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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? New France was born and nurtured in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To the habitant the Church was everything--his school, his counselor, his almsgiver, his newspaper, his philosopher of things present and of things to come. To him it was the source of all knowledge, experience, and inspiration, and to it he never faltered in ungrudging loyalty.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Marguerite  Gaulin

  (b. 14 May 1627, France   d. 15 January 1703Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )  

Marguerite Gaulin was born 14 May 1627 in , France. Marguerite Gaulin was the child of

Marguerite was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1654.

She married  Jean Crêste (Crête) 13 September 1654 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Jean Crêste (Crête)  was born 8 November 1626 in , France .  He died 04 March 1717 in Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport) . 

Marguerite Gaulin died 15 January 1703 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Vincent Gaulin and Marie Bonnemer

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Marguerite Gaulin married immigrant flag Jean Crêste (Crête)-- Date: 13 September 1654  Place: Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France

Added: 6/3/2010 9:16:47 PM  
Updated: 2/23/2017 9:28:53 AM

flag Louis Crêste (Crête) (b.6 May 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 21 August 1685, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Marie-Josèphte Crêste (Crête) (b.October 6, 1657, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 09 November 1722 , Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Crêste (Crête) (b.27 March 1659, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Françoise Crêste (Crête) (b.20 July 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 29 November 1702, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Crêste (Crête) (b.30 March 1663, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 October 1734, Batiscan, Canada, New France )

flag Marie Crêste (Crête) (b.16 February 1668, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. November 1724, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Pierre Crêste (Crête) (b.19 August 1671, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 November 1719, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )

14 May 1627
, France

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 11:12:00 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 11:12:09 AM - Beckie

1654 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Gaulin and Jean Crêste (Crête) 13 September 1654 , Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1656 Birth of Child
Louis Crêste (Crête) was born 6 May 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1657 Birth of Child
Marie-Josèphte Crêste (Crête) was born October 6, 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1659 Birth of Child
Marguerite Crêste (Crête) was born 27 March 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1660 Birth of Child
Françoise Crêste (Crête) was born 20 July 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1663 Birth of Child
Marguerite Crêste (Crête) was born 30 March 1663, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1668 Birth of Child
Marie Crêste (Crête) was born 16 February 1668, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1671 Birth of Child
Pierre Crêste (Crête) was born 19 August 1671, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1685 Death of Child
Louis Crêste (Crête) died 21 August 1685, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1702 Death of Child
Françoise Crêste (Crête) died 29 November 1702, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

15 January 1703
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

Added: 6/3/2010 9:16:47 PM

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