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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, begging is forbidden, as it encourages laziness and idleness. New France suffered a serious food shortage, and many starved to death rather than admit to being poor. The French considered the potato as unfit for human consumption because the English are eating potatoes.

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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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16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.

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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Marie-Anne  Guédon

  (b. 1641, France   d. 22 March 1732Québec, Canada, New France )  

Marie-Anne Guédon was born 1641 in , France. Marie-Anne Guédon was the child of

Marie-Anne was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1665.

She married  Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest 26 October 1665 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest  was born 1636 in , France .  He died 27 October 1686 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Marin Marais 7 February 1695 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  Marin Marais  was born 1641 in , France .  He died 04 March 1732 in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup) . 

Marie-Anne Guédon died 22 March 1732 in Québec, Canada, New France .

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Daughter of Thomas Guedon and Isabelle de Morin

Death not found at Hotel Dieu in Drouin Collection. Check Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Marie-Anne Guédon married immigrant flag Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest-- Date: 26 October 1665 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

PRDH indicates that Gabriel Benoit Laforest and Marie Anne Guedon signed a contract of marriage in 1665 at an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada.

Title Histoire de la paroisse de Champlain ...
Volume 2 of Histoire de la paroisse de Champlain, Prosper] [Cloutier
Author Prosper Cloutier
Editor Prosper Cloutier
Publisher Impr. "Le Bien public,", 1917
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Feb 20, 2008
Length 521 pages
Page 54

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
Updated: 4/22/2014 4:23:51 PM

flag Marguerite Benoit (b.October 1666, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 11 September 1728, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag Gabriel Benoit (b.1668, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 28 November 1745, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre Benoit dit Laforest (b.abt. 1670, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 25 April 1745, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne Benoit (b.1672, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 6 April 1744, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Benoit (b.abt. 1679, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France   d. 28 January 1750, Yamachiche, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Françoise Benoit (b.17 May 1682, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 24 November 1770, Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada )

Marie-Anne Guédon married immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag Marin Marais-- Date: 7 February 1695 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Guédon, Marie-Anne, m. 1. Benoist, Gabriel, contract Oct. 26, 1665, m. 2. Marais, Marin, dit Labarre, contract Feb. 7, 1695
1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.

The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "

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1665 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Anne Guédon and Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest 26 October 1665, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

1666 Les Trois Rivieres
Is this them?

Gabriel benoist - 30 habitant

Marie Gaudry - 25 sa femme
The first census of New France (1666)
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1666 Birth of Child
Marguerite Benoit was born October 1666, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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1682 Birth of Child
Marie-Françoise Benoit was born 17 May 1682, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1686 Death of Spouse/Partner
Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest died 27 October 1686, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1695 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Anne Guédon and Marin Marais 7 February 1695, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1728 Death of Child
Marguerite Benoit died 11 September 1728, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

22 March 1732
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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