Quebec - Did you know?In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing else to do, and no easy or inexpensive artificial light. Candles were in use, to be sure, but a great many more of them were burned on the altars of the churches than in the homes of the people. For his reading, the habitant depended upon the priest, and for his writing, upon the notary.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
She married Guillaume Thibault
11 January 1655
in Montmagny, Québec, Canada (St-Thomas)
The couple had (at least) 8 children.
was born 1622
in Rouen, France
He died 21 August 1686
in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
He was the son of Nicolas Thibault and Elisabeth Anthiaume.
She married (2) François Fafard
8 April 1696
in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)
was born 8 January 1630
in , France
He died 25 December 1711
in Batiscan, Québec, Canada
He was the son of Jean Fafard and Antoinette Leverdier.
Marie-Madeleine Francoise died 23 March 1707
in Batiscan, Québec, Canada .
"On Monday, 16 November 1654, Guillaume required the services of the notary Audouart to draw up his marriage contract at Fort St-Louis in Quebec. The distinguished guests were Jean de Lauzon, Governor of New France; Father Francois Lemercier, head of the Jesuits; the Normand priest Lean Lesueur, chaplain of the Hotel-Dieu; Anne Gasnier, widow of Jean Clement, Sieur DuVault; Denis-Joseph Ruette, Sieur d'Auteuil, son-in-law of Anne Gasnier; Jean Bourdon from Rouen, the administrator of the Communaute des Habitants of New France; Seigneur, the Venerable Guillaume Couillard, bourgeois; Louis Couillard, Seigneur for part of the Ile aux Oies; and Martin Grouvel."
"Who was the future bride? Marie-Madeleine Francois or Lefrancois, who had been in the country for a short time, appeared as a worthy 21 year old orphan. Her late father Squire Isaac Francois had been the Captain of a company of light horse cavalry in France, obviously a nobleman. Her mother was named Esther Paigne. Marie-Madeleine was born in Lorraine, about 1633."
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XIV, Pages 202-203 Updated: 1/7/2014 12:35:02 AM
Children: Claire-Françoise Thibault (b.29 October 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada d. 11 April 1728, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )
"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ F2KL-G2P : accessed 06 Jan 2013), Francois Fafar and Magdeleine Lefrancois, 08 Apr 1696; citing reference P 173, FHL microfilm 1018161.
"After ten years of widowhood, the banked fires of love flared anew in the heart of Madelein Lefrancois. A brilliant citizen from Batiscan, the widower of Marie Richard since 31 May 1695, the father of seven children, a Normand by origin, Francois Fafard, 60 years old, entered the heart of the widow Thibault... In early spring, on 8 April 1696, Madeleine and Francois were married a second time, at Chateau-Richer... The new Lefrancois-Fafard couple moved to Batiscan..."
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XIV, Page 210
Added: 7/24/2010 3:25:52 PM Updated: 4/18/2016 11:07:33 AM
Marie Madeleine LeFrancoise From nantibo.philgay.qc.ca/ gmf/ pafn01.htm#6316 Madeleine LeFrançois est une orpheline et son père, Isaac, avait été capitaine d'une compagnie de chevaux-légers, sa mère s'appelait Esther Paigne. Les chevaux-légers étaient un corps de cavalerie chargé de la garde du roi. Après la mort de...Read MORE...
"When the Company of 100 Associates began their settlement scheme, their plan of recruiting only families proved to be too costly, so instead they signed on single men; tradesman and labourers; who would be indentured for three years. However, this meant that more than 80% of the colonists were men, so even if they decided to stay at the end of their term, there was little hope of them starting a family, unless they chose a Canadian girl. But, since her family would never allow her, or her children, to leave their village; the company directors needed to avoid this from happening.
So instead, they began recruiting "marriagable young girls", who would first sign a contract in France and then be given passage and a small dowry to become the wife of a Quebec settler. You might wonder why these young girls (many under 16), would risk the dangers and hardships, which by now most of France were well aware of; but believe it or not; for many it was the best option.
At the time, marriages were arranged, so if the girl's family did not have the means to provide a sutable dowry, her only option was to become a nun, if she was Catholic; or marry beneath her station. In the case of the young Filles a Marier, though a marriage contract must be signed before departure, she had every right to refuse the union, once she met her husband-to-be. As a matter of fact, many of them did just that, and were provided safe passage home." Added: 9/15/2010 11:07:46 AM - Beckie Updated: 9/15/2010 11:07:56 AM - Beckie
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1655 Marriage / Partner Marie-Madeleine Francoise and Guillaume Thibault 11 January 1655, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (St-Thomas)
1655 Birth of Child Claire-Françoise Thibault was born 29 October 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada
1657 Birth of Child Jeanne-Marguerite Thibault was born 20 January 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1668 Birth of Child Étienne Thibault was born 6 December 1668, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
1707 Death "...it as there (Batiscan) that the ancestress of the Thibault descendants died on Wednesday, 23 March 1707. Her burial was conducted the next day by Father Michel-Philbert Boy, in the presence of Nicolas Rivard and Julien Rivard dit Laglanderie."
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