Quebec - Did you know?A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could intercede for the recovery of a sick member of the household. Some have even been known to, 'during the night, shave the face of his master and black his boots for Sunday morning'.
Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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She married Gabriel Lemieux
26 November 1671
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 2 children.
was born 10 April 1630
in Rouen, France
He died 2 December 1700
in Lauzon, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy) (Lévis)
Marthe Beauregard died 21 October 1728
in Lauzon, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy) (Lévis).
"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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1671 Marriage / Partner Marthe Beauregard and Gabriel Lemieux 26 November 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.
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. History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
Death 21 October 1728 Lauzon, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy) (Lévis)
Added: 12/12/2014 11:20:49 AM
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