"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 4:13:46 PM - Beckie Updated: -
1642 Marriage / Partner Marguerite Banse and Jean Brossier dit Labrosse 22 June 1642, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1644 Birth of Child Charles Brossier was born 5 May 1644, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1646 Birth of Child Marguerite Brossier was born 4 November 1646, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1649 Birth of Child Antoine Brossier was born 7 February 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1650 Birth of Child Aegidius Brossier was born 14 March 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1654 Birth of Child Jacques Brossier was born 9 August 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child Madeleine Brossier was born 6 December 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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