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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? New France was born and nurtured in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To the habitant the Church was everything--his school, his counselor, his almsgiver, his newspaper, his philosopher of things present and of things to come. To him it was the source of all knowledge, experience, and inspiration, and to it he never faltered in ungrudging loyalty.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.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

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.


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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Renee  Biret

  (b. abt. 1646La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 14 March 1715La Durantaye, Canada, New France )  

Renee Biret was born abt. 1646 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Renee Biret was the child of

Renee was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1672.

She married  Pierre Balan dit Lacombe 9 June 1672 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Pierre Balan dit Lacombe  was born 1646 in , France .  He died 29 September 1687 in La Durantaye, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Jean Brias dit Latreille 1688 in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France .  Jean Brias dit Latreille  was born 1663 in , France .  He died 30 November 1706 in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (3) François Lavergne dit Delavergue 15 April 1709 in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France .  François Lavergne dit Delavergue  was born abt. 1648 in , France .  He died 27 June 1714 in Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont) . 

Renee Biret died 14 March 1715 in La Durantaye, Canada, New France.


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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Jean Biret and Simone Perrine

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)


Renee Biret married immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag Pierre Balan dit Lacombe-- Date: 9 June 1672 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Children:
flag Marie Balan dite Lacombe (b.2 February 1673, Berthier-sur-Mer, Canada, New France   d. 11 December 1749, La Durantaye, Canada, New France)

flag Jean-Baptiste Balan dit Lacombe (b.13 December 1674, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 18 December 1758, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France)

flag Etienne Balan dit Lacombe (b.abt. 1676, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 24 November 1746, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Henriette Balan dite Lacombe (b.1 February 1677, La Durantaye, Canada, New France  d. 20 July 1715, Montmagny, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Balan dite Lacombe (b.28 January 1678, La Durantaye, Canada, New France  d. 19 October 1758, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Jeanne Balan dite Lacombe (b.abt. 1688, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France   d. , )



Renee Biret married immigrant flag Jean Brias dit Latreille-- Date: 1688 Place: Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France
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Added: 12/19/2014 9:17:30 AM  
Updated: 2/26/2015 5:05:08 PM



Renee Biret married immigrant flag François Lavergne dit Delavergue-- Date: 15 April 1709 Place: Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France


Added: 12/19/2014 9:16:12 AM  



Fille du Roi
Biret, Renée, m. 1: Balan, Pierre, dit Lacombe, Jun. 9, 1672, m. 2: Brias, Jean, dit Latreille, before 1688, m. 3: Lavergne, François, Apr. 15, 1709
1663-1673 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. "


Added: 2/26/2015 5:06:28 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

1672 Marriage / Partner
Renee Biret and Pierre Balan dit Lacombe 9 June 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1673 Birth of Child
Marie Balan dite Lacombe was born 2 February 1673, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)

1674 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Balan dit Lacombe was born 13 December 1674, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1677 Birth of Child
Henriette Balan dite Lacombe was born 1 February 1677, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Marguerite Balan dite Lacombe was born 28 January 1678, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

1687 Death of Spouse/Partner
Pierre Balan dit Lacombe died 29 September 1687, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

1706 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jean Brias dit Latreille died 30 November 1706, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

1709 Marriage / Partner
Renee Biret and François Lavergne dit Delavergue 15 April 1709, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

1714 Death of Spouse/Partner
François Lavergne dit Delavergue died 27 June 1714, Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont)

Death
14 March 1715
La Durantaye, Québec, Canada



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