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Québec Généalogie - Did you know?

Seigneuries in North America were granted to military officers, some were owned by the Catholic clergy and even by unions of local inhabitants. In 1663, half of the seigneuries of New France were managed by women. This situation came to be because a woman could inherit her husband"s property after his death.

Seigneurs and the seigneurial system of New France (www.apointinhistory.net/ feudal-system.php)


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