Marie Pomponnelle Genealogy
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Marie Pomponnelle was the child of Jean Pomponnelle and Michelle Boulet and the grandchild of
She was born in Bourg de Longèves Aunis Charente Maritime, France and died in Varennes, Québec, Canada
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Fille a Marier Filles a Marier 1634-1662
"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."
1635 - France enters Thirty Years' War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France.
When Marie was around 11 years old: 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars (www.worldatlas.com)
1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne.
1653 - The population of Québec is 2,000
1656 - The pendulum clock (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
Marie Pomponnelle married Nicolas Petit dit Laprée 17 Aug 1656 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
1659 - 6 October 1659. Edict of the King in Council at Paris, dated the seventh day of March, 1657, forbidding the inhabitants, merchants, ship captains, sailors, passengers and all others from trading, in any way whatever, with the Indians, in wine or brandy, under pain of corporal punishment. (Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2, Quebec Province Legislature, January 1, 1890))
When Marie was around 33 years old: 1663 - Quebec becomes a royal province
The first Filles du roi ('King's Daughters') arrive in New France during the summer
1665 - The Carignan-Salières Regiment destroys five Mohawk nation villages, weakening Iroquois resolve to keep fighting. (www.worldatlas.com)
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity.
Population of 3,215 French inhabitants residing in New France
Les Trois Rivieres The first census of New France (1666) http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
Nicolas Petit - 34 habitant
Marie ponponnelle - 36 sa femme
Louis petit - 8 fils
Pierre petit - 6 fils
Jeanne petit - 5 fille
Paul petit - .4 fils
Et Nicolas petit - 2 fils
1667 - Signing of a peace treaty with the defeated Iroquois
1669 - 19th August 1669. Ordinance compelling all the inhabitants of Canada to keep their cattle either on the common pastures or on their own concessions from the melting of the snow, until after the harvest. (Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2, Quebec Province Legislature, January 1, 1890))
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is formed and granted trade rights over all territory draining into Hudson Bay
1675 - King Philip's War
The expression coureur des bois is coined to name those who bypass Royal officials and deal directly with the First Nations in the fur trade
1681 Canadian Census Ville des Trois-Rivieres
Nicolas Petit, 50
Marie Fauconnelle, sa femme, 50
Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1685 - King Louis XIV decreed Code Noir, ordered all Jews out of French colonial empire; defined slavery rules, restricted activities of free Negroes; forbade any religious activities other than Roman Catholic. (www.worldatlas.com)
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne
Peter the Great assumes Russian throne
When Marie was around 59 years old: 1689 - Lachine Massacre - Fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors attack the settlement of Lachine, killing or torturing most if its inhabitants.
1698 - The steam engine (Thomas Savery, England)
1700 Death 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.
18 Nov 1700
Marie Pompenelle espouse de Petit Nicolas
Marie Pomponnelle - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Marie Pomponnelle married
Nicolas Petit dit Laprée
-- Date: 17 Aug 1656 Place:
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Source: 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.
Marriage found at Immaculee Conception, Trois Rivieres in Drouin Collection
Nicolas Lepetit and Marie Pompounelle
He is the son of Nicolas Lepetit and Catherine Aurelius? (Anceline)
She is the daughter of Joannis Pompounelle and Michaelas Boulet
Family Group Record
for Marie Pomponnelle and Nicolas Petit dit Laprée
Jeanne Marie Anne Petit dit Lapre (2 MAY 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - 13 NOV 1733, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Louis Petit (4 Aug 1658, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - 12 Mar 1728, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)
Pierre Petit (6 Mar 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - 1681, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada)
Jacques Petit (10 Nov 1661, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - , )
Paul Petit dit Lalumière (1 Nov 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - August 28, 1741, Varennes, Québec, Canada)
Nicolas Petit dit Beauchemin (23 October 1664, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - 17 February 1707, Varennes, Québec, Canada)
Michel Petit (1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Gertrude Petit (29 JUN 1669, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - 23 Dec 1737, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Francoise Petit dit Lapre (28 Jun 1671, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Pomponnelle - Death-related Information
Buried in the church in Varennes Québec
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Marie was my ancestor. My maternal grandmother, Laura Petit dit Beauchemin born in 1870 was the direct descendant of Nicolas and Marie''s sixth child Nicolas ( born 23-10-1664.
Nicolas married Marie Réguindeau in 1693 at Boucherville Québec.
In 2006 I published a book of historical fiction "Dauntless Spirit" about the life of Marie Pomponnelle pioneer wife and mother.
2/25/2010 2:49:01 PM
Nicolas Petit and Marie Pomponnelle had another son, Michel, born November 07 1667.
I have a lot of information about their children and grandchildren and I am willing to share.
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