THE FRENCH CONNECTION
From French Kings to Los Angeles Kings - Therrien to Terrion
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GENERATIONS OF THERRIENS
Noel - 1580-1620 |
Andre- 1611-1661 |
PIERRE 1640-1706 Pierre emigrates to the New World - Ile D'Orleans (Montreal) |
Andre 1678-1749 |
Barthelemy 1717-1801 |
Jean 1759-1815 Quebec City |
JEAN BAPTISTE THERRIEN 1798-1882 Married Catherine Roy. Moves to Marmora and becomes known as JOHN TERRION THEY HAD 11 CHILDREN |
John Terrion 1822-1888 +Isabelle Quinn THEY HAD 9 CHILDREN |
John Joseph Terrion 1858-1921 +Ellen Gallagher THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN |
John Francis 1894-1973 + Mary Loretta O'Shea THEY HAD 9 CHILDREN |
Wilf Terrion 1938-2006 +Patricia THEY HAD 5 CHILDREN |
GREG TERRION NHL Los Angeles Kings 1980
NHL Player, #14 Los Angeles King, Greg Terrion, son of Wildred Terrion 1938-2006
It was 1580, when Noel Therrien was born in La Rochelle, Normandy, France, a rebellious, little fortified town on the Atlantic coast of France, just south of England. But this was no ordinary small town. This was an important harbour fought over by kings and queens, with a colourful history of knights and pirates, medieaval towers and gothic spires
It was the home port of many explorers, sent out by their rulers to pillage the new world, return with gold, trade the slaves and bring home furs. But when Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes, ending all religious freedom, there resulted a huge migration of ordinary people to New France on the east coast of North America, but mostly to Quebec.
So it was that Noel Therrien's grandson, Pierre Therrien, left La Rochelle for Quebec, settling in Ile d'Orleans, a region near Montreal. The Therrien name spread throughout the Montreal region, into Quebec City and Ile aux Coudres in the St. Lawrence river, each generation securing its position in the provice with large families.
But one Therrien, that is, Jean Baptiste Therrien (1798-1882), Pierre's g.g.grandson born in St Henri De Mascouche, Quebec , made a break for Upper Canada, finding his way to Marmora, probably attracted by the lumbering jobs, or perhaps the ironworks. And he was not alone, as witnessed by the many French-Canadian names we find in Marmora at the same time- Auger, Belanger, Bedomme, Bedore, Bertrand, Clairmont, Demars, Lajoie, Legros, Paget, Prevost, Provost, Revoy, and Roy,
Jean Baptiste soon became anglicized, known as JOHN TERRION, and with his wife from Quebec, Catherine Roy, living at Lot 15, Concession 8, Marmora Twp., went on to have a family of 11 children. (to the best of our knowledge)
Mary 1819-1903 married Joseph Corby and had three children
JOHN 1822-1888 married Isabelle Quinn and had nine children (Lot 13. Conc 9)
Francis 1823-1913, living at Lot 24, Conc. 6, Marmora Twp., married Jessica Robertson, of Ireland, had 6 children & moved to Waubeshene
William 1825- Details unknown
Margaret 1831-1916 married Emery Demars and had possibly 15 children
Lucinda 1830-1893 married James Darrah and had eleven children
Julius 1833- Details unknown
Michael 1835 possibly named Edward as well
The above named John (1822-1888) and Isabelle Quinn (1824-1903)carried on the tradition of large families, populating Marmora with nine more Terrions, which included John Joseph 1858-1921, who married Ellen Gallagher and had eleven more little Terrions. Although some had moved out west, or to the States, by the turn of the century, Terrion families had settled in Malone, Deloro, Eldorado and Peterborough.
Agnes Mary 1926-1995 Married James O. Loveless
James A. 1932-2006 Married Ann Collins
Gwendolyne M. 1935- Married John Tomko
Willfred 1938-2006 Father of NHL Hockey player, Greg Terrion
D. Terrion Living
R. Terrion Living married C. Ellis
T. Terrion Married G. Robson
From our mailbox.........
Bob O'Brien wirtes:
My g. grandfather: Michael Bedore settled in Marmora mid 1800s. He was said to have been the first shoemaker there. Michael married Catherine Therrien, ( Terrion) and they had about 9 children, one of which was my grandpa George who became a farmer. George married twice having a total of 9 children who went on to proliferate the Bedore name. Many Marmora names are married int the Bedore name and vice versa. I am working on the family tree. If anyone wishes to see it or add to it, my e-mail is email@example.com. I live in Trenton.