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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? New Year's Day was one of the most popular social occasions in Acadia. In every home people would get up in the morning, shake hands and wish one another 'a good and happy new year, and paradise at the end of your days'.
A farily common superstition required that the first visitor to enter a house be a person of the male sex. If a female entered first, she risked bringing bad luck upon the household.
On New Year's Day, everone tried to wear something new for the first time. This ensured having new clothes all year long.

Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.

Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, boys whe were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or younger were awarded the sum of 20 pounds each on their wedding day.

Source: Canada: A People's History ( history/)

Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Old Road, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
The Old Road, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Grand Pre Village, N.S.
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
Grand Pre Village, N.S.

Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Road To Grand Pre, N.S.
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
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Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) - Église de l’Immaculée-Conception
2538, rue Immaculée-Conception, Saint-Ours, QUÉBEC
Established 1650
Source: Google maps
Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
Église de l’Immaculée-Conception
2538, rue Immaculée-Conception, Saint-Ours, QUÉBEC
Established 1650
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Claude  Benoit

  (b. 1713Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 11 August 1784Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada )  

Claude Benoit was born 1713 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Claude Benoit was the child of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Martin Benoit dit Labriere and Marie Chaussegros (maternal)  Étienne Hébert and Jeanne Comeau

He married  Anne Helene Girouard 14 February 1746 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Anne Helene Girouard  was born 14 April 1728 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  She died 1 September 1807 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) .  She was the daughter of François Girouard and Anne Bourgeois.

Claude Benoit died 11 August 1784 in Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada .

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They were living at Riviere-aux-Canards before being deported to Massachusetts. Then they came to St-Ours, QC

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Claude Benoit married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Anne Helene Girouard-- Date: 14 February 1746 Place: Port Royal, Acadia
Thanks to Gail 

Anne Helene Girouard was the daughter of François Girouard and Anne Bourgeois

From An Acadian Parish Remembered
The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste
Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755

14 February 1746 Marriage Claude Benoits and Anne Girouard

On 14 February 1746 in Port-Royal, Acadia, Canada, Anne-Hélène married Claude Benoit, the son of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert.

(White, Stephen A. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Famillies Acadiennes. volume I. Moncton, Canada: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999).

Canada Marriages, 1661-1949
groom's name: Claude Benoit
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Saint Joseph De La Vieciaire De Canard
groom's age:
bride's name: Anne Girouard
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Annapolis Royal
bride's age:
marriage date: 14 Feb 1746
marriage place: Annapolis Royal, Digby, Nova Scotia
groom's father's name: Claude Benoit
groom's mother's name: Jeanne Herbert
bride's father's name: Francois Girouard
bride's mother's name: Anne Girouard
groom's race:
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status: Unknown
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M53406-2
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1320000
reference number: p307
Updated: 2/3/2011 6:30:30 PM

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Jean Baptiste Benoit ( 1747-1756, , Acadia, Canada   d. ,  )

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Joseph Benoit (b.1749, Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia  d. , , Canada)

America/USA Pierre Benoit (b.1759, , Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 31 October 1816, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Antoine Benoit (b.30 January 1762, Saint-Ours, Canada   d. 07 May 1834, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Michel Benoit (b.18 September 1763, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 27 August 1829, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Marguerite Benoit (b.17 May 1765, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 9 May 1824, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Charles Benoit (b.1767, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. ,  )

Canada/New France François Benoit (b.1768, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. ,  )

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Claude Benoit was born circa 1713 at Grand Pre. He was the son of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hebert.
Source: Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes

Added: 12/9/2013 5:18:13 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

Invention 1720 - June 10 - Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard -

Canada In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, in 1745 as part of King...Read MORE...

1746 Marriage / Partner
Claude Benoit and Anne Helene Girouard 14 February 1746, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

News 1747 Troops from New England Massacred at Grand Pre.

Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748 acadian/ timeline.html -

Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. 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. acadian/ timeline.html -

Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...

World History 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.

News 1755 - September 5, 1755 - Acadian Expulsion
John Winslow, military commander at Annapolis, starts rounding up 5,000 Acadians from Grand Pre, Annapolis & Fundy coast for refusing to take an oath of allegiance; their land and farms are forfeited ...Read MORE...

Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

abt. 1757
From Boston to the Town of Chelsea

Claude BENOIT, s/ o Claude/ Jeanne HEBERT, m. to Anne GIROUARD, d/ o François/ Anne BOURGEOIS. Children: Joseph (1749); Jean-Baptiste (1756); Pierre (1759); Marguerite (1765). At Massachusetts 1755 and at St-Ours, Quäbec, Canada 1767.

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Canada 1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) ( -

1762 Birth of Child
Antoine Benoit was born 30 January 1762, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

Canada 1763 - France cedes its North American posessions to Britain by the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years War (French and Indian War). Quebec City French-speaking Catholics were now under the rule of Protestant Britain.
In 1763, England was convinced, mistakenly, that it was inheriting a French society but the new colonial authorities did not fully understand the reality. The former subjects of the king of France...Read MORE...

1763 Birth of Child
Michel Benoit was born 18 September 1763, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

1765 Birth of Child
Marguerite Benoit was born 17 May 1765, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

Canada At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada
but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of...Read MORE...

Canada 1775 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

11 August 1784
Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

Added: 7/29/2008 12:00:00 AM

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