1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands) 1663
Fourrier, Catherine, m. 1. Mercadier, Mathurin, Oct. 14, 1670, m. 2. Bousquet, Jean, May 11, 1672, m. 3. Martin, François, dit Langevin, Nov. 20, 17121663-1673 Filles du Roi
"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 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity 1670 Marriage / Union
Catherine Fourrier and Mathurin Mercadier October 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) (see below)
1670 - Repentigny was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur, son of Seigneur Pierre Le Gardeur. During the town's first 250 years, Repentigny was only inhabited by a few hundred peasants, or habitants, and was an agricultural community.
1672 Marriage / Union
Catherine Fourrier and Jean Bousquet 11 May 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) (see below)
In 1677, the first population census only shows 30 inhabitants in Repentigny.
1681 Canadian Census Ile Sainte-Therese
Jean Bousquet, arquebusier, 35
Catherine Fourier, sa femme, 30
Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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1684 - Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie established in Repentigny
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne. 1691 - Killed
April: Point Aux Trembles is attacked, with thirty homes being burned. In retaliation, at Repentigny; a few miles down river, forty or more Iroquois are discovered sleeping and are killed. The cap...Read MORE...
1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England) 1712 Marriage / Union
Catherine Fourrier and François Martin dit Langevin 20 November 1712, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) (see below)
21 October 1726
Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada