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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec


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immigrant Fille a Marier France  Marguerite  Doucinet

  (b. 14 February 1641La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 14 September 1698Montréal, Québec, Canada )  

Marguerite Doucinet was born 14 February 1641 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Marguerite Doucinet was the child of Pierre Doucinet and Fleurence Canteau

Marguerite was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1662.

She married  Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie 29 December 1662 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie  was born 5 June 1635 in , France .  He died 20 January 1688 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Marguerite Doucinet died 14 September 1698 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .


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Marguerite Doucinet married immigrant France Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie-- Date: 29 December 1662 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Familysearch.org. 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
Philippe Matou, son of Jacques de Matou and Pasquette Moutier
Marguerite Doussinet, daughter of Pierre Doussinet and Fleurance Cantau


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Updated: 12/18/2014 11:31:04 AM


Children:
Canada/New France Jeanne Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.6 January 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 24 August 1740, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.05 July 1665 , Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 15 July 1699, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Marie-Marguerite-Catherine Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.19 April 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 31 August 1749, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.26 May 1670 , Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 17 September 1744 , Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Catherine-Angélique Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.14 May 1672 , Québec, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Jacques-Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie (b.2 March 1674 , Québec, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Jean Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie (b.23 January 1676 , Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 15 March 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Françoise-Marguerite Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.26 November 1678 , Québec, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Marie Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.11 August 1681 , Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie (b.19 April 1684, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 02 June 1684 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada)



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Filles a MarierFilles 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."
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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne


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


France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...


1662 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Doucinet and Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie 29 December 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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...


1664 Birth of Child
Jeanne Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 6 January 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada

1665 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 05 July 1665 , Québec, Québec, Canada

1666 Canadian Census - Nostre Dame des Anges, La Riviere si Charles et Charlesbourg
Philipes Matou 31 habittant
Marguerite doussinet 23 sa femme
Jeanne Matou 2 fille
Et Marie Magdelaine Matou 6 mois fille

The first census of New France (1666) http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
Added: 9/15/2010 3:14:27 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 3:14:37 PM - Beckie

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

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Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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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.

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1668 Birth of Child
Marie-Marguerite-Catherine Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 19 April 1668, 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).

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1670 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 26 May 1670 , Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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1672 Birth of Child
Catherine-Angélique Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 14 May 1672 , Québec, 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.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1674 Birth of Child
Jacques-Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie was born 2 March 1674 , Québec, Québec, Canada

1676 Birth of Child
Jean Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie was born 23 January 1676 , Québec, Québec, Canada

1678 Death of Child
Jean Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie died 15 March 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Françoise-Marguerite Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 26 November 1678 , Québec, Québec, Canada

1681 Canadian Census Petite Auvergne
Philippe Matou (dit Labrie), 47
Marguerite Doussinet, sa femme, 37
enfants:
Marie-Anne, 11
Angelique, 8
Jacques, 7
Jean, 6
Philippe, 3

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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1681 Birth of Child
Marie Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 11 August 1681 , Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada

1684 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Matou (Mathon) dite Labrie was born 19 April 1684, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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1688 Death of Spouse/Partner
Philippe Matou (Mathon) dit Labrie died 20 January 1688, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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Death
14 September 1698
Montréal, Québec, Canada



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