immigrant Fille a Marier flag   Catherine  FORESTIER (FORTIER)

  (b. 6 January 1640 La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 31 March 1694 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) was born 6 January 1640 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) was the child of

Catherine was a Fille à Marier , arriving in New France by 1657.

She married  Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE 19 November 1657 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE  was born abt. 1629 in France.  He died 14 January 1707 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville). 

Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) died 31 March 1694 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .

daughter of Jean Fortier and Julienne Coeffes

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La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER)

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Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) married immigrant flag  Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE-- Date: 19 November 1657 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France 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 Immaculee Conception, Trois Rivieres in Drouin Collection

Jacques Menard and Catherine Fortier

He is the son of Joannis Menard and Auare Lavinelle

She is the daughter of Joannis Fortier and Juliannae Coifus


flag  Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE (b.7 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 July 1726, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques BOURDON 8 February 1672

flag  Jean-Baptiste MENARD (b.27 November 1660, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 October 1728, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Louise ETIENNE 14 October 1681

flag  Louis MENARD (b.28 July 1662, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 11 May 1742, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne FEVRIER 12 December 1691

flag  Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE (b.6 June 1664, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 9 May 1741, Chambly, Canada, New France )
m. Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR 1692

flag  Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE (b.16 March 1666, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1702, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Elisabeth VALIQUET dite LAVERDURE (VALIQUETTE) 13 March 1690

flag  Marguerite MENARD (b.22 January 1668, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 3 April 1699, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. François LANCTÔT 14 October 1681
m. Pierre CADIEUX 11 February 1697

flag  Jeanne-Françoise MENARD (b.24 May 1669, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 15 October 1747 , Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Étienne DEMERS (DUMAIS) 25 November 1686
m. Jean-Baptiste LACHAISE dit LAVIGNE 6 December 1706
m. Charles BRAZEAU 22 August 1735

flag  Marie-Anne MÉNARD (b.1 April 1671 , Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 3 February 1710, Laval, Canada, New France )
m. François BRUNET dit BELHUMEUR 15 November 1688

flag  Catherine MENARD (b.27 September 1673, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 1 January 1727, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques RIVIERE (LARIVIERE) 1 February 1699

flag  Thérèse MENARD (b.2 October 1676, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 19 June 1753, Longueuil, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste DENEAU (DENIAU) 11 February 1697
m. Jean DESNOYERS dit DESMARAIS abt. 1709

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6 January 1640
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

Canada 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars
Also known as the Beaver Wars.

Encouraged and armed by their Dutch and English trading partners, ...Read MORE...

Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1657 Marriage / Partner
Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) and Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE 19 November 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

1659 Birth of Child
Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE was born 7 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Canada 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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1660 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste MENARD was born 27 November 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
1662 Birth of Child
Louis MENARD was born 28 July 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Canada 1663 - 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...Read MORE...

1664 Birth of Child
Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was born 6 June 1664, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1666 Les Trois Rivieres

Jacques Mesnard d. lafontaine - 38 habitant

Catherine forestier - 29 sa femme

Marie Mesnard - ...

Canada 1666 - 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 Birth of Child
Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE was born 16 March 1666, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - 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 -

1668 Birth of Child
Marguerite MENARD was born 22 January 1668, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
1669 Birth of Child
Jeanne-Françoise MENARD was born 24 May 1669, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1671 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne MÉNARD was born 1 April 1671 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1672 - 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 -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended....Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1673 Birth of Child
Catherine MENARD was born 27 September 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1676 Birth of Child
Thérèse MENARD was born 2 October 1676, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Boucherville

Jacques Menard (dit Lafontaine), charron, 52
Catherine Forestier, sa femme, 46
Jean,...

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake...Read MORE...

World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1694 Death

Death found at Saint-Famille-de-Boucherville, Boucherville, QC, Canada in Drouin...


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