Did you know...Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they planted crops, took animals to pasture, and fixed fences. They ploughed the land with a team of oxen, then seeded it. They also cultivated a vegetable garden. In summer the entire family worked in the fields from sunrise until sunset. In late summer, they harvested grain crops and took them to the seigneur’s mill for grinding. In the autumn, they put up preserves, chopped and stacked firewood, brought in animals, butchered and salted the meat, which they put into barrels, and prepared the soil for next season’s crop.
Source: Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)
He married Charlotte Muloin
02 May 1707
in Laval (St-François-de-Sales), Québec, Canada (Île Jésus)*
The couple had (at least) 4 children.
was born abt. 1689
in Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)
She died 30 September 1739
in Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (St-Charles-du-Lac)
She was the daughter of Jean Mulouin and Marguerite Forget.
Joseph Vaillancourt died 28 March 1755
in Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (St-Charles-du-Lac).
1689 - November 13 - Raiding party of 150 Iroquois makes a late night attack on the settlement of Lachenaie, 20 miles downriver from Montreal; 30 people massacred and several prisoners taken; Governor Frontenac responds by asking the King for military reinforcements.
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. -
1713 Birth of Child Joseph Vaillancourt was born 1 October 1713, Laval (St-François-de-Sales), Québec, Canada (Île Jésus)*
1716 Birth of Child Jean-François Vaillancourt was born 12 March 1716, Laval (St-François-de-Sales), Québec, Canada (Île Jésus)*
In 1734, Abbot Joseph Dufrost, the newly named parish (St-Famille) priest, was given the mandate to build what would be the current church. Today, this building is the oldest two-steepled church in Canada, and the only church in Quebec with three bell towers at the front of the building. tourisme.iledorleans.com/ en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/ -
1739 Death of Spouse/Partner Charlotte Muloin died 30 September 1739, Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (St-Charles-du-Lac)
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748
www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
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 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.
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.
Death 28 March 1755 Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (St-Charles-du-Lac)
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