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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  François  PROVOST

  (b. 27 August 1637 Tourouvre, Perche, France   d. 6 April 1670 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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François PROVOST was born 27 August 1637 in Tourouvre, Perche, France

François PROVOST was the child of ?   and   ?

François was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1664.

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François  married  Marguerite GAILLARD dite DUPLESSIS 26 July 1664 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marguerite GAILLARD dite DUPLESSIS  was born abt. 1637 in Calais, Picardie, France.  Marguerite died abt. 1705 in Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery). 

François PROVOST died 6 April 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant



Son of Marin Provost and Catherine Cornilleau


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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec 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 Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? Quebec has a rich, distinctive French-Canadian cuisine. Popular dishes include tourtière (a meat pie), and ragoût de boulettes et de pattes do cochon (a stew made from meatballs and pigs' feet)....Read MORE...



Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (www.everyculture.com)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

François PROVOST was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)

What is a Habitant? Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000

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birth1637 Birth
27 August 1637
Tourouvre, Perche, France

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marriage1664 Marriage / Partner
François PROVOST and Marguerite GAILLARD dite DUPLESSIS 26 July 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1665 Birth of Child
Anne-Claude PROVOST was born 11 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1669 Birth of Child
François-Michel PROVOST (PREVOST) was born 3 January 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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