Madeleine AuvrayAbt 1652 - 1734 (~ 82 years)
Name Madeleine Auvray Alternate birth Aft 1649 Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France  Birth Abt 1652 Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France [1, 2] Gender Female Death 6 May 1734  Burial 7 May 1734 Neuville, Portneuf, Québec  Person ID I31714 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH Last Modified 7 Jan 2022
Father Antoine Auvray Mother Marie le Normand Marriage 22 Aug 1649 Saint Vivien, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France [2, 3] Family ID F18823 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Nicolas Matte, b. Bef 8 Dec 1636 d. Bef 20 Jul 1704 (Age < 67 years) Marriage 12 Oct 1671 Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Québec City, Québec [2, 3] Children + 1. Nicolas Matte, b. 22 Sep 1682 d. Bef 22 Mar 1760 (Age < 77 years) Family ID F18896 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 7 Jan 2022
- She was a fille du rois, a "daughter of the king." By 1660 or so it had become apparent that the fledgling North American colony of New France was badly short of marriageable women. To ameliorate this, between 1663 and 1673 the French government recruited respectable young women of limited prospects and, after vetting them for suitability, provided each of them with a small dowry, a chest of clothes, and one-way passage to Quebec. The approximately 800 women who made this journey became known as the "filles du roi", the "daughters of the King." Millions of modern French-Canadians can trace their descent from them, quite often from several.