Quebec - Did you know?In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the household spent part of each winter in plaiting. In cold weather the knitted 'tuque' made in vivid colors was the great favorite. It was warm and picturesque. Each section of the colony had its own color; the habitants in the vicinity of Quebec wore blue 'tuques', while those around Montreal preferred red.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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She married Guillaume David
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 7 children.
was born 1632
in Rouen, France
He was the son of Blaise-Julien David and Flavie Morel.
"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: 1/7/2015 9:51:40 AM - Beckie Updated: -
1657 Birth of Child Jacques David was born 23 October 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
1659 Birth of Child Anne David was born 30 November 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada
1661 Birth of Child Marguerite David was born 13 April 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada
1663 Birth of Child Marie-Anne David was born 16 December 1663, Québec, Québec, Canada
1666 Birth of Child Madeleine David was born 15 February 1666, , Québec Province, Canada
1668 Birth of Child Angelique-Marie David was born 8 March 1668, Boucherville, Québec, Canada
Added: 1/7/2015 9:50:06 AM
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