Quebec - Did you know?In New France, a seigneur's home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with dimensions rarely exceeding twenty feet by forty, it was not much more pretentious than the homes of the more prosperous and thrifty among the seigneur's dependents. Its three or four spacious rooms were, however, more comfortably equipped with furniture which in many cases had been brought from France.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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She married Pierre Levasseur dit Lespérance
23 October 1655
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 5 children.
Pierre Levasseur dit Lespérance
was born abt. 1629
in , France
He died 12 March 1694
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Jeanne Chaverlange died abt. 1681
in , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France).
"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." Added: 2/5/2016 4:31:43 PM - Beckie Updated: -
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1655 Marriage / Partner Jeanne Chaverlange and Pierre Levasseur dit Lespérance 23 October 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child Madeleine-Françoise Levasseur was born 23 July 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child Marguerite Levasseur was born 22 December 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
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.
1667 Birth of Child Felicite Levasseur was born 20 March 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
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).
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