaTour to a Louise Sauvagesse, d-1704.
Charles married a native woman of the First Nations in 1624 and he had a
daughter, (II)-Jeanne de LaTour, Metis born in 1625, who married c. 1655
Martin de Martignon d’Apprendisteguy, a Basque who raised his Metis family
in La Rochelle, France. Charles had previously had other children including
a son by another Indian woman who was named (II)-Stephen La Tour, Metis.
It’s highly likely Martins Metis children returned to New France maybe under
the sir name Martin as Basques were not appreciated in New France. (See 1642
Pierre Martin, very interesting?)

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Frances LaChance
Sent: February-11-11 6:05 PM
To: Mona Andrée Rainville
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Prevost-Marie Olivier dit Manitouabeouich

Perhaps this is the first recorded - or is the 1630 marriage recorded? If
so where - it would be interesting to view it.


On 11/02/2011 3:40 PM, Mona Andrée Rainville wrote:
> Hi there,
> While it may be that this is the first legitimate marriage in the
> Province of Canada - something of which I am not entirely certain - it
> is not the first legitimate French x Native marriage in New France.
> The union between Charles Amador de la Tour de Saint-Étienne and his
> native wife, in 1630, was in fact a legitimate Catholic marriage.
> Cheers,
> Mona

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