Acadia - Did you know? On January 6th of each year, the Acadians celebrated Epiphany. This tradition included the Twelfth Night cake. The cake contained a ring, a medal, and a button. When the cake was cut, it was said that the person who found the ring would be married soon. The person who found the medal would have a religious vocation. The person who found the button would remain a bachelor or old maid.
Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.
Quebec - Did you know?About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number, 27,000 arrived alive... All in all of the 27,000 immigrants, 14,000, or a little more than half, settled in New France.
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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1700 (Quebec) The French population in the Colony of Canada numbered about fifteen thousand. The Crown ceded almost all the riverfront; from Quebec to Montreal. This opened nearly two hundred seigneurs for rural ...Read MORE...
1700 Port Royal Charles BELLINEAUX 22; Madelaine MELANSON (wife) 22, Charles 3; Jean 1; 3 cattle, 2 sheep, 1 gun. 1700 Acadian Census Added: 9/24/2010 9:50:06 AM - Beckie Updated: 9/24/2010 9:50:18 AM - Beckie
1711 - Québec Expedition The Québec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Québec during Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a fleet of ships set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. They reached the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence...Read MORE...
1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French. History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
1725 Marriage / Partner Charles Belliveau (Béliveau) and Agnès Gaudet 16 October 1725, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
By 1730, the majority of Acadians had signed an oath swearing allegiance to the British Crown, but they insisted they would not fight either the French or the native Indians.
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748
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1749--French population of the whole of the Acadian Peninsula : 13,000
1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.
Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory.
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1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War of 1754, the British government demanded that Acadians take an oath of allegiance to the Crown that included fighting against the French. Most of them refused. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.
1758 - The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France. Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to France initially settle in northwestern France, around St. Malo and Morlaix. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm -
1759 - Quebec Falls In the year 1759, Quebec was conquered by the British forces, and the various foreign policies threatened French-Canadian culture and their rights. www.buzzle.com/ articles/ ...Read MORE...
1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City
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1764 - British authorities in 1764 allowed Acadians to return in small isolated groups. They returned slowly, settling in various locations on mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. Others ended up in Newfoundland, the West Indies and even the Falkland Islands.
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Death 6 September 1769 Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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