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Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)



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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Marie  Boyer

  (b. abt. 1636, France   d. 12 November 1665Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada )  

Marie Boyer was born abt. 1636 in , France. Marie Boyer was the child of Pierre Boyer and Catherine Vinet

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1663.

She married  Jean Bellet 30 January 1663 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) .  Jean Bellet  was born abt. 1631 in Rouen, France . 

Marie Boyer died 12 November 1665 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada .


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Marie Boyer married France Jean Bellet-- Date: 30 January 1663 Place: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
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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." (http://www.thinal.co.cc/weallcamefromsomewhere/Kebec/filles_marier.html)
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1663 Marriage / Partner
Marie Boyer and Jean Bellet 30 January 1663, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...


Death
12 November 1665
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada



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