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immigrant Fille a Marier flag   Catherine  CHARLES

  (b. abt. 1638, France   d. 12 December 1691Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Catherine CHARLES was born abt. 1638 in , France. Catherine CHARLES was the child of

Catherine was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1659.

She married  Urbain JETTE 26 October 1659 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Urbain JETTE  was born 20 October 1626 in Angers, France .  He died 13 May 1684 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Catherine CHARLES died 12 December 1691 in Montréal, Canada, New France .
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daughter of Samuel Charles and Francoise Cochet


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Catherine CHARLES married immigrant flag  Urbain JETTE-- Date: 26 October 1659 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 record found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Urbain Jette and Catherine Carles

Children:
flag  Catherine-Marie JETTE (b.10 March 1661, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 September 1717, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Barbe JETTE (b.10 May 1662, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 20 October 1723, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Nicolas JETTE (b.12 October 1663, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 25 May 1733, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Jean JETTE (b.28 January 1665, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. bef. 1681, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Urbain JETTE (b.11 April 1666, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 3 December 1739, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Elisabeth-Isabelle-Marie JETTE (b.20 September 1667, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 November 1722, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Pierre-Nicolas JETTE (b.14 January 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 July 1692, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Anne JETTE (b.25 February 1670, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 14 February 1746, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Paul JETTE (b.10 June 1672, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1750, Repentigny, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Madeleine JETTE (b.10 December 1673, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 9 July 1737, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Louis-Charles JETTE (b.13 April 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 26 May 1757, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Canada, New France)

flag  Pierre JETTE (b.25 September 1677, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 13 September 1714, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Françoise JETTE (b.28 March 1680, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. ,  )


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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 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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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...


1659 Marriage / Partner
Catherine CHARLES and Urbain JETTE 26 October 1659, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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.


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
Catherine-Marie JETTE was born 10 March 1661, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1662 Birth of Child
Marie-Barbe JETTE was born 10 May 1662, 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
Nicolas JETTE was born 12 October 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1665 Birth of Child
Jean JETTE was born 28 January 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1666 Montreal
Urbain Jetté - 39 habitant
Catherine Charles - 28 sa femme

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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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1666 Birth of Child
Urbain JETTE was born 11 April 1666, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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1667 Birth of Child
Elisabeth-Isabelle-Marie JETTE was born 20 September 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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1669 Birth of Child
Pierre-Nicolas JETTE was born 14 January 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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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1670 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne JETTE was born 25 February 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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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Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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1672 Birth of Child
Paul JETTE was born 10 June 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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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1673 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine JETTE was born 10 December 1673, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1675 Birth of Child
Louis-Charles JETTE was born 13 April 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1677 Birth of Child
Pierre JETTE was born 25 September 1677, Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 1678 - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal established at Montréal

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1680 Birth of Child
Françoise JETTE was born 28 March 1680, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1681
"Urbain Jetté 50 ans, Catherine Charlotte Charles sa femme 44 ans, Nicolas 18 ans, Urbain 15 ans,...Read MORE...


1684 Death of Spouse/Partner
Urbain JETTE died 13 May 1684, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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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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Death
12 December 1691
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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