Part 6 of the French Connection
Originally posted on Lighten up, Brighten up:
I’ve found a great website for French-Canadian ancestry called a Point in History.
It’s full of great information on early settlers of Quebec, so I’m going to use a lot of the information from this website in my post. Why re-invent the wheel? So here we go.
A brief chronology up to the Percheron Immigration…
1611: A European colony is established by Champlain on the Island of Montréal (Ville Marie).
1617: Louis Hébertand his family settle at Quebec.
1627: Cardinal Richelieu creates theCompany of One Hundred Associates.
1628: In the spring, Robert Giffard of Normandy sails for New France with the first group of about 300 settlers along with supplies for the new settlement. The vessel…
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