Acadia - Did you know? Acadian Maple Candy (Tire Blanche) 'was the great attraction of Shrove Tuesday, because this was the day for la tire (the maple candy pull). In several areas, people wore costumes and went from house to house collecting sugar and molasses for the candy pull. When evening arrived, the families of those who had collected the ingredients assembled for 'la tire'. Since all of the candy had to be consumed before midnight, the beginning of Lent, people ate to the point of being sick.'
Quebec - Did you know?Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the contrary, the church liked to control the attribution of first names to ensure that on the day they were baptised, children received the name of a saint who would guide them throughout their life.
He married Anne Belou
11 July 1713
in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Fort Lawrence) (Beaubassin, Acadia)
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
was born abt. 1695
in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
She died 3 December 1757
in Québec, Québec, Canada
She was the daughter of Jacques Belou and Marie Girouard.
René Bernard died 26 November 1757
in Québec, Québec, Canada .
Married Rene Bernard, son of Rene Bernard and Madeleine Doucet, on 11 July 1713 at Beaubassin
Source: Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, p126.
Marie Bernard b. c 1717, d. b 25 Nov 1783 Anne Bernard b. c 1717, d. 15 Jun 1757 Rene Bernard b. 1718 Madeleine Bernard b. c 1727, d. 28 Nov 1757 Jean Bernard b. c 1727, d. 22 Sep 1829 Jeanne Bernard b. 8 Jun 1732
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Children: Jean Bernard (b.abt. 1727, , Acadia, Canada d. 22 September 1829, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada )
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 Marriage / Partner René Bernard and Anne Belou 11 July 1713, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Fort Lawrence) (Beaubassin, Acadia)
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. -
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.
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.
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