Marie Barbant

Marie Barbant (abt. 1639 - 1688)

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Marie Barbant aka Balan, Barbary, Barby, Lalonde
Born about in St-Rémi, Dieppe, Normandy, Seine Maritime, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Lieu indéterminé au Québecmap
Wife of — married in Lachine, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lachine, Quebec, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2010
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Marie Barbant migrated from France to New France.
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Marie Barbant (Barbant Balan Barby) was born about 1639 in parish of St-Rémi in Dieppe, Rouen, Normandy, France to Alexandre Balan and Marie Lenoblet. In 1666, Marie left her native France for New France (Québec) around the age of 25 and brought with her a dowry estimated at around 200 Livres. She participated in the “Filles de Roi” (King's Daughters) initiative which was created by the French Crown to encourage young women to immigrate to New France (Quebec). The title, "Filles de Roi" showed the girls had state support, not that they were of royal or noble birth. Between 1663 and 1674, seven hundred sixty eight "Filles de Roi" were recruited to go to New France.

Under the program, the Crown paid the transportation of the girls. The cost of sending each to New France was 100 livres: 10 for the recruitment, 30 for clothing and 60 for the crossing itself –the total being roughly equivalent to $1,425 in the year 2000. In addition to having the costs of her passage paid by the state, each girl received an assortment of practical items in a case: a coiffe, bonnet, taffeta handkerchief, pair of stockings, pair of gloves, ribbon, four shoelaces, white thread, 100 needles, 1,000 pins, a comb, pair of scissors, two knives and two livres in cash.

The nuns looked after them and taught them cooking, sewing, knitting, how to make medicines, etc. This was to prepare them for wilderness life and made them even more attractive as wives.

While the men who immigrated to New France mainly came from rural areas, the "Filles de Roi" were recruited from urban settings, including Paris. Almost two thirds of the girls had lost one or both parents with many coming from convents or hospitals where they'd been placed as orphans.

In France, fathers found husbands for their daughters, who married who they were told to marry. Things were different in New France, since there were more single men then marriageable girls. The government had restrictions on the activities of single men, but provided many benefits to married couples, including financial rewards to families with many children. Single men would sometimes spent a year or more creating a house and home for their new brides.

When selecting a wife, men were looking for an attractive woman, but also a sturdy women who could grow crops, bear children and be an active participant in life in the wilderness. But in the end the woman had to agree to the match.

Marie Barbant agreed to marry Jean Lalonde and they signed the contract November 14, 1669, in Quebec.

They had five children together, four of them are listed here: Marie Madeleine (m. Guillaume Daoust), Jean Baptiste (m. Marguerite Matha), Jean (who died days before his 3rd birthday) and Guillaume (m. Marie Madeleine Allen).

On September 30, 1687, Jean Lalonde was killed, along with nine others, in a fight between the Iroquois on the shores of Lac St-Louis. All ten men were buried at the Baie d'Urfé, LÎle. In 1866, the bodies were discovered and were buried in the church of St-Anne-du-Bout-de-L'Île.[Source: Book, King's Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663 - 1673, by Peter J. Gagne].

Marie Barbant then married widower, Pierre Tabeau (Tabeau Lepetitleveille) on January 26, 1688 in Lachine. This union produced no children. Pierre was buried May 1, 1723 in Lachine. It is said Marie died in 1702.

Sources listing of parish marriages in Quebec, Canada

American-French Genealogical Society; Daughters of the King, Barbant, Marie ( : accessed 26 APR 2015)

A genealogical dictionary of families, 1621-1799 Quebec and French-Canada (

Marie Barbant Balan Barby (Individual #5133) ( : accessed 26 APR 2015)

Marriage Contract Jean De Lalonde and Marie Balan (Couple # 94399) ( : accessed 26 APR 2015).

Family Jean Lalonde and Marie Barbant Balan Barby (Couple # 3063) ( : accessed 26 APR 2015).

Marriage Place of Pierre Tabeau and Marie Barbant ; Map of Parish: Lachine, Montreal, Canada ( : accessed 26 APR 2015).

Find A Grave Memorial# 121733525 ( : accessed 25 May 2015).

Source: Book, King's Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663 - 1673, by Peter J. Gagne.

Internet - Census of 1681 in New-France, referring to chapter IV of the Canadian - French by Benjamin Sulte history book, compiled by Jean-Guy Sanderson ( on March 17, 1998

A Travers les Registres; by Tanguay, Cyprien, 1819-1902; pg 66-67 ( : accessed 01 Jun 2015).


