Acadia - Did you know? (Pets de soeur) - Pastries which resemble cinnamon rolls, 'have been made throughout Acadia for many, many years. Although they are usually given the colourful name Pets de soeurs (literally, nun’s fart), they are also called Rosettes, Rondelles, Hirondelles, Bourriques de vieilles, Bourriques de soeurs or Bourriques de viarges (Rosettes, Slices, Swallows, Old Women’s Belly Buttons, Nun’s Belly Buttons and Virgin’s Belly Buttons).'
Quebec - Did you know?Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and boys around age 12 or above often smoked pipes. The women were smokers, too, but more commonly they used tobacco in the form of snuff.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Catherine Comeau married Pierre Aucoin, son of Martin Aucoin and Marie Anne Gaudet, on 1 August 1718 at St-Charles des Mines Parish.
Source: Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, 378.
Helene Aucoin b. 12 Sep 1719 Marguerite Aucoin b. 19 Apr 1722 Marie-Josephe Aucoin b. c 1723 Charles Aucoin b. 30 Dec 1723 Francoise Aucoin b. 26 May 1725 Blanche Marie Aucoin b. 9 Sep 1730 Helene Aucoin b. c 1744
1700 (Quebec) The French population in the Colony of Canada numbered about fifteen thousand. The Crown ceded almost all the riverfront; from Quebec to Montreal. This opened nearly two hundred seigneurs for rural ...Read MORE...
1711 - Québec Expedition The Québec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Québec during Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a fleet of ships set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. They reached the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence...Read MORE...
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. -
1718 Marriage / Partner Pierre Aucoin and Catherine Comeau 1 August 1718, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)
By 1730, the majority of Acadians had signed an oath swearing allegiance to the British Crown, but they insisted they would not fight either the French or the native Indians.
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748
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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.
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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.
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