Quebec - Did you know?A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could intercede for the recovery of a sick member of the household. Some have even been known to, 'during the night, shave the face of his master and black his boots for Sunday morning'.
Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Françoise Bourgeois was born abt. 1646
in Paris, France.
was the child of
Françoise was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1670.
She married Paul Vigneault dit Laverdure
3 November 1670
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
The couple had (at least) 2 children.
Paul Vigneault dit Laverdure
was born abt. 1641
in , France
He died 19 February 1703
in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Françoise Bourgeois died 21 July 1704
in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.
Fille du Roi Bourgeois, Françoise , (out-of-wedlock child, Françoise b. 1670), m. Vignault, Paul, dit Laverdure, Nov. 3, 1670 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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1670 Marriage / Partner Françoise Bourgeois and Paul Vigneault dit Laverdure 3 November 1670, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, 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).
1703 Death of Spouse/Partner Paul Vigneault dit Laverdure died 19 February 1703, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Death 21 July 1704 Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Added: 1/15/2015 7:20:29 PM
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