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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Marguerite Charpentier was born 1650
in , France.
was the child of
Marguerite was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1668.
She married René Meunier dit Laramée
16 October 1668
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
René Meunier dit Laramée
was born abt. 1634
in , France
He died 22 September 1702
in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (St-François-de-Sales-de-Neuville)
Marguerite Charpentier died 28 February 1709
in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (St-François-de-Sales-de-Neuville).
Fille du Roi Charpentier, Marguerite, m. 1: Meunier, René, dit Laramée, Oct. 16, 1668, m. 2: Fanie, Jean, Jan. 23, 1705 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 Marguerite Charpentier and René Meunier dit Laramée 16 October 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1669 Birth of Child Perrine Meunier dite Laramée was born 21 December 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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).
1702 Death of Spouse/Partner René Meunier dit Laramée died 22 September 1702, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (St-François-de-Sales-de-Neuville)
Death 28 February 1709 Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (St-François-de-Sales-de-Neuville)
Added: 1/23/2015 11:00:02 AM
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