Jeanne Marie GauthierAbt 1639 - Aft 1719 (~ 80 years)
Name Jeanne Marie Gauthier Birth Abt 1639 Saint-Rémy, Domats, Yonne, France  Gender Female Death Aft 7 May 1719  Person ID I32421 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH Last Modified 21 Mar 2021
Father Honoré Gauthier Mother Jacqueline Mabille Marriage Bef 1639 Domats, Yonne, France  Family ID F18979 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Gilles Masson, b. Abt 1633, Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendeé, Pays-de-la-Loire, France d. Bef 27 Mar 1715 (Age ~ 82 years) Marriage 17 Oct 1668 Québec City, Québec  Children + 1. Pierre Masson dit Dutremblay, b. 3 Jul 1673 d. Bef 16 Aug 1745 (Age < 72 years) Family ID F18977 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 8 Mar 2020
- 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.