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Marie Carreau

  (20 Mar 1655Québec (Quebec), Québec, Québec, Canada  - 10 Feb 1722Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )  

Marie Carreau was the child of Louis Carreau and Jeanne Lerouge

Did You Know?Did you know...In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as a 'fontange', whereas men wore breeches and waist-length jackets, while voyageurs wore high-crowned felt hats decorated with ostrich feathers.

Source: French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)

The Life of Marie Carreau

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

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

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 Bois. Engages or indentured slaves however were em...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 over in silence than mentioned. Heaven and earth ...Read MORE...

Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer

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 smell too bad. The brides carried a bouquet of flow...Read MORE...

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 Tracy with instructions "to carry war even to their ...Read MORE...

Canada1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages

Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

News1667 - 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 are real young ladies and well brought, up accordin...Read MORE...

1669 Marriage
Marie Carreau married Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette 30 Nov 1669 in Château-Richer (Chateau Richer), Québec, Canada
News1673 - 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 the program had begun. This didn't include the t...Read MORE...

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 the Bishop who is building a fine edifice for himsel...Read MORE...

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. Saint-Jean-de-l'%C3%8Ele-d'Orl%C3%A9ans

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

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

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

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 settlement, and three of four families engage in ...Read MORE...

Canada1701 - Signing of the Great Peace of Montréal between 39 First Nation tribes and the French Colonial government

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

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 River without incident. On August 22, 850 soldiers and...Read MORE...

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, born circa 1620 and killed at the mouth of the Mah...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 registry : Jean Pepin, Antoine Fortier and Joseph Audet."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 38
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1722 Death Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Saint-Jean, QC, Canada
1722, Page 138

Added: 12/23/2009 10:39:13 AM - 1  Updated: 12/23/2009 - 1

Marriage(s) and Child(ren)

marriage Marie Carreau married Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette -- Date: 30 Nov 1669 Place:  Château-Richer (Chateau Richer), Québec, Canada
Source: 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
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marriage date: 30 Nov 1669
marriage place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
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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
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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

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daughter Marie Francoise Blouin (abt. 1670,  - bef. 1681, )

son Jean Blouin (11 Jul 1672, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Québec, Canada - 29 Mar 1745, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

daughter Marie Madeleine Blouin (12 May 1674, L'Île d'Orléans (Ile d'Orleans), Québec, Canada - 12 Sep 1755, L'Île d'Orléans (Ile d'Orleans), Québec, Canada)

son Jacques Blouin (2 Apr 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 16 January 1744, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

daughter Anne Blouin (6 Apr 1678, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - Dec 1749, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans (St Laurent de l'Isle d'Orleans), Québec, Canada)

daughter Catherine Blouin (27 October 1680, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 12 January 1776, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

daughter Marie Francoise Blouin (26 MAY 1688, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 30 DEC 1762, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

son Gabriel Blouin (16 May 1691, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 11 March 1772, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste))

daughter Genevieve Blouin (4 Dec 1693, Château-Richer (Chateau Richer), Québec, Canada - ,  )

daughter Marie Madeleine Blouin (2 Jan 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 16 July 1791, Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada)

son Paul Blouin (28 August 1699 , Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (aka Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste) - 06 August 1784, Lanoraie, Berthier, Québec, Canada)


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