Name: Jeanne Enard
Birth: ABT 1619 in Rouen
Death: AFT 21 JAN 1681/82 in St-Francois Xavior, Bariscan, P.Q.
QUEBEC CULTURAL ROOTS
"1639 Jeanne Enard, wife of Christopher Crevier arrives Three Rivers and begins a flourishing trade in brandy with the Natives. Smallpox hit this year in Fort Kabec and Three Rivers killing hundreds of people. The Wendat lost half their population. The Jesuit, following their isolation policy, created the first Indian reservation, St. Joseph de Sillery, seven kilometers north of Fort Kabec that included three thousand five hundred hectares. The Jesuit having failed to educate the Algonquian into Christianity called on the Ursuline order of nuns to educate the women, they also would fail. This ill-conceived policy however would last for the next three hundred and fifty years causing much suffering to the native peoples.........
Girls (Filles du Roi) are first mentioned in the Jesuit Relations as being sent to New France this year in their 1641 reports. The Jesuits said that rumors circulating in Paris in 1639 as to the girls virtue were untrue as the girls virtue was attested to by a doctor before they departed France. . "
Christophe Crevier , Sieur De Meslee b: 17 FEB 1610/11 in of St Jean-du-Perrot, La Rochelle, Aunis, France
6 NOV 1633
- Marguerite Crevier b: ABT 1643
- Jean Crevier b: 3 APR 1642 in Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
- Jeanne Crevier b: ABT 1636 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France