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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses was sent by King Louis XIV... From 1665 to 1793, the horse population in New France grew from 12 to 14,000 animals... For almost one hundred years, the horses multiplied in a closed environment without the benefit of other blood lines. Their common source, lack of cross breeding, and their rapid reproduction created a particular genetic group giving rise to a unique breed: the Canadian horse...

Source: The Story of the Canadian Horse ( breed.htm)

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  Mathurine  Gaudet (Godet)

  (b. 31 January 1637, France   d. 12 November 1672Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) was born 31 January 1637 in , France. Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) was the child of Nicolas Gaudet (Godet) and Françoise Gadois

Mathurine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1647.

She married  Jean Champoux dit Saint Pere 25 September 1651 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jean Champoux dit Saint Pere  was born abt. 1618 in , France .  He died 25 October 1657 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Jacques Lemoine (Lemoyne) 12 November 1658 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jacques Lemoine (Lemoyne)  was born 25 August 1622 in Dieppe, France .  He died 21 November 1701 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) .  He was the son of Pierre Lemoine (Lemoyne) and Judith Duchesne.

Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) died 12 November 1672 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

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Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) married immigrant flag Jean Champoux dit Saint Pere-- Date: 25 September 1651 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

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flag Agathe Champoux dite Saint Pere (b.27 February 1657, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) married immigrant flag Jacques Lemoine (Lemoyne)-- Date: 12 November 1658 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France weallcamefromsomewhere/ Kebec/ gaudet_sisters.html 

Jacques Lemoine (Lemoyne) was the son of Pierre Lemoine (Lemoyne) and Judith Duchesne

Francoise Lemoyne - Was born on September 29, 1659 in Montreal. She became a nun and died on December 24, 1687.

Jacques Lemoyne - Was born on September 29, 1660. He became a fur trader and eventually did the hiring for Ouest.

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne - Was born on April 02, 1662 in Montreal and died on July 07, 1709 at Fort Albany in James Bay. He married Marie-Elisabeth Guyon and the couple had at least one child.

Marguerite Lemoyne - Was born on February 03, 1664 in Montreal. She became a nun and died unknown.

Catherine Lemoyne - Was born on June 29, 1665 in Montreal and died unknown.

Nicolas Lemoyne - Was born on November 27, 1666 in Montreal. He became a fur-trader and travelled to the Mississippi.

Jeanne Lemoyne - Was born on April 30, 1668 in Montreal. She became a nun and died on March 27, 1703.

Marie-Lemoyne - Was born on October 28, 1669 and died on January 14, 1670 in Montreal.

Charles Lemoyne - Was born on October 21, 1670 and died unknown.

Louis Lemoyne - Was born on November 11, 1672. He became a navigator and died on April 22, 1702 in Montreal.

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Updated: 1/16/2015 10:47:00 AM

flag Jean-Baptiste Lemoine (b.2 April 1662, , Québec Province, Canada   d. July 1709, Fort Albany, Baie James, Canada)

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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1651 Marriage / Partner
Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) and Jean Champoux dit Saint Pere 25 September 1651, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1657 Birth of Child
Agathe Champoux dite Saint Pere was born 27 February 1657, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1657 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jean Champoux dit Saint Pere died 25 October 1657, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1658 Marriage / Partner
Mathurine Gaudet (Godet) and Jacques Lemoine (Lemoyne) 12 November 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1662 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Lemoine was born 2 April 1662, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

12 November 1672
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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