Marguerite Breton (22 July 1631 - ) - Family History
Ancestry Pedigree Chart for Marguerite Breton
Marguerite Breton was the child of ?
Born at St.Nicolas-des-Champs, Paris, France, daughter of Antoine Breton and Jeanne Poulin
Marguerite Breton - 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."
1656 - Invention - The pendulum clock (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
Isle d'Orleans The first census of New France (1666) http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
Nicolas patenostre - 40 drappier habittant
Margueritte Breton - 31 sa femme
pierre patenostre - 13 fils
Jean patenostre - 11 fils
Charles patenostre - 9 fils
pierre patenostre - 7 fils
Louis patenostre - 5 fils
Marie patenostre - 3 fille
Et gervais patenostre - 18 mois fils
Marguerite Breton - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Marguerite Breton married
-- Date: 30 OCT 1651 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 Marguerite Breton and Nicolas Patenaude
Pierre Antoine Patenaude (21 Jan 1653, - 1679, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada)
Jean Patenaude (10 Aug 1654, Sillery, Québec, Canada - 25 Jun 1699, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Charles Patenaude (21 May 1656, Québec City, Québec, Canada - 1724, Longueuil, Québec, Canada)
Pierre Patenaude (18 July 1658, Montréal, Québec, Canada - 30 Mar 1715, Longueuil, Québec, Canada)
Marie Patenaude (16 MAY 1660, Québec City, Québec, Canada - 13 JUN 1699, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada)
Louise Patenaude (15 Oct 1662, - , )
Gervais Patenaude (1665, - , )
Nicolas Patenaude (18 Apr 1666, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - , )
Marin Michel Patenaude (15 Feb 1668, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - 13 Jun 1715, Québec City, Québec, Canada)
Marguerite Patenaude (26 Nov 1669, Sainte-Famille, Québec, Canada - , )
Elisabeth Patenaude (18 Sept 1672, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 1723, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
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