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Did You Know?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


Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.


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Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy) - Église de Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy
291, rue Saint-Joseph, Lévis, QUÉBEC G6V 1G3
Established 1694
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Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
Église de Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy
291, rue Saint-Joseph, Lévis, QUÉBEC G6V 1G3
Established 1694
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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Marguerite  Berger

  (b. abt. 1652Paris, France   d. 19 November 1728Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )  

Marguerite Berger was born abt. 1652 in Paris, France. Marguerite Berger was the child of

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

She married  Charles Courtois 9 October 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Charles Courtois  was born 27 April 1633 in , France .  He died 8 April 1694 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

Marguerite Berger died 19 November 1728 in Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France .


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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Jean Berger and Madeleine Jeanne

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)


Marguerite Berger married immigrant flag Charles Courtois-- Date: 9 October 1670 Place: Québec, Canada, New France


Added: 4/6/2015 3:42:59 PM  

Children:
flag Denis Courtois (b.23 March 1674, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France   d. , )




Fille du Roi
Berger, Marguerite, m. Courtois, Charles, Oct. 9, 1670
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: 4/6/2015 3:45:33 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

1670 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Berger and Charles Courtois 9 October 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1674 Birth of Child
Denis Courtois was born 23 March 1674, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

1694 Death of Spouse/Partner
Charles Courtois died 8 April 1694, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Death
19 November 1728
Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)



Added: 4/6/2015 3:42:37 PM

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