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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as a way of showing the close relationship between the living and the dead, as God is master of life and death. In time, space ran out and new cemeteries were created. At that point, the bodies near the church were often exhumed and transfered to a common area of the new cemetery. The gravestones of the old cemetery were eventually removed to create space around the church for parking.

Source: La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (

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
Source: Google maps

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  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

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Jacques Babie de Rainville married Canada/New France 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

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

Canada/New France Marie-Jeanne Babie (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...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...

Canada 1666 - 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 -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 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...

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...

Canada 1668 - 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 -

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

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

Canada 1672 - 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 -

Canada 1673 - 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...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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)

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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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