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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the household spent part of each winter in plaiting. In cold weather the knitted 'tuque' made in vivid colors was the great favorite. It was warm and picturesque. Each section of the colony had its own color; the habitants in the vicinity of Quebec wore blue 'tuques', while those around Montreal preferred red.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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.

Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - Eglise de Ste-Famille, L'Isle-d'Orleans
3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉBEC G0A 3P0
Established in 1669
Source: Wikipedia
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Eglise de Ste-Famille, L'Isle-d'Orleans
3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉBEC G0A 3P0
Established in 1669
Source: Wikipedia

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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Catherine  Colin (Collin)

  (b. 12 September 1633, France   d. 10 January 1688Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

Catherine Colin (Collin) was born 12 September 1633 in , France. Catherine Colin (Collin) was the child of

Catherine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1655.

She married  Claude Guyon 7 February 1655 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Claude Guyon  was born 22 April 1629 in Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) .  He died 23 February 1694 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  He was the son of Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin.

Catherine Colin (Collin) died 10 January 1688 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France.

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Born at St. Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, Ville de Paris, Ile de France
daughter of Jacques Rene Colin and Madeleine Baubise

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Colin (Collin) married immigrant flag Claude Guyon-- Date: 7 February 1655 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Claude Guyon was the son of Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin

Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Updated: 7/15/2009

flag Jean Guyon (b.10 July 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 28 February 1733, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Marie-Madeleine Guyon (b.8 September 1657, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 14 May 1723, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Louise Guyon (b.15 January 1660, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 December 1727, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Guyon (b.12 February 1662, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 14 July 1663, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag Claude Guyon (b.4 October 1663, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 29 April 1728, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Catherine Guyon (b.10 December 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 8 August 1718, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne Guyon (b.18 May 1666, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 12 December 1743, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Jacques Guyon (b.5 September 1667, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 14 June 1688, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Elisabeth Guyon (b.21 August 1669, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 14 September 1743, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Renee Guyon (b.31 December 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 15 January 1703, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )

flag Françoise Guyon (b.25 September 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 22 February 1749, Château-Richer, Canada, New France )

flag Gervais Guyon (b.18 May 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. December 1750, Québec, Canada, New France )

12 September 1633
, 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: 9/15/2010 10:39:05 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:39:19 AM - Beckie

1655 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Colin (Collin) and Claude Guyon 7 February 1655, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1656 Birth of Child
Jean Guyon was born 10 July 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1657 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Guyon was born 8 September 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1660 Birth of Child
Louise Guyon was born 15 January 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1662 Birth of Child
Marguerite Guyon was born 12 February 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1663 Birth of Child
Claude Guyon was born 4 October 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1664 Birth of Child
Catherine Guyon was born 10 December 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1666 Isle d'Orleans
Claude guyon - 35 habittant

Catherine Collin - 28 sa femme

Jean guyon - 10 fils

Marie Magdelaine guyon - 9 fille

Louise guyon - 8 fille

Claude guyon - 2 fils

Catherine guyon - 1 fille

Et Jean Robert - 19 domestique Engaigé
The first census of New France (1666)
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1666 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Guyon was born 18 May 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1667 Birth of Child
Jacques Guyon was born 5 September 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1669 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Guyon was born 21 August 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1670 Birth of Child
Renee Guyon was born 31 December 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1672 Birth of Child
Françoise Guyon was born 25 September 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1676 Birth of Child
Gervais Guyon was born 18 May 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1688 Death
Sainte-Famille-de-L'Isle-d'Orleans, QC, Canada
12 Jan 1688
Catherine Colin, age 50
wife of Claude Guion Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 1/22/2010 9:49:38 AM - Beckie  Updated: 1/22/2010 - Beckie


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