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Catherine Fourrier

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

Catherine Fourrier

Born at St-Suplice, Paris, France

Did You Know?Did you know...Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, but it is singular that among [French Canadian] peasants they are regarded as protecting goblins, and that no one would think of parting with them, chasing them away, or ill-treating them in any manner. Lucky is the man whose house, or barn, or stable, has been chosen as a home by a large family of black cats.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

The Life of Catherine Fourrier

Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

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. "

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
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Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer

Canada1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages

Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

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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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 Repentigny; a few miles down river, forty or more Iroquois are discovered sleeping and are killed. The captives are burned at the stake in Repentigny, Poin...Read MORE...

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

Canada1701 - Signing of the Great Peace of Montréal between 39 First Nation tribes and the French Colonial government

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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren)

marriage Catherine Fourrier married Mathurin Mercadier -- Date: Oct 1670 Place:  Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada
Source: 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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daughter Elisabeth Mercadier (16 September 1671 , Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 27 September 1671, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada)

daughter Genevieve Mercadier (09 December 1672, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 03 September 1699, Sainte-Thérèse (Ste Therese), Québec, Canada)

marriage Catherine Fourrier married Jean Bousquet -- Date: 11 MAY 1672 Place:  Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada
Source: 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

Added:   Updated: 4/24/2009 12:00:00 AM


son Jean Baptiste Bousquet (3 SEP 1674, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 1 AUG 1754, Saint-Sulpice, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada)

son Pierre Bousquet (22 JAN 1679, Montréal (Montreal), Montréal, Québec, Canada - 20 MAR 1756, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

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

daughter Barbe Bousquet (07 February 1684 , Varennes, Québec, Canada - , )

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

son Toussaint Bousquet (15 Jun 1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada - ,  )

daughter Francoise Bousquet (20 April 1690, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada - , )

daughter Anne Catherine Bousquet (13 May 1695, Varennes, Québec, Canada - 23 Nov 1722, Varennes, Québec, Canada)


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