Jeanne FourierAbt 1651 - Aft 1704 (~ 53 years)
Name Jeanne Fourier Birth Abt 1651 France  Gender Female Death Aft 23 Jan 1704 Québec City, Québec  Person ID I2079 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of WPF Last Modified 20 Mar 2021
Father Pierre Fourier, b. Abt 1626, France Mother Jeanne Buson, b. Abt 1631, France Marriage Bef 1651 France  Family ID F1285 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family François Vanasse, b. Between 1639 and 1642, Saint-Maclou, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France d. Abt 1713, Saint-François-du-Lac, Nicolet-Yamaska, Québec (Age ~ 74 years) Marriage Aft 2 Aug 1671 Québec City, Québec  Children + 1. Marie Madeleine Vanasse, b. 3 May 1674 d. Bef 18 Feb 1754 (Age < 79 years) + 2. Bastien Vanasse dit Bastien, b. 27 Jan 1682 d. 7 Mar 1755 (Age 73 years) Family ID F1277 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 18 Mar 2021
- 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.