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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Between 1714 and 1754, approximately 4,500 immigrants settled in New France. They included indentured workers and soldiers stationed in the colony, but most of them, it appears, were unsavory characters, including hundreds of salt smugglers who sold salt illegally in France. France wanted to get rid of these smugglers, and the colony accepted them without complaint because once they were in New France, most of them mended their ways and were on their best behavior.

Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.


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.


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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Françoise  Bourgeois

  (b. abt. 1646Paris, France   d. 21 July 1704Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

Françoise Bourgeois was born abt. 1646 in Paris, France. Françoise Bourgeois 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-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  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, Canada, New France.


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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Antoine Bourgeois and Marie Piedmont

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)


Françoise Bourgeois married immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag Paul Vigneault dit Laverdure-- Date: 3 November 1670 Place: Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France


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Children:
flag Maurice Vigneault (b.3 February 1674, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 22 February 1746, Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) )

flag Antoine Vigneault (b.14 April 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 9 September 1727, , Québec Province, 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-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1674 Birth of Child
Maurice Vigneault was born 3 February 1674, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Antoine Vigneault was born 14 April 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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



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