Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Gilles Lauzon


Lauzon, Gilles (1631-1687), colonist, was born at Caën, Normandy, in 1631, and emigrated to Canada with Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1653. He settled in Montreal, and died there on September 21, 1687. In 1656 he married Marie Archambault; and he has to-day a large number of descendants in Canada. He was not related in any way to jean de Lauzon. See Rev. I. Lauzon, Un pionnier de Ville-Marie: Gilles Lauzon et sa posterité (Quebec, 1926)

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 1.



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