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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, the average couple in New France had 6 to 8 children, with one or more lost to disease during their childhood.

Source: Canada: A People's History ( history/)

Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

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Montréal, Québec, Canada
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Wikipedia

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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Catherine  Charles

  (b. abt. 1638, France   d. 12 December 1691Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Catherine Charles was born abt. 1638 in , France. Catherine Charles was the child of

Catherine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1659.

She married  Urbain Jette 26 October 1659 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Urbain Jette  was born 20 October 1626 in Angers, France .  He died 13 May 1684 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Catherine Charles died 12 December 1691 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Samuel Charles and Francoise Cochet

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Catherine Charles married immigrant flag Urbain Jette-- Date: 26 October 1659 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marriage record found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Urbain Jette and Catherine Carles
Updated: 12/25/2014 9:31:18 AM

flag Catherine-Marie Jette (b.10 March 1661, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 September 1717, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Barbe Jette (b.10 May 1662, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 20 October 1723, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Nicolas Jette (b.12 October 1663, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 25 May 1733, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Jean Jette (b.28 January 1665, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. bef. 1681, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Urbain Jette (b.11 April 1666, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 3 December 1739, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Elisabeth-Isabelle-Marie Jette (b.20 September 1667, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 November 1722, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre-Nicolas Jette (b.14 January 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 July 1692, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne Jette (b.25 February 1670, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 14 February 1746, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Paul Jette (b.10 June 1672, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1750, Repentigny, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Madeleine Jette (b.10 December 1673, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 9 July 1737, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Louis-Charles Jette (b.13 April 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 26 May 1757, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Canada, New France)

flag Pierre Jette (b.25 September 1677, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 13 September 1714, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Françoise Jette (b.28 March 1680, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

Fille a Marier

"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 10:36:14 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:36:24 AM - Beckie

1659 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Charles and Urbain Jette 26 October 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1661 Birth of Child
Catherine-Marie Jette was born 10 March 1661, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1662 Birth of Child
Marie-Barbe Jette was born 10 May 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1663 Birth of Child
Nicolas Jette was born 12 October 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1665 Birth of Child
Jean Jette was born 28 January 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1666 Montreal
Urbain Jetté - 39 habitant
Catherine Charles - 28 sa femme

Catherine Jetté - 5 fille

Marie Jetté - 4 fille

Nicolas Jetté - 2 fils

Et Jean Jetté - 1 fils
The first census of New France (1666)
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1666 Birth of Child
Urbain Jette was born 11 April 1666, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1667 Birth of Child
Elisabeth-Isabelle-Marie Jette was born 20 September 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1669 Birth of Child
Pierre-Nicolas Jette was born 14 January 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1670 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Jette was born 25 February 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1672 Birth of Child
Paul Jette was born 10 June 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1673 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Jette was born 10 December 1673, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1675 Birth of Child
Louis-Charles Jette was born 13 April 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1677 Birth of Child
Pierre Jette was born 25 September 1677, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1680 Birth of Child
Françoise Jette was born 28 March 1680, Montréal, Québec, Canada

"Urbain Jetté 50 ans, Catherine Charlotte Charles sa femme 44 ans, Nicolas 18 ans, Urbain 15 ans, Élizabeth 14 ans, Pierre 12 ans, Anne 11 ans, Paul 8 ans, Madelaine 7 ans, Charles 5 ans, Françoise 1 1/ 2 , 1 fusil, 4 bêtes à cornes et 20 arpents en valeur. "
1681 Montreal Census (
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1684 Death of Spouse/Partner
Urbain Jette died 13 May 1684, Montréal, Québec, Canada

12 December 1691
Montréal, Québec, Canada


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