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Fille a Marier flag   Marie  BONIN

  (b. abt. 1638, France   d. )  
Summary: Marie BONIN was born abt. 1638 in , France. Marie BONIN was the child of

Marie was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1657.

She married  Pierre CHALUT 13 February 1657 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Pierre CHALUT  was born abt. 1630 in France? .  He died abt. 1678 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) . 
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Marie BONIN married   Pierre CHALUT-- Date: 13 February 1657 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

flag  Jeanne CHALUT (b.18 October 1657, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 30 April 1735, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Catherine CHALUT (b.2 February 1659, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Mathieu CHALUT (b.27 February 1661, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 27 April 1661, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Anne CHALUT (b.6 March 1663, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Maurice CHALUT (b.20 June 1665, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Etienne CHALUT (b.15 May 1670, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Jean-François CHALUT (b.12 March 1672, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 18 March 1672, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Helene CHALUT (b.28 May 1673, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 June 1673, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Jacques CHALUT (b.8 March 1676, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 26 March 1676, Québec, 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." (

1657 Marriage / Partner
Marie BONIN and Pierre CHALUT 13 February 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1657 Birth of Child
Jeanne CHALUT was born 18 October 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1659 Birth of Child
Catherine CHALUT was born 2 February 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1661 Birth of Child
Mathieu CHALUT was born 27 February 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1663 Birth of Child
Anne CHALUT was born 6 March 1663, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1665 Birth of Child
Maurice CHALUT was born 20 June 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1670 Birth of Child
Etienne CHALUT was born 15 May 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1672 Birth of Child
Jean-François CHALUT was born 12 March 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1673 Birth of Child
Helene CHALUT was born 28 May 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1676 Birth of Child
Jacques CHALUT was born 8 March 1676, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 4/24/2015 12:38:36 PM

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