Jean Bergevin dit Langevin

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Jean Bergevin dit Langevin1,2   7th great grandfather
b. 11 March 1635, d. 2 February 1703, #453
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Father   **Mathurin Bergevin1 b. circa 1609, d. 15 November 1637
Mother   **Marie Tessier b. circa 26 April 1613, d. 26 November 1668

He may have been baptized as Jean Bregevin, March 11, 1635, in St-Jacques, of évêché of Angers , in Anjou, current department of the Maine-and-Loire,son of Mathurin Bregevin and Marie Tesnier, married to Angers, in 1634. But, on his arrival in News-France at the summer 1665, this name was transformed into Bergevin. Jean Bregevin who lost his father at the two years age, left France when he was about thirty years old to come to New  France. Jean Bregevin is the common ancestor of all Bergevin of America, several Langevin and Longeway, and all Longeuay of Canada, at least. Because, they are the scribes time, priests, notaries, etc, which transmitted to us patronymic variations like Brugevin, Burgevin, Brechevin, Bregevin, Bergevin and even Berianin. In fact, the name and the Bergevin line are used in Canada, but one still finds in France the names of Bregevin and Brechevin.

Jean Bregevin, then Bergevin, arrived, August 17, 1665, like soldier belonging to the Company of Grandfontaine of the regiment of Carignan-soldiers. Nearly 1200 soldiers of this regiment, one of the 65 regiments of the regular army of the King in 1660, arrived to Quebec from June to September 1665. They, for the majority, summer posted in the various forts of the valley of Richelieu, to fight Iroquois. Once their military service finished, they had the choice, soldiers and officers, to return  to France or to settle with the country. Jean Bergevin settled in Quebec then with Borough-Royal, attached to the village of the Michaelmas de Beauport (a little distance to the North-East of the town of Quebec).

Before 1663, the majority of the women emigrating in News-France come there with their husbands; there are few unmarried women. In 1663, the king Louis XIV fact of recruiting women not-bride to support the settlement of the young colony. Once chosen, elected receives a royal gift: the passage on the boat, clothing and basic luggage, guaranteed of a dowry of 50 books if it marries a soldier or an inhabitant, and of 100 pounds if it marries an officer. Of almost 1000 of them which make the voyage, approximately 770 arrived at good port, between 1663 and 1673. After some time, placed and nourished by the King, they already on the spot sign contracts with unmarried men, and the marriages are celebrated a few days or weeks later. These contracts carry a note the identifier like "Girls of the King", so that the dowry envisaged their is versed. Marie Piton (Pitault - Pitau) is one of these.

And, November 26, 1668, in the church Our-Lady-of-Victories of Quebec, Jean and Marie link their destiny. Jean is  33 years old and Marie 18. Her parents, Remi Pitau and Marie Poilen, live with Saint-Paul, parish of the town of Paris, in Island-of-France.

They lived in Borough-Royal  after their marriage in Quebec, on land which was granted to the former soldier.   Jean and Marie raise a family with the size of the time: eight boys and four girls, of those four boys and a girl  have children in their turn, Jean and Marie had twelve children, including six without posterity or died young.

 
Name Variation Jean Bergevin dit Langevin was also found as Jean Langevin.3
Birth 11 March 1635 Jean was born on 11 March 1635. May not have been born there but is said to be "of St Jacques, Angers." in Tanguay.1,3

Mil Info 17 August 1665 He is listed as a Soldat de Carignan in the early records of Quebec, Canada. He was in the Carignan-Sailieres Regiment, Grandfontaine Company. He arrived in Quebec on 17 August 1665. Nearly 1200 soldiers of this regiment, one of the 65 regiments of the regular army of the King in 1660, arrived to Quebec from June to September 1665. They, for the majority, were posted in the various forts of the valley of Richelieu, to fight Iroquois. Once their military service finished, they had the choice, soldiers and officers, to return to France or to settle in the new country.

Jean Bergevin was assigned in Quebec to the Borough-Royal, attached to the village of the Michaelmas de Beauport (with little distance to the North-East of the town of Quebec)..4,2,5

 
Marriage 26 November 1668 Jean Bergevin dit Langevin, 33 years old, married Marie Piton, daughter of Rémy Piton and Marie Poilen, 26 November 1668 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. She had a dowry of 60 pounds. On marriage record of Notre Dame de Que., Jean's last name is given as Brechevin. Witnesses were: Jean Giron, Simeon LeRoy, Jean,Golin. Priest was Father Henri Desbernieres. Married on same day as three other couples-
1.Francois Paris & Elisabeth Deschalets
2. Marc Tessier & Jacquete Ledoux
3. Honore Martel & Marguerite Lamiraut

Whether she ever received the Dowry promised to her is not known.

After their marriage they settled in Beauport on land that was given to Jean for his service in the Carignan regiment. They had 12 children 6 of whom died young.1,4,3

Death 2 February 1703 Jean died on 2 February 1703 at Beauport, at Quebec at Canada at age 67.6 
Burial 3 February 1703 Jean was buried on 3 February 1703 in Beauport, Quebec, Canada.

Footnote in his paragraph in Tanguay: 'Marie sous le mon de Brechevin; souche des familles Bergevin dit Langevin; ancetre de Mgr. Langevin, premier eveque de Rimouski, et de l'Honarable Hector Louis Langeven, C.B. Commandeur de l'Ordre de St. Gregoire, et Ministre des Travaux Publics' . Giving him the "grand old man" treatment, in French.1 



Family **Marie Piton   b. 1651, d. 25 April 1728
Children  1. Jean Bergevin b. 18 Aug 1669, d. 23 Aug 1669
  2. Joseph Bergevin b. 10 Mar 1673
  3. Jacques Bergevin b. 28 Jun 1675, d. b 1681
  4. Marie Ambroise Bergevin b. 8 May 1676
  5. Jean Bergevin+ b. c 1680, d. 19 Jan 1743
  6. Louis Bergevin dit De Brechevin b. 6 Dec 1681, d. 23 Aug 1743
  7. **Marie Madeleine Bergevin+ b. 18 May 16847,8
  8. Ignace Bergevin b. 23 Oct 1685, d. a 1737
  9. Anonyme Bergevin b. 14 Mar 1688, d. 14 Mar 1688
  10. Jean Francois Bergevin b. 5 Apr 1690, d. 5 Jan 1758

Citations
    1. [S467] "Tanguay, Genealogical Dictionary of Canada.".
    2. [S1308] Download, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/d/o/n/Debra-M-Donovan/COL8-0025.html.
    3. [S1308] Download, http://www.gendex.com/users/hole/hole/d0001/g0000156.html.
    4. [S1277] Filles du Roi, part 3, online JeanClaude Saint Denis.
  1. [S1308] Download, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lttlefeathr&id=I3011.
  2. [S1308] Download, http://pages.globetrotter.net/lutrin/Bergevin/01.html#1.
  3. [S463] "Loiselle Index to marriages in Quebec from about 1687-1915; on many films. All info from ALL films will be given this number. MFHC Film #543796 & 6.".
  4. [S1273] Descendants of Andre Morin, online Brian M Morren.

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