Marie Barbe Valade (abt. 1643 - 7 Mar 1724) - Family History
Marie Barbe Valade
Ancestry Pedigree Chart for Marie Barbe Valade
Marie Barbe Valade was the child of ?
Daughter of Andre Valade and Sarah Cousseau
Marie Barbe Valade - Life Events
Fille a Marier Filles a Marier 1634-1662
"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."
Marie Barbe Valade - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Marie Barbe Valade married
-- Date: 19 August 1658 Place:
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Source: 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.
Family Group Record
for Marie Barbe Valade and Michel L'Homme
Michel L'Homme (9 July 1661, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - 27 Apr 1688, Neuville, Québec, Canada)
Marie L'Homme (10 Nov 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - , )
Adrien L'Homme (04 Jan 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Madeleine L'Homme (13 October 1673, Sillery, Québec, Canada - 13 March 1741, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
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