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  • ID: I247
  • Name: Olivier LETARDIF
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1601 in Estables, StBrieuc Bretagne France
  • Death: 28 JAN 1665 in Chateau-Richer
  • Burial: 28 JAN 1665 Chateau-Richer, Quebec, Canada
  • Occupation: Interpretor for Samuel De Champlain
  • Note:
    Note: Common ancestor to all Tardif's in North America. EmployedColonist.
    Olivier Le Tardif

    Translation by M. Mangum

    Although his last name means one who is tardy or late in coming,this man figures among the first pioneers of New France.

    Son of Jean Le Tardif (father) and of Clemence Houart (mother),Olivier Le Tardif was born between 1601 and 1605, in the area ofEtables-sur-Mer (literal translation is Tables on the Ocean), avillage of the Saint Brieuc diocese in Brittany, France. Heleft from Honfleur on May 24, 1618, on board a ship of amerchant company that was bringing Samuel de Champlain to thecolony (of Quebec).

    He became Champlain's interpreter in the languages of the Huron,Algonquin, and Montainaise (sp?) Indians. When Quebec (City)capitulated, it was Olivier, mandated by Champlain, who gave thekeys of the city to Brothers Louis and Thomas Kirke.

    After the treaty of Saint Germain-en-Laye, signed in 1632, hereturned to Quebec City and in 1637 married Louise Couilllard,12 years old, daughter of William Couillard and Guillemette (afeminine version of the name William) Hebert. Louise, his firstwife, died in 1641. While she was still living, and whileOlivier was a government commissioner, they adoptedMarie-Olivier Manitouabiche, who became the first AmericanIndian to marry a European, Martin Prevost, in 1644.

    In 1648, Olivier married, in La Rochelle, France, Barbe Emard,daughter of Jean Emard and Marie Bibeau, widow of Gilles Michel.She was the sister of Madeleine Emard who was married to ZacharyCloutier. She was also the sister of Anne, born in 1627, whomarried William Couture on November 16, 1649.

    Olivier had some land, close to Quebec, granted to him in 1637.In 1646, he added to his property the eighth lot of the Lordshipof Beaupre. In 1652, he became proprietor of the Richer Castle,of which he was the founder. In 1655, he added 20 acres to hisalready important holdings.

    Of their three children, all born at the Coast of Beaupre, twoconnect to him in this genealogy. Their daughter,Marie-Delphine Le Tardif became allied to the Cochon (literaltranslation is pig) Family by marrying James Cochon in 1661.

    Next, his son, William (Guilliame) Le Tardif____.(it seems thenext page is missing)

    Rest of the story translated over the web:

    Of the three children born with the couple, at the Coast ofBowsprit, two connect to us with him, in this genealogy. Theirdaughter, Marie-Delphine LeTardif is allied to the family Cochonwhile marrying, Jacques Cochon, known as Lamothe, into 1661.Then, his/her son Guillaume LeTardif, wife in 1679, LouiseDubois and in a second marriage, that which concerns us in thisgenealogy, into 1687, with Marguerite Godin, girl of theancestor Charles Godin and Marie Boucher. The ancestor is sickinto 1656, and it is his wife Barbe mard who deals of herbusinesses and the administration like procuratrice of hergrounds. But, she dies into 1659 and it is the ancestor whotakes again the collar. Olivier LeTardif becomes again AttorneyGeneral of the seigniory of the Coast of Bowsprit, but thedisease still strikes it at the end of 1661. One says itcapsized of the brain and incompetent to see longer with thegood functioning of his business, nor those of the seigniory. Itis buried on January 28 1665, with the Castle-Richer.

  • Change Date: 24 NOV 1999

    Father: Jean LETARDIF b: est 1563-1605 in Estables, Bretagne, France
    Mother: Clemence Houart

    Marriage 1 Barbe (also known as Barbe Aymard Bureau) EMARD b: 1625 in St-Andr‚ De Niort, Poitou
    • Married: 21 MAY 1648 in St-Barth‚l‚mi La Rochelle, France
    1. Has Children Guillame LETARDIF b: 22 OCT 1655 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada
    2. Has Children Barbe (Marie) -Delphine LETARDIF b: 28 MAY 1649 in Quebec, Canada
    3. Has No Children Charles LETARDIF b: 4 MAR 1652
    4. Has Children Louis LETARDIF b: 1657 in Of Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec

    Marriage 2 Louise COUILLARD b: 10 JAN 1625 in Quebec
    • Married: 3 NOV 1637 in 3 Nov 1637 in Qu‚bec, Qu‚bec
    1. Has No Children MarieOlivier Manitouabiche LETARDIF
    2. Has No Children Pierre LETARDIF b: JUL 1641
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