Madeleine GaumondAbt 1646 - Aft 1703 (~ 57 years)
Name Madeleine Gaumond Birth Abt 1646 Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs, Paris, France  Gender Female Death Aft 22 Jul 1703  Person ID I32427 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH Last Modified 3 Apr 2021
Father Jean Gaumond Mother Anne Raymond Marriage Bef 1646 Paris, France  Family ID F18987 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Pierre François, b. Between 1631 and 1634, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée, Charente-Maritime, France Marriage 16 Aug 1670 Québec City, Québec  Children + 1. Catherine François, b. 13 Mar 1676 d. Bef 23 Sep 1751 (Age < 75 years) Family ID F18980 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.