Acadia - Did you know? Acadian parents might tell their children about 'le Bonhomme Sept-heures, a fearful character who would visit upleasant deeds upon young children if they did not go to bed at the designated hour.'
Source: Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (acim.umfk.maine.edu/oral_traditions.html)
Quebec - Did you know?French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains, confetti, or nuts are showered at the married couples, wishing them good luck and fertility.
He married Marie Cecile Gaudet
28 November 1719
in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Fort Lawrence) (Beaubassin, Acadia)
The couple had (at least) 2 children.
Marie Cecile Gaudet
was born abt. 1703
in , Acadia (Acadie), Canada
She died 21 January 1788
in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
She was the daughter of Claude Gaudet and Marguerite Belou.
Jean-Baptiste Bernard died 19 December 1757
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).
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. -
1719 Marriage / Partner Jean-Baptiste Bernard and Marie Cecile Gaudet 28 November 1719 , Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Fort Lawrence) (Beaubassin, 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.
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.
Death 19 December 1757 Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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