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Did You Know?Did you know...Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such unions were auhtorized because women were, for a long time, far less numerous than men in the colony.

Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

Marguerite Abraham - 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.
Marguerite Abraham
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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Fille du Roi - Find out More.  Marguerite  Abraham

  (5 January 1637Paris, Ile-de-France, France  - 9 November 1695Beaumont, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont) )  

Marguerite Abraham was born 5 January 1637 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. Marguerite Abraham was the child of

She married  Joseph-Osanny Nadeau dit Lavigne 6 November 1665 in Québec (Quebec), 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 (Ste Famille) . 

She married  (2) Guillaume Chartier 31 January 1678 in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) .  Guillaume Chartier  was born abt. 1649 in France . 

Marguerite Abraham died 9 November 1695 in Beaumont, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont).

Pedigree Chart Pedigree Chart Family Group Record Family Group Record Invention Inventions
5 January 1637
Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Invention1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)

Filles du Roi
Abraham, Marguerite, m. 1: Nadeau, Ozanie-Joseph, dit Lavigne, contract Nov. 6, 1665, m. 2: Chartier, Guillaume, Jan. 31, 1678

"Born in 1645 in St-Eusatche, Paris, Ile de France, France. Marguerite is among those listed as coming from Ile de France [typically Paris], in 1665, with a dowry of 100 ...Read MORE...

1666 Isle d'Orleans
Ozani Joseph Nadoue (Nadeau) - 29 habittant

Margueritte Abraham - 21 sa femme
The first census of New France (1666)
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Invention1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity

News1672 - Seigniory (Beaumont) Granted Nov. 3d, 1672, to Sieur des Islets de Beaumont

World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

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
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9 November 1695
Beaumont, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont)

Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)

Marguerite Abraham married  Joseph-Osanny Nadeau dit Lavigne-- Date: 6 November 1665 Place: Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Click here to go to source Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

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

 Marie Nadeau (30 April 1667, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) - bef. 26 January 1678, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille))

 Jean-Baptiste Nadeau (16 April 1669, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) - 1 March 1735 , Beaumont, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (St-Étienne-de-Beaumont))

 Adrien Nadeau (28 February 1672 , Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 14 March 1672, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille))

 Denis Nadeau (25 May 1673, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) - 3 March 1759, Saint-Michel, Québec, Canada (St Michel de Bellechasse))

 Catherine Nadeau (5 June 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille) - 22 July 1746, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St Pierre))

Marguerite Abraham married  Guillaume Chartier-- Date: 31 January 1678 Place: Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille)
"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

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Updated: 10/14/2010 11:04:16 AM


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Marguerite Abraham is my 8th gr grandmother! I have been trying to find descendants of my grandmother's siblings for about 15 years. Her family is from Quebec (Fournier & Tardif) and I am on several web pages with links, Today I saw a link concerning Tardif and Nadeau. Nadeau rang a bell and when I started to research it, it led directly back to Marguerite and her first husband Joseph Ossany Nadeau and their son Denis. Denis' son was Alexis and Alexis' daughter was Catherine, married to Etienne Tardif. Their son was Joseph, the first of 3 in line. Last Joseph was married to Marie Charette, and their daughter was Angeline. One of the few pieces of info I have ever paid for was Angeline's obit, in 1930. Angeline was married to Narcisse Fournier and their daughter was Annie Fournier, my namesake! Annie died shortly after my mom was born and the family had nothing to do with Grandma's family after that. So no one ever knew the Fournier/ Tardif cousins, and the name is just so popular in the SE Massachusetts area.
Thank you so much for such a great site with so much info. Now we are more than just poor farmers, we are descended from a Fille du Roi!
And my dad's family is right from Ireland! Again poor farmers! But at least we have someone who is listed in a list on the internet! annemarie george
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