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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The life of the French-Canadians in Quebec was largely agrarian. It was a system where each household grew, produced or bartered for everything the family needed to survive. By the mid-1800s, as the population grew and family farms could no longer support succeeding generations, many left behind this self-sufficient life style for one based on wage labor in the mills. Eventually, one third of Quebec's population left Canada for mill villages in New England where they gathered in close-knit ethnic communities.

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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Marie  Bellehache

  (b. abt. 1652, France   d. 7 December 1718Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)* )  

Marie Bellehache was born abt. 1652 in , France. Marie Bellehache was the child of

Marie was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1673.

She married  Gilles Bourré (Bourret) dit L'Espine 5 September 1673 in Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Gilles Bourré (Bourret) dit L'Espine  was born abt. 1642 in , France .  He died 8 February 1726 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)* . 

Marie Bellehache died 7 December 1718 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*.


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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Pierre Bellehache and Marie Burelle

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)


Marie Bellehache married immigrant France Gilles Bourré (Bourret) dit L'Espine-- Date: 5 September 1673 Place: , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)


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Children:
Canada/New France Anne Bourré (Bourret) (b.12 December 1674, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 12 August 1735, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*)

Canada/New France Jeanne Bourré (Bourret) (b.9 March 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 10 September 1747, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*)

Canada/New France Michel Bourré (Bourret) dit L'Espine (b.1681, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  d. 16 July 1688, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*)

Canada/New France François Bourré (Bourret) (b.10 June 1683, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*  d. , )

Canada/New France Marie-Catherine Bourré (Bourret) (b.28 March 1686, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*  d. 14 June 1754, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Bourré (Bourret) (b.26 January 1689, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*  d. 2 February 1745, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Canada/New France  Bourré (Bourret) (b.1691, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*  d. 24 May 1691, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*)

Canada/New France Antoinette Bourret (Bouré) (b.15 September 1692, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*  d. , )



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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...


Fille du Roi
Bellehache, Marie, m. Bourret, Gilles, dit Lépine, contract Sep. 9, 1673
Filles du Roi1663-1673 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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1673 Marriage / Partner
Marie Bellehache and Gilles Bourré (Bourret) dit L'Espine 5 September 1673, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...


Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1674 Birth of Child
Anne Bourré (Bourret) was born 12 December 1674, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1678 Birth of Child
Jeanne Bourré (Bourret) was born 9 March 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1683 Birth of Child
François Bourré (Bourret) was born 10 June 1683, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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1686 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine Bourré (Bourret) was born 28 March 1686, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*

1688 Death of Child
Michel Bourré (Bourret) dit L'Espine died 16 July 1688, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...


1689 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Bourré (Bourret) was born 26 January 1689, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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1692 Birth of Child
Antoinette Bourret (Bouré) was born 15 September 1692, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...


Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

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Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less...Read MORE...


Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
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Death
7 December 1718
Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*


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