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Did You Know?Did you know...The life of the French-Canadians in Quebec was largely agrarian. It was a system where each household grew, produced or bartered for everything the family needed to survive. By the mid-1800s, as the population grew and family farms could no longer support succeeding generations, many left behind this self-sufficient life style for one based on wage labor in the mills. Eventually, one third of Quebec's population left Canada for mill villages in New England where they gathered in close-knit ethnic communities.

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immigrant Fille du Roi - Find out More. France  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

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

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 Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) . 

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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Catherine Fourrier married immigrant France Mathurin Mercadier-- Date: October 1670 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
Familysearch.org. 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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Children:
Canada/New France Elisabeth Mercadier (16 September 1671 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 27 September 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))

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



Catherine Fourrier married immigrant France Jean Bousquet-- Date: 11 May 1672 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
Familysearch.org. 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


Children:
Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Bousquet (3 September 1674, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - 1 August 1754, Saint-Sulpice, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St Sulpice))

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada/New France 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 France 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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France1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


FranceOn 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...


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, 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 / Union
Catherine Fourrier and Mathurin Mercadier October 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)

Canada1670 - 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).

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1672 Marriage / Union
Catherine Fourrier and Jean Bousquet 11 May 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)

Canada1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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Canada1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

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Canada1673 - 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...


Canada1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1681 Canadian Census Ile Sainte-Therese
Jean Bousquet, arquebusier, 35
Catherine Fourier, sa femme, 30
enfants:
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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Canada1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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Canada1689 - 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...


Canada1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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Canada1701 - 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...


Canada1702 - 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.

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Canada1710 - 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 / Union
Catherine Fourrier and François Martin dit Langevin 20 November 1712, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)

Canada1713 - 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.
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Death
21 October 1726
Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada



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