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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? Acadian Maple Candy (Tire Blanche) 'was the great attraction of Shrove Tuesday, because this was the day for la tire (the maple candy pull). In several areas, people wore costumes and went from house to house collecting sugar and molasses for the candy pull. When evening arrived, the families of those who had collected the ingredients assembled for 'la tire'. Since all of the candy had to be consumed before midnight, the beginning of Lent, people ate to the point of being sick.'

Source: Acadian Recipes (www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/ Do/ FoodAndWine/ AcadianRecipes.aspx)



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Around 1825, La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, was written as a guide for those employed in the service of middle class households. This volume was one of the first in Canada to address the subject in a comprehensive manner. It includes information on basic foods such as meats, eggs and vegetables and provides extensive details on their preparation.

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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
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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
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Grand Pre Village, N.S.
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Grand Pre Village, N.S.
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Road To Grand Pre, N.S.
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Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Charles, est. 1740
405, ch. des Patriotes, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC
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Église de Saint-Charles, est. 1740
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Geoffroi  Benoit

  (b. 1720Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 2 July 1769Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Province of Québec, Canada )  

Geoffroi Benoit was born 1720 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Geoffroi 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  Madeleine Babin 18 November 1743 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Madeleine Babin  was born 1716 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) .  She was the daughter of Pierre Babin and Madeleine Bourg.

Geoffroi Benoit died 2 July 1769 in Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Province of Québec, Canada.


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They were deported to Boston, then came to Yamachiche, QC.

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Geoffroi Benoit married Acadia Madeleine Babin-- Date: 18 November 1743 Place: Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
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Madeleine Babin was the daughter of Pierre Babin and Madeleine Bourg


Goefroy Benoit married Madeleine Babin, daughter of Pierre Babin and Madeleine Bourg, on 18 November 1743 at Grand Pre, St-Charles des Mines Parish; both were 23.

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Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, p116.

Groom's Name: Jefroy Benoit
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Bride's Name: Magdeleine Babin
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Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1743
Marriage Place: Saint Charles,Grand Pre,Kings,Nova Scotia
Groom's Father's Name: Claude Benoit
Groom's Mother's Name: Jeanne Hebert
Bride's Father's Name: Pierre Babin
Bride's Mother's Name: Magdeleine Bourg
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51007-1
Syst Origin: Nova_Scotia-ODM
Source Film Number: 484099
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Collection: Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909

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Updated: 3/5/2015 2:52:54 PM


Children:
 Joseph Benoit (b.1747,   d. , )

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Jean Baptiste Benoit (b.abt. 1748, , Acadia, Canada   d. 2 October 1830, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada )

 Pierre Benoit (b.1754,   d. , )

 Paul Benoit (b.1758,   d. , )

 Françoise Benoit (b.abt. 1769,   d. 11 June 1833, Marieville, Rouville, Lower Canada )



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News 1740 - Église de Saint-Charles established at Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu

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1743 Marriage / Partner
Geoffroi Benoit and Madeleine Babin 18 November 1743, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia

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...


News 1747 Troops from New England Massacred at Grand Pre.


Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

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Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ 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.
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Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.

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Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23).

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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

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

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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...


Death
2 July 1769
Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada



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