Did you know...In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, often a dozen or more of them, were stowed away at night on mattresses of straw or feathers laid along the floor. As the windows were securely fastened, even in the coldest weather this attic was warm.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Gilbert Barbier was born 13 January 1617
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 (Ville-Marie)
The couple had (at least) 8 children.
Catherine Delavaux (Delavau)
was born abt. 1620
She died 11 April 1688
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Gilbert Barbier died 15 November 1693
in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus).
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
Thunderworks (www.youtube.com) -
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 (Ville-Marie)
1651 Birth of Child Charles Barbier was born 7 August 1651, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
1652 Birth of Child Adrienne Barbier was born 20 August 1652, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
1654 Birth of Child Barbe Barbier was born 9 January 1654, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
1656 Birth of Child Gabriel Barbier was born 6 September 1656, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
1657 Death of Child Charles Barbier died 28 February 1657, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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.
1663 Birth of Child Marie Barbier was born 1 May 1663 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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, ENG...Read MORE...
1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.
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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