Did you know...Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as a way of showing the close relationship between the living and the dead, as God is master of life and death. In time, space ran out and new cemeteries were created. At that point, the bodies near the church were often exhumed and transfered to a common area of the new cemetery. The gravestones of the old cemetery were eventually removed to create space around the church for parking.
Source: La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (www.fabriquelanativite.com)
Marguerite Bertault was born 21 December 1655
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers).
was the child of
Jacques Bertault and
Gillette Bonne (Banne)
She married Denis Veronneau
6 January 1668
in Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)
The couple had (at least) 4 children.
was born abt. 1641
in Luçon (Lucon), France
He died 30 October 1730
in Boucherville, Québec, Canada
Marguerite Bertault died 21 November 1687
in Boucherville, Québec, Canada.
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity "...According to the well-known story, it was on seeing an apple fall in his orchard at some time during 1665 or 1666 that Newton conceived that the same force governed the motion of the Moon and the ...Read MORE...
1667 - Boucherville is founded as a seigneurial parish by Pierre Boucher. Pierre Boucher begins farming this year but does not receive his seigneury until 1672 when he builds a palisade to protect the community from the Iroquois.
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...
Boucherville is one of the oldest municipalities in Québec. In 1668, Pierre BOUCHER began farming in the area and 4 years later received his seigneury, consisting of Îles-Percées and the adjacent islands. Boucher secured the community against Iroquois attack by constructing a palisade. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ en/ article/ boucherville/ -
1668 Marriage / Partner Marguerite Bertault and Denis Veronneau 6 January 1668, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
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