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Did You Know?Did you know...New Year's Day was one of the most popular social occasions in Acadia. In every home people would get up in the morning, shake hands and wish one another 'a good and happy new year, and paradise at the end of your days'.
A farily common superstition required that the first visitor to enter a house be a person of the male sex. If a female entered first, she risked bringing bad luck upon the household.
On New Year's Day, everone tried to wear something new for the first time. This ensured having new clothes all year long.

Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  François-Xavier  Savoie

  (b. abt. 1684Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)   d. 28 December 1787Berthier-sur-Mer, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier) )  

François-Xavier Savoie was born abt. 1684 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia). François-Xavier Savoie was the child of Germain Savoie and Marie Breau dite Vincelotte and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François Savoie and Catherine Lejeune (maternal)  Vincent Breau (Brault) and Marie Bourc (Bourg)

He married  Marie Josephe Richard 23 November 1707 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie Josephe Richard  was born 1691 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) .  She died 24 January 1763 in Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  She was the daughter of Alexandre Richard and Elizabeth Isabelle Petitpas.

François-Xavier Savoie died 28 December 1787 in Berthier-sur-Mer, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier).

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François-Xavier Savoie married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Marie Josephe Richard-- Date: 23 November 1707  Place: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
Marie Josephe Richard was the daughter of Alexandre Richard and Elizabeth Isabelle Petitpas

On 23 November 1707 François, married Marie-Josèphe Richard, daughter of Alexandre Richard and Élisabeth Petitpas, in Port-Royal, Acadia, Canada.

(White, Stephen A. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Famillies Acadiennes. volume II. Moncton, Canada: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999).

Children of Marie-Josèphe Richard and François Savoie

Marie-Josèphe Savoie (25 Apr 1709 - )

François Savoie (30 Nov 1710 - b 9 Aug 1762)

Brigitte Savoie (24 Apr 1712 - 10 Dec 1758)

Marguerite Savoie (20 Aug 1713 - )

Jean-Baptiste Savoie (9 Mar 1715 - 27 Dec 1787)

Honoré Savoie (9 Mar 1715 - 25 Sep 1797)

Jeanne Savoie (28 Sep 1716 - bef 1766)

Anne-Marie Savoie (2 Jun 1718 - between Oct 1755 - Aug 1756)

Madeleine Savoie (5 Dec 1719 - 16 Dec 1789)

Charles Savoie (30 May 1721 - )

Simon Savoie dit Saint-Sauveur (17 Aug 1723 - 25 Dec 1795)

Joseph Savoie (8 Jun 1727 - b 22 Dec 1767)

Pierre Savoie

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Marguerite Brigitte Savoie (b.24 April 1712, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)  d. 10 December 1758, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

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Canada1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
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Invention1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)

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News1710 - Parish of Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Bellechasse is established at Berthier (Berthier Sur Mer)

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Invention1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)

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28 December 1787
Berthier-sur-Mer, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)

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