Jeanne Roussellier (abt. 1636 - aft. 1700) - Family History
Ancestry Pedigree Chart for Jeanne Roussellier
Jeanne Roussellier was the child of ?
Daughter of Louis Roussellier and Isabelle Parise from Maeze, Saintouge, France. Source: Gail
mtDNA results indicate that she is European
Jeanne Roussellier - 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)
Nostre Dame des Anges, La Riviere, St. Charles & Charlesbourg The first census of New France (1666) http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666
pierre gaudin - 34 habittant charpentier
Jeanne Roussillet - 30 sa femme
Laurens gaudin - 11 fils
Marie gaudin - 9 fille
Catherine gaudin - 7 fille
gabriel gaudin - 5 fils
Et Marie Magdelaine gaudin - 1 fille
1686 Port Royal 1686 Acadian Census
Jeanne ROUSSILIERE, widow of GODIN, dit Chatillon; children: Gabriel 25, Pierre 20, Anne 13.
1693 Port Royal 1693 Acadian Census
Pierre MARTIN 57, Jeanne ROUSELIER 56, Pierre 32, Anne GODIN (his wife) 21, Cecile 6, Renee 5, Madeleine 4, Estienne 2; 10 cattle, 8 sheep, 10 pigs, 12 arpents, 1 gun
1698 - Invention - The steam engine (Thomas Savery, England)
Port Royal 1700 Acadian Census
Pierre MARTIN 64; Jeanne ROUSELUE 63; Pierre, their son, 39; Anne GAUDIN, his wife, 28; Etienne 9; Pierre 8; Francois 7; Joseph 3; Cecille 13; Renee 12; Madelaine 11; Marie 5; Anne 1; 14 cattle, 20 sheep, 15 arpents, 1 gun
Jeanne Roussellier - Marriage(s) and Child(ren)
Jeanne Roussellier married
Pierre Godin dit Chatillon
-- Date: 13 Oct 1654 Place:
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Source: Thanks to Gail
Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection
Pierre Godin and Jeanne Rousseliere
"Claude's son Pierre, born at Châtillon-sur-Seine in May 1630, emigrated to New France in his early 20s. He reached Montréal in September 1653 and married Jeanne, daughter of Louis Rousseliere, in October 1654. Like his father, Pierre dit Châtillon was a master carpenter. He and Jeanne left Montréal in 1664, lived at Charlesbourg near Québec, where they were counted in 1666, then at Québec, returned to Montréal in the 1670s, and went to Chignecto in Acadia probably with the sieur de La Valliere, the seigneur of Beaubassin, between June 1676 and June 1677 "to continue the construction work already under way." Pierre and his family lived with Roger Caissie at Chignecto while Pierre plied his trade. The family also owned land in the Port-Royal valley. Pierre died either at Port-Royal or Chignecto in the 1680s in his 50s. He and Jeanne had nine children, including four sons, three of whom created families of their own. Their daughters married into the Magdelaine dit La Douceur, Fortin dit LaGrandeur, Nepveu, Henry, and Martin families. Nearly all of these daughters settled in the St. Lawrence valley. The one exception was youngest daughter Anne dit Châtillon, born at Montréal in January 1672, who married Pierre, son of Pierre Martin of Port-Royal and an Indian woman, probably at Port-Royal in c1686. In the early 1700s, Pierre and Anne moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, probably to escape British authority in Nova Scotia. Anne died at St.-Pierre-du-Nord on the island in February 1742; she was 70 years old. "
Family Group Record
for Jeanne Roussellier and Pierre Godin dit Chatillon
Laurent Godin dit Chatillon (10 Aug 1655, Montréal, Québec, Canada - 01 May 1737, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Marie Godin (19 April 1657 , Montréal, Québec, Canada - , )
Catherine Godin (11 May 1659 , Montréal, Québec, Canada - , )
Gabriel Godin dit Chatillon (01 July 1661 , Montréal, Québec, Canada - , )
Marie Madeleine Godin dit Chatillon (04 February 1665 , Québec City, Québec, Canada - , )
Pierre Godin dit Chatillon (27 March 1667, Québec City, Québec, Canada - , )
Anne Godin (10 January 1672 , Montréal, Québec, Canada - , )
Jeanne Roussellier married
-- Date: 1687 Place:
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
Family Group Record
for Jeanne Roussellier and Pierre Martin
Added: 7/29/2008 12:00:00 AM - 221
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