Quebec - Did you know?Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms on the ground floor. The doorway opened into the great room of the house, parlor, dining-room, and kitchen combined. A 'living' room it surely was! In the better houses, however, this room was divided, with the kitchen partitioned off from the rest. Most of the furnishings were the products of the colony and chiefly of the family's own workmanship. The floor was of hewn timber, rubbed and scrubbed to smoothness. A woolen rug or several of them, always of vivid hues, covered the greater part of it. There were the family dinner-table of hewn pine, chairs made of pine saplings with, seats of rushes or woven underbark, and often in the corner a couch that would serve as an extra bed at night.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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She married Robert Drouin
29 November 1649
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 8 children.
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, Québec, Canada .
"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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Children: Marie Drouin (b.18 September 1650 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada d. 2 May 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )
Nicolas Drouin (b.7 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada d. 5 October 1723, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
Pierre Drouin (b.10 November 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada d. abt. 1667, , Québec Province, Canada )
Marguerite Drouin (b.23 December 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada d. 1 June 1692, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )
Étienne Drouin (b.abt. 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada d. 13 September 1732, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )
Catherine Drouin (b.2 January 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada d. 25 March 1734, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )
Jean-Baptiste Drouin (b.13 February 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada d. abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )
Marie-Madeleine Drouin (b.26 November 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada d. 03 February 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )
"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
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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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
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
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.
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...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
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).
1692 Death of Child Marguerite Drouin died 1 June 1692, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
Death 15 March 1697 Québec, Québec, Canada
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