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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

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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada  - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, est. 1678
179, rue de l’Église, Château-Richer, QUÉBEC
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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, est. 1678
179, rue de l’Église, Château-Richer, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps


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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Marie  Grandry

  (b. abt. 1646Paris, France   d. 29 June 1728Château-Richer, Canada, New France )  

Marie Grandry was born abt. 1646 in Paris, France. Marie Grandry was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1662.

She married  Jacques-Laurent David dit Pontif 29 August 1662 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer) .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Jacques-Laurent David dit Pontif  was born abt. 1631 in Dieppe, France .  He died bef. 10 February 1681 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Blaise-Julien David and Flavie Morel.

Marie Grandry died 29 June 1728 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .

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Marie Grandry married immigrant France Jacques-Laurent David dit Pontif-- Date: 29 August 1662 Place: Château-Richer, Canada, New France (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Jacques-Laurent David dit Pontif was the son of Blaise-Julien David and Flavie Morel

Name: Jacques David
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Spouse's Name: Marie Grandin
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Event Date: 29 Aug 1662
Event Place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
Father's Name: Blaise David
Mother's Name: Fleury Morel
Spouse's Father's Name: Claude Grandin
Spouse's Mother's Name: Janne Tousain
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01734-5
System Origin: Canada-EASy
GS Film number: 1018161
Reference ID: P 124

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ F2KL-5KN : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Jacques David and Marie Grandin, 29 Aug 1662.
Updated: 12/22/2013 8:16:02 PM

Canada/New France Marie David (b.5 December 1663, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 6 March 1706, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean David (b.12 October 1665, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 8 April 1703, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marguerite David (b.2 November 1667, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

Canada/New France Jeanne David (b.5 November 1669, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 11 November 1698, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jacques David dit Pontif (b.22 December 1670, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. July 1712, , Acadia, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne David (b.7 June 1672, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1711, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

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Fille a Marier

"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 11:16:08 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 11:16:19 AM - Beckie

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...

1662 Marriage / Partner
Marie Grandry and Jacques-Laurent David dit Pontif 29 August 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...

1663 Birth of Child
Marie David was born 5 December 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1665 Birth of Child
Jean David was born 12 October 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1666 Habittans de Beaupré
Jacques david dit Pontife - 35 athelot Calfateur

marie grandy - 20 sa femme

Marie david - 2 fille

Et Jean david - 1 fils
The first census of New France (1666)
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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 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...

1667 Birth of Child
Marguerite David was born 2 November 1667, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1669 Birth of Child
Jeanne David was born 5 November 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1670 Birth of Child
Jacques David dit Pontif was born 22 December 1670, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1672 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne David was born 7 June 1672, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1698 Death of Child
Jeanne David died 11 November 1698, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1703 Death of Child
Jean David died 8 April 1703, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1706 Death of Child
Marie David died 6 March 1706, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less...Read MORE...

1711 Death of Child
Marie-Anne David died 7 May 1711, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1712 Death of Child
Jacques David dit Pontif died July 1712, , Acadia, Canada

Canada 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. -

29 June 1728
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada


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