Jean Mouflet Dit Champagne
- Born: 1648, Sainte-Catherine, Xaintes, France
- Marriage: Anne Dodin on 19 Aug 1669 in Québec, Québec, Québec, Canada
- Died: Abt 1689, Lachine, Québec, Canada aged about 41
Source: Dictionnaire Biographique des Ancetres Quebecois (1608-1700), Volume J-M, in collection of the National Archives of Canada (translated by John Margraf), pg. 490:
Mouflet, Jean dit Champagne (c. 1645-1689) The son of Michel Mouflet and Sebastienne Girard, from Saint-Catherine de Mortagne-sur-Girarde, region of Santes in Saintonge, he contracted marriage before the notary Becquet on Wednesday August 14, 1669, with Marie Giton, but the contract was not followed thorugh. On Saturday August 17, 1669, before the same notary, he contracted marriage with Anne Dodin, daughter of Jacques Dodin and Marie Gauchere, from the village of Loix on the Ile de Re in Aunis (France), and wed her in Quebec on Monday August 19, 1669. Together, they had 8 children. This soldier of the company of Lord Naurois arrived in Quebec on September 12, 1665 on the ship Le Saint-Sebastin, and was confirmed at quebec on September 24, 1665. He signed in a deed from the notary Latouche on March 11, 1667. But on all the deeds passed before the norary Roy, he declared to have not known who signed them. He obtained a land concession in Sainte-Anne on March 11, 1667 and exchanged it from Jean Boulard the following March 25. April 17 of the same year, he sold the portion of the land that was cleared to Henry Derby dit La Ronce. He was accused among others to have sold alcohol to the savages and was sentenced by the Consiel Soureain, on June 20, 1667 to 50 pounds in fines, to one month in prison and to be exposed for 15 days on a wooden horse with a sign around his neck inscribed "for having traded alcohol to the Savages". He obtained a new land concession from Lord Gauelin in 1669, but on December 31 of the same year, he rented for 3 years the land of Mathieu Rouillard in Batiscan. He obtained a piece of land 3 arpents frontage by ? arpents in depth in this seigneurie in Batiscan on August 5, 1671. In 1680, he found himself in the seigneurie of Villiers. Unstable in nature, he left the Trois-Riviers area for Montreal, where he ws found at Verdun from the beginning of 1681, and he owned a rifle and 9 arpents of valuable land. This last move was not favorable to him, since he was taken prisoner by the Iroquios on August 5, 1689 and held captive. The date of his death is unknown.
Source: Le Regiment de Carignan, 1665-1668: essai d'identification des soldats, by G. Robert Gareau, July 2001 (in collection of National Library of Canada), pg. 138-139, translated from French by John Margraf:
Jean Mouflet dit Champagne, 20 years old, from Saintes was confiremed at Quebec on May 1st, 1666, and received the scapular on September 24th, 1665. August 17th, 1669, Jean Mouflet dit Champagne, living in the seigneurie of Sainte-Aunne-de-la-Perade, the son of Michel and Sebastienne Girard, from Ste-Catherine de Mortagne-sur-Gironde in the region of Saintes; wed Anne Dodin, the daughter of the late Jacques and Marie Gauchere, from the town of Lois, Island of Re, in the La Rochelle region of Aunis. ON March 11, 1667, he received a land concession from Michel Gauelin dit Lafontaine resident of Cap and Seigneur of Ile Sainte-Anne, of 3 arptnes of frontage land at Sainte-Anne. Jean Mouflet dit Champagne, soldier under M. de Naurois, captaine of the garrison of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, April 19, 1668, he sold a land concession in the seigneurie of Sainte-Aunne to Henry Derby dit Larouet. July 25, 1668 Jean Mouflet dit Champagne et Vincent Langrat dit Lavigne brought down the trees on the land of Jean Lemoyne, in Batiscan. This soldier apearde to have character. April 27, 1680 there was an obligation to Felix Thunay, surgeon, from Batiscan and from Cap, for 8 poinds, as compensation for his garden, where Champagne burned a portion of the stakes in the fence. He abandoned his concession which passsed into the hands of a fur trader, Pierre Lamoureux dit St. Germain. He finally established in Lachine. In the 1681 census he was 33 years old; Anne Dodin, his wife, was 30 years old; his children: Anne age 11, Pierre age 9, Jean age 7, Margeurite age 4, and Louis age 1. He had a rifle, and 9 arpents of valuable land. There was a compromise on September 30, 1684, to settle the differences among Jean Mouflet dit Champagne, Mathias Chatouteau and Simon Daveau dit Boutertrain.
assumed to have died in the Lachine massacre
Jean married Anne Dodin, daughter of Jacques Dodin and Marie Gaucher, on 19 Aug 1669 in Québec, Québec, Québec, Canada. (Anne Dodin was born in 1651 in l'ile-du-Rhé, La Rochelle, France and died about 1689 in Lachine, Québec, Canada.)