Our ancestors – they were people of little means, but of great heart. These people of little means had a story uniquely theirs. A real story, one that was never or very rarely penned. Rather, the story of these brave men and women was written in the hidden pathways of their hearts and in the scars of their flesh. Their bodies were as living scrolls, their stories told through countless bruises and scratches and through their human frailty, as evidenced by flowing tears and sweat.
This book reveals the origin of Jean Miel dit Lusignan, before he left France in 1692 for New France. The story is told through a very special character: P’tit caillou de Lusignan, a small stone who travelled with Jean and recounts Jean’s journey in a unique poitevine dialect. P’tit caillou will introduce you to Jean’s immediate family (parents, sisters, brothers, nephews and nieces), his surroundings and the corner of the world he called home: Pranzay-lès-Lusignan and the Poitou region, as they are described by volumes of factual sources, historical records and the French archives.
As a child, Jean’s life was marked by fear during the “Dragonnades” (a time of religious persecution against Protestants) in his native Poitou region, but in New France, he found true freedom. At first he was called Jehan Amiault, but from then on he would be called Jean Miel dit Lusignan.
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