Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN was baptized on 12 December 1639 in Sarrazac, Dordogne, France. He was a coporal in the Craignan-Salière Regiment. He was confirmed in Québec on 31 August 1665 at the age of 31 years. He married Jeane TOUZÉ on 8 October 1668 in the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec. The Census of 1681 indicates that the couple was living at Contrecoeur: Jean was declared as being 39 years old and Jeanne as 37 years old. Jean died between 10 November 1689 and 15 September 1694 (date of the marriage of his daughter Marie Marthe) in Contrecoeur, Québec. (1)(2)(4)
Jeanne TOUZÉ was baptized on 17 Novembre 1640 in the parish of St-Pierre de Dreux, Eure-et-Loire, France. She was the daughter of Jean TOUZÉ & Jeanne FINOT. She arrived in the colony as a "fille du roi - daughter of the king". She died between 15 February 1711 (date of the first marriage of hers on Jean-François) and 3 July 1726 (date of the second marriage of her son Jean-Baptiste) in Contrecoeur. The Parish Registers were destroyed during one of the Iroquois raids against the villages. They were preserved in the the doctor's home when it was burned to the ground during one of the raids. (4)(3)
Children were:i. Jeanne GAZAILLE was born before 1672 somewhere in Québec. She married Pierre DEXTRA LAVIGNE on 18 December 1685 somewhere in Québec. She died on 16 April 1747 in St-François-de-Sales (Île-Jésus).
ii. Marie Marthe GAZAILLE was born on 28 December 1675 and baptized on 15 January 16765 in Boucherville. She married Gilles BOURGAULT LACROIX on 5 September 1694 somewhere in Québec. She died on 21 and buried on 22 March 1734 in Contrecoeur.
iii. Barbe GAZAILLE was born on 8 March 1678 in Sorel.
iv. Jean-Francois GAZAILLE was born before 1680 somewhere in Québec. He married Catherine BRUNET LASABLONIÈRE on 15 February 1711 somewhere in Québec. He died on 7 June 1760 in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu.
v. Jean-Baptiste GAZAILLE was born on 3 Mach 1683 in Contrecoeur. He married Marie Anne FAVREAU DESLAURIERS on 26 July 1716 somewhere in Québec. He died on 21 November 1760 in Contrecoeur. (2)
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(1) PRDH, Certificat de mariage No. 66790.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 2540.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 2542.
(4) Email message from Dominique Gazaille, dated 10 Feb 2007. En français