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Did You Know?Did you know...French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains, confetti, or nuts are showered at the married couples, wishing them good luck and fertility.

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Fille du Roi - Find out More.  Catherine  Fourrier

  (abt. 1650Paris, Ile-de-France, France  - 21 October 1726Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada )  

Catherine Fourrier was born abt. 1650 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. Catherine Fourrier was the child of

She married  Mathurin Mercadier October 1670 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Mathurin Mercadier  was born 22 June 1645 in France .  He died bef. 1672 in . 

She married  (2) Jean Bousquet 11 May 1672 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Jean Bousquet  was born 1646 in France .  He died bef. 24 November 1698 in Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Cap Saint-Michel) (île Sainte Thérese) . 

She married  (3) François Martin dit Langevin 20 November 1712 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) .  François Martin dit Langevin  was born abt. 1661 in France . 

Catherine Fourrier died 21 October 1726 in Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada.

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Born at St-Suplice, Paris, France
Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

Fourrier, Catherine, m. 1. Mercadier, Mathurin, Oct. 14, 1670, m. 2. Bousquet, Jean, May 11, 1672, m. 3. Martin, François, dit Langevin, Nov. 20, 1712
Filles du Roi1663-1673 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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Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

News1670 - 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.

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NewsIn 1677, the first population census only shows 30 inhabitants in Repentigny.

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1681 Canadian Census Ile Sainte-Therese
Jean Bousquet, arquebusier, 35
Catherine Fourier, sa femme, 30
Genevieve, 9
Jean, 7
Catherine, 6
Daniel, 4
Pierre, 3
Claude, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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News1684 - Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie established in Repentigny -

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

News1691 - Killed
April: Point Aux Trembles is attacked, with thirty homes being burned. In retaliation, at Repenti...Read MORE...

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

21 October 1726
Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada

Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Fourrier married  Mathurin Mercadier-- Date: October 1670 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Mathurin Mercadier and Catherine Fourier

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Updated: 8/30/2010 4:17:55 PM

 Elisabeth Mercadier (16 September 1671 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 27 September 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))

 Geneviève Mercadier (9 December 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 3 September 1699, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Ste Therese))

Catherine Fourrier married  Jean Bousquet-- Date: 11 May 1672 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Jean Bousquet and Catherine Fourier
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 Jean-Baptiste Bousquet (3 September 1674, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 1 August 1754, Saint-Sulpice, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St Sulpice))

 Catherine Bousquet (13 February 1676, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 26 May 1703, Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada)

 Pierre Bousquet (22 January 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 20 March 1756, Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Cap Saint-Michel) (île Sainte Thérese))

 Marie Bousquet (27 September 1682, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 14 May 1740, Laval (Saint-François-de-Sales), Québec, Canada (Île Jésus)*)

 Barbe Bousquet (7 February 1684 , Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Cap Saint-Michel) (île Sainte Thérese) - 21 July 1767, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))

 Jeanne Bousquet (17 October 1685, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - 19 April 1716, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))

 Toussaint Bousquet (15 June 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - ,  )

 Françoise Bousquet (20 April 1690, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - , )

 Anne-Catherine Bousquet (13 May 1695, Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Cap Saint-Michel) (île Sainte Thérese) - 23 November 1722, Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Cap Saint-Michel) (île Sainte Thérese))

Catherine Fourrier married  François Martin dit Langevin-- Date: 20 November 1712 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
Click here to go to source Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 


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