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immigrant Fille a Marier flag   Jeanne  GODARD

  (b. abt. 1638, France   d. 25 November 1686Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Jeanne GODARD was born abt. 1638 in , France. Jeanne GODARD was the child of Robert GODARD and Antoinette GRANDPIERRE

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

She married  Simon LEROY 23 September 1658 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Simon LEROY  was born 1638 in , France .  He died 6 February 1662 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Pierre PIGEON 20 November 1662 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Pierre PIGEON  was born 1642 in Paris, France .  He died 25 July 1678 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Jeanne GODARD died 25 November 1686 in Montréal, Canada, New France .
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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? Christmas Eve with its atmosphere of wonder offers infinite possibilities to people’s imagination. It was believed, for example, that during this magical night, sand on seashores, rocks on mountains, the oceans and valleys opened up in the light of the moon and the stars to reveal the rich treasures hidden in their depths: this is the revelation of hidden treasures.

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Montréal, Québec, Canada  - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
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Montréal, Québec, Canada  - St. James Cathedral, Montreal.

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Jeanne GODARD married immigrant flag  Simon LEROY-- Date: 23 September 1658 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France


Children:
flag  Jean ROY (b.19 May 1661, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 27 November 1718, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )


Jeanne GODARD married immigrant flag  Pierre PIGEON-- Date: 20 November 1662 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France


Children:
flag  Marie PIGEON (b.23 November 1663, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 September 1688, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Étienne PIGEON (b.15 September 1665, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 22 January 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Barbe PIGEON (b.18 October 1667, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 2 June 1755, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  François-Xavier PIGEON (b.20 September 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 1 August 1728, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag  Anne PIGEON (b.6 February 1672, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 June 1742, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Louis-Basile PIGEON (b.14 May 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 24 May 1758, Montréal, Canada, New France )


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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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1658 Marriage / Partner
Jeanne GODARD and Simon LEROY 23 September 1658, 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.


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 ROY was born 19 May 1661, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1662 Marriage / Partner
Jeanne GODARD and Pierre PIGEON 20 November 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1662 Death of Spouse/Partner
Simon LEROY died 6 February 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
Marie PIGEON was born 23 November 1663, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1665 Birth of Child
Étienne PIGEON was born 15 September 1665, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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
Barbe PIGEON was born 18 October 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 Death of Child
Étienne PIGEON died 22 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...


1669 Birth of Child
François-Xavier PIGEON was born 20 September 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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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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
Anne PIGEON was born 6 February 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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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1675 Birth of Child
Louis-Basile PIGEON was born 14 May 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada
News 1678 - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal established at Montréal

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1678 Death of Spouse/Partner
Pierre PIGEON died 25 July 1678, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Death
25 November 1686
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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