Quebec - Did you know?Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and too far away for children in the small towns to attend. If children did learn to read, they learned from a parent, or an older brother who had become a priest. Schools were run by the church because the nuns and priests were educated.
She married Jean Baillargeon
20 November 1650
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
was born abt. 1612
in , France
He died abt. 1681
in , Québec Province, Canada
Marguerite Guillebourdeau died 20 October 1662
in Québec, Québec, Canada .
"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: 2/6/2016 8:38:56 AM - Beckie Updated: -
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
1650 Marriage / Partner Marguerite Guillebourdeau and Jean Baillargeon 20 November 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1651 Birth of Child Jeanne Baillargeon was born 4 May 1651, Québec, Québec, Canada
1654 Birth of Child Nicolas Baillargeon was born 22 February 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada
1656 Birth of Child Louis Baillargeon was born 26 October 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
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.
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