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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Behind each habitant's house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn and the stable, built always of untrimmed logs, the intervening chinks securely filled with clay or mortar. There was also a root-house, half-sunk in the ground or burrowed into the slope of a hill, where the habitant kept his potatoes and vegetables secure from the frost through the winter. Most of the habitants likewise had their own bake-ovens, set a convenient distance behind the house and rising four or five feet from the ground. These they built roughly of boulders and plastered with clay. With an abundance of wood from the virgin forests they would build a roaring fire in these ovens and finish the whole week's baking at one time. The habitant would often enclose a small plot of ground surrounding the house and outbuildings with a fence of piled stones or split rails, and in one corner he would plant his kitchen-garden.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)


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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Anne  Bellesoeur dite Lucas

  (b. abt. 1640Paris, France   d. 11 December 1710Québec, Québec, Canada )  

Anne Bellesoeur dite Lucas was born abt. 1640 in Paris, France. Anne Bellesoeur dite Lucas was the child of

Anne was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1665.

She married  Nicolas Massard 12 October 1665 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Nicolas Massard  was born 4 June 1634 in , France .  He died abt. 1686 in , Québec Province, Canada . 

Anne Bellesoeur dite Lucas died 11 December 1710 in Québec, Québec, Canada .


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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Germain Bellesoeur and Barbe Lucas

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Anne Bellesoeur dite Lucas married immigrant France Nicolas Massard-- Date: 12 October 1665 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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Children:
Canada/New France Anne-Marie Massard (b.20 February 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 20 October 1753, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Massard (b.2 June 1669, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada*   d. 29 April 1737, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie Massard (b.9 August 1676, Lauzon, Québec, Canada   d. 16 December 1702, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Françoise Massard (b.3 September 1683, Lauzon, Québec, Canada   d. 31 January 1752, Québec, Québec, Canada )



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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne


France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...


Fille du Roi
Bellesoeur, Anne, dite Lucas, m. 1: Massard, Nicolas, Oct. 12, 1665, m. 2: Lambert, Jean, May 19, 1686, m. 3: Chevaudier, Jean-François, dit Lépine, July 14, 1688
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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1665 Marriage / Partner
Anne Bellesoeur dite Lucas and Nicolas Massard 12 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

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Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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1667 Birth of Child
Anne-Marie Massard was born 20 February 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 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...


Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.

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1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Massard was born 2 June 1669, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada*

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).

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Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...


Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1676 Birth of Child
Marie Massard was born 9 August 1676, Lauzon, Québec, Canada

1683 Birth of Child
Françoise Massard was born 3 September 1683, Lauzon, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...


Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

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1702 Death of Child
Marie Massard died 16 December 1702, Québec, Québec, Canada

Death
11 December 1710
Québec, Québec, Canada



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