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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 France  Marie  Godard

  (b. abt. 1640, France   d. 21 November 1684Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )  

Marie Godard was born abt. 1640 in , France. Marie Godard was the child of Robert Godard and Antoinette Grandpierre

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1654.

She married  Toussaint Giroux 29 September 1654 in Québec, Canada, New France (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Toussaint Giroux  was born 2 November 1633 in , France .  He died 15 February 1715 in Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada* . 

Marie Godard died 21 November 1684 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* .

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Marie Godard married immigrant France Toussaint Giroux-- Date: 29 September 1654 Place: Québec, Canada, New France (Quebec City)
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 


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Canada/New France Charles Giroux (b.30 April 1655, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1655, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Raphaël Giroux (b.21 July 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 11 February 1715, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )

Canada/New France Charles Giroux (b.10 August 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 23 December 1708, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )

Canada/New France Toussaint Giroux (b.24 April 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 7 July 1660, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Michel Giroux (b.13 June 1661, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 5 August 1715, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )

Canada/New France Toussaint Giroux (b.17 October 1663, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 10 November 1663, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean Giroux (b.26 October 1664, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 16 January 1733, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Giroux (b.28 December 1666, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 9 June 1711, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Giroux (b.16 December 1668, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Giroux (b.29 December 1669, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 4 June 1751, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Toussaint Giroux (b.1 March 1672, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 24 February 1750, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )

Canada/New France Monique Giroux (b.abt. 1679, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 1 March 1727, Québec, Canada, New France )

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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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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

1654 Marriage / Partner
Marie Godard and Toussaint Giroux 29 September 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1655 Birth of Child
Charles Giroux was born 30 April 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada

1656 Birth of Child
Raphaël Giroux was born 21 July 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada

1658 Birth of Child
Charles Giroux was born 10 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1660 Birth of Child
Toussaint Giroux was born 24 April 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada

1661 Birth of Child
Michel Giroux was born 13 June 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...

1663 Birth of Child
Toussaint Giroux was born 17 October 1663, Québec, Québec, Canada

1664 Birth of Child
Jean Giroux was born 26 October 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1666 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Giroux was born 28 December 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1668 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Giroux was born 16 December 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada

1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Giroux was born 29 December 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1672 Birth of Child
Toussaint Giroux was born 1 March 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

21 November 1684
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada*

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