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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians emigrated to the United States. In the eyes of the Roman Catholic clergy, however, this emigration was equated with losing the faith, and strong efforts were made to keep French Canadians in Canada.

Source: 2010/ 10/ eastern-townships.html

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.

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) - 1668 Marriage
Title	Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes: depuis la fondation de la c
Michelle Charlier (Chartier)

1668 Marriage
Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes: depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours
Volume 2 of Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours, Cyprien Tanguay
Author Cyprien Tanguay
Publisher E. Senécal, 1886
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Sep 20, 2007
Page 189

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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Michelle  Charlier (Chartier)

  (b. 1644Paris, France   d. 28 January 1729Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France )  

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) was born 1644 in Paris, France. Michelle Charlier (Chartier) was the child of

Michelle was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1668.

She married  Masse Begnier (Besnier) 9 October 1668 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Masse Begnier (Besnier)  was born 18 February 1626 in , France .  He died 27 July 1683 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) . 

She married  (2) Laurent Castel 23 January 1684 in Champlain, Canada, New France .  Laurent Castel  was born abt. 1659 in , France .  He died 19 March 1710 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres) . 

She married  (3) Louis Petit 19 March 1710 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  Louis Petit  was born 4 August 1658 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada .  He died 12 March 1728 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) .  He was the son of Nicolas Petit dit Laprée and Marie Pomponnelle.

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) died 28 January 1729 in Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France.

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) married immigrant France Masse Begnier (Besnier)-- Date: 9 October 1668 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

According to PRDH, there was a 1668 marriage contract between Masse Beignet and Michelle Charier in an undetermined place in Quebec.
Updated: 12/15/2014 10:25:53 AM

Canada/New France Louis Begnier (Besnier) (b.abt. 1669, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 September 1738 , Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France Marie-Jeanne Begnier (Besnier) (b.1671, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 29 July 1747, Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Begnier (Besnier) (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 3 April 1710, Champlain, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Angélique Begnier (Besnier) (b.abt. 1676, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 26 October 1756 , Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France Étienne Begnier (Besnier) (b.abt. 1680, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 14 July 1716, Sorel, Canada, New France)

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) married immigrant France Laurent Castel-- Date: 23 January 1684 Place: Champlain, Canada, New France

Added: 12/15/2014 10:27:46 AM  

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) married Canada/New France Louis Petit-- Date: 19 March 1710  Place: Varennes, Canada, New France
Louis Petit was the son of Nicolas Petit dit Laprée and Marie Pomponnelle

Added: 12/22/2013 10:06:43 AM  
Updated: 12/22/2013 10:06:55 AM

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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
Charlier, Michelle, m. 1: Besnier, Massé, contract Oct. 9, 1668, m. 2: Castel, Laurent, Jan. 23, 1684, m. 3: Petit, Louis, Mar. 19, 1710
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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1668 Marriage / Partner
Michelle Charlier (Chartier) and Masse Begnier (Besnier) 9 October 1668, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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 -

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

1683 Death of Spouse/Partner
Masse Begnier (Besnier) died 27 July 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1684 Marriage / Partner
Michelle Charlier (Chartier) and Laurent Castel 23 January 1684, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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 -

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 -

1710 Marriage / Partner
Michelle Charlier (Chartier) and Louis Petit 19 March 1710 , Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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...

1710 Death of Spouse/Partner
Laurent Castel died 19 March 1710, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

1710 Death of Child
Marie-Anne Begnier (Besnier) died 3 April 1710, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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. -

1716 Death of Child
Étienne Begnier (Besnier) died 14 July 1716, Sorel, Québec, Canada

1728 Death of Spouse/Partner
Louis Petit died 12 March 1728, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

28 January 1729
Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada


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