A Marriageable Young Girl
Charlotte Fougerat
Charlotte Fougerat was born about 1637, in the Parish of Notre Dame de Cogne, La Rochelle, Aunis, France; and arrived in the Quebec Colony as a Filles A Marier, contracted to be the bride of Pierre Pinel. They were married November 30, 1662 in Ville De Quebec.

Pierre was born on October 12, 1636 in St Sauveur, La Rochelle, Aunis, France; the son of Nicolas Pinel and Madeleine Mirande.  His father had been a carpenter at
Port Royal and Pierre came along with him, and a brother Gilles, to New France.

Pierre and Charlotte would have six children, but on October 1, 1668; he was convicted of raping two young girls; Genevieve Hayot and Ursule Tru; and was placed in exile by the Souverain Counseil for nine years.  Nothing more was heard from Charlotte or her children, so they no doubt remained in France, too ashamed to return to the colony.

Pierre, however, did come back and married Marie-Barbe Dupont on November 27, 1692; which means that either he and Charlotte had divorced or she was deceased by that time.
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