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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Around 1825, La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, was written as a guide for those employed in the service of middle class households. This volume was one of the first in Canada to address the subject in a comprehensive manner. It includes information on basic foods such as meats, eggs and vegetables and provides extensive details on their preparation.


Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

Sorel, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
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Sorel, Québec, Canada
Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
Source: Google maps

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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Jeanne  Blondeau

  (b. abt. 1646, France   d. 2 November 1680Sorel, Canada, New France )  

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, Canada, New France .  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 (Quebec) . 

Jeanne Blondeau died 2 November 1680 in Sorel, Canada, New France.

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Jeanne Blondeau married immigrant flag René Abraham dit Desmarais-- Date: 16 November 1671  Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Added: 7/29/2010 11:11:04 AM  
Updated: 7/29/2010 11:11:17 AM

flag Arnoul Abraham dit Desmarais (b.28 January 1673, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , , Canada)

flag Jean-Baptiste Abraham dit Desmarais (b.29 June 1675, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 5 January 1699 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France)

flag René Abraham dit Desmarais (b.22 November 1678, Sorel, Canada, New France  d. 11 August 1703, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France)

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

1663-1673 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. "

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

1673 Birth of Child
Arnoul Abraham dit Desmarais was born 28 January 1673, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

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

2 November 1680
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Added: 7/29/2010 11:10:13 AM

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