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immigrant flag male ancestor  François  PROVOST

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

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François PROVOST was born 27 August 1637 in France. François PROVOST was the child of ?   and   ?

François was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1664.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He 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 France. 

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

Occupation: habitant



Born in Chartres, Perche, France
Son of Marin Provost and Catherine Cornilleau


Details of the family tree of François appear below.
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? Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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)


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