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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.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She 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).  He died 29 May 1722 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  He was the son 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

Details of the family tree of Marguerite-Josephe 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? In New France, the habitant"s homes were commonly built of felled timber or of rough-hewn stone,...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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.

Source: Canada in the Making (
  • Biography
    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...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
  • 1664 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)
  • 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)

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