Individual Notes

Note for:   Sara Grange,   29 OCT 1701 - 1752         Index

Baptism:   
     Date:   30 OCT 1701
     Place:   Clairegoutte, Montbéliard

Individual Note:
     Baptized as Sarah Levesque. Baptism sponsors were Daniel Racine (son of Marc, assisted by his father) and [her aunt] Sarah Leveque of Frederic-Fontaine. Father's name omitted from register.

Sara Grange is "age 25" on the 1727 census of Etobon.

Sara Grange, "daughter of the late Pierre Grange" married Jean George Bouteiller in Etobon. The marriage record indicates that Sara was resident in Etobon at the time of the marriage. Possibly she moved there with (or to) a relative bearing a different surname, or was working as a house servant in the village.

Sara Grange was godmother to Daniel Plansson and Marguerite Boutheiller's son Jean Jacques Plansson April 25, 1720; this was three years before her marriage to Jean George Bouteillier. This suggests that Sara was already related to Daniel or Marguerite, by marriage or affinity if not by blood. For an additional relationship, see the notes page for Susanne "Marie Madeleine" Plançon.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Pierre Grange,    - BEF 1723         Index

Occupation:   soldier (presumed- involved in occupation of Blamont in June of this year)
     Date:   1699
     Place:   Blamont, Montbéliard

Residence:   at the mill
     Date:   BET 1705 AND 1706
     Place:   Belverne, Montbéliard

Religion:   Roman Catholic

Individual Note:
     Grange is not a surname of Montbéliard.

Probably Pierre Grange was the "Pierre Lagrange" "D'Auvergne" who was a baptism sponsor at Blamont on Feb 27, 1701 for Pierre Marechal, son of Etienne Marechal of Meslières, and Claude Sandoz. This is a few weeks after Sara Grange, Pierre Grange's daughter by Anne Leveque, would likely have been conceived. The obvious conclusion to make is that Pierre Grange went to Montbéliard, very far from the Auvergne, because he was a soldier in one of the regiments sent by the King of France to occupy the Seigneurie de Blamont, although he possibly was not still in service by the time he started his relationship with Anne Leveque.

Pierre Grange is not named as the father of Anne Leveque's two daughters Sara and Madeleine, baptized at the Lutheran church at Clairegoutte (Seigneurie d'Etobon, Montbéliard). His name is omitted from the register. See notes for Anne Leveque.

Pierre Grange, while living at the Belverne (Seigneurie of Etobon, Montbeliard) mill, appears as a witness in a notarial record of Lomont (adjacent to the seigneurie of Etobon, in the Franche-Comte) recording a sale from Jean Gauthier to Thiebaud Morel, dated May 17, 1705 (The notary was Thiébaud Rollet)

Pierre Grange, "ex auvergnia," is named as the father of Jean Baptiste Grange, born out of wedlock to "heretic" Anne L'Evesque of Frederic-Fontaine and baptized at the Catholic church at Lyoffans July 1, 1706. Pierre was living in Belverne "amongst the heretics" at the time of the baptism. He was from the diocese of Clermont, parish of Saint-Romain de Val[ancher] [tight binding] (See Lyoffans parish registers 1705-1792 on FHL Film # 1,115,259) This is Saint-Romain de Valenchères, also simply known as Saint-Romain; located near the town of Ambert.

The parish registers of Saint-Romain are viewable via the Puy-de-Dome departmental archives website (http://www.archivesdepartementales.puydedome.com/), however, most of the 17th Century register is unavailable. Granges who used this church in the 1690s-1700s, who might be brothers and sisters of Pierre Grange, include a Sebastien Grange, a Marie Grange (wife of Blaise Brousson), and a Marguerite Grange. Also, an André Grange, son of Pierre Grange and Anthonia Faidix, was baptized here on 27 April 1693.

