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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Marie  Chapelier

  (b. 6 January 1621, France   d. 15 March 1697Québec, Canada, New France )  

Marie Chapelier was born 6 January 1621 in , France. Marie Chapelier was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1649.

She married  Robert Drouin 29 November 1649 in Québec, Canada, New France (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Robert Drouin  was born 16 August 1607 in Mortagne, Perche, France .  He died 1 June 1685 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada . 

Marie Chapelier died 15 March 1697 in Québec, Canada, New France .

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Daughter of Jean Chapelier and Marguerite Dodier

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Marie Chapelier married immigrant France Robert Drouin-- Date: 29 November 1649 Place: Québec, Canada, New France (Quebec City) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

29 Nov 1649

Robert Drouin and Marie Chapelier

"On 26 November 1649, Robert penned his mark to the bottom line of his second marriage contract. Marie Chappelier, widow of Pierre Petit, a native of Compte-Robert-en-Brie, daughter of Jean and of Marguerite Dodier, accepted him as her husband... Old Zacharie Cloutier did not trust stepmother Chapelier. 'He feared that the said children were mistreated by this new woman.' He took custody of his two grandchildren during the time his son-in-law lived at Trois-Rivieres (around 1650)."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 68

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Canada/New France Marie Drouin (b.18 September 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 May 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Nicolas Drouin (b.7 January 1652, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 5 October 1723, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France Pierre Drouin (b.10 November 1653, Québec, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1667, , Québec Province, Canada )

Canada/New France Marguerite Drouin (b.23 December 1655, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 1 June 1692, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Étienne Drouin (b.abt. 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 13 September 1732, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Catherine Drouin (b.2 January 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 25 March 1734, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Drouin (b.13 February 1662, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Drouin (b.26 November 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 03 February 1665, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

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6 January 1621
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Fille a Marier

"When the Company of 100 Associates began their settlement scheme, their plan of recruiting only families proved to be too costly, so instead they signed on single men; tradesman and labourers; who would be indentured for three years. However, this meant that more than 80% of the colonists were men, so even if they decided to stay at the end of their term, there was little hope of them starting a family, unless they chose a Canadian girl. But, since her family would never allow her, or her children, to leave their village; the company directors needed to avoid this from happening.

So instead, they began recruiting "marriagable young girls", who would first sign a contract in France and then be given passage and a small dowry to become the wife of a Quebec settler. You might wonder why these young girls (many under 16), would risk the dangers and hardships, which by now most of France were well aware of; but believe it or not; for many it was the best option.

At the time, marriages were arranged, so if the girl's family did not have the means to provide a sutable dowry, her only option was to become a nun, if she was Catholic; or marry beneath her station. In the case of the young Filles a Marier, though a marriage contract must be signed before departure, she had every right to refuse the union, once she met her husband-to-be. As a matter of fact, many of them did just that, and were provided safe passage home." (
Added: 9/15/2010 10:34:29 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:34:41 AM - Beckie

France 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

1649 Marriage / Partner
Marie Chapelier and Robert Drouin 29 November 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1650 Birth of Child
Marie Drouin was born 18 September 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1652 Birth of Child
Nicolas Drouin was born 7 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada

1653 Birth of Child
Pierre Drouin was born 10 November 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada

1655 Birth of Child
Marguerite Drouin was born 23 December 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1660 Birth of Child
Catherine Drouin was born 2 January 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada

1662 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Drouin was born 13 February 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...

1664 Death of Child
Marie Drouin died 2 May 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1664 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Drouin was born 26 November 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1685 Death of Spouse/Partner
Robert Drouin died 1 June 1685, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1692 Death of Child
Marguerite Drouin died 1 June 1692, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

15 March 1697
Québec, Québec, Canada

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