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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The sock dance is an integral part of the French-Canadian weddings. If there is an unmarried older sibling, he/she has to wear the socks and do a funny dance. The guests will throw money at his/her feet as he/she dances. The money is later given to the couple getting married.

Source: French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)

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.

Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Françoise  Capel

  (b. abt. 1626, France   d. 20 April 1699Champlain, Canada, New France )  

Françoise Capel was born abt. 1626 in , France. Françoise Capel was the child of

Françoise was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1651.

She married  Jean Turcot (Turcotte) 25 April 1651 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jean Turcot (Turcotte)  was born abt. 1629 in , France .  He died 19 August 1652 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) . 

She married  (2) Jacques Lucas dit Lepine 9 November 1653 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jacques Lucas dit Lepine  was born abt. 1630 in , France .  He died 12 September 1659 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (3) Jacques Marchand 1 February 1660 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Jacques Marchand  was born abt. 1636 in , France .  He died 6 October 1695 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier) . 

Françoise Capel died 20 April 1699 in Champlain, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Julien Capel and Laurence Lecompte

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Françoise Capel married immigrant flag Jean Turcot (Turcotte)-- Date: 25 April 1651 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Added: 12/19/2014 10:43:27 AM  

flag Jacques Turcot (Turcotte) (b.4 September 1652, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 6 April 1699, Champlain, Canada, New France )

Françoise Capel married immigrant flag Jacques Lucas dit Lepine-- Date: 9 November 1653 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Added: 12/19/2014 10:46:36 AM  

flag Marie Lucas (b.22 January 1655, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 November 1700, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag François Lucas dit Dontigny (b.24 February 1658, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 15 March 1699, Champlain, Canada, New France )

Françoise Capel married immigrant flag Jacques Marchand-- Date: 1 February 1660 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Added: 12/19/2014 10:44:52 AM  

flag Marie-Madeleine Marchand (b.12 December 1660, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 15 December 1722, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Françoise Marchand (b.1663, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 February 1740, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag Alexis Marchand (b.abt. 1666, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 31 May 1738, Batiscan, 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 9:33:37 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

Unlike the other Filles A Marier, Francoise was not under contract to a future husband, but to the Church; and arrived in the small French Colony in 1650 to begin training with the Ursuline Sisters, in hopes of becoming a nun.
However, an event would take place that may have helped her to change her mind. On December 30, 1650; a fire broke out in the convent and Francoise, along with fourteen other women, fled from the building in terror. Soon after, in the journal of Mother Marie de l'Incarnation, there is the...Read MORE...

1651 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Capel and Jean Turcot (Turcotte) 25 April 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1652 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jean Turcot (Turcotte) died 19 August 1652, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

1652 Birth of Child
Jacques Turcot (Turcotte) was born 4 September 1652, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1653 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Capel and Jacques Lucas dit Lepine 9 November 1653, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1655 Birth of Child
Marie Lucas was born 22 January 1655, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1658 Birth of Child
François Lucas dit Dontigny was born 24 February 1658, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1659 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jacques Lucas dit Lepine died 12 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1660 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Capel and Jacques Marchand 1 February 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1660 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Marchand was born 12 December 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1695 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jacques Marchand died 6 October 1695, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

20 April 1699
Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

Added: 12/19/2014 10:43:02 AM

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