Quebec - Did you know?an old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had innocently killed a small yellow snake which he had seen crawling along the grass in front of his house. The old man said that he would have preferred losing his best horse rather than see that snake killed. It had been living in his cellar for some years past, and he considered it as a good lutin [spirit] which brought him luck and prosperity.
Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Francoise-Marthe Barton was born abt. 1653
in Poitiers, France.
was the child of
Francoise-Marthe was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1670.
She married Joseph Chevalier
7 October 1670
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
The couple had (at least) 5 children.
was born abt. 1644
in , France
He died 26 May 1721
in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Francoise-Marthe Barton died 13 August 1699
in Montréal, 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. "
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1670 Marriage / Partner Francoise-Marthe Barton and Joseph Chevalier 7 October 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
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).
1692 Birth of Child Thérèse Chevalier was born 10 March 1692, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Death 13 August 1699 Montréal, Québec, Canada
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