Did he come to Quebec AND Acadia? Was he father of Nicolle Colleson?

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This man from Paris, seems to have had a presence in Quebec, though he would have been rather old when he came.  No documents provided for his marriage in far away Martaizé or Loudun (which one), France, his supposed daughter Nicolle Colleson born in Loudun or his presence in Acadie.  Can anyone connect them?  Was she born in Loudun to any parents?

Records in Martaizé seems to have started in 1636, Loudun much earlier.
WikiTree profile: Nicolas Coleson
in Genealogy Help by Cindy Cooper G2G6 Pilot (340k points)
need to be added as manager to put Québécois pjt as manager, TL request sent already.
thanks, transferred over now.  Left existing managers on there, not sure if they will remain or not, up to them.

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Doing some research on this side of the equation, so far there appear to be 2 men involved in the records.  Your girl Nicole doesn't appear to have a marriage record extant to name parents.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (689k points)
selected by Cindy Cooper
no, he wasn't in Acadie at all, there appear to be 2 men involved, one being a sailor on a ship, the ''Louise'' in 1642, then Nicolas who is cited as hired in La Rochelle by contract 5 Apr 1644, cited in a case in Québec city in July 1644, thereafter all over the map as assistant surgeon, in Montréal in 1660, in Québec serving Jean Madry in 1664, then ''giving'' himself and a property in Paris to Louis Pinard in Champlain in 1671, to be taken care of in his old age.

The one who was soldier and surgeon is the predominant one in records, belongs under Québécois project, if you could detach from spouse and daughter, for which there is absolutely no evidence, and switch him from one project to the other, will take him from there.  No trace of a marriage for him.
Thank you so much, Danielle.  I'd rather have Nicole with no parents rather than one wrong one and one unsourced (not even a wiff of a theory).  Nicolas is switched over to you without the spouse or child.

A couple Nicolas Colson and Geneviève Petit existed in Paris in 1641, see https://www.geneanet.org/releves-collaboratifs/view/6182/390880 (original contract is not online). They could be related to the surgeon, who had property in Paris.

Merci Julien, however, Nicolas who came here never married, and there is no document naming his parents.  Nor the parents of Nicole.  The indexation only lists the contract as a mutual donation between spouses in 1641.  Just no way to say there is any relationship without the original contract.
Julien, thank you.  I've added this information to Genevieve Petit's profile.  Based on that marriage date, she would not be the mother of Nicole, whose age is documented as born 1607 based on two Acadian censuses.  so that helps with who her mother is not.  Any luck finding a birth for her in Loudun?
Cindy, the contract is a mutual donation between spouses, not a marriage contract, per the summary.  So ages are undetermined.
I didn't know that.  what would be a "mutual donation"?
usually it's a donation to last surviving spouse, precludes anybody else taking whatever property is covered by the donation.

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