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List of Filles a Marier (Marriageable Young Girls) (1634-1662) Quebec New France


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.

Source: www.oocities.org/ weallcamefromsomewhere/ Kebec/ filles_marier.html

 
 
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  Ozanne ACHON (18 July 1633, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 24 December 1707, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
(Jean ACHON & Hélène REGOURDE dite REGNAUD)

  Etiennette ALTON (13 November 1638, Angers, France - 19 December 1722, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Marie ARMAND (abt. 1636, Rouen, France - , , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Marthe-Marie ARNUS (ARNUE) (ARNAULT) (28 March 1632, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 26 August 1700, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
(Marc ARNUS (ARNUE) (ARNAULT) & Louise BRODEUR)

  Marguerite AUBERT (abt. 1625, , France - 22 April 1693, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport))
B
  Marguerite BANSE (abt. 1615, , France - , )
  Suzanne BARBOT (BARBEAU) (1620, , France - 25 November 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Gabrielle BARRÉ (abt. 1639, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 4 July 1688, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Madeleine BEAUDOIN (13 January 1639, , France - 13 November 1706, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
  Françoise BÉNARD (abt. 1629, , France - 6 February 1707, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
(Pierre BENARD & Catherine RIVERIN)

  Marie BÉRARD (2 April 1639, , France - 4 November 1719, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) (abt. 1629, , England (United Kingdom) - bet. 1688 and 1694, Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie))
  Françoise-Marie BIGOT (7 May 1632, , France - 9 August 1706, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada)
  Marie BISSONNET (abt. 1639, Luçon, France (Lucon) - , , France)
  Jeanne BITOUSET (BITOUZET) (1636, Paris, France - 10 February 1706, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre))
  Marguerite BOILEAU (11 August 1638, , France - , )
(Rene BOILEAU IV & Joachine FERRAND DITE SERRANT)

  Marie BONIN (abt. 1638, , France - , )
  Gillette BONNE (BANNE) (1636, , France - 9 June 1672, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
  Marie BOURDON (5 March 1634 , Rouen, France - 27 April 1705, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer))
  Marthe BOURGOUIN (1638, Paris, France - 19 December 1682, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie BOYER (abt. 1636, , France - 12 November 1665, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Pierre BOYER & Catherine VINET)

  Anne BOYER (BOULIER) (1 December 1632, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 9 December 1704, La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade))
(Pierre BOYER & Catherine VINET)

  Marguerite BRETON (22 July 1631 , Paris, France - 11 November 1698, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
(Antoine BRETON & Sainte PAULIN)

  Jeanne-Angélique BRIERE (abt. 1640, Paris, France - 2 June 1711, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
C
  Catherine CAMUS (22 November 1633 , La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 17 October 1678, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy))
(Hector CAMUS & Jacquette MONDY)

  Elisabeth CAMUS (abt. 1645, , France - 20 July 1680, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Françoise CAPEL (abt. 1626, , France - 20 April 1699, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
  Helene CARTIER (1636, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 10 October 1665, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Jeanne CERISIER (1640, , France - 17 September 1709, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
  Marie CHAPELIER (6 January 1621, , France - 15 March 1697, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Catherine CHARLES (abt. 1638, , France - 12 December 1691, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Jeanne CHAVERLANGE (abt. 1637, , France - abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Marie CHEFDEVILLE (5 June 1631, , France - 23 November 1708, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Anne CHEVALIER (abt. 1635, , France - 25 June 1705, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Marie CHOLET (abt. 1640, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 13 January 1700, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Jeanne CHOTARD (abt. 1636, , France - 10 February 1711, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Catherine COLIN (COLLIN) (12 September 1633, , France - 10 January 1688, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Catherine CRAMPON (abt. 1644, , France - 6 July 1699, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
  Françoise CREPEAU (1645, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 12 January 1695, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine))
  Marie CREVET (abt. 1621, , France - 22 November 1695, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul))
D
  Esther DE LAMBOURG (abt. 1630, , France - 19 April 1687, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Anne DELAUNAY (DE LAUNAY) (10 July 1635, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 12 December 1700, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Louis DELAUNAY & Marguerite CAZALEDE (CASSALETTE))

  Jeanne DELAUNAY (DE LAUNAY) (abt. 1641, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - , )
(Louis DELAUNAY & Marguerite CAZALEDE (CASSALETTE))

  Catherine DELAVAUX (DELAVAU) (abt. 1620, , France - 11 April 1688, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Marie DELIGNY (abt. 1636, , France - 24 December 1696, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer))
  Susanne DENOYON (NOYON) (3 April 1626, Rouen, France - April 1701, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
  Jacqueline (Jacquette) DESBORDES (BORDE) (abt. 1637, Paris, France - 19 April 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Anne DESPRÉS (abt. 1620, Paris, France - 12 March 1689, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Geneviève DESPRÉS (abt. 1639, Paris, France - 11 May 1706, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
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