There was a Pierre Grange (Lutheran in religion), around the age of Pierre's children by Anne Leveque, who lived in Champey, Montbéliard, and was the spouse of Marguerite Lods. This Pierre Grange was married at Tremoins in 1734, and he died at Champey "age 71" in 1779. Although Anne Levesque had a Peny cousin in Champey who was her father's goddaughter, it is more likely that Pierre Grange of Champey was Pierre Grange's child from another relationship. A Francoise Pacoton or Paccoton, from Switzerland, had a child out of wedlock named Pierre baptized at Tremoins on January 9, 1707. Father is not named on the register. Pierre Lods was the godfather. Francoise Paccoton died and was buried at Etobon in 1742, as the wife of Jacques Gisclon (d. Etobon 1735).

Pierre Grange was dead before 1723, according to the parish register of Etobon, where he is named as the bride's father in the marriage record of Sara Grange to Jean George Bouteiller.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Jacques Bouteiller,   AUG 1735 - MAY 1827         Index

Baptism:   
     Date:   11 AUG 1735
     Place:   Etobon, Montbéliard

Nickname:   James

Occupation:   Farmer
     Place:   Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Burial:   
     Date:   27 MAY 1827
     Place:   St. George (Anglican), Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Individual Note:
     Baptism sponsors were Jacques Mignerey represented by his father Jean Nicolas Mignerey and Catherine Boillot daughter of Pierre Boillot represented by her mother Susanne Goux (widow of Boillot), Jean Bouteiller carpenter and laborer of Etobon [uncle] was presented as father because of Jean George Bouteiller's absence from the baptism

namesake godparent of Jacques Oevrard (Jacques died in 1738)

Halifax County land petition 1784
Boutellie [Boutilier], Jaques
Came to the province "at the first settlement of it and served in the artillery." Had improved a small island in St. Margaret's Bay and now asks for a grant of the island.
Petition.
Warrant to Survey.
Surveyor's Report: 5 acres, being an island in St. Margaret's Bay.

Halifax County land petition 1791
Bulkeley, James Michael Freke and Others
Memorial- All settled on small lots of land (30 & 50 acres) at St. Margaret's Bay which they had purchased. Needed more pasture land for their cattle. Wanted a grant to the land in the rear of their lots.
Warrants to Survey (2) Surveyor's Certificate
Surveyor's Report- 1500 acres at St. Margaret's Bay. Within the County and Township of Halifax. For further details, see Report.
100 acres to each of the following:
Bulkeley, J.M. Freke
Stuart, Alexander
Boutillier, Frederick
Rogers, William
Boutellier, George
Jeanperine, Christopher
**Boutillier, Jacque, Sr.**
Dofinnee, George
Doufinee, John
Davis, Lewis
Boutillier, James
Westaver, Conrade
Boutellier, John
Jeanperine, George
Colville, Hugh
Memorial.
Warrants to Survey (2)
Surveyor's Certificate
Surveyor's Report

The following paragraph is paraphrased, more or less, from a speech entitled "Coxheath, or A Century of Civilization" given by Edmund ANDREWS in January of 1899., and reproduced at www.cbgha.org

" "After the fall of Louisbourg in 1758, Captain William Cox was left in charge of English soldiers in Sydney. In 1796 Cox obtained a grant of 1300 acres of farmland along the Spanish River where he had been living since 1790. The land extended from the Cantley Grant (now Cantley Village) to just beyond Mountain Road, touching the river on the southeast as well up into the Coxheath Hills on the northwest.
English soldiers cleared the land, built a house, stable and barns. They then set up a grist mill, just below what is now Heathview Drive. A road was built from his farm to the mill. Captain Cox lived on the farm with his wife and ran a successful grist mill and dairy farm. He named the land Cox’s heath. Captain Cox returned to England in 1809. James Boutilier from St. Margaret’s Bay ran a coal shipping business carrying coal from the Sydney Mines Coal Co. to Halifax. He purchased Capt. Cox.'s land for 300£ in gold. Three brigantine ships sailed up Spanish River in May 1811. On the ships were James Boutilier, age 78, his wife Susanne, 5 of his 6 sons and 2 daughters. 10 grandchildren were also on board ranging in age from 6 months to 13 years old. These 3 families the Boutilier, Lewis, and Andrews families were the founding families of Coxheath. The grist mill was turned into a sawmill when wheat became difficult to grow. It was used in a ship building and repair business run by the Boutilier and Andrews families in the mid 1800s. The ship building business was located where the Sydney River Dam is today. Around 1850, several Scottish families began to settle near Blackett’s Lake. Coxheath soon became known as the "Garden of Cape Breton." By 1900, the original land of Captain Cox was divided into 25 separate farms. The farms provided the main supply of farm products for the residents of Sydney." "

