Quebec - Did you know?In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the household spent part of each winter in plaiting. In cold weather the knitted 'tuque' made in vivid colors was the great favorite. It was warm and picturesque. Each section of the colony had its own color; the habitants in the vicinity of Quebec wore blue 'tuques', while those around Montreal preferred red.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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She married Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir
13 July 1659
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 5 children.
Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir
was born 21 June 1634
in Rouen, France
He died 12 June 1698
in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain)
Marie-Madeleine Drouillard died 17 February 1719
in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain).
Children: Michel-Ignace Dizy dit Montplaisir (b.16 August 1661, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) d. 11 February 1723, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain))
Marguerite Dizy dite Montplaisir (b.10 February 1663, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) d. 21 October 1730, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Ste-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (St-François-Xavier-de-Batiscan))
Anne-Celeste Dizy dite Montplaisir (b.abt. 1669, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) d. 16 May 1718, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain))
Elisabeth Dizy (b.abt. 1672, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) d. 16 February 1703, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal))
Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir (b.abt. 1674, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) d. 14 March 1761, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain))
"When the Company of 100 Associates began their settlement scheme, their plan of recruiting only families proved to be too costly, so instead they signed on single men; tradesman and labourers; who would be indentured for three years. However, this meant that more than 80% of the colonists were men, so even if they decided to stay at the end of their term, there was little hope of them starting a family, unless they chose a Canadian girl. But, since her family would never allow her, or her children, to leave their village; the company directors needed to avoid this from happening.
So instead, they began recruiting "marriagable young girls", who would first sign a contract in France and then be given passage and a small dowry to become the wife of a Quebec settler. You might wonder why these young girls (many under 16), would risk the dangers and hardships, which by now most of France were well aware of; but believe it or not; for many it was the best option.
At the time, marriages were arranged, so if the girl's family did not have the means to provide a sutable dowry, her only option was to become a nun, if she was Catholic; or marry beneath her station. In the case of the young Filles a Marier, though a marriage contract must be signed before departure, she had every right to refuse the union, once she met her husband-to-be. As a matter of fact, many of them did just that, and were provided safe passage home." Added: 2/5/2016 5:37:28 PM - Beckie Updated: -
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1659 Marriage / Partner Marie-Madeleine Drouillard and Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir 13 July 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
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).
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. -
1718 Death of Child Anne-Celeste Dizy dite Montplaisir died 16 May 1718, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain)
Death 17 February 1719 Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation de Champlain)
Added: 1/5/2015 10:16:17 AM
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