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From: Suzanne B Sommerville <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Salary of Emigrants under Contract ?
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 07:08:10 -0400
>Your reply summarizes it well. The "usual" bonus of free land of "60
acres" seems to equal to what I've seen as "2 arpents river frontage by
40 arpents depth" of the typical farm.
Questions on this: Was the free land bonus written into the contract and
if not, what determined who received the free land? Would the free land
be in the same seigneurie where the contract worker boarded and labored?
Second area of question: I checked your web page and noticed some
passenger lists. My 4 main ancestors emigrated 1657-1672 from
LaRochelle, I believe. What is the availability of passenger lists and
how would I access them to find information about their ships... name of
the vessel, size etc.<
Some of your questions are answered at:
It's in English. Start with the section PEOPLE
Marcel Trudel has a book listing the known ships for part of the period you
are interested in.
_Catalogue des immigrants 1632-1662_ Hurtubise, Cahiers du Québec, 1983
Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
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