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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, the habitant's homes were commonly built of felled timber or of rough-hewn stone, solid, low, stocky buildings, usually about twenty by forty feet or thereabouts in size, with a single doorway and very few windows. The roofs were steep-pitched, with a dormer window or two thrust out on either side, the eaves projecting well over the walls in such manner as to give the structures a half-bungalow appearance. With almost religious punctuality the habitants whitewashed the outside of their walls every spring, so that from the river the country houses looked trim and neat at all seasons.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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

Added: 12/12/2014 3:37:53 PM  

Canada/New France 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 France Pierre Pigeon-- Date: 20 November 1662 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

Added: 12/12/2014 3:37:12 PM  

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

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

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

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

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

Canada/New France Louis-Basile Pigeon (b.14 May 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 May 1758, Montréal, Canada, New France )

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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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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

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

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...

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

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

Canada 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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