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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Marie  Godeau

  (b. 2 April 1643La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 21 April 1662Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )  

Marie Godeau was born 2 April 1643 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Marie Godeau was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1658.

She married  Pierre Petit 6 August 1658 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  Pierre Petit  was born abt. 1631 in , France .  He died 20 October 1676 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada . 

Marie Godeau died 21 April 1662 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada .


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daughter of Paul Godeau and Jeanne Ardouin

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Marie Godeau married immigrant France Pierre Petit-- Date: 6 August 1658 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french16.htm 

"August 6: Quebec, marriage (I)-Pierre Petit, (1633-1676) and Marie Godeau, b-1633, Pierre 2nd marriage July 6, 1663, Chateau Richer, Jeanne Morineau of diocese Lucon."


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Filles a Marier 1634-1662

"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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1658 Marriage / Partner
Marie Godeau and Pierre Petit 6 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).

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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.

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Death
21 April 1662
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada



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