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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

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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

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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Marie  Armand

  (b. abt. 1636Rouen, France   d. , Québec Province, Canada )  

Marie Armand was born abt. 1636 in Rouen, France. Marie Armand was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1656.

She married  Guillaume David 1656 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Guillaume David  was born 1632 in Rouen, France .  He was the son of Blaise-Julien David and Flavie Morel.

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Marie Armand married flag Guillaume David-- Date: 1656 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Guillaume David was the son of Blaise-Julien David and Flavie Morel

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flag Jacques David (b.23 October 1657, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 October 1708, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Anne David (b.30 November 1659, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 21 December 1659, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite David (b.13 April 1661, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Marie-Anne David (b.16 December 1663, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Madeleine David (b.15 February 1666, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 3 February 1715, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Angelique-Marie David (b.8 March 1668, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Pierre David (b.1673, Sorel, Canada, New France  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." (
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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 (Quebec City)

1661 Birth of Child
Marguerite David was born 13 April 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1663 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne David was born 16 December 1663, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1666 Birth of Child
Madeleine David was born 15 February 1666, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

1668 Birth of Child
Angelique-Marie David was born 8 March 1668, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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