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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses was sent by King Louis XIV... From 1665 to 1793, the horse population in New France grew from 12 to 14,000 animals... For almost one hundred years, the horses multiplied in a closed environment without the benefit of other blood lines. Their common source, lack of cross breeding, and their rapid reproduction created a particular genetic group giving rise to a unique breed: the Canadian horse...

Source: The Story of the Canadian Horse ( breed.htm)

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.

Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Jacques  Babie De Rainville

  (b. abt. 1637, France   d. 28 July 1688Champlain, Canada, New France )  

Jacques Babie De Rainville was born abt. 1637 in , France. Jacques Babie De Rainville was the child of

Jacques was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Marie-Jeanne Dandonneau dite Lajeunesse 1 June 1670 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Marie-Jeanne Dandonneau dite Lajeunesse  was born 20 July 1655 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada .  She died 20 July 1703 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  She was the daughter of Pierre Dandonneau dit Lajeunesse and Marie-Françoise Jobin dite Lajeunesse.

Jacques Babie De Rainville died 28 July 1688 in Champlain, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: soldier, farmer, and fur-trader

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Jacques Babie De Rainville married flag Marie-Jeanne Dandonneau dite Lajeunesse-- Date: 1 June 1670 Place: , Québec Province, Canada en/ bio/ babie_jacques_1E.html 

Marie-Jeanne Dandonneau dite Lajeunesse was the daughter of Pierre Dandonneau dit Lajeunesse and Marie-Françoise Jobin dite Lajeunesse

In 1670, he married Jeanne Dandonneau, daughter of Pierre Dandonneau*, dit Lajeunesse, Sieur Du Sablé, one of the substantial citizens of Trois-Rivières, who had settled in Champlain about 1660.

Marine Leland, “BABIE (Bâby, Baubee), JACQUES,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/ Université Laval, 2003
Updated: 12/20/2014 9:16:46 AM

flag Jacques Babie (b.abt. 1673, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 10 June 1724, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Jeanne Babie (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

flag Pierre Babie dit Duperon (b.abt. 1676, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 8 May 1748, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France)

flag Raymond Babie (b.26 December 1678, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 14 March 1736, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Madeleine Babie (b.17 November 1683, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 16 November 1717, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag Marie-Anne Babie (b.7 July 1686, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 21 December 1702, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Francois-Etienne Babie dit Chenneville (b.4 August 1687, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. , )

BABIE (in later generations spelled “Bâby,” and in Michigan historical collections “Baubee”), JACQUES, soldier, farmer, and fur-trader, founder of the distinguished Canadian family of this name, son of Jean “Bavis” and Isabeau Robin of the parish of Monteton, diocese of Agen; b. in France c. 1633...Read MORE...

Jacques Babie came to Canada in 1665 as a sergeant in the Carignan-Salières regiment, sent by Louis XIV and Colbert to fight the Iroquois. After peace had been signed at the end of 1666 between the Iroquois and Alexandre de Prouville, Marquis de Tracy, commander-in-chief of Louis XIV’s forces in...Read MORE...

He was attracted to fur-trading and farming and engaged in both. As early as 1668, and for many years thereafter, he traded with the Indians of the upper Saint-Maurice and upper Ottawa rivers, and was among the government-accredited merchants who participated in the great fur mart held annually at...Read MORE...

1670 Marriage / Partner
Jacques Babie De Rainville and Marie-Jeanne Dandonneau dite Lajeunesse 1 June 1670, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

1678 Birth of Child
Raymond Babie was born 26 December 1678, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1683 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Babie was born 17 November 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1686 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Babie was born 7 July 1686, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1687 Birth of Child
Francois-Etienne Babie dit Chenneville was born 4 August 1687, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1688 Death
Jacques Babie died in 1688, at the age of about 55, in Champlain, leaving a comfortable fortune. Very avid for profits, and a hard-headed businessman, he had numerous differences which frequently brought him before the Conseil Souverain.

Marine Leland, “BABIE (Bâby, Baubee), JACQUES,” in...


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