Acadia - Did you know? Some Acadians believed that 'if a bird hit a window in flight, someone has passed away'
Source: Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (acim.umfk.maine.edu/oral_traditions.html)
Quebec - Did you know?The seigneur was endowed with his rank and estate to the sole end that he should become an active agent in making the colony grow. He was expected to live on his land, to level the forest, to clear fields, and to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before. He was expected to have his seigneury surveyed into farms, or en censive holdings, and to procure, as quickly as might be, settlers for these farms. It was highly desirable, of course, that the seigneurs should lend a hand in encouraging the immigration of people from their old homes in France.
Source: The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism [Vol. 5 of 'The Chronicles of Canada'] by William Bennett Munro; Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1922
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He married Françoise Létourneau
9 October 1775
in Chambly, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-Chambly)
The couple had (at least) 2 children.
was born 30 August 1759
in Chambly, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-Chambly)
She died 22 September 1832
in Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada*
She was the daughter of Nicolas Létourneau and Marie-Geneviève Peloquin dite Félix.
Jean-Baptiste Benoit died 2 October 1830
in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns).
1749--French population of the whole of the Acadian Peninsula : 13,000
1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.
Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory.
www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm -
1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War of 1754, the British government demanded that Acadians take an oath of allegiance to the Crown that included fighting against the French. Most of them refused. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.
1758 - The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France. Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to France initially settle in northwestern France, around St. Malo and Morlaix. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm -
1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City
Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (www.youtube.com) -
1764 - British authorities in 1764 allowed Acadians to return in small isolated groups. They returned slowly, settling in various locations on mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. Others ended up in Newfoundland, the West Indies and even the Falkland Islands.
www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1775 - November 2 - American Revolutionary War - American invaders capture Fort St. John on the Richelieu River. St-Jean, Québec
When the next American invaders arrive in 1812, they are fought to a stand-still at the battles of Queenston Heights, Chateauguay and Lundy's Lane, setting boundaries that remain today.
Canada: A People's History (www.cbc.ca/ history/ ) -
1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.
1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.
1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.
Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the...Read MORE...
Death 2 October 1830 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns)
Added: 3/5/2015 2:47:46 PM
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