Marie Louise Cloutier

On 18 Mar 1632, Marie Louise Cloutier was born in Mortangne-su-Perche, France to Zacharie and Sainte (Dupont) Cloutier. She was the youngest of six children.

Archives départementales de l’Orne – État Civil, Mortagne-au-Perche, Paroisse Saint-Jean et Saint-Malo, Registres Paroissiaux, 1600-1712, 3NUMECRP293/AC293_24, p. 162.

Her father was a master carpenter and was recruited by a nobleman, Robert Guiffard, to travel to New France and work for the seigneur for three years. In March of 1634, at the age of two, Marie Louise and her family left their home and traveled to Dieppe to board a ship that would take them to their new home in Quebec. The family arrived on 4 Jun 1634.

When Marie Louise was thirteen, she married Francois Marguerite de la Haye on 26 Oct 1645 in Quebec. Her husband was 33 years old. Before the couple married, this explorer and interpreter spent time with the Algonquins on the island of Allumettes. In 1641, he was captured by the Iroquois but released several months later. Almost three years after their marriage, Francois drowned when his canoe overturned on 23 May 1648. He and Marie Louise did not have any children.  

Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

Six months after her husband passed, Marie Louise married a soldier who immigrated from Paris. Later, he became a farmer and a tailor. Jean Migneault Chatillon and Marie Louis married on 10 Nov 1648. The couple had thirteen children. 

Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968

After Jean’s death sometime between 1679 and 1681, Marie Louise married for the third time. Finally, she married Jean Mateau on 3 Feb 1684. 

The couple did not have children. 

At the age of 68, Marie Louise died on 22 Jan 1699 at Chateau-Richer, Quebec. She was buried at La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame Cemetery.

Children of Marie Louise Cloutier and Jean Migneault Chatillon:

1) Jean-Aubin (1650-1712) married Anne Dugas.

 2) Marie Therese (1651-1728) married Nicolas Lebel.

 3) Sainte (1653-1736) married Jean Grondin.

 4) Marie-Madeleine (1654-) married Noel Pelletier.

 5) Francoise (1656-1661)

 6) Jeanne (1658-) married Antoine Gaboury.

 7) Charles (1660)

 8) Louis (About 1663)

 9) Nicolas (1666-1666)

 10) Jean-Baptiste (1669)

 11) Marie (1671)

 12) Marie-Charlotte (1672)

 13) Marie-Charlotte (1674-1747) married Jean Dionne.

 Marie Louise also had some famous grandchildren. Some of her great-grandchildren included:

Jack Kerouac (7x great-grandson)

Angelina Jolie (9x great-granddaughter)


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