Did you know...Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take care of the younger children. Sometimes women had 15 children or more. Women made clothes for the family using cloth that she spun.
She married Gilbert Barbier
14 November 1650
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
The couple had (at least) 8 children.
was born 13 January 1617
He died 15 November 1693
in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada*
Catherine Delavaux (Delavau) died 11 April 1688
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal).
"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 10:41:34 AM - 1 Updated: 9/15/2010 10:41:45 AM - 1
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
1650 Marriage / Partner Catherine Delavaux (Delavau) and Gilbert Barbier 14 November 1650, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
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.
1666 Census - Montreal, Quebec GILBERT BARBIER 40 CHARPENTIER, HABITANT CATHERINE DE LAGNEAU (DE LAVAU) 45 EPOUSE ADRIENNE BARBIER 17 FILLE BARBE BARBIER 12 FILLE GABRIEL BARBIER 9 FILS NICOLAS BARBIER 7 FILS CHARLES BARBIER 5 FILS MARIE BARBIER 2 FILLE NICOLAS CHARTRAN 22 DOMESTIQUE, ENGAGERead MORE...
1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.
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 a...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
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).
1687 July 21, 1687 - Appearance of Catherine Delavau, wife of Gilbert Barbier.
Title Report Author Québec (Québec). Secretary's Office Published 1891 Original from the New York Public Library Digitized May 9, 2006 Page 198 Added: 7/16/2009 8:33:53 PM - 1 Updated: 7/17/2010 8:50:20 PM - 1
Death 11 April 1688 Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal)
Added: 3/19/2009 10:33:24 AM
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