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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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  Antoinette LAMOUREUX (abt. 1648, , France - 17 January 1706, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Marie-Noëlle-Nathalie LANDEAU (2 November 1638, , France - 24 September 1706, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Marie LANGUILLE (abt. 1640, , France - , )
  Catherine LATOUR dite SIMONET (abt. 1638, , France - 3 February 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marguerite LEBOEUF (abt. 1638, , France - , )
  Louise-Marie-Thérèse LEBREUIL (DUBREUIL) (abt. 1636, Bretagne, France (Brittany) - 22 March 1727, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
(Jean LEBREUIL & Marie LECOMPTE)

  Marguerite LECLERC (12 February 1640, , France - 24 January 1705 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie LECLERC (12 January 1634, Dieppe, France - 8 October 1702, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Michelle LEFLOT (abt. 1636, , France - 24 October 1710, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Anne LELABOUREUR (abt. 1630, , France - 11 December 1700, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Françoise LELIEVRE (abt. 1636, , France - 29 September 1677, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Denise LEMAITRE (1636, Paris, France - 29 October 1691, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis))
  Anne LEMOINE (25 July 1638, Rouen, France - 15 July 1725, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes))
(Pierre LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) & Judith DUCHESNE)

  Jeanne LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) (24 April 1630, Rouen, France - , )
(Pierre LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) & Judith DUCHESNE)

  Anne LEODET (LEDET) (1631, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 14 December 1700, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales))
  Jeanne LEROUGE (1625, Champagne, France - 9 March 1696, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
  Mathurine LEROUX (18 March 1635, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 1 February 1708 , Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie-Anne-Antoinette LIERCOURT (abt. 1633, , France - 30 September 1707, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Geneviève LONGCHAMP (abt. 1632, , France - 27 March 1718, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Renee LOPPE (1643, , France - 20 March 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Marie LORGUEIL-ARCOUET (abt. 1636, , France - 29 November 1700, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes))
  Catherine-Marie LORION (1636, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 20 April 1720, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
(Mathurin LORION & Françoise MORIN (MORINET))

  Catherine LOTIER (LOTHIER) (13 February 1640, , France - 30 September 1705, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
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  Marguerite MACLIN (MAQUELAIN) (1647, Champagne, France - 20 June 1733, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Geneviève MACRE (1636, , France - 12 December 1700, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie-Geneviève MANOVELY DE RÉVILLE (28 April 1643, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 1681, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Catherine-Marie MARCHAND (1 October 1641, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 25 February 1713, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
  Madeleine MARCOTTE (abt. 1636, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 17 September 1698, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Marie-Marguerite MARGUERIE (12 September 1620, Rouen, France - 26 November 1700, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
  Anne MARTIN (abt. 1608, , France - 4 December 1684, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Catherine MATHIEU (1628, Champagne, France - 3 April 1697, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Marie MAZOUER (3 December 1643 , La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - abt. 1713, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
  Jeanne MECHIN (1630, , France - 30 November 1680, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
  Catherine MELIOT (abt. 1639, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 23 September 1699, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy))
  Jeanne MERCIER (abt. 1622, , France - December 1687, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre))
  Jeanne MERRIN (abt. 1634, Poitiers, France - 8 December 1711, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Françoise MERY (1621, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 11 July 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Marie MESANGE (4 April 1643, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 13 March 1692, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie METAYER (1636, , France - 2 June 1687, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine))
  Françoise MEUNIER (abt. 1632, , France - 12 July 1690, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Madeleine MICHELANDE (abt. 1635, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 31 January 1695, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny))
  Suzanne MIGAUD (MICHAUD) (abt. 1646, , France - 30 April 1723, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville))
  Jeanne MIGNON (abt. 1635, , France - 24 March 1701, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Françoise MORIN (abt. 1626, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 24 February 1663, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Jeanne MORINEAU (abt. 1633, Luçon, France (Lucon) - aft. 20 July 1696, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Marguerite-Madeleine MORISSEAU (abt. 1642, , France - 15 December 1707, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Louise MOUSSEAU (abt. 1636, Paris, France - 13 July 1707, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
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  Marie-Catherine NAULT (abt. 1634, , France - , , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
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  Marie OUDIN (abt. 1640, , France - 29 March 1721, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
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