Quebec - Did you know?French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a seventeenth-century French war hero. On that same day, the rest of Canada celebrates Victoria Day in honor of Britain's Queen Victoria.
Source: Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (www.everyculture.com)
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ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
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She married Jean Lalonde dit Lespérance
14 November 1669
in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
Jean Lalonde dit Lespérance
was born abt. 1640
in Rouen, France
He died 30 September 1687
in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Marie Barbant died 29 April 1710
in Montréal, Québec, Canada .
Fille du Roi Barbant, Marie , m. 1: De Lalonde, Jean, dit Lespérance, contract Nov. 14, 1669, m. 2: Tabault, Pierre, Jan. 26, 1688 1663-1673 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. "
Added: 3/31/2015 10:21:04 AM - Beckie Updated: -
1669 Marriage / Partner Marie Barbant and Jean Lalonde dit Lespérance 14 November 1669, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
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).
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