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Madeleine Auvray

Female Abt 1652 - 1734  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Madeleine Auvray 
    Alternate birth Aft 1649  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born Abt 1652  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 May 1734  [1
    Buried 7 May 1734  Neuville, Portneuf, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31714  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2022 

    Father Antoine Auvray 
    Mother Marie le Normand 
    Married 22 Aug 1649  Saint Vivien, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F18823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nicolas Matte,   b. Bef 8 Dec 1636,   d. Bef 20 Jul 1704  (Age < 67 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1671  Notre Dame, Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Nicolas Matte,   b. 22 Sep 1682,   d. Bef 22 Mar 1760  (Age < 77 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F18896  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, 2021.

    2. [S6190] Gilles Brassard, "Madeleine Auvray, fille du roy." 2019.

    3. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2021., date and city only.