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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

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.

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Cathédrale de l'Assomption
362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
Established 1678
Source: Google maps
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Cathédrale de l'Assomption
362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
Established 1678
Source: Google maps

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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Madeleine  Beaudoin

  (b. 13 January 1639, France   d. 13 November 1706Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  

Madeleine Beaudoin was born 13 January 1639 in , France. Madeleine Beaudoin was the child of

Madeleine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1660.

She married  Severin Ameau dit Saint-Séverin 7 February 1662 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Severin Ameau dit Saint-Séverin  was born abt. 1620 in Paris, France .  He died 9 May 1715 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada . 

Madeleine Beaudoin died 13 November 1706 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .

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daughter of Jacques Beaudoin and Marie Pichon

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Madeleine Beaudoin married immigrant flag Severin Ameau dit Saint-Séverin-- Date: 7 February 1662 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Added: 9/5/2015 5:04:01 PM  

flag Marguerite Ameau (b.10 August 1669, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 8 August 1749, Trois-Rivières, 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: 2/5/2016 4:17:02 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

1662 Marriage / Partner
Madeleine Beaudoin and Severin Ameau dit Saint-Séverin 7 February 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1669 Birth of Child
Marguerite Ameau was born 10 August 1669, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

13 November 1706
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Added: 9/5/2015 5:01:27 PM

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