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Fille a Marier flag  Perrine  Godin

  (b. abt. 1600, France   d. )  

Perrine Godin was born abt. 1600 in , France. Perrine Godin was the child of

Perrine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1638.

She married  François Drouet 12 October 1638 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. François Drouet  was born abt.1600 . 

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Perrine Godin married  François Drouet-- Date: 12 October 1638 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

Added: 5/3/2015 4:28:03 PM  

flag François Drouet (b.8 August 1638, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

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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." (
Added: 2/6/2016 8:34:25 AM - Beckie  Updated: -

1638 Marriage / Partner
Perrine Godin and François Drouet 12 October 1638, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1638 Birth of Child
François Drouet was born 8 August 1638, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Added: 5/3/2015 4:27:34 PM

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