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immigrant Fille a Marier flag   Marguerite  DOUCINET

  (b. 14 February 1641La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 14 September 1698Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Marguerite DOUCINET was born 14 February 1641 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Marguerite DOUCINET was the child of Pierre DOUCINET and Fleurence CANTEAU

Marguerite was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1662.

She married  Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE 29 December 1662 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE  was born 5 June 1635 in , France .  He died 20 January 1688 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Marguerite DOUCINET died 14 September 1698 in Montréal, Canada, New France .
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1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
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Marguerite DOUCINET married immigrant flag  Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE-- Date: 29 December 1662 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. 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
Philippe Matou, son of Jacques de Matou and Pasquette Moutier
Marguerite Doussinet, daughter of Pierre Doussinet and Fleurance Cantau


Children:
flag  Jeanne MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.6 January 1664, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 24 August 1740, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Madeleine MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.05 July 1665 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 July 1699, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Marguerite-Catherine MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.19 April 1668, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 31 August 1749, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Marie-Anne MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.26 May 1670 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 17 September 1744 , Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag  Catherine-Angélique MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.14 May 1672 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Jacques-Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE (b.2 March 1674 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Jean MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE (b.23 January 1676 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 March 1678, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag  Françoise-Marguerite MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.26 November 1678 , Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Marie MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.11 August 1681 , Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Marie-Madeleine MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE (b.19 April 1684, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 02 June 1684 , Boucherville, Canada, New France )


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Marguerite DOUCINET - 1698 Death - Notre-Dame-de-Montreal, QC, Canada
Marguerite DOUCINET
1698 Death - Notre-Dame-de-Montreal, QC, Canada
Birth
14 February 1641
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

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)

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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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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1662 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite DOUCINET and Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE 29 December 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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...


1664 Birth of Child
Jeanne MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 6 January 1664, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1665 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 05 July 1665 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1666 Canadian Census - Nostre Dame des Anges, La Riviere si Charles et Charlesbourg
Philipes Matou 31 habittant
Marguerite doussinet 23 sa femme
Jeanne Matou 2 fille
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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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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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1668 Birth of Child
Marie-Marguerite-Catherine MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 19 April 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
News 1669 - Respecting the Divine (Montreal)
2nd April, 1669. — Ordinance of the King prohibiting inn-keepers from furnishing the people of the...Read MORE...


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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1670 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 26 May 1670 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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
Catherine-Angélique MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 14 May 1672 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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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1674 Birth of Child
Jacques-Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE was born 2 March 1674 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1676 Birth of Child
Jean MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE was born 23 January 1676 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
News 1678 - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal established at Montréal

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1678 Death of Child
Jean MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE died 15 March 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1678 Birth of Child
Françoise-Marguerite MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 26 November 1678 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1681 Canadian Census Petite Auvergne
Philippe Matou (dit Labrie), 47
Marguerite Doussinet, sa femme, 37
enfants:
Marie-Anne,...Read MORE...


1681 Birth of Child
Marie MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 11 August 1681 , Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)
1684 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine MATOU (MATHON) dite LABRIE was born 19 April 1684, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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1688 Death of Spouse/Partner
Philippe MATOU (MATHON) dit LABRIE died 20 January 1688, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake...Read MORE...


World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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News 1694 - La Rochelle - In 1694 trade (in sugar from the West Indies, furs from Canada, triangular trade) flourished.

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News 1697 - The English and French make peace.
The Jesuit joined the Ville-Marie (Montreal) merchants to persuade the French Government to...Read MORE...


Death
14 September 1698
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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