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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Marie  Bourdon

  (b. 5 March 1634 Rouen, France   d. 27 April 1705Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )  

Marie Bourdon was born 5 March 1634 in Rouen, France. Marie Bourdon was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1652.

She married  Jean Gloria 9 January 1652 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jean Gloria  was born abt. 1630 in Rouen, France .  He died 15 October 1665 in Québec, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Toussaint Toupin 3 June 1669 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Toussaint Toupin  was born 1616 in Mortagne, Perche, France .  He died 10 August 1676 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (3) Jean Charest 11 November 1680 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer) .  Jean Charest  was born 13 February 1636 in , France .  He died 11 April 1706 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada . 

Marie Bourdon died 27 April 1705 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada .

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Marie Bourdon married immigrant France Jean Gloria-- Date: 9 January 1652 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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Canada/New France Marie Gloria (b.14 March 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 12 November 1687, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Anne Gloria (b.17 October 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. bef. 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Pierre Gloria (b.9 November 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. bef. 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marguerite Gloria (b.19 October 1659, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 7 April 1697, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Madeleine Gloria (b.7 July 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 26 July 1724, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Marie Bourdon married immigrant France Toussaint Toupin-- Date: 3 June 1669  Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
"After the death of his first wife, Toussaint Toupin met Marie Bourdon, daughter of Louis and of Madeleine Prunier, baptized on 5 March 1634 at the church of Saint-Candele-Vieil in Rouen. She was the widow of Jean Gloria, King's notary, mother of 6 children including 3 living daughters. The widower and the widow fell in love. Son Jean Toupin and daughter Marie Gloria also fell in love. The marriage bans were made together at the church of Notre-Dame de Quebec. On Monday , 3 June 1669, there was a double marriage: the father and the son, and the mother and the daughter. Father Henri de Bernieres blessed these two unions in the presence of the same witnesses: Denis-Joseph Ruette, Sieur d'Auteuil, Tierry Delestre, Gilles Rageot and Nicolas Gaudreau..."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Pages 195-196

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Canada/New France Jeanne Toupin (b.09 February 1670 , L'Ange-Gardien, Québec, Canada  d. 18 May 1711, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Elisabeth-Ursule Toupin (b.1 May 1672 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada   d. 21 February 1738, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jean-Toussaint Toupin (b.7 January 1675 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Marie Bourdon married immigrant France Jean Charest-- Date: 11 November 1680 Place: Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer) 

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bride's name: Marie Bourdon
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marriage date: 11 Nov 1680
marriage place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
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groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Widowed
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bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Widowed
bride's previous husband's name: Toupin
indexing project (batch) number: M01734-5
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: P 154

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ F2KL-LRY : accessed 05 Jan 2013), Jean Charet and Marie Bourdon, 11 Nov 1680; citing reference P 154, FHL microfilm 1018161.

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"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." (
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France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
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1652 Marriage / Partner
Marie Bourdon and Jean Gloria 9 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1654 Birth of Child
Marie Gloria was born 14 March 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada

1655 Birth of Child
Anne Gloria was born 17 October 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada

1657 Birth of Child
Pierre Gloria was born 9 November 1657, 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 -

1659 Birth of Child
Marguerite Gloria was born 19 October 1659, , Québec Province, Canada

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 -

1662 Birth of Child
Madeleine Gloria was born 7 July 1662, Québec, 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...

1665 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jean Gloria died 15 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada

1666 Quebec
Marie Bourdon ...............................30 vefve de feu Jean gloria
Marguerite gloria.............................6 fille
Magdelaine gloria ............................4 fille
Jacques le Vasseur ..........................33 domestique Engaigé
Et Francoise Charron...

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 -

1669 Marriage / Partner
Marie Bourdon and Toussaint Toupin 3 June 1669 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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 -

1670 Birth of Child
Jeanne Toupin was born 09 February 1670 , L'Ange-Gardien, Québec, Canada

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 -

1672 Birth of Child
Elisabeth-Ursule Toupin was born 1 May 1672 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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 -

1675 Birth of Child
Jean-Toussaint Toupin was born 7 January 1675 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1676 Death of Spouse/Partner
Toussaint Toupin died 10 August 1676, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

"The widow had the inventory of the property of the deceased drawn up the following year. On 31 October 1678, she sold her property at Quebec to Charles Aubert de LaChesnaie. Marie Bourdon was remarried to Jean Charet. The event took place at Chateau-Richer on 11 November 1680. She died in this...Read MORE...

1680 Marriage / Partner
Marie Bourdon and Jean Charest 11 November 1680, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)

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 -

1687 Death of Child
Marie Gloria died 12 November 1687, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

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 -

1697 Death of Child
Marguerite Gloria died 7 April 1697, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

27 April 1705
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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