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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Behind each habitant's house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn and the stable, built always of untrimmed logs, the intervening chinks securely filled with clay or mortar. There was also a root-house, half-sunk in the ground or burrowed into the slope of a hill, where the habitant kept his potatoes and vegetables secure from the frost through the winter. Most of the habitants likewise had their own bake-ovens, set a convenient distance behind the house and rising four or five feet from the ground. These they built roughly of boulders and plastered with clay. With an abundance of wood from the virgin forests they would build a roaring fire in these ovens and finish the whole week's baking at one time. The habitant would often enclose a small plot of ground surrounding the house and outbuildings with a fence of piled stones or split rails, and in one corner he would plant his kitchen-garden.

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

Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Marie-Madeleine  Drouillard

  (b. abt. 1636, France   d. 17 February 1719Champlain, Canada, New France )  

Marie-Madeleine Drouillard was born abt. 1636 in , France. Marie-Madeleine Drouillard was the child of

Marie-Madeleine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1659.

She married  Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir 13 July 1659 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir  was born 21 June 1634 in Rouen, France .  He died 12 June 1698 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) . 

Marie-Madeleine Drouillard died 17 February 1719 in Champlain, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Jacques Drouillard and Jeanne Planchar

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Marie-Madeleine Drouillard married immigrant flag Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir-- Date: 13 July 1659 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

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flag Michel-Ignace Dizy dit Montplaisir (b.16 August 1661, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 11 February 1723, Champlain, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Dizy dite Montplaisir (b.10 February 1663, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 21 October 1730, Batiscan, Canada, New France )

flag Anne-Celeste Dizy dite Montplaisir (b.abt. 1669, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 16 May 1718, Champlain, Canada, New France )

flag Elisabeth Dizy (b.abt. 1672, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 16 February 1703, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir (b.abt. 1674, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 14 March 1761, Champlain, Canada )

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." (
Added: 2/5/2016 5:37:28 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

1659 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Madeleine Drouillard and Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir 13 July 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1661 Birth of Child
Michel-Ignace Dizy dit Montplaisir was born 16 August 1661, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1663 Birth of Child
Marguerite Dizy dite Montplaisir was born 10 February 1663, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1698 Death of Spouse/Partner
Pierre Dizy dit Montplaisir died 12 June 1698, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1703 Death of Child
Elisabeth Dizy died 16 February 1703, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1718 Death of Child
Anne-Celeste Dizy dite Montplaisir died 16 May 1718, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

17 February 1719
Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

Added: 1/5/2015 10:16:17 AM

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