Notes for Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine: "Etienne lived at LaFontaine-Milon, Angers, Anjou (Maine-et-Loire). He was a soldier in the LaFouille company of the Carignan regiment on June 18, 1665." - Renee Latulippe
Before 1645, French soldiers did not wear uniforms. That of the soldiers of the Carignan-Salières regiment scarcely differs from civilian clothing. Under a maroon coloured jerkin is a short blue jacket and breeches whose legs are covered by stockings. To adapt the uniform to the climate of New France, the soldiers would cover the stockings with woollen or leather leggings and replace their French shoes with fur-lined boots.
The demographic landscape of the colony is, however, on the eve of being transformed. To put an end to the Franco-Iroquois wars that threaten the survival of New France, almost 1,200 soldiers of the Carignan-Salières regiment are sent to Québec in 1665. They are deployed at strategic points of the territory and their mission is to defend and protect it. When peace was concluded on July 10, 1667, the regiment re-embarks towards the end of summer and during the next year. It leaves behind 400 soldiers and officers aged between 19 and 30. They have agreed to the proposal that they remain in the country. There are various compensations: food for a year and adequate support in their permanent settlement on a piece of land. Jean Talon awards several lordships to captains whose purpose is to assemble around them, as colonists, the soldiers they had commanded. Talon acknowledges even having «arranged » marriages for soldiers of good families with local girls.
-- Museum of New France - Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
Il nait vers 1650 à Lafontaine-Milon, Angers, Anjou, France.2 Il fut soldat de la compagnie de LaFouille au régiment de Carignan. Il immigre en 18 juin 1665. Le contrat de mariage de Étienne BOYER dit Lafontaine et Marie-Thérèse VIEL fut signé le 20 octobre 1671 par devant Romain BECQUET. Il épousa Marie-Thérèse VIEL, fille de Claude VIEL et Marguerite LECHEVALIER le 26 octobre 1671 à la paroisse Notre-Dame, Québec, Québec, Québec, Canada.1 Il vivait en avant le 3 octobre 1700 à Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada. Il décède le 3 octobre 1700 à hôpital Hôtel-Dieu, Québec, Québec, Québec, Canada à l'âge de 50 ans.
More About Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine: Occupation: Soldier in the La Fouille company of the Carignan-Salières Regiment.889
More About Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine and Marie-Therese Viel: Marriage 1: October 26, 1671, Notre-Dame de Québec, Québec, Québec, Canada.890 Marriage 2: October 26, 1674, Quebec, Canada.891
Marriage Notes for Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine and Marie-Therese Viel: found in the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Book 51-A Page 28
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