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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and boys around age 12 or above often smoked pipes. The women were smokers, too, but more commonly they used tobacco in the form of snuff.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.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  Marie-Madeleine  Dupont

  (b. abt. 1633, France   d. 28 October 1696Québec, Canada, New France )  

Marie-Madeleine Dupont was born abt. 1633 in , France. Marie-Madeleine Dupont was the child of

Marie-Madeleine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1652.

She married  Noel Pinguet 15 October 1652 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Noel Pinguet  was born 6 January 1630 in Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) .  He died 11 June 1685 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

Marie-Madeleine Dupont died 28 October 1696 in Québec, Canada, New France .

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Marie-Madeleine Dupont married immigrant flag Noel Pinguet-- Date: 15 October 1652 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Updated: 3/30/2009

flag Marie-Madeleine Pinguet (b.5 August 1653, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 1 October 1721, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Jean Pinguet (b.8 December 1655, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 20 March 1715, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre-Joseph Pinguet (b.15 August 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 11 August 1691, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne Pinguet (b.18 December 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 14 April 1694, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Catherine Pinguet (b.10 October 1662, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 2 August 1739, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Felix Pinguet (b.30 August 1665, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 23 September 1665, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Nicolas Pinguet (b.25 November 1666, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 9 January 1723, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Jacques Pinguet (b.27 February 1668, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 16 May 1729, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Thérèse Pinguet (b.14 September 1671, Québec, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

flag Charles Pinguet (b.8 February 1673, Québec, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

flag Joseph-Denis Pinguet (b.23 January 1675, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 20 March 1710, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Jeanne-Geneviève Pinguet (b.19 May 1676, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 September 1676, Québec, 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." (
Added: 9/15/2010 10:47:09 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:47:23 AM - Beckie

1652 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Madeleine Dupont and Noel Pinguet 15 October 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1653 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Pinguet was born 5 August 1653, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1655 Birth of Child
Jean Pinguet was born 8 December 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1658 Birth of Child
Pierre-Joseph Pinguet was born 15 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1660 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Pinguet was born 18 December 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1662 Birth of Child
Catherine Pinguet was born 10 October 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1665 Birth of Child
Felix Pinguet was born 30 August 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1666 Sainct Jean, Sainct Francois & Sainct Michel
henry Pinguet - 78 habittant veuf

Noel pinguet - 35 fils

demoiselle Marie Mgne dupont - 30 sa femme

Marie Magdelaine pinguet - 12 fille

Jean pinguet - 10 fils

pierre pinguet - 7 fils

Anne pinguet - 5 fille

Catherine pinguet - 3 fille

René Binet - 25 domestique Engaigé

Et...

1666 Birth of Child
Nicolas Pinguet was born 25 November 1666, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1668 Birth of Child
Jacques Pinguet was born 27 February 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1671 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse Pinguet was born 14 September 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1673 Birth of Child
Charles Pinguet was born 8 February 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1675 Birth of Child
Joseph-Denis Pinguet was born 23 January 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1676 Birth of Child
Jeanne-Geneviève Pinguet was born 19 May 1676, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1681 Canadian Census Haute Ville de Quebec
Noel Pinguet, 51
Magdeleine Dupont, sa femme, 50
Pierre (Joseph), 22
Nicolas, 14
Jacques, 13
Charles, 8
Joseph (Jean-Denis), 7

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/1/2010 11:07:10 AM - Beckie  Updated: 3/1/2010 11:07:10 AM -

1685 Death of Spouse/Partner
Noel Pinguet died 11 June 1685, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1691 Death of Child
Pierre-Joseph Pinguet died 11 August 1691, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1694 Death of Child
Marie-Anne Pinguet died 14 April 1694, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1696 Death
Died at Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 11/29/2013 3:26:34 PM - Beckie  Updated: 11/29/2013 3:26:43 PM - Beckie


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