Quebec - Did you know?It is said that on the stroke of midnight, farm animals acquired the marvellous and unusual gift of speech. Oxen, cows, horses, pigs, and poultry began to speak to one another and to exchange strange secrets about humans, particularly their masters. Bad luck, the risk of being struck dumb or, worse still, even death came to those who tried to spy on them. This belief was prevalent not only in France but also in Francophone Canada. Another belief says that at midnight, farm cattle kneel in the stable to worship the Infant Jesus. It is clear that these two beliefs are closely linked to the even older one that Jesus was born at midnight.
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She married Nicolas Patenaude (Patenôtre)
30 October 1651
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 11 children.
Nicolas Patenaude (Patenôtre)
was born abt. 1626
in Rouen, France
He died 13 February 1679
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Marguerite Breton died 11 November 1698
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.
"When the Company of 100 Associates began their settlement scheme, their plan of recruiting only families proved to be too costly, so instead they signed on single men; tradesman and labourers; who would be indentured for three years. However, this meant that more than 80% of the colonists were men, so even if they decided to stay at the end of their term, there was little hope of them starting a family, unless they chose a Canadian girl. But, since her family would never allow her, or her children, to leave their village; the company directors needed to avoid this from happening.
So instead, they began recruiting "marriagable young girls", who would first sign a contract in France and then be given passage and a small dowry to become the wife of a Quebec settler. You might wonder why these young girls (many under 16), would risk the dangers and hardships, which by now most of France were well aware of; but believe it or not; for many it was the best option.
At the time, marriages were arranged, so if the girl's family did not have the means to provide a sutable dowry, her only option was to become a nun, if she was Catholic; or marry beneath her station. In the case of the young Filles a Marier, though a marriage contract must be signed before departure, she had every right to refuse the union, once she met her husband-to-be. As a matter of fact, many of them did just that, and were provided safe passage home." Added: 9/15/2010 10:31:20 AM - Beckie Updated: 9/15/2010 10:31:32 AM - Beckie
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1651 Marriage / Partner Marguerite Breton and Nicolas Patenaude (Patenôtre) 30 October 1651, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1653 Birth of Child Pierre-Antoine Patenaude was born 21 January 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1654 Birth of Child Jean Patenaude (Patenôtre) was born 10 August 1654, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada* (St-Joseph-de-Sillery)
1656 Birth of Child Charles Patenaude was born 21 May 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child Pierre Patenaude (Patenôtre) was born 18 July 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1668 Birth of Child Marin-Michel Patenaude was born 15 February 1668, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1669 Birth of Child Marguerite Patenaude was born 26 November 1669, 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).
1693 Death of Child Gervais Patenaude died 27 January 1693, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Death 11 November 1698 Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
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