A Marriageable Young Girl
Marie Bissonnet
Marie Berard was born about 1639 in Les Sables, Lucon, Poitou, France; the daughter of Jacques Bissonnet and Marie Parochaux. She arrived in the Quebec Colony as a Filles A Marier, contracted to be the bride of Pierre Cousseau.  They were married November 28, 1658 in Beauport.

Pierre was born about 1627 at St-Nicolas, La Rochelle, Char-Maritime, France; the son of Pierre Cousseau Sr. and Anne Bourradier.  He and Marie would have a daughter Suzanne born in Quebec but the family returned to France soon after, where they would spend the remainder of their lives.
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