1700 AD to 1799 AD
January 12, 1700 - Died Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700) founder of the the Congregation de Notre Dame at Montreal.
October 15, 1701 - Born Marie Marguerite d'Youville (1701-1771) founder of the religious order known as "the Grey Nuns".
December 28, 1702 - Died Charlotte-Francoise Juchereau de Saint Denis (1660-1702) noted businesswoman of New France.
August 26, 1704 - Born Marie Anne Fornel (1704-1793) business woman of New France.
1710 - Born circa 1710 Marie Joseph Angélique,(1710 ca- 1730) a back slave who set fire to Montreal to mask her escape with her lover.
1715 - Born Elizabeth (Myich/Paine) Doane (1715-1798) pioneer of Nova Scotia skilled in natural medicines and healing and midwifery.
|1716||May 7, 1716 - Thanadelthur (ca 1717) is given credit for the successful mission between the Hudson Bay Company and the Cree and Chipewyans. Source : 100 Canadian heroines : famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forester. Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2004. pg 255.|
March 23, 1722 - Born Margureite Thérèse Lemoine Despins (1722-1792) the second Mother Superior of the Grey Nuns.
April 8, 1730 - Died Marie Morin (Baptized (1649-1730), the first Canadian born woman to become a religious sister.
June 28, 1730 - Marie Joseph Angélique,(1710 ca- 1730) a back slave who set fire to Montreal to mask her escape with her lover.
May 14, 1733 - Born Marie-Josephite Corriveau (1733-1763) La Corriveau, condemned for murdering her husband.
1734 - Born Barbara Heck (1734-1804) founder of early Methodist followings in New York City and Bay of Quinte, Ontario
||1737 - Marguerite d’Youville, (1737-1771) and some friends in Montreal, begin taking in the poor and educating abandoned children. (Source DCB)|
|1738||1738 - Esther Brandeau , in the guise of a cabin boy, is the first Jewish woman to arrive in Canada. Eventually she is deported to France for failing to embrace the Roman Catholic religion. (Source: DCB)|
1740 - Born Mikak (1740-1795) Travelled to England and helped raise funds for Moravarian Missions in North America.
July 1, 1744 - Died Catherine Jérémie de Lamontagne (1664-1744)midwife and amateur botanist.
1745 - Born Frances Brooks (1745-1789) novelist who wrote the first novel in North America.
1747 - Marguerite d'Youville
founds the Sisters of Charity or the Grey Nuns of
Montreal. (Source : DCB)
August 8, 1747 - Died Madelaine de Verchères, (1678-1747) youth heroine of New France..
1749 - Born Mary Barbara Fisher (1749-1841) Loyalist pioneer of Canadian Maritimes.
||March 23,1752 -
Elizabeth Bushell shares with her father in the establishing of
the first Canadian printing office and Canada's
first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette begins
publishing. Source: Women in the Canadian book trade .
National Library of Canada
http://nlc-bnc.ca (accessed January 2002)
|1753||1753 - Maruerite d'Youville ( - 1771) is granted French Royal Charter for the Grey Nuns, Sisters of Charity. (Source Jean Bannerman Leading Ladies Canada. Belleville, ON: Mika Publishing, 1977 pg 34 )|
Hotel Dieu hospital in Quebec City is destroyed by fire.
Source Jean Bannerman Leading Ladies
Canada. Belleville, ON: Mika Publishing, 1977 pg 20.
March 26, 1755 - Born Marie Catherine Pélissier Sales Laterière (1755-1831) a woman who is a true symbol of one who fought for the rights of individuals.
September 27, 1755- Born Marie Anne Paquet (de Saint Olivier) (1755-1831) Ursuline Mother Superior.
Poor women women of new France protest the food
shortages caused by the war with England.
July 20 , 1758- Died Lydia Longley (1674-1758) the first American Nun.
|1759||September 13, 1759 - Both French and English generals die in the Battle of the Plains Abraham. Canada is won by the British.|
April 16, 1760 - Born Jeanne Charlotte Allamand Berczy (1760-1839) Pioneer, painter, teacher and one of the founders of Toronto society.
August 13, 1762- Born Marie-Henriette LeJeune Ross 'Granny Ross' pioneer scientist and medical pioneer settler.
April 18, 1763 (?) - Died Marie-Josephite Corriveau (1733-1763) La Corriveau, condemned for murdering her husband.
February 26, 1764 - Died Thérése de Couagne (1697-1764), astute business woman of New France.
January 13,1766 - Born Marie-Geneviève Drapeau Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Quebec (1766-1829), a well known and respected business personality of her day.
1767- Born Mary Whitmore Hoople (1757-1858) a pioneer woman known as the Medicine Maid, she used natural remedies to help the sick.