A rather inaccurate death notice for "Mr. James Boutalier" appeared in the "Acadian Recorder" for June 9, 1827 on page 3.

Jacques Bouteiller's family was not the only group of Boutiliers on Cape Breton in the early 19th Century. Jean George Bouteiller's son Frederick Boutilier and Frederick's wife Anna Hirtle also removed to Cape Breton, settling with their large family in the Bras d'Or area. Many of them were also parishioners of St. George, Sydney, although some married into Catholic Acadian families of the "French Village"

In Halifax County
Jacques Bouteiller's son James Frederick Boutilier stayed at St. Margaret's Bay.
Jacques Bouteiller's daughter Mary Catherine Boutilier was married at St. Margaret's Bay at lived at St. Margaret's Bay with her husband.

On Cape Breton
John David Boutilier and Henry Joseph Boutilier were still unmarried in 1811 and were married to two Peach sisters on Cape Breton.
Jacques Bouteiller's son John David Boutilier settled near his wife Sarah Peach's family at Cow Bay (Port Morien)
Jacques Bouteiller's son John Peter Boutilier settled near Lingan (Bridgeport, Glace Bay)
Jacques Bouteiller's son John George Boutilier lived at NW Arm and elsewhere.
Jacques Bouteiller's son Henry Joseph Boutilier remained at Coxheath.
Jacques Bouteiller's daughters Catherine Elizabeth Lewis and Susan Margaret Andrews also removed to Coxheath from St. Margaret's Bay with their husbands. There follows a tradition of close intermarriage between the Boutilier, Lewis and Andrews families at Coxheath in the 19th and early 20th century. Coxheath is also referred to in early records as "Spanish River" "SW Branch of Sydney River" & etc.
Jacques' son John James- was he married? He died at Coxheath.

Who is the Susan Boutilier, spinster, who took out a marriage bond with George Lundquist 8 June 1825? Henry Joseph Boutilier and John David Boutilier (and also Reuben Young and John Lewis) signed the bond. Presumably she is a niece of H.J & J.D.

IGI batch number for St. George, Sydney marriage transcription M510121
St. George, Sydney baptisms transcriptions C510121

Cape Breton County Deed Books C-D (FHL Film #808,747)

