Posted By:Marcel Victor Prefontaine
Subject:Coulon dit Mabrian link to Montbriand
Post Date:December 26, 2005 at 15:00:50
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Forum:Montbriand Family Genealogy Forum
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I realize tht your link is over 4 years old but hopefully this will reach you.

I am trying to get info on my Coulon-Mabrian ascendancy and was wondering what info you might have as well as what the link is between Coulon-Mabriaan and Montbriand.

I am a descendant of Mery Emery Herpin (Arpin) dit Poitevin and his wife Marie Jacqueline Coulon dit Mabrian (also spelt Mabriand) who were married in St-Ours, QC on Sept 14, 1689.

She was the daughter of Auffray Coulon dit Mabrian & Francoise Tierce.

This is the info that I have so far on her father:

Auffray Coulon dit Mabrian was born around 1640 in St-Clement-de-la-Chapelle-Baton, Saintes, France to Jean Coulon & Marie Pibelin (married circa 11624 in St-Jean-d'Angely, Saintes, France). Auffray arrived in New France in 1665 as part of the Regiment de Carignan-Salieres and was stationed in St-Ours. As was the custom, he was given, or chose, a military name by which he as to be known; his military name was Mabrian (Ihave no info as to how this particular name was derived). In 1668, upon completion of his military service Auffray opted to remain in New France and settled in the St-Ours/Sorel area, just north of present-day Montreal. He and his descendnats became known as Coulon dit Mabrian, "dit" litterally translated as "said". ie a.k.a..

On Oct 11, 1671, in the presence of notary Becquet, he signed a marriage contract with Francoise Tierce, a Fille du Roi, daughter of Guillaume Tierce & Catherine Toue. The religious ceremony took place in Quebec City on Oct 13, 1671.

The couple had 2 children:
1. Marie Jacqueline, born Aug 29, 1673, baptized in Quebec City on Oct 10, 1673.

2. Rene, born Feb 5, 1676 and baptized March 26, 1676 in Sorel, QC. He married Genevieve Vanier in Vercheres, QC on Dec 7, 1711.

Auffray Coulon dit Mabrian was buried on March 30, 1677 at Sorel, QC. His widow, needing to care for two young children, remarried May 2, 1677 to Pierre Guignard (Guignet) dit D'Olonne with whom she raised her first two children as well as the six children she had with her second husband.

I have also come across info onthe internet stating that he was also known as "Sieur de Villiers". I have no idea as to the validity of this but have recently found a potential confirmationof the title Sieur de Villiers being associated with the surname Coulon (Auffray's line ???? as well as info about a later Coulon individual arrival to New France (1703). This later arrival was Nicolas-Antoine Coulon, Sieur de Villiers, born 1682/3 in St-Etienne-de-Mantes (a neighboring city/town of Saintes, France) to Raoul-Guillaume Coulon & Louise de LaFosse. He married Aangelique Jarret de Vercheres in Quebec City on Dec 7, 1705. The couple had 11 children of which several lead very illustrious and noteworthy careers in the military.

Besides the same family name and the proximity of the birth places, I have no idea whether there is any family link between Auffray Coulon dit Mabrian & Nicolas-Antoine Coulon, Sieur de Villiers. Anyone have additional info?