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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as a 'fontange', whereas men wore breeches and waist-length jackets, while voyageurs wore high-crowned felt hats decorated with ostrich feathers.

Source: French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)

Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Catherine  Clerice

  (b. abt. 1653Paris, France   d. 1 March 1715Varennes, Canada, New France )  

Catherine Clerice was born abt. 1653 in Paris, France. Catherine Clerice was the child of

Catherine was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1671.

She married  Jacques Lussier 12 October 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Jacques Lussier  was born abt. 1646 in Paris, France .  He died 12 June 1713 in Sorel, Québec, Canada . 

Catherine Clerice died 1 March 1715 in Varennes, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

Born at Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Clerice married immigrant flag Jacques Lussier-- Date: 12 October 1671 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Jacques, widower of Charlotte La Marche
Catherine, daughter of Pierre Clerice and Marie Le Fieber

"At Quebec, he met the eighteen year old Catherine Clerice, another Parisian, a native of Saint-Sulpice and daughter of Pierre and of Marie Lefebvre... Romain Becquet recorded their marriage act on 4 October 1671 at the house of Anne Gasnier, the patroness of the Kings Daughters. The religious ceremony took place on the following 12 October at Notre-Dame de Quebec."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XI, Page 146
Updated: 12/9/2014 11:01:01 AM

flag Christophe Lussier (b.3 October 1673, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 5 February 1752, Varennes, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre Lussier (b.20 May 1675, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 2 March 1720, Longueuil, Canada, New France )

flag Catherine Lussier (b.20 January 1677, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 10 August 1719, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Jacques Lussier (b.15 September 1678, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 26 October 1744, Varennes, Canada, New France )

flag Francois Lussier (b.9 July 1680 , Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 27 July 1680, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Madeleine Lussier (b.21 September 1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 24 August 1759, Varennes, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Lussier (b.3 September 1683, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1748, Repentigny, Canada, New France )

flag Isaac (Jean Baptiste) Lussier (b.11 August 1685, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 2 November 1708 , Varennes, Canada, New France )

flag Jean Lussier (b.1 March 1687, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 10 December 1687, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Louise-Marie Lussier (b.26 March 1689, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 22 January 1764, Saint-Sulpice, Province of Québec, Canada)

flag Marie-Anne-Jeanne Lussier (b.20 February 1692, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 16 April 1749, Verchères, Canada, New France )

Fille du Roi
Clérice, Catherine, m. Lussier, Jacques, Oct. 12, 1671

1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.

The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "

Added: 9/14/2010 11:14:01 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 9:48:04 AM - Beckie

1671 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Clerice and Jacques Lussier 12 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1673 Birth of Child
Christophe Lussier was born 3 October 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1675 Birth of Child
Pierre Lussier was born 20 May 1675, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1677 Birth of Child
Catherine Lussier was born 20 January 1677, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1678 Birth of Child
Jacques Lussier was born 15 September 1678, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1680 Birth of Child
Francois Lussier was born 9 July 1680 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Varene
Jacques Lhussier, 35
Catherine Clery (Clerice), sa femme, 28
Marie, 11
Christophe, 8
Pierre, 6
Catherine, 4
Jacques, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

Added: 3/2/2010 7:46:07 AM - Beckie  Updated: 3/2/2010 7:46:07 AM -

1681 Birth of Child
Madeleine Lussier was born 21 September 1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1683 Birth of Child
Marguerite Lussier was born 3 September 1683, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1685 Birth of Child
Isaac (Jean Baptiste) Lussier was born 11 August 1685, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1687 Birth of Child
Jean Lussier was born 1 March 1687, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1689 Birth of Child
Louise-Marie Lussier was born 26 March 1689, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1692 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne-Jeanne Lussier was born 20 February 1692, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1708 Death of Child
Isaac (Jean Baptiste) Lussier died 2 November 1708 , Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

1713 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jacques Lussier died 12 June 1713, Sorel, Québec, Canada


Added: 5/2/2010 9:56:11 AM - Beckie  Updated: 4/16/2016 8:29:25 PM - Beckie


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