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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

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

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy) - Église de Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy
291, rue Saint-Joseph, Lévis, QUÉBEC G6V 1G3
Established 1694
Source: Google maps
Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)
Église de Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy
291, rue Saint-Joseph, Lévis, QUÉBEC G6V 1G3
Established 1694
Source: Google maps


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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Anne  Émard

  (b. 22 October 1627, France   d. 17 January 1700Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )  

Anne Émard was born 22 October 1627 in , France. Anne Émard was the child of

Anne was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1649.

She married  Guillaume Couture (Cousture) 18 November 1649 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Guillaume Couture (Cousture)  was born 14 January 1618 in Rouen, France .  He died 4 April 1701 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

Anne Émard died 17 January 1700 in Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Jean Emard and Marie Bineau

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Anne Émard married immigrant flag Guillaume Couture (Cousture)-- Date: 18 November 1649 Place: Québec, 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. 


Added: 12/6/2014 2:17:34 PM  

flag Jean-Baptiste Couture dit Lamonde (b.6 November 1650, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 August 1698, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Anne Couture (b.22 January 1652, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 26 November 1684, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Louis Couture (b.29 August 1654, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Marguerite Couture (b.29 February 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 28 March 1690, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marie Couture (b.18 June 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 July 1702, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Charles Couture dit Lafresnaye (b.29 November 1659, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 9 September 1709, Beaumont, Canada, New France )

flag Guillaume Couture (b.11 October 1662, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 11 December 1738, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Louise Couture (b.19 March 1665, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 December 1751, Beaumont, Canada, New France )

flag Eustache Couture dit Bellerive (b.24 March 1667, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 January 1745, Beaumont, Canada, New France )

flag Joseph-Auger Couture (b.27 July 1670, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 4 May 1733, Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )

22 October 1627
, France

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." (
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1649 Marriage / Partner
Anne Émard and Guillaume Couture (Cousture) 18 November 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1650 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Couture dit Lamonde was born 6 November 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1652 Birth of Child
Anne Couture was born 22 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1654 Birth of Child
Louis Couture was born 29 August 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1656 Birth of Child
Marguerite Couture was born 29 February 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1658 Birth of Child
Marie Couture was born 18 June 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1659 Birth of Child
Charles Couture dit Lafresnaye was born 29 November 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1662 Birth of Child
Guillaume Couture was born 11 October 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1665 Birth of Child
Louise Couture was born 19 March 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1667 Birth of Child
Eustache Couture dit Bellerive was born 24 March 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1670 Birth of Child
Joseph-Auger Couture was born 27 July 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1684 Death of Child
Anne Couture died 26 November 1684, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1690 Death of Child
Marguerite Couture died 28 March 1690, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1698 Death of Child
Jean-Baptiste Couture dit Lamonde died 22 August 1698, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

17 January 1700
Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

Added: 12/6/2014 2:16:44 PM

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