Agreement (to sell) William Cox Esq to Mr. James Boutilier Senior Yeoman of Sydney Book C p. 531
"[On the] Twenty fifth Day of June in the year...one thousand eight hundred and eleven...William Cox of Sydney...Esquire....in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid...doth grant...unto...James Boutilier all that certain parcel lot or tract of land situated lying and being on the North Side of the South West Branch of Spanish River...beginning at two pine trees one of them marked IW on three sides and is the eastern boundary of lands reserved for the use of the Crown thence running North twenty degrees west to a Beech Tree marked Cox on four sides one hundred and forty chains (or four Rods each) thence north fifty nine degrees East to a large Hemlock tree marked on four sides Cox sixty six chains thence South thirty one degrees east to a large hemlock tree standing on the shore of the River aforesaid one hundred and thirty seven chains thence westerly by the several courses of the said River up stream to the place of commencement containing by estimation one thousand acres more or less as will appear by the grant of the same to the said William Cox...dated the Twentieth day of September...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety....also all that other parcel lot or tract of land situate lying and being on the North Side of the South West Arm of Spanish River...beginning at a Spruce Tree on the Shore Side of the said South West Branch of Spanish River and on the East Side of a Highway between lots No. Ten & Eleven the said tree being blazed on four sides thence running North by the Magnet thirty one degrees West fourty six chains and a half.....to a Hemlock tree blazed on four sides thence South Fifty nine degrees west eighteen chains to a Fir Tree blazed on four sides on the east side of lands granted to the saaid William Cox then north thrity one degrees west eight nine Chains to a Hemlock tree blazed on four sides being the North East boundary of the lands granted to the said William Cox as aforesaid thence South fifty nine degrees west sixty chains and a half to a Birch Tree blazed on four sides being the North West boundary of Coxheath thence north twenty degrees west twenty chains more or less to a fir tree north fifty nine degrees East ninety three chains to a Stake and Stones thence South thirty one degrees east one hundred and fifty seven chains to a White birch tree blazed on four sides standing on the North Shore of the South West Arm of Spanish River aforesaid containing by estimation three hundred acres..." Signed by William Cox, James Boutilier, witnesses Richard Gibbons, John David Boutilier; recorded 11 July 1811

Deed (grant and release), William Cox to James Boutilier book C p. 535
26 June 1811; consideration is eight hundred and sixty pounds; recorded 11 July 1811

Agreement(to sell) James Boutillier of Sydney yeoman to John George Boutillier of Sydney yeoman book C p. 645
"[On] the Twenty Third day of December in the year...one Thousand Eight hundred and twelve... James Boutillier...in consideration of the Sum of Five Shillings...hath bargained and sold...unto the said John George Boutillier...all that certain Lot or Tract of Land, beginning on the Shore, and at the upper south Western boundary line of land occupied by Alexander Cantley, thence running by the Magnet North thirty one degrees West one hundred and fifty seven chains thence South fifty nine degrees West fifty nine degrees West nineteen chains, thence south thirty one degrees East, Eighty nine chains, thence North fifty nine degrees East, three chains and fifteen links more or less to the Northern boundary line of a Reservation intended for a Road thence along the said line of reservation South thirty one degrees East, seventy five chains more or less to the Shore side aforesaid thence following the said Shore down Stream to the place of commencement containing by estimation two hundred and eighty acres... the said lot or tract of Land, being part of a lot or tract of land granted to William Cox Esquire, by Letters Patent...[dated 1 March 1792]" Signed by Jaques Bouteille, mark of John George Boutillier, witnesses Richard Gibbons and John David Boutilier. Recorded 13 September 1813
Deed (grant and release), James Boutilier to John George Boutilier bk C p. 647
24 December 1812; consideration is 110 pounds; recorded 21 September 1813

Agreement (to sell) James Boutillier yeoman of Sydney and Henry Joseph Boutillier yeoman of Sydney book C p. 650
"[On] the Twenty Third day of December in the year...one Thousand Eight hundred and twelve... James Boutillier...in consideration of the Sum of Five Shillings...hath bargained and sold...unto the said Henry Joseph Boutillier...all that certain Lot or Tract of Land beginning at a willow tree on the shore side of the said Sydney or Spanish River thence running by the Magnet North thirty one degrees West, one hundred and fifty two chains, thence North fifty nine degrees East, Eighteen Chains thence south thirty one degrees East, Eighty nine Chains more or less, until it meets the rear boundary line of lands leased by the crown to William Cox Esquire, thence following the said rear line South fifty nine degrees West, Fourteen Chains and Seventy five links more or less to the North West corner of said Lands leased to the said William Cox, thence South thirty one degrees East, Forty nine chains more or less to the Shore side aforesaid, thence following the courses of said Shore up stream to the place of Commencement, containing by estimation two hundred acres...Also all that other lot or tract of land beginning at the upper or South Western boundary line of the said Lot or Tract of land herein before described, and at the Shore side aforesaid, thence following the said line North thirty one degrees West Seventy Six Chains & one quarter thence South fifty nine degrees west, six chains thence South thirty one degrees east seventy five chains more or less to the Shore side aforesaid thence following the shore down stream to the place of commencement containing by estimation forty acres more or less the said lots or tracts of land being part of two tracts of land granted to William Cox Esquire [on 20 September 1790 and 1 March 1792]" signed James Bouteillie, Henry Joseph Boutillier (mark), witnesses Richard Gibbons and John David Boutilier recorded 25 September 1813

