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Françoise Pédenelle

Female Abt 1647 - Bef 1706  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Françoise Pédenelle 
    Born Abt 1647  Loix, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 8 Jul 1706  [1
    Buried 8 Jul 1706  Saint-François, Île d'Orléans, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31761  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Pierre Pedeneau 
    Mother Marie Bohet 
    Married 21 Jan 1647  Loix, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maurice Arrivée,   b. Abt 1605, Saint-Denis-la-Chevasse, Vendée, Pays-de-la-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1687  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1670  Sainte-Famille, Île-d'Orléans, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Maurice Arrivée,   b. 8 Mar 1671,   d. 17 Dec 1733  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F18920  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.