A Marriageable Young Girl
Catherine Patou
Catherine Patou was about 1642, at Saint Germain de Compiegn, Beauvais, Reims, France; the daughter of Abel Patou and Marie Fosset.  She arrived in the Quebec Colony as a Filles A Marier, contracted to be the bride of Etienne Morel.  They were married January 09, 1663 in Quebec City.

Etienne was born about 1632 in Neuville, Dieppe, Normandy, Quebec; the son of Vincent Morel and Marguerite Drans.  At the time, Catherine was widowed from Vincent Dubois and had a young daughter Louise who took the name Morel.  She married Guillaume Tardiff and the couple had two children.

Catherine and Etienne had three children:  Etienne, Thomas and Catherine but little is known of them.
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