Ferra Feret, Marie
Marie Ferra Feret Genealogy
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She was born in France and died in St Jean, Ile-d'Orleans, QC, Canada
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The Life of Marie Ferra Feret
Birth of Marie Ferra Feret
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."
1635 - France enters Thirty Years' War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France.
1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne.
1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
Marie Ferra Feret married Jacques Jahan dit Laviolette 24 SEP 1658 in Québec City, Québec, Canada
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity.
1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Jacques Jahan, 50
Marie Ferra, sa femme, 40
Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne
Peter the Great assumes Russian throne
1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)
1704 - February 29 - Deerfield Massacre : French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts
Death of Marie Ferra Feret
17 Feb 1713
St Jean, Ile-d'Orleans, QC, Canada
Marie Ferra Feret - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Marie Ferra Feret married
Jacques Jahan dit Laviolette
-- Date: 24 SEP 1658 Place:
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Source: 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.
Jacques Jahan, son of Sebastien Jahan and Jeanne Oudinet
Marie Ferra, daughter of Jean Ferra and Theinette Hubert
Family Group Record
for Marie Ferra Feret and Jacques Jahan dit Laviolette
Louise Jahan (04 October 1661 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - 14 October 1661, )
Jacques Jahan dit Laviolette (24 Nov 1663 , Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - , )
Jean Jahan (20 May 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - 19 May 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada)
Marie Jahan dit Laviolette (9 Feb 1667, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 26 Sept 1719, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec, Canada)
Elisabeth Jahan (19 January 1669 , Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 21 April 1670, )
Hippolyte Jahan (15 March 1671 , Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 13 November 1689 , )
Jeanne Jahan (07 October 1673, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 23 August 1689, )
Catherine Jahan (30 January 1676 , Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Elisabeth Jahan (03 December 1678 , Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - , )
Francois Jahan (14 June 1682 , Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 04 May 1699, )
Genevieve Jahan (31 May 1684, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 16 September 1687 , )
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