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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Catherine  CAMUS

  (b. 22 November 1633 La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 17 October 1678Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Catherine CAMUS was born 22 November 1633 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Catherine CAMUS was the child of Hector CAMUS and Jacquette MONDY

Catherine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1656.

She married  Charles GAUTHIER dit BOISVERDUN 2 August 1656 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Charles GAUTHIER dit BOISVERDUN  was born 1622 in Paris, France .  He died 9 February 1703 in Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy) . 

Catherine CAMUS died 17 October 1678 in Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada, New France .
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Born in Blois, France


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Did You Know?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.
Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Poutine, a dish of fries, gravy, and cheese curds, is popular throughout Quebec. The first poutines were invented in Quebec, and there are many, unconfirmed claims to have invented the poutine which date from the late 50s through the 1970s in the Victoriaville area, about 1 hour out of Montreal.

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La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - La Rochelle - Le Port et les Yachts
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La Rochelle - Le Port et les Yachts
Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy) - Sainte-Foy, 1840
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Notre-Dame-de-Foy, established 1698
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Sainte-Foy, 1840
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Catherine CAMUS married immigrant flag Charles GAUTHIER dit BOISVERDUN-- Date: 2 August 1656 Place: Québec, 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. 


Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Children:
flag Anne GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.5 April 1657, Québec, Canada, New France   d. aft. 18 May 1708 , La-Pérade, Canada, New France )

flag Catherine GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.31 May 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 9 April 1712, Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )

flag Marie GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.2 May 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 13 November 1745, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Geneviève GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.19 February 1662, Québec, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1678, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Claire-Françoise GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.28 April 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 18 March 1755, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Marie-Renee GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.4 September 1666, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 15 October 1687, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Madeleine GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN (b.24 January 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 18 June 1708, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Louis-Bernard GAUTHIER dit BOISVERDUN (b.19 August 1671, Sillery, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 April 1757, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada, New France )


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Birth
22 November 1633
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, 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)

Canada 1634-40 - The Huron nation is reduced by half from European diseases (smallpox epidemic, 1639).

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France 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.


News 1638 - Sainte-Foy founded

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France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon


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Canada 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars
Also known as the Beaver Wars.

Encouraged and armed by their Dutch and English trading partners, ...Read MORE...


Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18).

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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne


Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation.

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1656 Marriage / Partner
Catherine CAMUS and Charles GAUTHIER dit BOISVERDUN 2 August 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1657 Birth of Child
Anne GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 5 April 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child
Catherine GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 31 May 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).

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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


Canada 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.

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1660 Birth of Child
Marie GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 2 May 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Geneviève GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 19 February 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced...Read MORE...


1664 Birth of Child
Claire-Françoise GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 28 April 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1666 Isle d'Orleans
Charles gaultier - 48 habittant

Catherine Camust - 31 sa femme

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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

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1666 Birth of Child
Marie-Renee GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 4 September 1666, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...Read MORE...


Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.

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1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine GAUTHIER dite BOISVERDUN was born 24 January 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Canada 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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1671 Birth of Child
Louis-Bernard GAUTHIER dit BOISVERDUN was born 19 August 1671, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)
Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended....Read MORE...


Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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Death
17 October 1678
Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy)

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