Quebec - Did you know?In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as a 'fontange', whereas men wore breeches and waist-length jackets, while voyageurs wore high-crowned felt hats decorated with ostrich feathers.
"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: 9/15/2010 10:19:13 AM - Beckie Updated: 9/15/2010 10:19:26 AM - Beckie
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
"Pierre Tremblay, ancestor to the largest french- canadian family was originally from Randonnay, in Perche Normandy. Only head of family with that name who came from France, he is the ancestor to all Tremblay families in America.
The first indication that we find in this country is in the...Read MORE...
1657 Marriage / Partner Ozanne Achon and Pierre Tremblay 2 October 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child Marie-Madeleine Tremblay was born 9 July 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1659 Birth of Child Anonyme Tremblay was born 17 August 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada
Notes At times called Ann or Ozanne Jeanne at her confirmation at Chateau Richer on Feb. 2, 1660. Her younger brother, Jacques Achon, followed her to Canada. Louise Tremblay Meltaus Added: 1/14/2016 1:09:49 PM - Beckie Updated: -
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 Birth of Child Louis Tremblay was born 29 September 1667, Château-Richer, 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 Louise Tremblay was born 20 October 1669, Château-Richer, 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).
1689 December 5, 1689, at the marriage of his daughter Louise, Ozanne Achon is called widow of the late Pierre Tremblay . It appears last on the marriage of his daughter Margaret, April 24, 1687. The autumn of 1688 was that of one great epidemic which caused almost 1,400 victims. His wife is also...Read MORE...
Death 24 December 1707 L'Ange-Gardien, Québec, Canada
Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Find A Grave Memorial# 65121840
Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM
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