Jacques Bouteiller

Male 1735 - 1827  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name Jacques Bouteiller 
    Nickname James 
    Born Aug 1735  Etobon, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 11 Aug 1735  Etobon, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    _UID D901427F9B0F684C874FFC1701A0D370C609 
    Died May 1827  Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 May 1827  St. George (Anglican), Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2011 

    Father Jean George Bouteiller,   b. 19 Aug 1691, Etobon, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, "Sally", Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Sara Grange,   b. 29 Oct 1701, Frédéric-Fontaine, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, "Sally", Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1723  Etobon, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Suzanne Catherine Rigoulot,   b. 20 Feb 1746, Exincourt, Montbéliard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1831, Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1765  St. John's (Anglican), Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Frederick Boutilier,   b. 20 Feb 1766, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1834 and 1859, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. John James Boutilier,   b. 26 May 1768, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1812, Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Catherine Elizabeth Boutilier,   b. 9 Feb 1770, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1847, Sydney North West Arm, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. George Jacob Boutilier,   b. 28 Nov 1772, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1772, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. John Peter Boutilier,   b. 28 Sep 1773, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1853, Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. John George Boutilier,   b. 16 Sep 1777, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1840, Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Mary Catherine Boutilier,   b. 9 Aug 1781, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1875, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. John David Boutilier,   b. 13 Aug 1784, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1867, Cow Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Susannah Margaret Boutilier,   b. 28 Oct 1786, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1879, Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     10. Henry Joseph Boutilier,   b. 29 Aug 1789, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1879, Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.]