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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, often a dozen or more of them, were stowed away at night on mattresses of straw or feathers laid along the floor. As the windows were securely fastened, even in the coldest weather this attic was warm.

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
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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  Elisabeth  Camus

  (b. abt. 1645, France   d. 20 July 1680Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Elisabeth Camus was born abt. 1645 in , France. Elisabeth Camus was the child of

Elisabeth was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1659.

She married  Louis Guertin dit Lesabotier 26 October 1659 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Louis Guertin dit Lesabotier  was born 20 June 1625 in Angers, France .  He died 8 December 1687 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles) . 

Elisabeth Camus died 20 July 1680 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Pierre LeCamus and Jeanne Charles

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Elisabeth Camus married immigrant flag Louis Guertin dit Lesabotier-- Date: 26 October 1659 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

Added: 12/16/2014 10:43:39 AM  

flag Marie-Elisabeth Guertin (b.6 February 1661, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 21 March 1714, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie Guertin (b.29 March 1662, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 27 December 1712, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Catherine Guertin (b.26 May 1664, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Marie-Marguerite Guertin (b.20 July 1666, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 November 1718, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Louis Guertin (b.13 January 1668, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 7 January 1733, Verchères, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Madeleine Guertin (b.18 October 1669, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 21 October 1734, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre Guertin (b.11 June 1671, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 3 March 1742, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Eustache Guertin (b.28 August 1673, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Angelique Guertin (b.11 November 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Françoise Guertin (b.12 December 1677, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 6 October 1757, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Paul Guertin (b.12 May 1680, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1755, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, 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 9:32:57 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1659 Marriage / Partner
Elisabeth Camus and Louis Guertin dit Lesabotier 26 October 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1661 Birth of Child
Marie-Elisabeth Guertin was born 6 February 1661, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1662 Birth of Child
Marie Guertin was born 29 March 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1664 Birth of Child
Catherine Guertin was born 26 May 1664, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1666 Birth of Child
Marie-Marguerite Guertin was born 20 July 1666, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1668 Birth of Child
Louis Guertin was born 13 January 1668, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Guertin was born 18 October 1669, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1671 Birth of Child
Pierre Guertin was born 11 June 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1673 Birth of Child
Eustache Guertin was born 28 August 1673, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1675 Birth of Child
Angelique Guertin was born 11 November 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1677 Birth of Child
Françoise Guertin was born 12 December 1677, Montréal, Québec, Canada

20 July 1680
Montréal, Québec, Canada

1680 Birth of Child
Paul Guertin was born 12 May 1680, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Added: 12/16/2014 10:43:14 AM

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