Quebec - Did you know?French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains, confetti, or nuts are showered at the married couples, wishing them good luck and fertility.
She married Pierre Couillard
8 February 1666
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
was born abt. 1637
in , France
He died 6 April 1713
in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)
Jeanne Bilodeau died 26 August 1684
in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain).
"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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1666 Marriage / Partner Jeanne Bilodeau and Pierre Couillard 8 February 1666, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.
1667 Birth of Child René Couillard was born 19 February 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
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).
Death 26 August 1684 Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain)
Added: 12/19/2014 10:06:46 AM
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