Did you know...The seigneur was endowed with his rank and estate to the sole end that he should become an active agent in making the colony grow. He was expected to live on his land, to level the forest, to clear fields, and to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before. He was expected to have his seigneury surveyed into farms, or en censive holdings, and to procure, as quickly as might be, settlers for these farms. It was highly desirable, of course, that the seigneurs should lend a hand in encouraging the immigration of people from their old homes in France.
Source: The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism [Vol. 5 of 'The Chronicles of Canada'] by William Bennett Munro; Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1922
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Gilbert Barbier was born 13 January 1617
was the child of
Gilbert was an immigrant, 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
She died 11 April 1688
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
Gilbert Barbier died 15 November 1693
in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*.
Bio "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...Read MORE...
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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Montreal "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...
1643 - 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)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
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 Census - Montreal, Quebec GILBERT BARBIER 40 CHARPENTIER, HABITANT CATHERINE DE LAGNEAU (DE LAVAU) 45 EPOUSE ADRIENNE BARBIER 17 FILLE BARBE BARBIER 12 FILLE GABRIEL BARBIER 9 FILS NICOLAS BARBIER 7 FILS CHARLES BARBIER 5 FILS MARIE BARBIER 2 FILLE NICOLAS CHARTRAN 22 DOMESTIQUE, ENGAGERead MORE...
1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.
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 a...Read MORE...
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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