Jacqueline (Jacquette) Desbordes (Borde) was born abt. 1637
in Paris, France.
Jacqueline (Jacquette) Desbordes (Borde)
was the child of
Jacqueline (Jacquette) was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1652.
She married Claude Charland dit Francoeur
8 January 1652
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 2 children.
Claude Charland dit Francoeur
was born abt. 1626
in , France
He died 22 January 1705
in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Jacqueline (Jacquette) Desbordes (Borde) died 19 April 1660
in Québec, Québec, Canada .
"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 9:37:26 AM - Beckie Updated: -
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1652 Marriage / Partner Jacqueline (Jacquette) Desbordes (Borde) and Claude Charland dit Francoeur 8 January 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1652 Birth of Child Noel-Joseph Charland was born 10 November 1652, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada*
1656 Birth of Child Denis-Hyacinthe Charland was born 31 January 1656, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada*
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
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