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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The seigneur was endowed with his rank and estate to the sole end that he should become an active agent in making the colony grow. He was expected to live on his land, to level the forest, to clear fields, and to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before. He was expected to have his seigneury surveyed into farms, or en censive holdings, and to procure, as quickly as might be, settlers for these farms. It was highly desirable, of course, that the seigneurs should lend a hand in encouraging the immigration of people from their old homes in France.

Source: The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism [Vol. 5 of 'The Chronicles of Canada'] by William Bennett Munro; Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1922


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

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.


Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) - Chapel and Grotto at Ste. Anne de Beaupre
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré established in 1678
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
Chapel and Grotto at Ste. Anne de Beaupre
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré established in 1678
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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Françoise  Fafard

  (b. 1621, France   d. 13 January 1702Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )  

Françoise Fafard was born 1621 in , France. Françoise Fafard was the child of Jean Fafard and Elisabeth Thibault

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

She married  Mathurin Meunier 3 November 1647 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Mathurin Meunier  was born 22 April 1619 in Le Mans, France .  He died 8 October 1676 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer) . 

Françoise Fafard died 13 January 1702 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France .


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Françoise Fafard married immigrant flag Mathurin Meunier-- Date: 3 November 1647 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 


3 Nov 1647

Marriage found at Notre Dame de Montreal in Drouin Collection

Mathurin Lemournier and Francoise Fafart

Updated: 4/17/2016 9:47:09 AM


Children:
flag Barbe Meunier (b.24 November 1648, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 3 December 1648, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Mathurin Meunier (b.3 December 1649, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 27 February 1650, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Charles Meunier (b.3 December 1649, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 21 December 1649, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Jean Meunier (b.8 January 1651, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Françoise Meunier (b.13 September 1653 , Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France   d. 18 January 1703, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Elisabeth Meunier (b.17 February 1656 , , Québec Province, Canada   d. 10 April 1714, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Marguerite Meunier (b.4 August 1659, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 18 June 1733, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Mathurin Meunier (b.8 December 1662 , Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 14 February 1743, Québec, Canada, New France )

immigrant flag François Meunier (b.9 April 1665, , France  d. 1726, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )




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." (http://www.thinal.co.cc/weallcamefromsomewhere/Kebec/filles_marier.html)
Added: 1/6/2015 11:46:22 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1647 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Fafard and Mathurin Meunier 3 November 1647, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1648 Birth of Child
Barbe Meunier was born 24 November 1648, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1649 Birth of Child
Charles Meunier was born 3 December 1649, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1649 Birth of Child
Mathurin Meunier was born 3 December 1649, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1651 Birth of Child
Jean Meunier was born 8 January 1651, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1653 Birth of Child
Françoise Meunier was born 13 September 1653 , Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

1656 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Meunier was born 17 February 1656 , , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

1659 Birth of Child
Marguerite Meunier was born 4 August 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1662 Birth of Child
Mathurin Meunier was born 8 December 1662 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1665 Birth of Child
François Meunier was born 9 April 1665, , France

1666 Habittans de Beaupré
Jean Mounier - 47 habittant

Françoise fafar - 45 sa femme

Jean Mounier - 15 fils

Francoise Mounier - 13 fille

Ellisabeth Mounier - 10 fille

Margueritte Mounier - 6 fille

Mathurin Mounier - 3 fil

Et Francois Mounier - 2 fils
The first census of New France (1666) http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
Added: - Beckie  Updated: -

1667 Census - Montmorency County, Quebec
Mathurin Musnier, habitant, 48 years
Francoise Fafard, 45 years
Jean Musnier, 17 years
Elisabeth Musnier, 12 years
Marguerite Musnier, 8 years
Mathurin Musnier, 5 years
Francois Musnier, 3 years
Added: 1/26/2010 4:11:08 PM - Beckie  Updated: 1/26/2010 4:11:08 PM -

1676 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mathurin Meunier died 8 October 1676, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1681 Census - Montmorency County, Quebec
Francoise Fafar, habitant, 50 years
Francois Meunier, 17 years
Mathurin Meunier, 16 years
1681 Census - New France
Added: 1/26/2010 4:14:50 PM - Beckie  Updated: 1/26/2010 - Beckie

1702 Death
Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre
Francoise Fafart
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 1/29/2010 2:48:54 PM - Beckie  Updated: 1/29/2010 - Beckie


name: Francoise Fafart
gender: Female
burial date: 13 Jan 1702
burial place: Ste Anne De Beaupre, Mont. I, Quebec
death date:
death place: Ste Anne De Beaupre, Montmouncy I, Quebec
age: 78
birth date: 1624
birthplace:
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race: White
marital status: Widowed
spouse's name: Mathurin Meusnier
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indexing project (batch) number: B02505-8
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018040
reference number: p 1

"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2PT-9SS : accessed 04 Jan 2013), Francoise Fafart, ; citing reference p 1, FHL microfilm 1018040.


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