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Fille a Marier France  Jeanne  Delaunay (De Launay)

  (b. abt. 1641La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. )  

Jeanne Delaunay (De Launay) was born abt. 1641 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Jeanne Delaunay (De Launay) was the child of Louis Delaunay and Marguerite Cazalede (Cassalette)

Jeanne was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1662.

She married  Jean Despinace (Delespinace) 30 June 1662 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jean Despinace (Delespinace)  was born abt. 1627 in , France . 


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Jeanne Delaunay (De Launay) married France Jean Despinace (Delespinace)-- Date: 30 June 1662 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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Canada/New France Pierre Despinace (Delespinace) (b.abt. 1664, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France François Despinace (Delespinace) (b.abt. 1665, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )



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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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1662 Marriage / Partner
Jeanne Delaunay (De Launay) and Jean Despinace (Delespinace) 30 June 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1666 Quebec
Jean Lespinasse .............................35 Me. arquebusier
Jeanne de Launé .............................25 sa femme
pierre Lespinasse ............................2 fils
Et francois Lespinasse .......................1 fils
The first census of New France (1666) http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
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