Thomas Touchet was Robert de la Berge's step-brother. Thomas was 16 years
older than Robert. His mother was Marie Potevin and his father was
May 8, 1638. They then had three sons, Robert, Abraham and Guillaume.
It was Thomas Touchet, who after having first gone to Québec in 1644,
returned to find a wife in 1653 (because of the scarcity of females in Nouvelle
France at the time.) When he returned to Québec for the second time in
1658 (with his new wife and child), he convinced Robert to do the same.
From Pierre-Lionel LaBerge's book translation, p. 158 describing Thomas'
Thomas Touchet sojurns in New France between 1649 and 1653
The honorable Nicolas Juchereau, Sieur de Saint-Denis, had certainly
In 1702, Nicolas Laberge contracted with Charles Juchereau de
He built an addition to the Guillaume Couillard house. Guillaume
Thomas Touchet took advantage of his voyage to Québec to
conclude on the
Shown above is a wood windmill which was
built in 1767 in Esplehin,
Thomas Touchet helped build a wood
windmill in Neuville south of Québec