Quebec - Did you know?Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take care of the younger children. Sometimes women had 15 children or more. Women made clothes for the family using cloth that she spun.
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 (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: 1/6/2015 9:37:26 AM - Beckie Updated: -
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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* (St-Joseph-de-Sillery)
1656 Birth of Child Denis-Hyacinthe Charland was born 31 January 1656, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada* (St-Joseph-de-Sillery)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
Death 19 April 1660 Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 12/31/2014 12:45:24 PM
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