Did you know...In New France, the vast majority of newcomers were either soldiers or indentured workers. Before crossing the Atlantic, the indentured workers had signed a contract providing for a predetermined stay. Most of them saw it as a temporary contract, not a permanent move. The fact that more than half of them nevertheless stayed on shows that New France had a real power of attraction.
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
Marriage contract - Joseph Ossany Nadeau dit Lavigne and Marguerite Abraham. Source: Memoires de la Société Généalogique Canadienne-Francaise, Volume XV No 2, Avr-Mai-Juin 1964, page 168-169.
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Marguerite Abraham was born 5 January 1637
in Paris, France.
was the child of
Marguerite was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1665.
She married Joseph-Osanny Nadeau dit Lavigne
6 November 1665
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 5 children.
Joseph-Osanny Nadeau dit Lavigne
was born 1637
in , France
He died 10 February 1677
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
She married (2) Guillaume Chartier
31 January 1678
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
was born abt. 1649
in , France
Marguerite Abraham died Aft. 9 November 1695
in Beaumont, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont).
Drouin Collection records for Sainte-Famille begin in 1666. According to PRDH, a marriage contract was signed in 1665 in an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada between Joseph Ozanie Nadeau and Marguerite Abraham. PRDH also indicates records of baptisms of their children, the first one in 1667 in Sainte-Famille.
"On Friday, 6 November 1665, Joseph-Ozanie Nadeau dit Lavigne, was at Quebec, in the house of the notary Duquet. Several witnesses had been summoned to mark the occasion. In civil law, the marriage contract always took on great importance. Even important people did not hesitate to travel to support their more common friends... Who was the future wife of Joseph-Ozanie? She was none other than Marguerite Abraham, a daughter of the king, born at Saint-Eustache de Paris, about 20 years old, daughter or Guillaume Abraham and of Denise Fleury... The day of the nuptial blessing was not recorded in the registry. We can assume that it was given by Father Thomas Morel, perhaps in the parish of Sainte-Famille. The sur name of Abraham implies that Marguerite was of Jewish origin."
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 159 Updated: 12/6/2014 2:05:08 PM
Children: Marie Nadeau (b.30 April 1667, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada d. bef. 26 January 1678, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
Jean-Baptiste Nadeau (b.16 April 1669, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada d. 1 March 1735 , Beaumont, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont))
Adrien Nadeau (b.28 February 1672 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) d. 14 March 1672, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
Denis Nadeau (b.25 May 1673, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada d. 3 March 1759, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada)
Catherine Nadeau (b.5 June 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada d. 22 July 1746, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
Marguerite Abraham married Guillaume Chartier-- Date: 31 January 1678 Place: Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada "On 26 January 1678, at the residence of the widow, the notary Pierre Duquet had come on snowshoes to settle the terms of the marriage contract. The Breton Guillaume Chartier, in New France since 1674, so of Olivier and of Marie Cornet, about 29 years old, originally from Sainte-Marie de La Haie-Fouassiere, canton of Vertou, arrondissement of Nantes in Brittany, committed himself to marry Marguerite Abraham... At the church of Sainte-Famille on the island on the following Monday, 21 January, the pastor Lamy blessed this union in the presence of the witnesses Noel Forestier, Michel Enaud, Jean Jouanne and Isaac Pasquier dit Lavallee... This marriage had no descendants and seemed to be strained."
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 164
Added: 10/14/2010 10:59:53 AM Updated: 10/14/2010 11:04:16 AM
1667 Birth of Child Marie Nadeau was born 30 April 1667, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, 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...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1669 Birth of Child Jean-Baptiste Nadeau was born 16 April 1669, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, 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).
Death unknown "Ancestress Abraham was still living at the time of the marriage of her son Denis at Beaumont, on 9 November 1695. Then, history holds its secrets. Nothing more!"
Thomas J. Laforest Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 164 Added: 10/14/2010 11:06:09 AM - Beckie Updated: -
Death Aft. 9 November 1695 Beaumont, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont)
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