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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? The sock dance is an integral part of the French-Canadian weddings. If there is an unmarried older sibling, he/she has to wear the socks and do a funny dance. The guests will throw money at his/her feet as he/she dances. The money is later given to the couple getting married.

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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

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Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
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Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Françoise  Duverger

  (b. abt. 1642Paris, France   d. 17 November 1671Québec, Canada, New France )  
Cause of Death: executed for murder

Françoise Duverger was born abt. 1642 in Paris, France. Françoise Duverger was the child of Jean-Jacques Duverger and Suzanne Duval

Françoise was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1659.

She married  Simon Galbrun 18 November 1659 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Simon Galbrun  was born abt.1634 in , France .  He died 20 May 1669 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Jean Boulin dit Leveille 29 June 1671 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  Jean Boulin dit Leveille  was born 12 November 1638 in , France .  He died 17 November 1671 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

Françoise Duverger died 17 November 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .

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Françoise Duverger married immigrant flag Simon Galbrun-- Date: 18 November 1659 Place: Montréal, 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. 

Marriage record found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Simon Galbrun and Francoise Duverger

Added: 4/23/2009 9:16:04 PM  
Updated: 4/23/2009

flag Jacques-Simon Galbrun (b.16 May 1660, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Marie Galbrun (b.28 November 1663, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Jean-Baptiste Galbrun (b.24 February 1666, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1666, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Catherine Galbrun (b.10 October 1667, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 10 January 1744, Varennes, Canada, New France )

Françoise Duverger married immigrant flag Jean Boulin dit Leveille-- Date: 29 June 1671 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

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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 10:50:10 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:51:10 AM - Beckie

1659 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Duverger and Simon Galbrun 18 November 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1660 Birth of Child
Jacques-Simon Galbrun was born 16 May 1660, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1663 Birth of Child
Marie Galbrun was born 28 November 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1666 Census - Montreal, Quebec
Simon Galbrun 31 Habitant
Francoise du Verger 30 Epouse
Jacques Simon Galbrun 6 Fils
Marie Galbrun 2 Fille
1666 Montreal Census
Added: 2/3/2010 4:54:20 PM - Beckie  Updated: 2/3/2010 - Beckie

1666 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Galbrun was born 24 February 1666, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1667 Birth of Child
Catherine Galbrun was born 10 October 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1669 Death of Spouse/Partner
Simon Galbrun died 20 May 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1671 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Duverger and Jean Boulin dit Leveille 29 June 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Found Guilty of Murder
Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Essay on Dr. Etienne Bouchard
"At the request of M. d'Ailleboust (governor of Montreal), Etienne Bouchard was to make a official report the 20 May 1669, after the medical examination of one named Simon Galbrun, found assasinated in a street in...Read MORE...

Added: 4/23/2009 9:15:22 PM

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