Quebec - Did you know?A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.
Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Château d'Angers The Château d'Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was... Read MORE...
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Jacqueline Marie (Jacquette) Freslon was born 28 January 1635
in Angers, France.
Jacqueline Marie (Jacquette) Freslon
was the child of
Jacqueline Marie (Jacquette) was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1663.
She married François Garnier (Grenier) dit Pellerin
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 8 children.
François Garnier (Grenier) dit Pellerin
was born 26 February 1638
in Le Mans, France
He died 21 January 1719
in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada
Jacqueline Marie (Jacquette) Freslon died 17 April 1712
in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada .
Source: Les Vieilles Families D'Yamahiche, Vingt-Cinq Genealogies by F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1900
"Francois most likely arrived in New France around the end of the 1650's. On 12 December 1662, notary Guillaume Audouart of Saint-Germain drew up the clauses of Francois's marriage contract with Jacqueline Freslon, born in 1638 from the union of Rene Freslon and Renee Armange, from the parish of Trinity, in the town of Angers, Anjou (Maine et Loire). The nuptial ceremony took place a few weeks later in the parish church of Quebec on 9 January 1663."
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IV, Page 110 Updated: 3/21/2010
"When the Company of 100 Associates began their settlement scheme, their plan of recruiting only families proved to be too costly, so instead they signed on single men; tradesman and labourers; who would be indentured for three years. However, this meant that more than 80% of the colonists were men, so even if they decided to stay at the end of their term, there was little hope of them starting a family, unless they chose a Canadian girl. But, since her family would never allow her, or her children, to leave their village; the company directors needed to avoid this from happening.
So instead, they began recruiting "marriagable young girls", who would first sign a contract in France and then be given passage and a small dowry to become the wife of a Quebec settler. You might wonder why these young girls (many under 16), would risk the dangers and hardships, which by now most of France were well aware of; but believe it or not; for many it was the best option.
At the time, marriages were arranged, so if the girl's family did not have the means to provide a sutable dowry, her only option was to become a nun, if she was Catholic; or marry beneath her station. In the case of the young Filles a Marier, though a marriage contract must be signed before departure, she had every right to refuse the union, once she met her husband-to-be. As a matter of fact, many of them did just that, and were provided safe passage home." Added: 9/15/2010 11:08:35 AM - Beckie Updated: 9/15/2010 11:08:45 AM - Beckie
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
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...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1668 Birth of Child Marie-Françoise Garnier (Grenier) was born 18 October 1668, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada*
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).
1712 Death "THE GARNIERS LIVED UNEVENTFULLY UNTIL A RELATIVELY ADVANCED AGE, OCCUPYING THEMSELVES IN ENLARGING THE IMPROVING THE VALUE OF THEIR LAND, AS WELL AS RAISING THEIR CHILDREN. JACQUELINE FRESLON, WHO WAS NEARLY THE SAME AGE AS HER HUSBAND, WAS THE FIRST TO LEAVE FOR A BETTER WORLD. HER CORPSE WAS...Read MORE...
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