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immigrant Fille a Marier flag   Suzanne  BETFER (BEDFORD)

  (b. abt. 1629, England   d. bet. 1688 and 1694Lachenaie, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) was born abt. 1629 in , England . Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) was the child of

Suzanne was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1649.

She married  Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS 28 September 1649 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS  was born 5 March 1626 in , France .  He died 31 October 1678 in Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie) . 

Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) died bet. 1688 and 1694 in Lachenaie, Canada, New France .
Daughter of Gilbert Betfer and Anne Bonne

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Did You Know? Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could intercede for the recovery of a sick member of the household. Some have even been known to, "during the night, shave the face of his master and black his boots for Sunday morning"

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie) - Église de Saint-Charles-Borromée
3341, ch. Saint-Charles, Lachenaie, QUÉBEC
Originally established in 1683
Date of current church unknown
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Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie)
Église de Saint-Charles-Borromée
3341, ch....
Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie) -
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Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) married immigrant flag  Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS-- Date: 28 September 1649 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Suzanne Bedford was born about 1635 in Gloucester, Angleterre, England; the daughter of Gilbert Bedford and Anne Bonne. Her parents, (or at least her mother), may have been hugenots in exile who moved back to France, allowing Suzanne to benefit from the scheme to colonize the small Quebec colony.

She married Mathieu Hubou on September 25, 1649 at Ville De Quebec and they would have nine children before his death on October 31, 1678 at Pointe Aux Trembles. weallcamefromsomewhere/ Kebec/ hubou_migration.html

flag  Athanase HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.2 November 1650 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1665, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag  Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.9 August 1652 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 17 January 1723, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag  Jean HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS (b.9 August 1654, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 3 March 1699, Lachenaie, Canada, New France )

flag  Geneviève HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.18 April 1656 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 June 1702, Lachenaie, Canada, New France )

flag  Anne HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.7 August 1658, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 31 January 1728, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Jacques HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.1 May 1660 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 April 1676, Lachenaie, Canada, New France )

flag  Nicolas HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.19 July 1662 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 22 July 1662, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Charles HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.9 September 1664, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Madeleine HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) (b.16 January 1678 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 8 February 1678, Québec, Canada, New France )

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Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) - 1649 marriage
1649 marriage
Suzanne Betfer or Bedford (sometimes written "Botfaite") was born about 1629 in Gloucester,...Read MORE...

Canada 1632 - The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye enables France to regain possession of Canada.

Fille a Marier

"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." (

Canada 1634-40 - The Huron nation is reduced by half from European diseases (smallpox epidemic, 1639). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars
Also known as the Beaver Wars.

Encouraged and armed by their Dutch and English trading partners, ...Read MORE...

Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

England 1642-1645 - 1641 - English Civil War began; 1645 - Civil War ended, Charles I defeated webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

News 1647 - Seigniory (Lachenaie) granted April 16, 1647, to Pierre Legardeur, Sieur de Repentigny

Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1649 Marriage / Partner
Suzanne BETFER (BEDFORD) and Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS 28 September 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
England 1649 - King Charles I tried for levying war; found guilty and was executed; son Charles II declared himself King webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

1650 Birth of Child
Athanase HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 2 November 1650 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1652 Birth of Child
Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 9 August 1652 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
England (1653 - 1658) Lord Cromwell ruled England as Lord Protector webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

England 1654 - England declared war on Spain webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

1654 Birth of Child
Jean HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS was born 9 August 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child
Geneviève HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 18 April 1656 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child
Anne HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 7 August 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

England 1660 - Monarchy restored with King Charles II webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

1660 Birth of Child
Jacques HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 1 May 1660 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Nicolas HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 19 July 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...

England 1664
English take New York

1664 Birth of Child
Charles HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 9 September 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
England 1665 - Great Plague struck London; over 75,000 died webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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....Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1676 Death of Child
Jacques HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) died 15 April 1676, Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie)
1678 Birth of Child
Madeleine HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) was born 16 January 1678 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1678 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mathieu HUBOUT (HUBOULT) (HOUBOU) dit DESLONGCHAMPS died 31 October 1678 , Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie)
1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de La Chenaye
Suzanne Bettefer, 46
Mathieu, 28
Jean, 26
Nicolas, 18
Charles, 16

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News 1683 - Église de Saint-Charles-Borromée established at Lachenaie -

England 1685 - King Charles II died; brother James, Duke of York, crowned King James II webimage/ countrys/ europe/ england/ uketimeln2.htm -

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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