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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take care of the younger children. Sometimes women had 15 children or more. Women made clothes for the family using cloth that she spun.

Source: ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx

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.

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

  (b. abt. 1638, France   d. 25 November 1686Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Jeanne Godard was born abt. 1638 in , France. Jeanne Godard was the child of Robert Godard and Antoinette Grandpierre

Jeanne was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1654.

She married  Simon Leroy 23 September 1658 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Simon Leroy  was born 1638 in , France .  He died 6 February 1662 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Pierre Pigeon 20 November 1662 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Pierre Pigeon  was born 1642 in Paris, France .  He died 25 July 1678 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Jeanne Godard died 25 November 1686 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Jeanne Godard married immigrant flag Simon Leroy-- Date: 23 September 1658 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

Added: 12/12/2014 3:37:53 PM  

flag Jean Roy (b.19 May 1661, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 27 November 1718, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Jeanne Godard married immigrant flag Pierre Pigeon-- Date: 20 November 1662 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

Added: 12/12/2014 3:37:12 PM  

flag Marie Pigeon (b.23 November 1663, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 September 1688, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Étienne Pigeon (b.15 September 1665, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 22 January 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Barbe Pigeon (b.18 October 1667, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 2 June 1755, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag François-Xavier Pigeon (b.20 September 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 1 August 1728, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag Anne Pigeon (b.6 February 1672, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 June 1742, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Louis-Basile Pigeon (b.14 May 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 May 1758, Montréal, Canada, New 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." (
Added: 1/6/2015 11:49:18 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1658 Marriage / Partner
Jeanne Godard and Simon Leroy 23 September 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1661 Birth of Child
Jean Roy was born 19 May 1661, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1662 Marriage / Partner
Jeanne Godard and Pierre Pigeon 20 November 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1662 Death of Spouse/Partner
Simon Leroy died 6 February 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1663 Birth of Child
Marie Pigeon was born 23 November 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1665 Birth of Child
Étienne Pigeon was born 15 September 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1667 Birth of Child
Barbe Pigeon was born 18 October 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1669 Death of Child
Étienne Pigeon died 22 January 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1669 Birth of Child
François-Xavier Pigeon was born 20 September 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1672 Birth of Child
Anne Pigeon was born 6 February 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1675 Birth of Child
Louis-Basile Pigeon was born 14 May 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1678 Death of Spouse/Partner
Pierre Pigeon died 25 July 1678, Montréal, Québec, Canada

25 November 1686
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Added: 12/12/2014 3:36:04 PM

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