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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the contrary, the church liked to control the attribution of first names to ensure that on the day they were baptised, children received the name of a saint who would guide them throughout their life.

Source: en/ nomsPrenoms.htm

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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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Mathurin  Bernier

  (b. 28 April 1643, France   d. 27 January 1678Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )  

Mathurin Bernier was born 28 April 1643 in , France. Mathurin Bernier was the child of

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

He married  Jeanne Vilain 28 October 1670 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jeanne Vilain  was born abt. 1655 in Paris, France .  She died 18 December 1711 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Mathurin Bernier died 27 January 1678 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* .

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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Mathurin Bernier and Renee Mercereau

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Mathurin Bernier married immigrant Fille du Roi flag Jeanne Vilain-- Date: 28 October 1670 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France en/ bio/ villain_jean_baptiste_1E.html 

We next meet Jean-Baptiste Villain at Montreal. On 18 Oct. 1670 he was present as cousin of the fiancée at the signing of the private marriage contract concluded between Mathurin Bernier, a native of Bessay (near Luçon), and Jeanne Villain, “daughter of Jean Villain and of the late Jeanne Barbé, her father and mother, of the parish of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie in Paris.” Ten days later the parish priest of Notre-Dame in Montreal drew up the marriage certificate of the Berniers; in it Jeanne Villain is called “daughter of Jean Villain, master gold- and silversmith in Paris, and of Jeanne Barbé.”

Gérard Morisset, “VILLAIN, JEAN-BAPTISTE,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/ Université Laval, 2003

Added: 12/10/2014 3:40:25 PM  
Updated: 12/20/2014 9:46:22 AM

flag Elisabeth Bernier (b.3 October 1671, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 2 February 1747, Montréal, Canada, New France )

1670 Marriage / Partner
Mathurin Bernier and Jeanne Vilain 28 October 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1671 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Bernier was born 3 October 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada

27 January 1678
Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

Added: 12/10/2014 3:38:38 PM

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