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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Catherine  Colin (Collin)

  (b. 12 September 1633, France   d. 10 January 1688Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada )  

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

Catherine Colin (Collin) died 10 January 1688 in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.

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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

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Catherine Colin (Collin) married immigrant France Claude Guyon-- Date: 7 February 1655 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) 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

Canada/New France Jean Guyon (b.10 July 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 28 February 1733, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Guyon (b.8 September 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 14 May 1723, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

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

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

Canada/New France Claude Guyon (b.4 October 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada   d. 29 April 1728, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

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

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

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

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

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

Canada/New France Françoise Guyon (b.25 September 1672, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada  d. 22 February 1749, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Gervais Guyon (b.18 May 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada  d. December 1750, Québec, Québec, Canada )

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

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

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

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

1657 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Guyon was born 8 September 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1660 Birth of Child
Louise Guyon was born 15 January 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada

1662 Birth of Child
Marguerite Guyon was born 12 February 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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...

1663 Birth of Child
Claude Guyon was born 4 October 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

1664 Birth of Child
Catherine Guyon was born 10 December 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1666 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Guyon was born 18 May 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1667 Birth of Child
Jacques Guyon was born 5 September 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1669 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Guyon was born 21 August 1669, Québec, 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1670 Birth of Child
Renee Guyon was born 31 December 1670, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1672 Birth of Child
Françoise Guyon was born 25 September 1672, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1676 Birth of Child
Gervais Guyon was born 18 May 1676, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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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