Quebec - Did you know?The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in huge quantities. Every parish in the colony had its grog-shop; in 1725 the King ordered that no parish should have more than two. Quebec had a dozen or more, and complaint was made that the people flocked to these resorts early in the morning, thus rendering themselves unfit for work during most of the day, and soon ruining their health into the bargain.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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She married René Abraham dit Desmarais
16 November 1671
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
René Abraham dit Desmarais
was born abt. 1645
in , France
He died aft. 8 September 1714
in , Québec Province, Canada
Jeanne Blondeau died 2 November 1680
in Sorel, Québec, Canada .
"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.
The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "
Added: 9/14/2010 11:03:53 AM - Beckie Updated: 9/15/2010 9:49:54 AM - Beckie
1671 Marriage / Partner Jeanne Blondeau and René Abraham dit Desmarais 16 November 1671 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.
1675 Birth of Child Jean-Baptiste Abraham dit Desmarais was born 29 June 1675, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
1678 Birth of Child René Abraham dit Desmarais was born 22 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada
Death 2 November 1680 Sorel, Québec, Canada
Added: 7/29/2010 11:10:13 AM
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