Quebec - Did you know?The habitant had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous handiwork with every unusual event. New France was full of legends and weird tales. Most of these legends had some moral lessons attached to them: they were tales of disaster which came from disobeying the teachings of the Church or of miraculous escape from death or perdition due to the supernatural rewarding of righteousness.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Marie-Jeanne Caillé was born abt. 1653
in Paris, France.
was the child of
Marie-Jeanne was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1671.
She married Jacques Pepin
16 November 1671
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
was born 14 April 1646
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
He died 9 April 1715
in Batiscan, Québec, Canada
He was the son of Guillaume Pepin dit Tranchemontagne and Jeanne Mechin.
Marie-Jeanne Caillé died 12 March 1734
in Champlain, Québec, Canada .
"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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1671 Marriage / Partner Marie-Jeanne Caillé and Jacques Pepin 16 November 1671, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.
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. -
1715 Death of Spouse/Partner Jacques Pepin died 9 April 1715, Batiscan, Québec, Canada
1720 Death of Child Jean Pepin died 25 August 1720, Champlain, Québec, Canada
Death 12 March 1734 Champlain, Québec, Canada
Added: 3/29/2015 9:47:38 AM
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