Valade, Marie Barbe
Marie Barbe Valade Genealogy
Ancestry Pedigree Chart for Marie Barbe Valade
She was born in La Rochelle, France and died in Québec City, Québec, Canada
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Daughter of Andre Valade and Sarah Cousseau
The Life of Marie Barbe Valade
La Rochelle, France
Fille a Marier Filles a Marier 1634-1662
"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."
1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
Marie Barbe Valade married Michel L'Homme 19 August 1658 in Québec City, Québec, Canada
When Marie Barbe was around 20 years old: 1663 - Quebec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi ('King's Daughters') arrive in New France during the summer
1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages.
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity.
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne
Peter the Great assumes Russian throne
When Marie Barbe was around 46 years old: 1689 - Fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors attack the settlement of Lachine, killing or torturing most of its inhabitants (Lachine Massacre).
1690 - The battle of Quebec was fought between the colonies of New France (ruled by France) and Massachusetts Bay (ruled by England). It lasted from October 16 through October 24 and resulted in a French victory.
1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)
1701 - Signing of the Great Peace of Montreal between 39 First Nation tribes and the French Colonial government
1704 - February 29 - Deerfield Massacre : French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts
1711 - The Quebec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Quebec during Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a fleet of ships set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. They reached the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence River without incident. On August 22, 850 soldiers and sailors drowned in the Saint Lawrence during a storm, thus putting an end to the planned attack on Quebec.
7 Mar 1724
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Marie Barbe Valade - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Marie Barbe Valade married
-- Date: 19 August 1658 Place:
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Source: Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Family Group Record
for Marie Barbe Valade and Michel L'Homme
Michel L'Homme (9 July 1661, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - 27 Apr 1688, Neuville, Québec, Canada)
Marie L'Homme (10 Nov 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - , )
Adrien L'Homme (04 Jan 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Madeleine L'Homme (13 October 1673, Sillery, Québec, Canada - 13 March 1741, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
Added: 8/3/2010 6:15:56 PM - 1
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