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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and boys around age 12 or above often smoked pipes. The women were smokers, too, but more commonly they used tobacco in the form of snuff.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)



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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Jeanne  Blondeau

  (b. abt. 1646, France   d. 2 November 1680Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) )  

Jeanne Blondeau was born abt. 1646 in , France. Jeanne Blondeau was the child of

Jeanne was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1671.

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 (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) . 

Jeanne Blondeau died 2 November 1680 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel).


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Jeanne Blondeau married immigrant France René Abraham dit Desmarais-- Date: 16 November 1671  Place: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)


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Children:
Canada/New France Arnoul Abraham dit Desmarais (b.28 January 1673, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)  d. , , Canada)

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Abraham dit Desmarais (b.29 June 1675, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)  d. 5 January 1699 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada (St-Francois-Xavier, Yamaska))

Canada/New France René Abraham dit Desmarais (b.22 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. 11 August 1703, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada (St-Francois-Xavier, Yamaska))



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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...


Fille du Roi
Blondeau, Jeanne, m. Abraham, René, dit Desmarais, Nov. 16, 1671

Filles du Roi1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"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. "


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1671 Marriage / Partner
Jeanne Blondeau and René Abraham dit Desmarais 16 November 1671 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...


Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

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1673 Birth of Child
Arnoul Abraham dit Desmarais was born 28 January 1673, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1675 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Abraham dit Desmarais was born 29 June 1675, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

1678 Birth of Child
René Abraham dit Desmarais was born 22 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

Death
2 November 1680
Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)


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