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Did You Know? 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

Jean Bourbon 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.

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Did You Know?Did you know...Tourtière is a traditional Quebecois meat pie. The filling varies from region to region, but it often involves minced pork, beef, or wild game.

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  Jean  Bourbon

  (1653France  - abt. 05 December 1690La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie) )  
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois

Jean Bourbon was born 1653 in France. Jean Bourbon was the child of

He married  Marie-Anne Benoit dite Livernois 27 February 1680 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Anne Benoit dite Livernois  was born 9 May 1665 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) .  She died 9 August 1697 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie) .  She was the daughter of Paul Benoit dit Livernois and Isabelle-Elisabeth Gobinet.

Jean Bourbon died abt. 05 December 1690 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie).

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Occupation: habitant de Laprairie

Son of Jean Bourdon and Thoinette Poivre

Jean was killed along with several other settlers of Laprairie by Iroquois. The burned remains of their settlement was discovered two days later by missionaries, who buried the bodies.

Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

News1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

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News1667 - Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge established at Laprairie -

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1680 Marriage / Union
Jean Bourbon and Marie-Anne Benoit dite Livernois 27 February 1680, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1681 Canadian Census Prairie de la Magdelaine
Jean Bourbon, 28
Marie Benoist, sa femme, 16

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/1/2010 9:35:35 PM - 1  Updated: 3/1/2010 9:35:35 PM -

World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)

Jean Bourbon married  Marie-Anne Benoit dit Livernois-- Date: 27 February 1680 Place: Boucherville, Québec, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marie-Anne Benoit dite Livernois was the daughter of Paul Benoit dit Livernois and Isabelle-Elisabeth Gobinet

Marriage record found in index for Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville in Drouin Collection. Unable to find the actual record.

groom's name: Jean Bourdon
groom's birth date: 1653
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 27
bride's name: Marie Anne Benoist
bride's birth date: 1665
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 15
marriage date: 27 Feb 1680
marriage place: Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec
groom's father's name: Jean Bourdon
groom's mother's name: Thoinette Poivre
bride's father's name: Paul Benoist
bride's mother's name: Elisabeth Gobinet
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M01663-9
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1031703
reference number: P-19 M-2

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 05 Jan 2013), Jean Bourdon and Marie Anne Benoist, 27 Feb 1680; citing reference P-19 M-2, FHL microfilm 1031703.
Updated: 1/5/2013 2:47:55 PM

 Barbe Bourbon (1681, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie) - 26 January 1754, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie))

 Marguerite Bourbon (18 January 1685, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie) - 04 January 1723, Longueuil, Québec, Canada)

 Marie-Anne Bourbon (19 April 1686 , La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie) - 27 November 1687, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie))

 Marie-Anne Bourbon (6 January 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (Laprairie) - , )


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