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immigrant Fille a Marier flag   Marie  CHEFDEVILLE

  (b. 5 June 1631, France   d. 23 November 1708Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Marie CHEFDEVILLE was born 5 June 1631 in , France. Marie CHEFDEVILLE was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1654.

She married  Andre DEMERS dit DUMETS 7 January 1654 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Andre DEMERS dit DUMETS  was born 3 February 1627 in Dieppe, France .  He died 17 July 1711 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Marie CHEFDEVILLE died 23 November 1708 in Montréal, Canada, New France .
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From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
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1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

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Did You Know? Quebec - Did you know? In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs, the higher ecclesiastics, even the officers of the army and the marine, were always drawn from the nobility. In the colony this was very far from being the case... Even among the seigneurs the great majority of these landed gentlemen came from the ranks of the people, and not one in ten was a member of the "noblesse".

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Marie CHEFDEVILLE married immigrant flag  Andre DEMERS dit DUMETS-- Date: 7 January 1654 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
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. 


Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Andre Dumets and Marie Chedeville

Children:
flag  Marie DEMERS (b.28 October 1655, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 April 1687, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Nicolas DEMERS (b.6 August 1657 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Andre DEMERS (b.24 October 1659, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 17 January 1707, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Jean-Baptiste DEMERS (b.31 August 1661 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 25 October 1690, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Michel DEMERS (b.3 October 1663 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 15 October 1687 , Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Barbe DEMERS (DUMAY) (b.8 August 1665, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 7 September 1699, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag  Charles DEMERS (b.13 June 1667 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 21 January 1749, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie DEMERS (b.abt. 1669, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 20 January 1741, Longueuil, Canada, New France )

flag  Robert DEMERS (b.11 January 1671, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 23 May 1741, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Martine DEMERS (b.24 September 1675 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 9 June 1755, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )


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Birth
5 June 1631
, France

Marie Chefdeville
"Marie Chefdeville was born on June 05, 1631, at Chevausse, Villiers, Sou St. Leu, Poitou, France;...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." (http://www.thinal.co.cc/weallcamefromsomewhere/Kebec/filles_marier.html)


Canada 1634-40 - The Huron nation is reduced by half from European diseases (smallpox epidemic, 1639).

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News 1635 - Jean de Lauzon becomes the owner of the Island of Montreal.

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France 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.


News 1636 - The Island Where There Was a Village
The Island of Mont Real is still being used as a temporary camp and the Savages called the place...Read MORE...


France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon


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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...


News 1642 - Fort Maisonneuve
Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere ...Read MORE...


Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18).

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News 1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year.

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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne


News 1644 - Iroquois attack Montreal on March 16

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News 1645 - Treaty with the Iroquois. The peace is broken a few months later. (Montreal)

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News 1646 to 1653 - War with the Iroquois (Montreal)

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News 1648 - Adrienne Du Vivier arrives; she and her husband, Augustin Hébert, are often referred to as "Montreal's First Citizens."

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Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation.

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News 1650 to 1653 - 50 men held Fort Montreal
Only 50 men held Fort Montreal. Between 1650 and 1653, 32 French settlers were killed by the...Read MORE...


News 1650 - Montreal Status Report
The wheat crop this year was excellent especially at Montreal. The Iroquois had driven most of the ...Read MORE...


News 1651 - On July 26, 200 Iroquois attack the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.

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News 1652 - Montreal
Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was...Read MORE...


News 1653 - Life in Montreal
The Jesuit vision of the Mountain of Montreal is a mission to convert the Natives and stop French...Read MORE...


News 1653 - Congregation of Notre Dame founded in Montreal

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1654 Marriage / Partner
Marie CHEFDEVILLE and Andre DEMERS dit DUMETS 7 January 1654, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1655 Birth of Child
Marie DEMERS was born 28 October 1655, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1657 Birth of Child
Nicolas DEMERS was born 6 August 1657 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 18th March, 1658 - Right to Bear Arms in Montreal
By-law permitting the inhabitants of Villemarie to provide themselves with guns and ammunition, to...Read MORE...


News 9th July, 1658 - Forbidding the Sale of Liquor to Indians (Montreal)
Renewed orders, forbidding the sale of liquor to the Indians, under pain of confiscation and a fine ...Read MORE...


News 1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and...Read MORE...


Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).

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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


1659 Birth of Child
Andre DEMERS was born 24 October 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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.

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News On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his...Read MORE...


1661 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DEMERS was born 31 August 1661 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 20th September 1662. — Firing guns during the night, or going out after retreat, prohibited. (Montreal)

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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...


1663 Birth of Child
Michel DEMERS was born 3 October 1663 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
1665 Birth of Child
Barbe DEMERS (DUMAY) was born 8 August 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1666 Montreal
André demay - 35 habitant

Marie chef deville - 30 sa femme

Marie demay - 10 fille

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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

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Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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1667 Birth of Child
Charles DEMERS was born 13 June 1667 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
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.

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News 1669 - Respecting the Divine (Montreal)
2nd April, 1669. — Ordinance of the King prohibiting inn-keepers from furnishing the people of the...Read MORE...


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).

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News 7th March 1670 — Ordinance instructing the inhabitants of Montreal to mark their sacks and bags when they bring them to the mill.

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1671 Birth of Child
Robert DEMERS was born 11 January 1671, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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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.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1675 Birth of Child
Martine DEMERS was born 24 September 1675 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 1678 - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal established at Montréal

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1681
"André Dumets 50 ans, Marie Chedeville sa femme 45 ans, André 22 ans, Michel 18 ans, Charles 14...Read MORE...


Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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1687 Death of Child
Marie DEMERS died 24 April 1687, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1687 Death of Child
Michel DEMERS died 15 October 1687 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
1688
July 6, 1688 - Petition of Andre Demers and of Marie Chefdeville, his wife, relative to a lot of...Read MORE...


Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake...Read MORE...


World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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1690 Death of Child
Jean-Baptiste DEMERS died 25 October 1690, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
News 1697 - The English and French make peace.
The Jesuit joined the Ville-Marie (Montreal) merchants to persuade the French Government to...Read MORE...


News 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 639 houses in Montreal, 1,185 inhabitants

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1699 Death of Child
Barbe DEMERS (DUMAY) died 7 September 1699, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
News 1700 - Ville-Marie is renamed Montreal.


Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...


Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

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News 1706 - Life in Montreal
The Montreal farmer's market opened this year, and farmers are forced to first to bring their...Read MORE...


1707 Death of Child
Andre DEMERS died 17 January 1707, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1708 Death
Death found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

23 Nov...Read MORE...


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