Quebec - Did you know?The sock dance is an integral part of the French-Canadian weddings. If there is an unmarried older sibling, he/she has to wear the socks and do a funny dance. The guests will throw money at his/her feet as he/she dances. The money is later given to the couple getting married.
Marie-Michelle Dutost (Dutaut) (Duteau) was born 21 August 1639
in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Marie-Michelle Dutost (Dutaut) (Duteau)
was the child of
Pierre Duteau and
She married Michel LeMay dit Le Poudrier
15 June 1659
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 9 children.
Michel LeMay dit Le Poudrier
was born 13 March 1631
in , France
He died 5 November 1684
in Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (St-Louis-de-Lobtiniere)
Marie-Michelle Dutost (Dutaut) (Duteau) died 30 November 1675
in Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (St-Louis-de-Lobtiniere).
"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: 1/7/2015 6:09:57 PM - Beckie Updated: -
1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1659 Marriage / Partner Marie-Michelle Dutost (Dutaut) (Duteau) and Michel LeMay dit Le Poudrier 15 June 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
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).
Death "Marie Dutaut died around 1675. The exact date of her disappearance is not known and the only way we can approximate the period is through the inventory of her effects on 30 November 1675."
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 144 Added: 3/18/2010 7:05:44 PM - Beckie Updated: 3/18/2010 7:05:44 PM -
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