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Did You Know?Did you know...The sock dance is an integral part of the French-Canadian weddings. If there is an unmarried older sibling, he/she has to wear the socks and do a funny dance. The guests will throw money at his/her feet as he/she dances. The money is later given to the couple getting married.

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Canada/New France  Marie  Carreau

  (b. 20 March 1655Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)   d. 10 February 1722Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) )  

Marie Carreau was born 20 March 1655 in Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City). Marie Carreau was the child of Louis Carreau dit Lafraicheur and Jeanne Lerouge

She married  Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette 30 November 1669 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer) .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette  was born 26 April 1640 in Luçon (Lucon), France .  He died 14 July 1707 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) . 

Marie Carreau died 10 February 1722 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste).

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Marie Carreau married immigrant France Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette-- Date: 30 November 1669 Place: Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

groom's name: Mederic Beslouin
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bride's name: Marie Carreaux
bride's birth date:
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marriage date: 30 Nov 1669
marriage place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
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groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Unknown
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M01734-5
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: P 142

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Jan 2013), Mederic Beslouin and Marie Carreaux, 30 Nov 1669; citing reference P 142, FHL microfilm 1018161.

Marriage found at L'Ange Gardien in Drouin Collection listed under marriages of people from Chateau-Richer.

"The eldest daughter of the second Carreau generation was named Marie. Born on 20 March 1655, she had been baptized at Quebec by Father Jerome Lalemant. Godfather: Jean Bourdon; Godmother: Marie Favery, wife of Pierre Legardeuer, Sieur de Repentigny. At the age of 14, Marie met Mery Blouin. They fell in love. On 5 November 1669, they signed a marriage contract in the presence of the notary Paul Vachon. They would live in joint ownership of property."

"Father Francois Fillon blessed the marriage on the following 30 November, and recorded the act in the registry at Chateau-Richer."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 32
Updated: 12/9/2014 10:33:33 AM

Canada/New France Marie-Françoise Blouin (b.abt. 1670, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  d. bef. 1681, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France))

Canada/New France Jean Blouin (b.11 July 1672, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 29 March 1745, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Blouin (b.12 May 1674, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 12 Septembr 1755, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St Francois de l'Isle d'Orleans))

Canada/New France Jacques Blouin (b.2 April 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille)  d. 16 January 1744, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

Canada/New France Anne Blouin (b.6 April 1678, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille)  d. December 1749, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St Laurent))

Canada/New France Catherine Blouin (b.27 October 1680, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste)  d. 12 January 1776, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille))

Canada/New France Marie-Françoise Blouin (b.26 MAY 1688, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille)  d. 30 December 1762, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

Canada/New France Gabriel Blouin (b.16 May 1691, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste)  d. 11 March 1772, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

Canada/New France Geneviève Blouin (b.4 December 1693, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. ,  )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Blouin (b.2 January 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste)  d. 16 July 1791, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Pointe de Lévy) (St Joseph de Levis) (Lauzon))

Canada/New France Paul Blouin dit Laviolette (b.28 August 1699 , Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste)  d. 06 August 1784, Lanoraie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie) (Lanoraie-d'Autray))

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1655 - Baptism
Baptism - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada
21 Mar 1655 - Marie Carreau Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 3/30/2009 2:53:28 PM - 1  Updated: 3/30/2009 - 1

Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

Canada1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1660 - 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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

News1660 - Shoes (Quebec)
The Jesuits claim the engage system was originated some time before this date to increase the population of Quebec. Their terms of employment were 3 years. Many of these engages became Coureurs de B...Read MORE...

Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced priva...Read MORE...

News1663 - The Great Earthquake (Quebec)
February 5: Just before the Great Earthquake, Quebec was in carnival, orgies, drinking bouts, and dances, not to speak of some things more serious, which may offend chaste ears and are better passed ...Read MORE...

News1664 - Bathing and such (Quebec)
At this time the colonists rarely bathe, believing a bath would cause colic, headaches and vertigo. This European tradition usually resulted in a May bath with June weddings before they started to sm...Read MORE...

