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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Marie  BOYER

  (b. abt. 1636, France   d. 12 November 1665Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Marie BOYER was born abt. 1636 in , France. Marie BOYER was the child of Pierre BOYER and Catherine VINET

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1663.

She married  Jean BELLET 30 January 1663 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  Jean BELLET  was born abt. 1631 in Rouen, France . 

Marie BOYER died 12 November 1665 in Trois-Rivières, 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? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians emigrated to the United States. In the eyes of the Roman Catholic clergy, however, this emigration was equated with losing the faith, and strong efforts were made to keep French Canadians in Canada.

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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Cathédrale de l'Assomption
362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
Established 1678
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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - 1784
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Chateau de Blois, Trois-Rivieres, P.Q. Canada
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Boulevard Turcotte - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Boulevard Turcotte - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Rue des Forges.
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Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Rue des Forges.
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - L'Eveche.
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Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - L'Eveche.
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Wabasso Cotton Mills.
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Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Wabasso Cotton Mills.
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - La Banque de Commerce - Bank of Commerce - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Hotel de Ville. City Hall.
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Marie BOYER married flag Jean BELLET-- Date: 30 January 1663 Place: Trois-Rivières, 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)

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.

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

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


Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation.

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News 1650 - Nine Frenchmen are killed at Three Rivers by the Iroquois.


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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...
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1663 Marriage / Partner
Marie BOYER and Jean BELLET 30 January 1663, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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...


Death
12 November 1665
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

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