Fille d'Alexandre Barban et de Marie Le Noble, de la paroisse Saint-Rémy de Dieppe en Normandie, elle contracte mariage devant la notaire Adhémar, le jeudi 14 novembre 1669, avec Jean de Lalonde dit Lespérance, fils de feu Philippe de Lalonde et de Jeanne Duval, de la paroisse Notre-Dame du Hâvre, archevêché de Rouen en Normandie. De leur union naissent cinq enfants. Elle arrive en 1666, avec le contingent des filles du roi et apporte 200 livres en dot. Elle travaille comme servante chez Nicolas Juchereau à Beauport. Après un séjour à Sorel, elle vit à Lachine où son mari décède, tué par les Iroquois, le 30 septembre 1687. Elle contracte de nouveau mariage devant le notaire Potier, le lundi 19 janvier 1688, avec Pierre Tabeau, fils de Jean Tabeau et de feue Marie Morin, de Prignac, évêché de Saintes en Saintonge. Leur union est de courte durée car le 22 mars1689, par une sentence du bailli de Montréal, elle obtient séparation de corps et de biens d'avec lui. Ils passent un accord devant le notaire Adhémar, le 28 septembre 1690, en présence de l'évêque de Québec, par lequel ils demeurent séparés de biens mais non de corps malgré le consentement mutuel qu'ils en ont donné devant le bailli de Montréal. Elle demeure autorisée à disposer de ses biens comme si elle ne s'était pas remariée. Elle déclare que les Iroquois ont tout brulé les biens, meubles et tué les bestiaux, qui lui reviennent de la succession de feu son premier mari. en conséquence, elle n'a pas pu faire d'inventaire. Elle tient quitte Pierre Tabeau envers elle et les héritiers Lalonde de tout, à condition qu'il lui donne quittance de 58 livres 10 sols, qu'elle est condamnée à lui payer pour des dettes, créées pendant leur mariage. Il y consent. Elle ajoute que René Cuillerier lui doit à elle et aux héritiers Lalonde la somme de 266 livres qu'il a prêté aux religieuses Hospitalières. Le 10 novembre 1691, elle en vient à une entente à ce sujet avec René Cuillerier. Comme il lui est impossible, depuis sa séparation d'avec Pierre Tabeau, de subvenir aux besoins de son fils Guillaume Lalonde, âgé de sept ans, elle demande de pouvoir utiliser à cette fin la somme de 266 livres et 6 sols prêtée aux Hospitalières. Ses autres enfants consentent à ce qu'elle recouvre cette somme dans ce but. On ignore la date de son décès, mais elle était toujours vivante lors du contrat de mariage de son fils Guillaume Lalonde le 22 avril 1710.[1]

Elle nait vers 1639 à la paroisse de Saint-Remy de Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, France.3, 1, 4 Le contrat de mariage de Jean de Lalonde dit l'Espérance et Marie Barban fut signé le 14 novembre 1669 par devant Sieur Antoine Adhémar de Saint-Martin.1 Elle épousa Jean de Lalonde dit l'Espérance, fils de Philippe de Lalonde dit l'Espérance et Jeanne Duval.3, 2, 4 Jean de Lalonde dit l'Espérance, Marie Barban, Marie-Madeleine de Lalonde, Jean-Baptiste Lalonde, Jean Lalonde, Georges vivaient en 1681 au fief Verdun, île de Montréal, Québec, Canada, Jean de Lalonde dit l'Espérance possédait un fusil, quatre bêtes à cornes et douze arpents de terre en valeur.3 Elle épousa Pierre de Tabaut le 26 janvier 1688 1à Lachine, île de Montréal.4

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Jean Talon, Bishop François de Laval and several settlers welcome the King's Daughters upon their arrival. Painting by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale
Jean Talon, Bishop François de Laval and several settlers welcome the King's Daughters upon their arrival. Painting by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

The Arrival of the French Girls at Quebec, 1667. Watercolour by Charles William Jefferys
The Arrival of the French Girls at Quebec, 1667. Watercolour by Charles William Jefferys

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A Travers les Registres; by Tanguay, Cyprien, 1819-1902
A Travers les Registres; by Tanguay, Cyprien, 1819-1902

À travers les registres; by Tanguay, Cyprien, 1819-1902
À travers les registres; by Tanguay, Cyprien, 1819-1902


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