Monthly Archives: September 2017

ABOUT ME

I was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan in 1952, the third and last son. Both my grandparents had homesteaded in southern Saskatchewan. The original Perrier arrived in Canada in 1665 making me a tenth generation Canadian (actually eleventh on the maternal … Continue reading

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ABRAHAM MARTIN & THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

MARTIN, ABRAHAM (dit “l’Écossais” or“Maître Abraham”), pilot; b. 1589 in France; d. 8 Sept. 1664 at Quebec. It is possible that this is the same Martin who was employed by Jean de Biencourt and Du Gua de Monts as navigator on the coast of Acadia, although he would have been … Continue reading

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NEW FRANCE – A History

THE SETTLEMENT OF NEW FRANCE Quebec has played a special role in French history; the modern province occupies much of the land where French settlers founded the colony of Canada (New France) in the 17th and 18th centuries. The population is predominantly French-speaking and … Continue reading

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GENEALOGY

THE PERRIER NAME in CANADA The earliest Perier appeared in the 1500-1505 Spanish census. There also were Periers in the 1500s in France, Switzerland and England. From the French registry, there are only 1000 people in France with the last … Continue reading

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CARIGNAN-SALIERES REGIMENT & LES FILLES du ROI – the King’s Daughters

My ancestor, Jean Perrier was a member of the Orleans Regiment that went to the West Indies in 1663 under Marquis Alexandre de Prouville de Tracy (c. 1596 or 1603–1670). Tracy was in the West Indies as part of his royal commission … Continue reading

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ABOUT ME

About Me New France – A History Abraham Martin & The Plains of Abraham  Carigan-Salieres Regiment & Les Filles de Roi Genealogy of Perriers Water & Champagne

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WATER & CHAMPAGNE

An iconic French family name, the name Perrier is associated with water and champagne. None are known to be relatives. I have included this part more for my interest than anything else. PERRIER WATER The spring in Southern France from … Continue reading

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TROUT & BIG FISHER LAKES – Mt Fisher

TROUT & BIG FISHER LAKES – Mt Fisher These are pretty lakes and surrounding forested ridges. Primarily forest trails, the views open up at the lakes. Continuing all the way down to Big Fisher Lake is unnecessary. Difficulty: C1 Elevation … Continue reading

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EUROPE

PORTUGAL – Travel Facts, Lisbon & Porto, Camino Portugués ITALY – Travel Facts

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ITALY – Travel Facts

Capital and largest city. Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E Official language and national language Italiana. German is co-official in South Tyrol; French is co-official in the Aosta Valley; Slovene is co-official in the Province of Trieste and the Province of Gorizia; Ladin is … Continue reading

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