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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor  Marguerite-Josephe  THAVENET

  (b. abt. 1646 France   d. 16 September 1708 Chambly, Canada, New France )  

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Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET was born abt. 1646 in France. Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET was the child of ?   and   ?

Marguerite-Josephe was a Fille à Marier , arriving in New France by 1664. To learn more about the Filles à Marier, visit: Who were the Filles à Marier? The Filles à Marier: Pioneers of Love and Legacy in New France

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Marguerite-Josephe  married  Joseph-François HERTEL 2 September 1664 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Joseph-François HERTEL  was born 3 July 1642 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Joseph-François died 29 May 1722 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  Joseph-François was the child of Jacques HERTEL dit LAFRESNIERE and Marie-Marguerite MARGUERIE.

Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET died 16 September 1708 in Chambly, Canada, New France .

Occupation: seigneur of Chambly

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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

Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET


Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET married flag male ancestor Joseph-François HERTEL-- Date: 2 September 1664 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Joseph-François HERTEL was the child of Jacques HERTEL dit LAFRESNIERE and Marie-Marguerite MARGUERIE

Marriage found at Notre Dame de Montreal in Drouin Collection

Joseph Hertel and Marguerite Dechavenet

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Children of Joseph-François HERTEL and Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET:

flag male ancestor Zacharie-Francois HERTEL (b.abt. 1665, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

flag male ancestor Jacques HERTEL (b.10 March 1667, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 4 September 1748, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Thérèse GODEFROY 26 November 1691 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste HERTEL (b.26 October 1668, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 26 June 1722, Port-Dauphin, Ile Royale, Acadie)

flag male ancestor Joseph HERTEL (b.abt. 1671, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 8 August 1723, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine PHILIPPE LAFONTAINE 4 July 1698 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

flag male ancestor Louis HERTEL (b.14 May 1673, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Rene HERTEL (b.26 March 1675, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Lambert HERTEL (b.17 October 1677, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1723, )

flag female ancestor Marie-Francoise HERTEL (b.1 November 1679, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Michel HERTEL (b.7 October 1685, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Pierre HERTEL (b.18 March 1687, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag female ancestor Marguerite-Thérèse HERTEL (b.17 October 1690, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 4 May 1732, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste BOUCHER DE NIVERVILLE 10 February 1709/10 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

flag male ancestor Claude HERTEL (b.2 January 1692, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )

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THAVENET, MARGUERITE DE, b. 1646 at Bourges, daughter of Raymond de Thavenet, captain in the Régiment de Brimon, and of Élisabeth de Mancelin; d. 1708. On 22 Sept. 1664, at Montreal, she married the Sieur Joseph-François Hertel de La Fresnière (1642–1722), king’s lieutenant, who was ennobled in 1716. Fifteen children were born of this marriage.

Marguerite de Thavenet and her sister, Marie-Françoise, probably came to Canada in one of the contingents of young “noble girls” who were sent by Louis XIV and Colbert and intended for Canadian noblemen.

In 1672 Marie-Françoise de Thavenet was engaged to Jacques de Chambly*, who had arrived in Canada in 1665 with the Carignan regiment and who was appointed governor of Grenada in 1679. As marriage freed officers and soldiers from the “service,” Jacques de Chambly’s superior officers refused him permission to marry. He died as governor of Martinique in 1687.

By a deed signed before a notary in Paris on 11 July 1679, Jacques de Chambly...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
marriage1664 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET and Joseph-François HERTEL 2 September 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
françois hertel - 24 habitant

Marguerite Joseph tavenet - 20 sa femme

zacarie françois hertel - 8 mois fils
The first census of New France (1666)
1667 Birth of Child
Jacques HERTEL was born 10 March 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1668 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste HERTEL was born 26 October 1668, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
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1673 Birth of Child
Louis HERTEL was born 14 May 1673, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1675 Birth of Child
Rene HERTEL was born 26 March 1675, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1677 Birth of Child
Lambert HERTEL was born 17 October 1677, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1679 Birth of Child
Marie-Francoise HERTEL was born 1 November 1679, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1685 Birth of Child
Michel HERTEL was born 7 October 1685, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1687 Birth of Child
Pierre HERTEL was born 18 March 1687, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1690 Birth of Child
Marguerite-Thérèse HERTEL was born 17 October 1690, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1692 Birth of Child
Claude HERTEL was born 2 January 1692, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
death1708 Death
16 September 1708
Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
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