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Fille a Marier flag   Louise  DUVAL

  (b. abt. 1640Paris, France   d. )  
Summary: Louise DUVAL was born abt. 1640 in Paris, France. Louise DUVAL was the child of

Louise was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1660.

She married  Pascal LEMAISTRE 9 February 1660 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Pascal LEMAISTRE  was born abt. 1621 in Le Mans, France .  He died bet. 1678-1681 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

She married  (2) Pierre JUNEAU 17 February 1681 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  Pierre JUNEAU  was born abt. 1650 in , France . 
Born at LesGranges-le-Roi, Rambouillet, Paris, France

Daughter of Jean Duval and Jeanne Lorrain

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Louise DUVAL married immigrant flag  Pascal LEMAISTRE-- Date: 9 February 1660 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. 

Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada

flag  Geneviève LEMAITRE (b.23 February 1661, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 19 December 1708, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag  Marie-Ursule LEMAITRE (b.12 September 1662, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Jean LEMAITRE (b.18 May 1664, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Pierre LEMAITRE (b.30 March 1667, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 4 September 1667, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Louise LEMAITRE (b.20 February 1669, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 1 December 1704, Portneuf, Canada, New France )

Louise DUVAL married flag  Pierre JUNEAU-- Date: 17 February 1681  Place: 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." (

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

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

1660 Marriage / Partner
Louise DUVAL and Pascal LEMAISTRE 9 February 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1661 Birth of Child
Geneviève LEMAITRE was born 23 February 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Marie-Ursule LEMAITRE was born 12 September 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1664 Birth of Child
Jean LEMAITRE was born 18 May 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1666 Nostre Dame des Anges, La Riviere, St. Charles & Charlesbourg
Pascal le Maistre - 45 tailleur dhabits habittant

Louise duVal - 26 sa femme

geneviefve Le...

1667 Birth of Child
Pierre LEMAITRE was born 30 March 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Louise LEMAITRE was born 20 February 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1681 Canadian Census Basse Ville de Quebec
Pierre Juineau (Juneau), taillandier, 30
Louise Duval, sa femme, veuve Pascal Lemaistre,...

1681 Marriage / Partner
Louise DUVAL and Pierre JUNEAU 17 February 1681 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

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