Quebec - 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)
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She married Pierre Garand
27 October 1669
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
The couple had (at least) 6 children.
was born 15 January 1644
in , France
He died 7 January 1700
in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Renée Chanfrain died 7 March 1684
in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.
"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. "
Added: 12/9/2014 10:50:36 AM - Beckie Updated: 12/9/2014 10:50:50 AM - Beckie
1669 Marriage / Partner Renée Chanfrain and Pierre Garand 27 October 1669, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, 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).
1675 Birth of Child Marie-Madeleine Garand was born 31 August 1675, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1679 Birth of Child Pierre Garand was born 26 November 1679, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1681 Birth of Child Anne Garand was born 30 May 1681, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Death 7 March 1684 Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1684 Birth of Child Marie-Catherine Garand was born 6 March 1684, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1684 Birth of Child Marie-Madeleine Garand was born 6 March 1684, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Added: 12/6/2014 3:20:17 PM
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