26 February 1611
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins. 1642 - Fort Maisonneuve
Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere near the ancient site of Hochelaga.
The Alg...Read MORE...
1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year.
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On 21 April 1644, at the age of thirty-three, Blaise contracted to go to Ville-Marie (Montreal) Quebec as a becheur (wood cutter). The contract was to last for three years, but Blaise chose to remain in Quebec. In 1848, Blaise was offered a concession of land in Montreal of which he took title in No...Read MORE...
1650 - Montreal Status Report
The wheat crop this year was excellent especially at Montreal. The Iroquois had driven most of the Savages from Montreal and only 50 French remained. Most French were surprised that Montreal had not...Read MORE...
1651 Marriage / Union
Blaise Juillet dit Avignon and Marie-Anne-Antoinette Liercourt 2 February 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) (see below)
1652 - Montreal
Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was formerly thickly in habited by Barbarians, while now they are very few. There is a fort of the French, wi...Read MORE...
1653 - Life in Montreal
The Jesuit vision of the Mountain of Montreal is a mission to convert the Natives and stop French exploration and free trading. This objective failed, and one hundred new settlers arrived this year, ...Read MORE...
1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands) 9th July, 1658 - Forbidding the Sale of Liquor to Indians (Montreal)
Renewed orders, forbidding the sale of liquor to the Indians, under pain of confiscation and a fine to be paid to the Villemarie church.
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1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and strict orders to the Officers of Justice to enforce it.
5th April, 1659. — Order prohibiting fishing...Read MORE...
1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
20th June, 1660
20th June, 1660. — Inventory of the moveable and immoveable property of the late Blaise Juillet dit Avignon.
Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2
Quebec Province Legislature
January 1, 1890
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On 19 April 1660, Blaise was involved in a battle with the Iroquois Indians. While trying to flee in a canoe, the canoe overturned and Blaise drowned in the river. Blaise was buried the next day in Montreal.
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"...Un autre détail précieux que nous retrouvons dans cet ouvrage, et que les historiens ne donnent pas, c'est celui des noms non moins glorieux des compa- ‘ gnons de Dollard. Ils sont partis vingt pour cette ex pédition, tous également intrépides, dévoués et déter minés, tous des jeunes gens. Trois...Read MORE...