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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Françoise  Duverger

  (b. abt. 1642Paris, France   d. 17 November 1671Québec, Québec, Canada )  
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, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) .  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, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) .  Jean Boulin dit Leveille  was born 12 November 1638 in , France .  He died 17 November 1671 in Québec, Québec, Canada . 

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

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Françoise Duverger married immigrant France Simon Galbrun-- Date: 18 November 1659 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) 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

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

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

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Galbrun (b.24 February 1666, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. , )

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

Françoise Duverger married immigrant France Jean Boulin dit Leveille-- Date: 29 June 1671 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

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Fille a Marier

Filles a Marier 1634-1662

"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

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

1659 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Duverger and Simon Galbrun 18 November 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

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

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

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
Jacques-Simon Galbrun was born 16 May 1660, Montréal, 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
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

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
Jean-Baptiste Galbrun was born 24 February 1666, Montréal, 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
Catherine Galbrun was born 10 October 1667, Montréal, 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 Death of Spouse/Partner
Simon Galbrun died 20 May 1669, Montréal, 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 -

1671 Marriage / Partner
Françoise Duverger and Jean Boulin dit Leveille 29 June 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

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...

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