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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In Canada, there is a belief that on Christmas Eve, the dead rise up from their graves and kneel at the foot of the cemetery cross where they are awaited by the previous parish priest wearing a white surplice and golden stole. The priest says the prayers for the Nativity aloud and the departed respond reverently. Once the mass is finished, the dead rise, look longingly at the village and the house where they were born, then silently return to their coffins.


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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Montréal, Québec, Canada  - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
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Montréal, Québec, Canada
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Wikipedia

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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Marguerite  Cardillon

  (b. abt. 1641Paris, France   d. 24 June 1711Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Marguerite Cardillon was born abt. 1641 in Paris, France. Marguerite Cardillon was the child of

Marguerite was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1666.

She married  Claude Desjardins dit Charbonnier 12 January 1666 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Claude Desjardins dit Charbonnier  was born abt. 1636 in , France . 

Marguerite Cardillon died 24 June 1711 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Noël Cardillon and Marie Dubois

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Marguerite Cardillon married flag Claude Desjardins dit Charbonnier-- Date: 12 January 1666 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

Added: 2/12/2015 10:40:09 AM  

flag Jacques-Zacharie Desjardins (b.13 April 1667, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 May 1736, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Desjardins dite Charbonnier (b.11 June 1673, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 26 January 1728, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Roch Desjardins (b.25 February 1676, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 20 June 1756, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Fille du Roi
Cardillon, Marguerite , m. Desjardins, Claude, dit Charbonnier, Jan. 12, 1666
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. "

Added: 3/31/2015 11:08:34 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1666 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Cardillon and Claude Desjardins dit Charbonnier 12 January 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1667 Birth of Child
Jacques-Zacharie Desjardins was born 13 April 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1673 Birth of Child
Marguerite Desjardins dite Charbonnier was born 11 June 1673, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1676 Birth of Child
Roch Desjardins was born 25 February 1676, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

24 June 1711
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Added: 2/12/2015 10:39:42 AM

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