He arrived in Canada with his wife and four or five of their children in 1634 or 1635, or both years. In 1634, some 30-odd Percheron immigrants had crossed the ocean led by colonizing seigneur Robert Giffard. Gaspard may have been among the group. On their arrival, whenever they actually arrived, they were accommodated by Champlain in the 'habitation'. They soon after established themselves in the Notre-Dame-des-Anges seigneurie where Gaspard was engaged on the Jesuit farm. In March 21, 1646, Gaspard Boucher acquires a 24-arpents farm at Trois-Rivières.
Gaspard passed away on 20 May 1662 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada in a house fire that also claimed the life of his wife Nicole.
- Ringuette, Adrien L. (1980). "From the Province of Perche to New France, and from the Province of Quebec to New England." French Canadian and Acadian Genealogical Review. Vol. 8 , p. 108 of pp. 39-109
↑Douville (1969, 2015): « La première mention de Gaspard à cet endroit [Trois-Rivières] est du 21 mars 1646, lorsque le gouverneur lui octroie une concession de 24 arpents entre les terres de Jean-Paul Godefroy et celles d’Étienne de La Fond. »
↑ 22.022.1Douville (1969, 2015): « La dernière mention de Gaspard Boucher est du 20 mai 1662, alors qu’il intente une poursuite contre Jacques Besnard. »
↑ Several references show Gaspard Boucher to be Marin Boucher's brother; however, a few high-quality sources including Fichier Origine, the Association des Boucher d'Amérique, the Université de Caen's PREFEN Fiche 12356 indicate Marin's parents are not known, which is the assumption made in this profile.
Merge of Boucher-1745 & Boucher-1025 completed; however, merges of both parents also need to be completed in order to eliminate duplicates. Proposed merges have already been made, awaiting permission from profile managers.
The parents attached to this profile don't match the parents named in the biography, which comes from Fichier Origine. The parents in Fichier are Jacques Boucher and Françoise Paigné. If those are the correct parents, then the ones currently connected to this profile (Jean Boucher and Francoise Roussin) are actually Gaspard's grandparents.
Can anyone clarify? If there are no objections, I will change the parents to the ones from Fichier.