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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a seventeenth-century French war hero. On that same day, the rest of Canada celebrates Victoria Day in honor of Britain's Queen Victoria.

Source: Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (

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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Paris - Les Grands Boulevards (1900)

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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  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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daughter of Jacques Charlier and Marguerite LeComte

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) married immigrant flag 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added: 12/15/2014 10:27:46 AM  

Michelle Charlier (Chartier) married flag 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

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. "

Added: 12/15/2014 10:28:34 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1668 Marriage / Partner
Michelle Charlier (Chartier) and Masse Begnier (Besnier) 9 October 1668, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

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)

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

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)

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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