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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Françoise  Bénard

  (b. abt. 1629, France   d. 6 February 1707Montréal, Québec, Canada )  

Françoise Bénard was born abt. 1629 in , France. Françoise Bénard was the child of Pierre Benard and Catherine Riverin

Françoise was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1655.

She married  Marin Janot dit Lachapelle 30 August 1655 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marin Janot dit Lachapelle  was born abt. 1630 in , France .  He died 20 July 1664 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Robert Janot and Jeanne Di Piennes.

She married  (2) Guillaume Bouchard 20 July 1665 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Guillaume Bouchard  was born abt. 1632 in , France . 

Françoise Bénard died 6 February 1707 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .

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daughter of Pierre Besnard and Catherine Riverin

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Françoise Bénard married immigrant France Marin Janot dit Lachapelle-- Date: 30 August 1655 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
Marin Janot dit Lachapelle was the son of Robert Janot and Jeanne Di Piennes

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Canada/New France Cecile Janot (b.11 June 1656, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 25 January 1729, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Françoise Janot (b.21 January 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 14 June 1739, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Pierre Janot dit Lachapelle (b.27 March 1660, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 2 July 1725, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Robert Janot dit Lachapelle (b.29 May 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 14 October 1723, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Jean Janot (b.17 July 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 2 September 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Françoise Bénard married France Guillaume Bouchard-- Date: 20 July 1665 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

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Canada/New France Marie Bouchard (b.20 April 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. , )

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"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 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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

1655 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Bénard and Marin Janot dit Lachapelle 30 August 1655, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1656 Birth of Child
Cecile Janot was born 11 June 1656, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1658 Birth of Child
Françoise Janot was born 21 January 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 -

1660 Birth of Child
Pierre Janot dit Lachapelle was born 27 March 1660, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1662 Birth of Child
Robert Janot dit Lachapelle was born 29 May 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...

1664 Birth of Child
Jean Janot was born 17 July 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1664 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marin Janot dit Lachapelle died 20 July 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1665 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Bénard and Guillaume Bouchard 20 July 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

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
Marie Bouchard was born 20 April 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 -

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 -

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 -

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

6 February 1707
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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