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Françoise Duval

Female 1653 - Bef 1725  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Françoise Duval 
    Birth Between 1647 and 1653  Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Death Bef 27 Oct 1725  [1
    Burial 27 Oct 1725  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31758  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2021 

    Father Pierre Duval,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this locationd. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jacquette Durand,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this locationd. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bef 1647  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pierre Courraud,   b. Abt 1630, Saint-Germain, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 May 1680 (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Marriage 16 Nov 1671  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Louis Courrad dit Coulon,   b. 17 Dec 1673   d. 25 Dec 1699 (Age 26 years)
    Family ID F18955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2020 

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2024.