Quebec - Did you know?In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New France. Allowances were granted to familes with ten or more children. Bonuses were provided to men who married before age 20 and to women who married before age 16. Free education was promised to the 26th child! (Yes, the 26th child.)
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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Marguerite Cardillon was born abt. 1641
in Paris, France.
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, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal).
"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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1666 Marriage / Partner Marguerite Cardillon and Claude Desjardins dit Charbonnier 12 January 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.
1667 Birth of Child Jacques-Zacharie Desjardins was born 13 April 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
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.
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).
Death 24 June 1711 Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
Added: 2/12/2015 10:39:42 AM
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