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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The habitant had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous handiwork with every unusual event. New France was full of legends and weird tales. Most of these legends had some moral lessons attached to them: they were tales of disaster which came from disobeying the teachings of the Church or of miraculous escape from death or perdition due to the supernatural rewarding of righteousness.

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.

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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Madeleine  Dubois

  (b. abt. 1640La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 5 March 1721Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )  

Madeleine Dubois was born abt. 1640 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Madeleine Dubois was the child of

Madeleine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1661.

She married  Michel Baugis 19 October 1661 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Michel Baugis  was born abt. 1638 in , France .  He died 26 November 1717 in Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport) . 

She never married  (2) Jean Royer .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jean Royer  was born abt. 1635 in , France . 

Madeleine Dubois died 5 March 1721 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Isaac Dubois and Anne Richer

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Madeleine Dubois married immigrant flag Michel Baugis-- Date: 19 October 1661 Place: Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France

Added: 1/6/2015 9:56:13 AM  

flag Jean Baugis (b.10 August 1663, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 17 October 1720, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Baugis (b.11 July 1666, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 April 1737, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne Baugis (b.27 January 1669, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 24 January 1747, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Louise Baugis (b.22 November 1672, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 8 December 1672, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Jeanne Baugis (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 22 November 1760, Québec, Canada )

flag Michel Baugis (b.abt. 1679, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 14 May 1756, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Madeleine Dubois never married flag Jean Royer-- Place: 
NOTE: This couple never married. They had a child out of wedlock.

Added: 1/6/2015 9:59:19 AM  

flag Marie-Madeleine Royer dite Baugis (b.7 February 1662, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 23 March 1743, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )

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: 1/6/2015 10:07:17 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1661 Marriage / Partner
Madeleine Dubois and Michel Baugis 19 October 1661, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1662 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Royer dite Baugis was born 7 February 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1663 Birth of Child
Jean Baugis was born 10 August 1663, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1666 Birth of Child
Marguerite Baugis was born 11 July 1666, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Baugis was born 27 January 1669, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1672 Birth of Child
Louise Baugis was born 22 November 1672, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1717 Death of Spouse/Partner
Michel Baugis died 26 November 1717, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1720 Death of Child
Jean Baugis died 17 October 1720, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

5 March 1721
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

Added: 1/6/2015 9:55:48 AM

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