immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Étienne  FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE

  (b. abt. 1645 France   d. 4 August 1724 Montréal, Canada, New France )  

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Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE was born abt. 1645 in France. Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE was the child of

Étienne was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Marguerite LAUZON 23 November 1672 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite LAUZON  was born 24 May 1659 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 13 November 1699 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Gilles LAUZON and Marie ARCHAMBAULT.

He married  (2) Marie-Marguerite PROVOST 20 November 1701 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  Marie-Marguerite PROVOST  was born abt. 1655 in France.  She died 20 February 1732 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE died 4 August 1724 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Grandfontaine Company

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE

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Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE married flag  Marguerite LAUZON-- Date: 23 November 1672 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

Marguerite LAUZON was the daughter of Gilles LAUZON and Marie ARCHAMBAULT

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Etienne Forestier and Marguerite Lauzon


flag  Françoise FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE (b.20 April 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 20 December 1677, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag  Louise FORESTIER (b.12 October 1677, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 17 April 1737, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. René DOUILLARD dit LAPRISE 4 October 1694

flag  Antoine FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE (b.26 September 1679, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 20 January 1703, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Catherine JUILLET 15 August 1701

flag  Catherine FORESTIER (b.13 March 1681 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Gabriel BAUDREAU 15 August 1701

flag  Madeleine FORESTIER (FORTIER) (b.28 April 1683, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 2 December 1760, L'Assomption, Canada )
m. Blaise JUILLET 18 July 1701

flag  Françoise FORESTIER (b.13 February 1685, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 19 August 1754, Berthierville, Canada, New France )
m. Edme-Aime MOREAU 29 August 1706

flag  Marie-Marthe FORESTIER (b.abt. 1688, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 12 December 1749, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. François CHALUT 10 June 1706

flag  Jacques FORESTIER (b.1 January 1695, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 9 June 1747, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Josephte DAGENAIS 21 February 1735
m. Marie-Anne CARON 5 November 1736

flag  Barbe FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE (b.22 August 1696, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Etienne HUYET dit CHAMPAGNE 8 June 1718

Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Marie-Marguerite PROVOST-- Date: 20 November 1701 Place: Varennes, Canada, New France
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967


Events, Pictures and Documents Related to the Genealogy of Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE

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1701 Marriage - Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes, QC, Canada
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation.

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

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).

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.

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.

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).

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre

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.

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

1672 Marriage / Partner
Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE and Marguerite LAUZON 23 November 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1675 Birth of Child
Françoise FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE was born 20 April 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1677 Birth of Child
Louise FORESTIER was born 12 October 1677, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)
1677 Death of Child
Françoise FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE died 20 December 1677, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1679 Birth of Child
Antoine FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE was born 26 September 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1681 Birth of Child
Catherine FORESTIER was born 13 March 1681 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
1683 Birth of Child
Madeleine FORESTIER (FORTIER) was born 28 April 1683, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1685 Birth of Child
Françoise FORESTIER was born 13 February 1685, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)
1695 Birth of Child
Jacques FORESTIER was born 1 January 1695, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1696 Birth of Child
Barbe FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE was born 22 August 1696, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1699 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marguerite LAUZON died 13 November 1699, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1701 Marriage / Partner
Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE and Marie-Marguerite PROVOST 20 November 1701, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)

Forestier, Etienne dit LaFortune, m. Marguerite Provost, 20 Nov. 1701
Soldier, Company: Grandfontaine

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne

Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)

France 1715 - September 1 - Louis XIV (King of France) dies

1703 Death of Child
Antoine FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE died 20 January 1703, Montréal, Québec, Canada
4 August 1724
Montréal, Québec, Canada


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