PAPINEAU, dit Montigny, SAMUEL, soldier, copyholder of the Sulpicians on the côte Saint-Michel, Montreal Island; b. at Montigny in the province of Poitou, son of Samuel Papineau, a merchant, and of Marie Delain (Delair); buried 23 April 1737 at Sault-au-Récollet.
Samuel Papineau was a soldier in the company of the Sieur d’Andresy, which arrived at Quebec in 1688; the latter, who died during the crossing, was replaced by Aloigny de La Groye. For ten years Papineau served faithfully under Frontenac [Buade*] and Callière, and was then discharged. On 25 April 1699 he acquired from the Sulpicians a land grant of 60 acres on the côte Saint-Michel. In 1705 he sold this land to Jean Guillebert, dit Laframboise, and in 1711 obtained ownership of a new grant of land at Rivière-des-Prairies which he retained until his death in 1737. He left only a few possessions, as is shown by the inventory drawn up after his death.
On 6 June 1704, at Rivière-des-Prairies, Samuel Papineau had married Catherine Quevillon (1686–1781), by whom he had nine children. When she was young, Catherine had been carried off by the Iroquois, and ransomed after several years of captivity. She married four times and died at the age of 95.
Samuel Papineau was only a private soldier; he concerned himself particularly with the land grants which were made to him from 1699 on. He is the ancestor of the Papineau families in Canada.
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