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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians emigrated to the United States. In the eyes of the Roman Catholic clergy, however, this emigration was equated with losing the faith, and strong efforts were made to keep French Canadians in Canada.

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immigrant Fille a Marier France  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, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) .  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 France Guillaume David-- Date: 1656 Place: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Guillaume David was the son of Blaise-Julien David and Flavie Morel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada/New France Pierre David (b.1673, Sorel, Québec, 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." (
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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

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

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