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Did You Know?Did you know...The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in huge quantities. Every parish in the colony had its grog-shop; in 1725 the King ordered that no parish should have more than two. Quebec had a dozen or more, and complaint was made that the people flocked to these resorts early in the morning, thus rendering themselves unfit for work during most of the day, and soon ruining their health into the bargain.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Catherine  Fourrier

  (b. abt. 1650Paris, Ile-de-France, France   d. 21 October 1726Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La-Purifiation) )  

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

Catherine was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1670.

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

She married  (2) Jean Bousquet 11 May 1672 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Jean Bousquet  was born 1646 in France .  He died bef. 24 November 1698 in Varennes, Québec, Canada . 

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

Catherine Fourrier died 21 October 1726 in Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La-Purifiation).

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Fourrier married immigrant France Mathurin Mercadier-- Date: October 1670 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-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

Added: 4/24/2009 8:50:42 AM  
Updated: 8/30/2010 4:17:55 PM

Canada/New France Elisabeth Mercadier (b.16 September 1671 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)  d. 27 September 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal))

Canada/New France Geneviève Mercadier (b.9 December 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)  d. 3 September 1699, Ste-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Ste-Therese-de-Blainville))

Catherine Fourrier married immigrant France Jean Bousquet-- Date: 11 May 1672 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-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
Updated: 1/1/2015 10:47:45 PM

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Bousquet (b.3 September 1674, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)  d. 1 August 1754, St-Sulpice, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Catherine Bousquet (b.13 February 1676, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)  d. 26 May 1703, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La-Purifiation))

Canada/New France Pierre Bousquet (b.22 January 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)  d. 20 March 1756, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie Bousquet (b.27 September 1682, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)  d. 14 May 1740, Laval (St-François-de-Sales), Québec, Canada (Île Jésus)*)

Canada/New France Barbe Bousquet (b.7 February 1684 , Varennes, Québec, Canada  d. 21 July 1767, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal))

Canada/New France Jeanne Bousquet (b.17 October 1685, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)  d. 19 April 1716, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal))

Canada/New France Toussaint Bousquet (b.15 June 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)  d. ,  )

Canada/New France Françoise Bousquet (b.20 April 1690, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)  d. , )

Canada/New France Anne-Catherine Bousquet (b.13 May 1695, Varennes, Québec, Canada  d. 23 November 1722, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Catherine Fourrier married France François Martin dit Langevin-- Date: 20 November 1712 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)
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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 oppositio...Read MORE...

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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1670 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Fourrier and Mathurin Mercadier October 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

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 -

1671 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Mercadier was born 16 September 1671 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

1672 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Fourrier and Jean Bousquet 11 May 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

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 -

1672 Birth of Child
Geneviève Mercadier was born 9 December 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

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 since...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 -

1674 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Bousquet was born 3 September 1674, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

1676 Birth of Child
Catherine Bousquet was born 13 February 1676, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

1679 Birth of Child
Pierre Bousquet was born 22 January 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

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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1682 Birth of Child
Marie Bousquet was born 27 September 1682, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

1684 Birth of Child
Barbe Bousquet was born 7 February 1684 , Varennes, Québec, Canada

1685 Birth of Child
Jeanne Bousquet was born 17 October 1685, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)

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 -

1687 Birth of Child
Toussaint Bousquet was born 15 June 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the hamlet...Read MORE...

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

1690 Birth of Child
Françoise Bousquet was born 20 April 1690, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1695 Birth of Child
Anne-Catherine Bousquet was born 13 May 1695, Varennes, Québec, Canada

1699 Death of Child
Geneviève Mercadier died 3 September 1699, Ste-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Ste-Therese-de-Blainville)

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time. A...Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1703 Death of Child
Catherine Bousquet died 26 May 1703, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La-Purifiation)

Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less t...Read MORE...

1712 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Fourrier and François Martin dit Langevin 20 November 1712, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

1716 Death of Child
Jeanne Bousquet died 19 April 1716, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Montreal)

1722 Death of Child
Anne-Catherine Bousquet died 23 November 1722, Varennes, Québec, Canada

21 October 1726
Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La-Purifiation)


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