News1665 - Notable citizens of Quebec
...Michel Filion and Pierre Duquet, notaries; Jean Madry, surgeon to the king's majesty; Jean Le Mire, the future syndic des habitants; Madame d'Ailleboust, widow of a former governor; Madame Couillar...Read MORE...

NewsOn June 30, 1665, Companies of the Carignan-Saliere Regiment arrived in New France. This contingent consisted of 1,200 soldiers who set out to conquer the Iroquois territories further south.

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

News1665 - December 13: A peace treaty with the Iroquois is made in Quebec.
...1664 was also the year when Louis XIV decided on a final solution to Canada's Iroquois problem. He sent the famous Carignan regiment of troops under the capable command of the veteran Marquis de Tr...Read MORE...

Canada1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

News1666 - January 9 - M. de Courcelles started from Quebec with 300 men from the regiment of Carignan-Salieres and 200 volunteers, habitants,
using sledges drawn by mastiff dogs, for Fort St. Theresa, nine miles above the present village of Chambly, The weather was so severe that the soldiers nearly perished from cold.
Three centuries in Champlain valley.. Plattsburgh, N. Y. : Saranac chapter, D. A. R., 1909 -

Canada1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

News1667 - February 4 - The officers of the Carignan Regiment gave a ball at Quebec the first given in Canada, sixty years after the founding of the colony.
After the coming of the Carignan Regiment, there was a decline in the standard of morals.
Three centuries in Champlain valley.. Plattsburgh, N. Y. : Saranac chapter, D. A. R., 1909 -

Canada1667 - 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 a...Read MORE...

Canada1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1669 Marriage / Partner
Marie Carreau and Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette 30 November 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)

Canada1670 - 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1673 - 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 since...Read MORE...

Canada1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

News1675 - The first church in Saint-Jean was built in 1675 en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/ -

NewsOn April 6, 1676, Île d’Orléans became a county divided into four burgs: Saint-Pierre, Saint-Jean, Sainte-Famille and Saint-Paul (renamed Saint-Laurent in 1698). en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans -

News1676 - Quebec
October 13: Quebec at this time is a very pretty village being divided into Upper and Lower village. The Lower Village contain warehouses and the homes of the merchants. The Upper Village houses th...Read MORE...

News1679 - The parish of Saint-Jean was officially founded in 1679. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/ -

News1680 - Mission Founded
The area [Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans] was first colonized early in the 17th century. In 1680, a mission was founded and served by the priest of Sainte-Famille.
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1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Emery Blouart (Mederic Blouin), 40
Marie Carreau, sa femme, 26
Jean, 9
Marie, 8
Jacques, 5
Anne, 3
Marguerite, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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NewsUntil the year 1682, the houses in the Lower Town (of Quebec) were of wood.
On the 5th August, in that year, a fire took place which consumed the whole of the buildings, except one house. All the merchandise in the stores, which were full, was destroyed ; and as expressed in ...Read MORE...

Canada1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1689 - 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 hamlet...Read MORE...

World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

Canada1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Invention1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)

News1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 1,460 houses in the city of Québec, 1,988 inhabiants todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14 -

News1700 (Quebec)
The French population in the Colony of Canada numbered about fifteen thousand. The Crown ceded almost all the riverfront; from Quebec to Montreal. This opened nearly two hundred seigneurs for rural ...Read MORE...

Canada1701 - 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. A...Read MORE...

Canada1702 - 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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

News1709 - Quebec merchants establish a Chamber of Commerce for the first time. Prior to this time meetings or public assemblies were not allowed. public/ dgarneau/ french27.htm -

Canada1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less t...Read MORE...

News1711 - Québec Expedition
The Québec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Québec during Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a fleet of ships set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. They reached the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence Rive...Read MORE...

Canada1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

News1714 - Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste was formed
In 1714, the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste was formed and became a civil parish in 1722. It is believed that this name commemorates Jean de Lauson, Seneschal in New France and son of Governor Lauson, ...Read MORE...

1722 Death
"Thus after 15 years of widowhood, Marie Carreau left her loved ones on 10 February 1722. The son of the former governor of Trois-Rivieres, curate Nicolas-Michel Boucher, sang the requiem of the mortal remains of the deceased, in the presence of numerous relatives. The witnesses named in the registr...Read MORE...


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