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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in huge quantities. Every parish in the colony had its grog-shop; in 1725 the King ordered that no parish should have more than two. Quebec had a dozen or more, and complaint was made that the people flocked to these resorts early in the morning, thus rendering themselves unfit for work during most of the day, and soon ruining their health into the bargain.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Renee  Biret

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

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, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  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, Québec, Canada .  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, Québec, Canada .  François Lavergne dit Delavergue  was born abt. 1648 in , France .  He died 27 June 1714 in Beaumont, Québec, Canada . 

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

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Jean Biret and Simone Perrine

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Renee Biret married immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France Pierre Balan dit Lacombe-- Date: 9 June 1672 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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Canada/New France Marie Balan dite Lacombe (b.2 February 1673, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada   d. 11 December 1749, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada)

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

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

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

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

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

Renee Biret married immigrant France Jean Brias dit Latreille-- Date: 1688 Place: Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

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Updated: 2/26/2015 5:05:08 PM

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

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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
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. "

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

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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...

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

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

1714 Death of Spouse/Partner
François Lavergne dit Delavergue died 27 June 1714, Beaumont, Québec, Canada

14 March 1715
La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

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