Alexis Gravel Genealogy
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Alexis Gravel was the child of Joseph Mace Gravel dit Brindelliere Gravelle and Marguerite Tavernier and the grandchild of
(maternal) Eloi Tavernier and Marguerite Gagnon
He was born in Québec City, Québec, Canada and died in Québec City, Québec, Canada
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The Life of Alexis Gravel
1649 - Birth Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Baptised at Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, 6 Apr 1649
Alexis Graval, b. 25 Mar
1653 - The population of Québec is 2,000
1656 - The pendulum clock (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
1659 - 6 October 1659. Edict of the King in Council at Paris, dated the seventh day of March, 1657, forbidding the inhabitants, merchants, ship captains, sailors, passengers and all others from trading, in any way whatever, with the Indians, in wine or brandy, under pain of corporal punishment. (Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2, Quebec Province Legislature, January 1, 1890))
When Alexis was around 14 years old: 1663 - Quebec becomes a royal province
The first Filles du roi ('King's Daughters') arrive in New France during the summer
1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages, weakening Iroquois resolve to keep fighting. (www.worldatlas.com)
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity.
Population of 3,215 French inhabitants residing in New France
1667 - Signing of a peace treaty with the defeated Iroquois
1669 - 19th August 1669. Ordinance compelling all the inhabitants of Canada to keep their cattle either on the common pastures or on their own concessions from the melting of the snow, until after the harvest. (Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2, Quebec Province Legislature, January 1, 1890))
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is formed and granted trade rights over all territory draining into Hudson Bay
1675 - King Philip's War
The expression coureur des bois is coined to name those who bypass Royal officials and deal directly with the First Nations in the fur trade
1685 - King Louis XIV decreed Code Noir, ordered all Jews out of French colonial empire; defined slavery rules, restricted activities of free Negroes; forbade any religious activities other than Roman Catholic. (www.worldatlas.com)
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne
Peter the Great assumes Russian throne
When Alexis was around 40 years old: 1689 - Lachine Massacre - Fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors attack the settlement of Lachine, killing or torturing most if its inhabitants.
1698 - The steam engine (Thomas Savery, England)
1701 - August 4 : Signing of the Great Peace of Montreal between 39 First Nation tribes and the French Colonial government
1704 - February 29 - Deerfield Massacre : French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts
1712 - New France extended from Newfoundland to Lake Superior, from Hudson Bay to Gulf of Mexico. (www.worldatlas.com)
1715 Death Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Died at Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada
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