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Fille a Marier flag   Marguerite  BANSE

  (b. abt. 1615, France   d. )  
Summary: Marguerite BANSE was born abt. 1615 in , France. Marguerite BANSE was the child of

Marguerite was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1642.

She married  Jean BROSSIER dit LABROSSE 22 June 1642 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Jean BROSSIER dit LABROSSE  was born abt. 1615 in , France . 
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Marguerite BANSE married flag  Jean BROSSIER dit LABROSSE-- Date: 22 June 1642 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. 


flag  Charles BROSSIER (b.5 May 1644, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Marguerite BROSSIER (b.4 November 1646, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 18 November 1646, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Antoine BROSSIER (b.7 February 1649, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 26 February 1649, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Aegidius BROSSIER (b.14 March 1650, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Jacques BROSSIER (b.9 August 1654, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Madeleine BROSSIER (b.6 December 1656, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

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Marguerite BANSE - 1642 marriage
Marguerite BANSE
1642 marriage
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." (

1642 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite BANSE and Jean BROSSIER dit LABROSSE 22 June 1642, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1644 Birth of Child
Charles BROSSIER was born 5 May 1644, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1646 Birth of Child
Marguerite BROSSIER was born 4 November 1646, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1649 Birth of Child
Antoine BROSSIER was born 7 February 1649, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1650 Birth of Child
Aegidius BROSSIER was born 14 March 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1654 Birth of Child
Jacques BROSSIER was born 9 August 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1656 Birth of Child
Madeleine BROSSIER was born 6 December 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Added: 5/3/2015 7:31:10 PM

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