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Catherine Beaudin

Female Abt 1651 - Bef 1718  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Catherine Beaudin 
    Born Abt 1651  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 1652  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Bef 9 Aug 1718  [1
    Buried 9 Aug 1718  Neuville, Portneuf, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31722  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Sébastien Beaudin 
    Mother Hilaire Ledeslie 
    Married Bef 1651  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pierre Coquin dit Latournelle,   b. Abt 1628, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Oct 1703  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1671  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Marie Angélique Coquin dit Latournelle,   b. 6 Nov 1679
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F18824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.


      She is said, variously, to have arrived in 1669, or on 15 Aug 1671 on the Saint-Jean-Baptiste. She is said to have been born in the Paris parish of St. Séverin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2021.