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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The seigneur was endowed with his rank and estate to the sole end that he should become an active agent in making the colony grow. He was expected to live on his land, to level the forest, to clear fields, and to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before. He was expected to have his seigneury surveyed into farms, or en censive holdings, and to procure, as quickly as might be, settlers for these farms. It was highly desirable, of course, that the seigneurs should lend a hand in encouraging the immigration of people from their old homes in France.

Source: The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism [Vol. 5 of 'The Chronicles of Canada'] by William Bennett Munro; Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1922


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.




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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Marguerite  Aubert

  (b. abt. 1625, France   d. 22 April 1693Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )  

Marguerite Aubert was born abt. 1625 in , France. Marguerite Aubert was the child of

Marguerite was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1661.

She married  Michel Filion 26 September 1661 in Québec, Canada, New France .  Michel Filion  was born abt. 1633 in , France .  He died 6 June 1689 in Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport) . 

Marguerite Aubert died 22 April 1693 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .


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daughter of Guillaume Aubert and Léonarde Chaline

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Marguerite Aubert married immigrant flag Michel Filion-- Date: 26 September 1661  Place: Québec, Canada, New France


Added: 12/16/2015 2:56:54 PM  



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)
Added: 2/5/2016 4:11:29 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

1661 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Aubert and Michel Filion 26 September 1661 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1666 Quebec
Michel fillion ..............................33 Notaire Royal
Margueritte Aubert...........................45 sa femme
Urbain Douismont ............................23 domestique Engaigé
Ellie Voyzin ................................25 Engaigé
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1689 Death of Spouse/Partner
Michel Filion died 6 June 1689, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

Death
22 April 1693
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)



Added: 12/16/2015 2:56:20 PM

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