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François Boivin

Female 1653 - 1717  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name François Boivin 
    Born Between 1642 and 1653  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Apr 1717  [1
    Buried 15 Apr 1717  Boucherville, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2396  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TC, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 

    Family Louis Lamoureux,   b. Abt 1647 
    Married Bef 1669  [1
    Children 
    +1. Anne Lamoureux,   b. 3 Sep 1678,   d. Bef 16 Jul 1757  (Age < 78 years)
    +2. Marie Madeleine Lamoureux,   b. Bef 10 Oct 1680,   d. Bef 6 Apr 1758  (Age < 77 years)
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F1694  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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2020.