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Did You Know?Did you know...In New France, the habitant's homes were commonly built of felled timber or of rough-hewn stone, solid, low, stocky buildings, usually about twenty by forty feet or thereabouts in size, with a single doorway and very few windows. The roofs were steep-pitched, with a dormer window or two thrust out on either side, the eaves projecting well over the walls in such manner as to give the structures a half-bungalow appearance. With almost religious punctuality the habitants whitewashed the outside of their walls every spring, so that from the river the country houses looked trim and neat at all seasons.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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immigrant France  Gilbert  Barbier

  (b. 13 January 1617France   d. 15 November 1693Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )  

Gilbert Barbier was born 13 January 1617 in France. Gilbert Barbier was the child of

Gilbert was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1650.

He married  Catherine Delavaux (Delavau) 14 November 1650 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Catherine Delavaux (Delavau)  was born abt. 1620 in France .  She died 11 April 1688 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) . 

Gilbert Barbier died 15 November 1693 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*.

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Occupation: master carpenter, surveyor, attorney and churchwarden of the parish of Ville-Marie

son of Pierre Barbier and Claude Vizon

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Gilbert Barbier married immigrant Fille a Marier France Catherine Delavaux (Delavau)-- Date: 14 November 1650 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

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Updated: 2/4/2014 7:30:04 PM

Canada/New France Charles Barbier (b.7 August 1651, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)  d. 28 February 1657, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))

Canada/New France Adrienne Barbier (b.20 August 1652, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)  d. aft. 31 August 1721, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France))

Canada/New France Barbe Barbier (b.9 January 1654, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)  d. 24 January 1694, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*)

Canada/New France Agathe Barbier (b., Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  d. 1655, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France))

Canada/New France Gabriel Barbier (b.6 September 1656, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)  d. , )

Canada/New France Nicolas Barbier (b., Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  d. 11 August 1691, La Prairie (Laprairie), Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis))

Canada/New France Charles-Henri Barbier (b.08 November 1660 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)  d. 08 June 1691, Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie Barbier (b.1 May 1663 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)  d. 19 May 1739, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal))

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13 January 1617

"Gilbert Barbier was one of the pioneers that arrived at Ville-Marie in 1642. While he was not present at the founding of Ville-Marie in May 1642, he joinedthe group later in the season.

Because of his small size, he was called “Le Minimie”.

During the early years of Ville Marie, Barbier liv...

France1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

France1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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"On August 15th the first reinforcement of thirteen men arrived, sent under M. de Repentigny, as admiral of the Company's vessels by the Associates at Paris, through the funds collected, as mentioned, on February 2d. With them there came a most useful man to the colony, the pious and brave carpenter...Read MORE...

France1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

1650 Marriage / Partner
Gilbert Barbier and Catherine Delavaux (Delavau) 14 November 1650, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)

Canada1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1660 - 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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced priva...Read MORE...

25th August 1663
25th August 1663.— Concession to Gilbert Barbier, a resident of the island of Montreal, of a certain extent of land.

Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2
Quebec Province Legislature
January 1, 1890
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Canada1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1666 Census - Montreal, Quebec

Canada1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1667 - 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 a...Read MORE...

Canada1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1670 - 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years since...Read MORE...

Canada1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1681 Canadian Census Ville de Montreal
Gilbert Barbier, charpentier, 64
Catherine Delavau, sa femme, 61
Gabriel, 26
Nicolas, 23
Charles, 21
Pierre Lorreau, domestique, 10

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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Canada1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the hamlet...Read MORE...

Canada1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1693 Death
Death record found at L'Enfant Jesus de la Pointe aux Trembles, Point aux Trembles, Quebec in Drouin Collection

15 Nov 1693

Gilbert Barbier Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 4/23/2009 12:13:33 PM - Beckie  Updated: 4/23/2009 - Beckie

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