Deed (grant and release), James Boutilier to Henry Joseph Boutilier book C p. 653, 24 December 1812; consideration is 150 pounds; recorded 29 September 1813

Agreement (to sell), James Boutilier yeoman of Sydney to John David Boutilier yeoman of Sydney bk C p. 657
"[On] the Twenty Third day of December in the year...one Thousand Eight hundred and twelve... James Boutillier...in consideration of the Sum of Five Shillings...hath bargained and sold...unto the said John David Boutillier...all that certain Lot or Tract of Land ...beginning at a willow tree on the shore side of the said Sydney or Spanish River thence running by the Magnet North thirty one degrees West one hundred and forty six chains, and fifty links thence South fifty nine degrees West, Eighteen Chains, thence South thirty one degrees east, one hundred and thirty nine chains more or less to the said shore side, thence following the windings of the said shore down stream to the place of commencement containing by estimation two hundred and sixty four acres....being part of the lots or tracts of land granted to William Cox [in 1790 and 1792]" ..signed James Boutillie, John David Boutilier, witnesses Richard Gibbons and John George Boutlier (mark); recorded 30 September 1813

Deed (grant and release) James Boutilier to John David Boutilier bk C p. 659, 24 December 1812; consideration is 130 pounds; recorded 1 October 1813

Agreement (to sell), James Boutilier, yeoman of Sydney, to John Andrews, yeoman of Sydney bk D p. 65
dated 23 September 1812; "all that certain Lot... of land situate lying and being on the North shore of the Southwest Branch of Sydney or Spanish River...beginning at a willow tree at the South west corner boundary of lands possessed by James Frederick Boutillier, thence running by the magnet North thirty one degrees West, one hundred and fifty two chains (of four rods each) thence south fifty nine degrees West eighteen chains then South thirty one degrees East, one hundred and forty six chains and fifty links to the said North Shore of the said River thence following the windings of the said shore down stream to the place of commencement containing by estimation two hundred and seventy acres signed James Boutilier, John Andrews (mark), witnesses Richard Gibbons, John David Boutilier recorded 22 September 1814

Deed (grant and release) James Boutilier to John Andrews bk D p. 67
dated 24 December 1812; consideration is 130 pounds; recorded 24 September 1814

Agreement (to sell), James Boutilier, yeoman of Sydney, to John George Boutilier, John David Boutilier, and John Lewis, yeomen of Sydney book D p. 166
dated 4 Oct 1813; "all that certain lot... of land situate lying and being on the North Side of the Southwest Branch of Sydney or Spanish River beginning on the shore side of the said river at a willow tree thence to run by the Magnet north thirty one degrees west one hundred and eleven chains thence north twenty degrees west twenty eight chains north fifty nine degrees east three chains to the rear corner boundary line of land granted and released by the said James Boutillier to John David Boutillier thence South thirty one degrees east one hundred and thirty nine chains to the shore aforesaid thence following the windings of the said Shore up stream to the place of commencement containing by estimation one hundred and twenty five acres more or less the same being part of two lots of land granted to William Cox, Esq by letters patent...[20 September 1790 and 1 March 1792]..." Signed James Boutellier, John George Boutillier (mark), John David Boutilier, witness Richard Gibbons recorded October 19, 1815

Deed (grant and release) James Boutilier to John George Boutilier John David Boutilier John Lewis book D p. 168
dated 5 October 1813; consideration is 85 pounds; recorded 19 October 1815

1179 acres disposed of so far out of 1300 acres total-121 acres are left (unless the remainder was already land of James Frederick?)

