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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Louis  DORÉ

  (b. abt. 1636 France   d. 9 November 1696 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Louis DORÉ was born abt. 1636 in France. Louis DORÉ was the child of ?   and   ?

Louis was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1670.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Louis  married  Jeanne DÉFOSSÉ 1 September 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Jeanne DÉFOSSÉ  was born abt. 1639 in France.  Jeanne died 7 November 1698 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales). 

Louis DORÉ died 9 November 1696 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: habitant



son of Pierre Doré and Hilaire Fergé


Details of the family tree of Louis 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? The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ 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

Louis DORÉ 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.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)
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    Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life... Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church. Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
    Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852) wikipedia
  • 1670 Marriage / Partner
    Louis DORÉ and Jeanne DÉFOSSÉ 1 September 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1671 Birth of Child
    Louis DORÉ was born 28 August 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    Françoise DORÉ was born 16 April 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1680 Birth of Child
    Étienne DORÉ was born 9 February 1680, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1696 Death
    9 November 1696
    Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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Added: 2/8/2015 12:27:50 PM - Updated: 1/8/2020 8:30:26 AM

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