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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Jacques  BIDET dit DESROUSSELS

  (b. abt. 1645, France   d. 1712Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS was born abt. 1645 in , France. Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS was the child of

Jacques was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Françoise DEFOSSES 18 October 1669 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Françoise DEFOSSES  was born abt. 1649 in Paris, France .  She died 18 November 1711 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) . 

Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS died 1712 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .
Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan
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.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? On Sunday mornings, residents of New France attended Mass. The rest of the day was spent playing games or dancing or in friendly visits of one family with another.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
son of Pierre Bidet and Marie Allaire
Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' 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 (

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

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Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS married immigrant flag Françoise DEFOSSES-- Date: 18 October 1669 Place: Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France

flag Françoise BIDET (b.6 September 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 20 September 1738, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Canada, New France)

flag Marie BIDET (b.26 May 1673, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 10 December 1745, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )

flag Catherine BIDET (b.17 July 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 9 October 1747, Saint-Vallier, Canada, New France)

flag Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS (b.3 September 1681, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 23 June 1739, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )

flag Madeleine BIDET (b.17 May 1683, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. 22 February 1742, Québec, Canada, New France )

Events During the Lifetime of Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS

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1669 Marriage / Partner
Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS and Françoise DEFOSSES 18 October 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1670 Birth of Child
Françoise BIDET was born 6 September 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1673 Birth of Child
Marie BIDET was born 26 May 1673, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1678 Birth of Child
Catherine BIDET was born 17 July 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1681 Birth of Child
Jacques BIDET dit DESROUSSELS was born 3 September 1681, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1683 Birth of Child
Madeleine BIDET was born 17 May 1683, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1711 Death of Spouse/Partner
Françoise DEFOSSES died 18 November 1711, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

Added: 12/7/2014 12:38:35 PM

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