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Pierre Benoit dit Laforest

  (abt. 1670, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  - 25 April 1745(St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre) )  
Age: 74

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Pierre Benoit dit Laforest was the child of Gabriel Benoit and Marie Anne Guedon
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Did You Know?What is a 'dit' name? When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated.The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)



Did You Know?Did you know...A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

News Local News: 1673 - Population of Quebec - 6,705

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

News Local News: 1681 - Population of Quebec - 10,077

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

1681 Canadian Census Champlain
Gabriel Benoist (dit Laforest), 40
Anne Guesdon, sa femme, 40
enfants:
Gabrielle, 12
Pierre, 11
Marie, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/1/2010 2:10:28 PM - 1  Updated: 3/1/2010 2:10:28 PM -

News Local News: 1683 - September 4 - Jacques Lefebvre, of Trois-Rivieres, owner of vast domains of property, obtained a concession to be known as the seigneurie of Baye-Saint-Antoine (later known as Baie-du-Fèbvre)

Histoire de la Baie-Saint-Antoine, dite Baie du Febvre, 1683-1911 by Bellemare and Suite -

News Local News: 1685 - King Louis XIV decreed Code Noir (Black Code),ordered all Jews out of French colonial empire; defined slavery rules, restricted activities of free Negroes; forbade any religious activities other than Roman Catholic

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World History World News: 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.


News Local News: 1692 - Population of Quebec - 13,041

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

Canada Canadian News: 1701 - 39 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal

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News Local News: 1702 - Queen Anne's War between France and Great Britain began

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1705 Marriage / Union
Pierre Benoit dit Laforest and Jeanne Marie Anne Jacquet St Amand dit Gerlaise 20 August 1705, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

News Local News: 1706 - Population of Quebec - 18,842

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

News Local News: 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War

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News Local News: 1718 - Population of Quebec - 25.971

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

News Local News: 1727 - Population of Quebec - 34,355

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

News Local News: 1737 - Population of Quebec - 45,108

History of Quebec For Dummies By Eric Bédard -

Death
25 April 1745
(St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre)



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Pierre Benoit dit Laforest married / joined Jeanne Marie Anne Jacquet St Amand dit Gerlaise -- Date: 20 August 1705 Place:  Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 


Jeanne Marie Anne Jacquet St Amand dit Gerlaise was the daughter of Jean Jacquet St Amand dit Gerlaise and Marie Jeanne Trudel

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Pierre Benoit dit La Forest habitant of la baye de st. antoine? and Jeanne de Jarles de la Riviere du Loup


Source:
Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie
Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie, Cyprien Tanguay
Author Cyprien Tanguay
Published 1871
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Jun 9, 2006
Page 41

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Children:
son François Benoit dit LaForest (abt. 1705, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - 6 Feb 1760, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre))

daughter Françoise Benoit (24 OCT 1706, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) - 2 May 1787, Nicolet, Québec, Canada)

daughter Therese Apolline Benoit (1708, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - 8 SEP 1723, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers))

son Pierre Benoit (17 MAY 1709, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre) - 06 August 1752, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre))

daughter Jeanne Benoit (12 OCT 1713, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre) - , )

son Joseph Benoit (25 SEP 1715, Louiseville, Québec, Canada - , )

daughter Madeleine Benoit ( 27 AUG 1718, Louiseville, Québec, Canada - 26 SEP 1733, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre))

daughter Jeanne Benoit (31 May 1722, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada (St Francois du Lac) - 7 December 1752, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada (St Francois du Lac))

daughter Gabrielle Benoit (31 JAN 1725, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre) - 22 APR 1743, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre))

son Jean François Benoit (6 NOV 1729, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre) - 21 NOV 1729, (St-Antoine de la) Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Baie du Febvre))




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