Four great posts and a little rest is in order. I just love the fact you take people in history unknown in so many ways to a lot of people including me – but you put so much time and effort into your posts they need to be shared over and over again. http://flip.it/GeipX
Regards Ian 🌹
Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie, baron de Saint-Castin
- Régiment de Carignan-Salières
- The 1670s in New France
I am currently trying to tell the story of Jean-Vincent, baron de Saint-Castin (1652 -1707), but fatigue has slowed me down. Jean-Vincent came to New France as a member of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières, under the command of Alexandre de Prouville de Tracy (c. 1596 or 1603 – 1670). Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie was 13 years old when he joined the régiment, which was acceptable in the 17th century, given his birth and education. He was made an ensign.
At that time in the history of New France, Daniel de Rémy de Courcelle (1626 – 1698) was governor-general and the Filles du Roy, the King’s Daughters, were arriving in Nouvelle-France so settlers could marry French women. Eight hundred women immigrated to New France…
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