Quebec - Did you know?On February 5, 1663, a great earthquake was felt throughout Northeastern North America. No deaths were recorded, but some people got the scare of their lives. For the clergy in New France, the cause was obvious. The earthquake was a sign of devine anger. For a time, this put a stop to the liquor trade between the settlers and the Native people.
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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She married Pierre Pivin dit Larecompense
in Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
Pierre Pivin dit Larecompense
was born abt. 1627
in Dieppe, France
He died 20 May 1701
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Marie Bérard died 4 November 1719
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).
"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: 2/5/2016 4:20:03 PM - Beckie Updated: -
1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
1711 Death of Child Elisabeth Pivin died 2 April 1711, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*
1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French. History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
Death 4 November 1719 Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 12/31/2014 12:18:45 PM
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