Deed of Conveyance Deed Bk E p. 602 Cape Breton County (FHL Film # 808, 748)
dated 27 October 1819; recorded 27 October 1819
James Boutillier of Sydney and wife Susanna Boutillier, yeoman, to John David Boutilier of St. Margaret's Bay
Consideration 20 pounds; 50 acres of the land purchased by James Boutilier from William Cox.
Signed Jacques Boutelier, Susanna Boutellier makes her mark, witnesses James Crowdy J.P. and John David Boutillier sign.

Grant of Conveyance Deed Bk F p. 529 Cape Breton County (FHL Film # 808, 748)
dated 23 September 1825, recorded 26 September 1825
James Boutalier of Sydney or Spanish River Cape Breton, yeoman, and his wife Susan Boutalier to James Frederick Boutilier of Margaret's Bay Halifax County, yeoman
consideration "natural love and affection" and five shillings
land "on the North side of the South west branch of Spanish River...purchased by the said James Boutilier from William Cox Esquire...beginning on the shore of the said River at the North east of John David Boutalier's fifty acre lot, thence running by the magnet North thirty one degrees west one hundred and eleven chains along the boundary line of the said John David Boutalier's said lot or until it reaches the rear line of said lot, thence along the said rear line of said lot Southerly six chains until it strikes the side line of John Andrews's lot, thence in a course North thirty one degrees west along the said John Andrews's side line until it reaches the rear line of the land as aforesaid purchased by the said James Boutalier from William Cox Esquire thence along the rear line of the last mentioned land until it reaches the South west corner of Henry Joseph Boutalier's land, thence towards the shore, South thirty one degrees east, until it reaches the rear line of the said Henry Joseph Boutalier's fifty acre lot, thence Southerly along the rear line of the last mentioned land six chains until it reaches the South west corner of the same, thence South thirty one degrees east along the side line of said land until it reaches the shore, thence along shore to the place of beginning, containing in the whole by estimation two hundred acres be it more or less...." signed Jaques Boutlear, Susan Boutalier (her mark), witnesses John David Boutiler of Sydney, David Lewis sign.

"Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, at Common Law and in Equity by Henry Oldright vol 2 Halifax (printed Halifax, Charles Annand, 1873) Cases Determined from Michaelmas 1865 to Trinity Term 1866 inclusive."
Includes BOUTILIER And Another v. KNOCK And Others. (p. 79) December 16, 1865.
(This case concerned Jacques' original Lunenburg land grant. See notes for Henry Joseph Boutilier.)

Burial appears in the St. George Sydney parish registers as James Boutlier, Sydney, 107 years [this age is simply wrong; he actually was a still-impressive 91 years old; his wife's age was similarly inflated at her burial]

Cape Breton County deed bk K p. 121 (FHL Film # 808, 750)
dated 11 March 1834
Henry Lewis and wife Catherine Lewis, John Peter Boutalier and wife Anne Elizabeth Boutalier, John George Boutalier, John David Boutalier and wife Sarah Boutalier, Susan Margaret Andrews widow of John Andrews, Henry Joseph Boutalier and wife Anne Boutalier, all of Sydney Township, Cape Breton County, yeomen, and also James Boutalier and Mary Boutalier wife of David Boutalier of Halifax County (being children and joint heirs of the late James Boutalier of Sydney Township, yeoman, who died intestate) to John Lewis of Sydney Township
consideration 100 pounds
118 acres of land at the North side of the South West Arm of Spanish River (part of land purchased from Cox)
Henry Lewis, Catherine Lewis, John Peter Boutalier, Anne Elizabeth Boutalier, John George Boutalier, David Boutalier, Sarah Boutalier, Susan Margaret Andrews, Henry Joseph Boutalier, Anne Boutalier all make their marks [some of these people could sign.]