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Fille a Marier France  Nicole  Duchesne

  (b. abt. 1636, France   d. )  

Nicole Duchesne was born abt. 1636 in , France. Nicole Duchesne was the child of

Nicole was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1657.

She married  Jacques Laporte dit St-Georges 3 September 1657 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Jacques Laporte dit St-Georges  was born 5 March 1627 in , France .  He died 26 January 1702 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Ste-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur) . 

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daughter of Francois Duchesne and Marie Rolet

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Nicole Duchesne married immigrant France Jacques Laporte dit St-Georges-- Date: 3 September 1657 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 


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Canada/New France Paul Laporte dit St-Georges (b.15 April 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)  d. 29 January 1736, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Georges Laporte (b.23 April 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)  d. 20 August 1693, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Catherine Laporte dite St-Georges (b.12 October 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)  d. 11 April 1737, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Jacques Laporte dit Labonté (b.26 October 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)  d. 7 March 1748, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Louis Laporte dit St-Georges (b.abt. 1667, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  d. 26 January 1717, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Suzanne Laporte (b.28 February 1676, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)  d. 27 October 1743, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Ste-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur))

Canada/New France Pierre Laporte dit St-Georges (b.30 April 1678, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada  d. 5 September 1751, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie))

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Fille a Marier

Filles a MarierFilles a Marier 1634-1662

"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."
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1657 Marriage / Partner
Nicole Duchesne and Jacques Laporte dit St-Georges 3 September 1657, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1659 Birth of Child
Paul Laporte dit St-Georges was born 15 April 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1662 Birth of Child
Georges Laporte was born 23 April 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1663 Birth of Child
Catherine Laporte dite St-Georges was born 12 October 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1665 Birth of Child
Jacques Laporte dit Labonté was born 26 October 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1676 Birth of Child
Suzanne Laporte was born 28 February 1676, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)

1678 Birth of Child
Pierre Laporte dit St-Georges was born 30 April 1678, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada

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