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Honoring the memory of our courageous ancestors, the filles du roi (King's Daughters) and the soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment of 17th century New France.

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Re: could it be that simple?

Here's a reply by one of our members, Bill:

The L'Irlande named in our list of soldiers of the Carignan cannot be your J.B. Riel because your ancestor came to Canada much later than the Carignan regiment. The Carignan regiment arrived in New France in 1665. The first mention of a Jean Baptiste Riel in Canadian records is at the baptism of J.B. Cottue on May 7, 1702. This JB Riel is listed as the godfather in this record and his occupation is listed as a soldier in La Compagnie de Champigny. This indicates that he was a soldier in a Company franche de la Marine and probably came to Canada sometime between 1690 and 1700. This individual next shows up in his marriage record to Louise Cottu on Jan. 21, 1704. The record states that he came from the parish of St. Pierre (probably St.Peter) in Limerick Ireland. The first record that uses his dit name of Lirllande is at the birth of his second child, Basile, on March 19, 1724. None of the records list his age or date of birth. His nickname ("dit name") indicates that he was from Ireland. Of course, this individual was not born in Ireland in 1740, as your message indicates.

Bill

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