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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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  Marie PACREAU (abt. 1628, , France - 5 September 1699, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Claire-Françoise PARE (1641, , France - 22 January 1720, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie PARENTEAU (abt.1641, , France - 17 November 1705 , Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Catherine PATOU (abt. 1642, , France - , )
  Marie PAVIE (abt. 1630, , France - 15 May 1713, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy))
  Jeanne PELLETIER (abt. 1639, Paris, France - 10 October 1708, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Jeanne PELLETIER (19 March 1644, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 23 January 1715, Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, Québec, Canada )
(Nicolas PELLETIER & Jeanne DEVOISY (ROUSSI))

  Marie PELLETIER (PELTIER) (abt. 1620, , France - abt. 1663, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Marguerite PICARD (1643, Paris, France - 6 September 1722, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Perrine PICOTÉ dite BELESTRE (abt. 1644, Paris, France - 19 December 1723, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(François PICOTÉ & Perrine LAMBERT)

  Marie PINET DE LACHESNAY (abt. 1626, , France - 11 September 1673, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
  Marthe PINSON (abt. 1628, Angers, France - 23 January 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Jeanne POIREAU (POIRAUD) (8 March 1642, , France - 2 November 1690, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Barbe POISSON (abt. 1633, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 7 January 1711, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Mathurine POISSON (abt. 1627, , France - abt. 1665, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine))
  Charlotte-Marie POITHIER (POITIERS) dite DUBUISSON (1641, , France - 9 February 1717, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales))
(Pierre-Charles POITIERS & Hélène BELLEAU)

  Marie POMPONNELLE (1630, , France - 18 November 1700, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes))
(Jean POMPONNELLE & Michelle BOULET)

  Marie PONTONIERE (PONTONNIER) (22 January 1643, , France - 7 January 1718, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
  Jacqueline POTEL (abt. 1600, , France - 11 September 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
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  Marie-Elisabeth RADISSON (abt. 1638, Paris, France - 11 May 1722, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Pierre-Esprit RADISSON & Madeleine HENAULT)

  Marguerite REBOURS (REBOUX) (abt. 1644, , France - , )
  Marie RENAUD (RENAULT) (14 November 1632, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - , )
  Judith-Catherine RENAUDEAU (abt. 1628, , France - 5 October 1695, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
  Marie RENAUDIN (abt. 1630, , France - , )
  Christine REYNIER (abt. 1636, , France - 5 March 1699, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
  Marie RICHARD (RICHAUME) (9 July 1630, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 31 May 1695, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
  Jeanne RICHECOURT dite MALTEAU (abt. 1643, , France - 31 May 1715, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Judith RIGAULT (RIGAUD) (abt. 1633, , France - , )
  Marie-Marguerite RITON (1623, , France - bet. 1672-1675, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport))
  Marie ROCHERON (21 April 1639, , France - 20 December 1687, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Suzanne ROCHETEAU (9 April 1642, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 1 October 1677, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre))
  Marie-Nicole ROLLAND DEPELTEAU (abt. 1634, Paris, France - 24 September 1694, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal))
  Jeanne ROUSSELLIER (abt. 1636, , France - aft. 1700, , Canada)
  Jeanne ROY (abt. 1626, Angers, France - abt. 23 August 1674, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport))
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  Jeanne SAULEDAY (SOLDE) (15 May 1638 , Angers, France - 12 November 1697, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Marguerite SAUVIOT dite LAVERGNE (4 July 1641, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 1684, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny))
(Jean SAUVIOT dit LAVERGNE & Louise BRODEUR)

  Marie SIMON (abt. 1625, , France - 8 July 1668, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Jeanne SINNALON (SINALON) (abt. 1636, , France - abt. 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie SOULINIER (abt. 1631, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France - 2 September 1701, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
  Catherine ST-PERE (26 August 1634, , France - 27 June 1709, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
(Étienne ST-PERE dit CHAMPOUX & Marie Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU))

  Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX (5 February 1627, , France - 18 November 1669, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine))
(Étienne ST-PERE dit CHAMPOUX & Marie Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU))

  Madeleine SURGET (1638, , France - bef. 28 February 1697, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
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  Elisabeth-Isabelle TARGER (1634, , France - bef. 06 February 1671, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
  Marie TAUPIER (abt. 1640, , France - 16 November 1703, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marie TAVERNIER (27 May 1631, , France - 2 February 1700, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Eloi TAVERNIER & Marguerite GAGNON)

  Jeanne TESTARD (abt. 1641, Rouen, France - 18 January 1723, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis))
(Jean TESTARD & Anne GODEFROY)

  Marie TESTU (TESTE) (abt. 1638, , France - 11 September 1701, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
  Marguerite-Josephe THAVENET (1646, , France - 16 September 1708, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly))
  Perrine THERRIEN (1 November 1640, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - , )
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