Quebec - Did you know?In New France, a seigneur's home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with dimensions rarely exceeding twenty feet by forty, it was not much more pretentious than the homes of the more prosperous and thrifty among the seigneur's dependents. Its three or four spacious rooms were, however, more comfortably equipped with furniture which in many cases had been brought from France.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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She married Guillaume Couture (Cousture)
18 November 1649
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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
Anne Émard died 17 January 1700
in Lauzon, 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: 1/6/2015 11:45:58 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
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
1652 Birth of Child Anne Couture was born 22 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada
1654 Birth of Child Louis Couture was born 29 August 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada
1656 Birth of Child Marguerite Couture was born 29 February 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada
1658 Birth of Child Marie Couture was born 18 June 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1659 Birth of Child Charles Couture dit Lafresnaye was born 29 November 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada
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 Eustache Couture dit Bellerive was born 24 March 1667, Québec, 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.
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).
1698 Death of Child Jean-Baptiste Couture dit Lamonde died 22 August 1698, Québec, Québec, Canada
Death 17 January 1700 Lauzon, Québec, Canada
Added: 12/6/2014 2:16:44 PM
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