November 11, 1770 - Born Ann Kirby Macaulay (1770-1850) A loyalist she came to Canada and became a successful business woman.
December 23, 1771 - Died Marie Marguerite d'Youville (1701-1771) founder of the religious order known as "the Grey Nuns".
1775 - Born Margaret McLaughlin (1775 ? - 1860) pioneer of the Canadian northwest.
|1776||April 1, 1776 - The first United Empire Loyalists refugees from the American Revolution arrive in Halifax Nova Scotia. Eventually some 40, 000 will settle in various areas in Canada.|
February 1780 - Born Marguerite-Magdelaine La Framboise (1780-1846) Fur trader and entrepreneur.
August 2, 1780 - Born Marie-Anne Lagemodiére, (1780-1875.) one of the first white women to visit such outposts as Red River and Fort Edmonton.
November 28, 1780 - Died Ester Wheelwright (1696-1780), kidnapped by Indians, she would be brought to New France where she grew up and became Mother Superior of the Ursuline Order.
1781 - Died Catherine Quevillon Papineau (1686-1781) pioneer and matriarch of the famous Papineau Family.
|1783||1783 Mohawk Molly
Brant was given a house in Kingston, Ontario and a pension by the
British Government for service and loyalty to the Crown during the
American Revolution Source: Women in history: a
timeline by Kirsten Smith Postmedia News March 3, 2011
1783 - With the end of the American Revolution, United Empire Loyalists emigrate to the British colonies in Canada.
Heck and her husband and four children were among the loyalists who
settled in Upper Canada (Augusta) where they established their
Methodist beliefs. They had been paramount in establishing the first
Methodist Church in New York City prior to seeking sanctuary in Canada
1785 - Born Sophia Sims Dalton(1785c- 1859) the first woman to run a newspaper, The Patriot, in Toronto.
November 26, 1786- Died Eunice Williams (1694-1785) pioneer who survived capture by unfriendly Natives to become mother of an North American family dynasty.
1786 - Born Charlotte Small (1786-1857) Canadian Pioneer.
1788 - Born- Ann Cuthbert Knight Fleming (1788-1860) Pioneer author of early Canadian text books for children.
1788 - Born Susanne Connolly ( La Sauvagess of Suzanne Pas de Nom) 1788-1862) Pioneer aboriginal married to a fur trader and only woman who's legal marriage claim rose to the supreme court.
of Quebec repots that the number of literate women is higher than the
number of literate men in the province.
Source: Canadian Chronology
http://tdi.uregina.ca/~maguirec/chron.htm (accessed April 28,
1789 - Born Catherine McPherson (1789c-1876) Pioneer settler of the Red River settlement.
Died Frances Brooks (1745-1789) novelist who wrote the first novel in North America.
1790 - Born - Nancy McTavish Leblanc (1790-1851) Aboriginal name Matooskie. Métis pioneer of western Canada fur trade era.
New Brunswick passes a law excluding women from the
right to vote.
April 30, 1791 - Born Marie Catherine Huot / Sister Sainte -Madeleine. (1791-1869) Appointed 3 times as Mother superior of her order.
June 6, 1792 - Died Margureite Thérèse Lemoine Despins (1722-1792) the second Mother Superior of the Grey Nuns.
9, 1793 - An act to prevent any further introduction of slaves
and to limit the term of contracts is passed (chapter VII 33rd
George III). Source: Database Canada by Bob
Bowman (Toronto, Holt, 1967)
July 20, 1793 - Explorer , Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean by an overland route.
November 16, 1793 - Died Marie Anne Fornel (1704-1793) business woman of New France.
January 27, 1793 -Born Marie Rosalie Cadron (1794-1864) Sister Marie De La Nativité, pioneer social worker.
May 17,1793 - Born Anna Brownell Jameson, (1794-1860), author.
May 24, 1793 - Born Frances Stewart, (1794-1872) pioneer diarist and letter writer.
1795 - Born James Miranda Stuart Barry (1795-1865), the first “woman” doctor in the British Army(?) 1857.
1795 - Died: Mikak (1740-1795) Travelled to England and helped raise funds for Moravarian Missions in North America.
town of York becomes the capital of Upper Canada.
1798 - Born Susannah Oland (1798-1886) brewer and businesswoman
February 1798 - Born Amelia Harris (1798-1882) diarist
May 24, 1798 - Died Elizabeth (Myich/Paine) Doane (1715-1798) pioneer of Nova Scotia skilled in natural medicines and healing and midwifery.
|1799||1799 - Jeanne Charlotte Allamand is the first recorded female art teacher in Montréal, Quebec. (Source: www.canadianstudies.ab.ca (accessed May 2002)|