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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Catherine  Barre

  (b. abt. 1640, France   d. 17 July 1707Québec, Canada, New France )  

Catherine Barre was born abt. 1640 in , France. Catherine Barre was the child of

Catherine was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1665.

She married  Mathurin Chaille (Chayer) 11 January 1665 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Mathurin Chaille (Chayer)  was born 2 May 1633 in , France .  He died 23 July 1707 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

Catherine Barre died 17 July 1707 in Québec, Canada, New France .

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Daughter of Jacques Barre and Francoise Gauvritte

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Catherine Barre married immigrant flag Mathurin Chaille (Chayer)-- Date: 11 January 1665 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. 

Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie
Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie, Cyprien Tanguay
Author Cyprien Tanguay
Published 1871
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Jun 9, 2006
Page 110

"Catherine Barre, a young woman protected by the king, arrived in the country in the summer of 1664, it seems. She was the daughter of Jacques Barre and of Francoise Gauvrite, from Saint-Martin-de-RE in Aunis, diocese of La Rochelle. Catherine was a serious girl about 20 years old. Maurice Rivet, a lad from La Rochelle, spoke to her of marriage in the autumn of 1664. However, ancestor Rivet found serious competition in the person of Mathurin Chaille and gave up his marriage contract on 17 November of the same year. Mathurin courted Catherine until she accepted and decided to be united with im in the gonds of matrimony."

"At Beauport, on Tuesday, 30 December 1664, the house of Jacques Lamarie and of Marie Morin, his wife and Catherine's chaperone, was filled with visitors in their Sunday clothes... Notary Vachon read aloud Mathurin and Catherine's marriage contract. Everyone witnessed these civil promised drawn up according to the Coutume de Paris. The bride signed with elegance."

"In the chapel of Beauport, on Sunday, 11 January 1665, Father Charles de Lauzon, Sieur de Charny, blessed the union of Mathurin and Catherine in the presence of witnesses recorded in the registry of Notre-Dame de Quebec: Jacques Lemarie and Pierre Marcoux, residents of Beauport."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVI, Pages 70-71

Added: 3/12/2009 6:15:57 PM  
Updated: 3/27/2015 6:56:18 PM

flag Claude Chaille (Chayer) (b.17 October 1665 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 13 December 1724, Cap-Santé, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Thérèse Chaille (b.23 January 1667, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 27 October 1726, Deschambault, Canada, New France )

flag Michel Chaille (b.5 May 1671, Québec, Canada, New France   d. bef. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Jean Chaille (b.14 January 1674 , Sillery, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 13 November 1709, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Henri Chaille (b.10 May 1676 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 1 July 1711, Cap-Santé, Canada, New France )

flag François Chaille (b.1 August 1678 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 3 February 1750, Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France* )

Fille du Roi
Barré, Catherine, m. Chaillé, Mathurin, Jan. 11, 1665

1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.

The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "

Added: 9/14/2010 11:00:20 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 9:51:00 AM - Beckie

1665 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Barre and Mathurin Chaille (Chayer) 11 January 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1665 Birth of Child
Claude Chaille (Chayer) was born 17 October 1665 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Beauport, Quebec
Mathurin Chaillé, 25 habittant
Catherine Barré, 22 sa femme
Claude Chaillé, 1 fils
1666 Census of New France
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1667 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse Chaille was born 23 January 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1671 Birth of Child
Michel Chaille was born 5 May 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1674 Birth of Child
Jean Chaille was born 14 January 1674 , Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)

1676 Birth of Child
Henri Chaille was born 10 May 1676 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1678 Birth of Child
François Chaille was born 1 August 1678 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie de Beauport
Mathurin Chaille, 40
Catherine Barre, sa femme, 40
Claude, 15
Therese, 14
Michel, 10
Jean, 8
Henry, 6
Francois, 3

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/2/2010 11:45:57 AM - Beckie  Updated: 3/2/2010 11:45:57 AM -

1707 Death
"Catherine Barre died in the heat of the summer of 1707. On Sunday, 17 July, her mortal remains were laid to rest in the cemetery of Quebec. Father Francois Dupre mentioned in the registry the name of only a single witness, Jean Brassard, the sexton. He recorded Catherine's age as 70."

Thomas J. ...

Added: 3/12/2009 6:15:28 PM

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