Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Marie Bonheur

Female Abt 1651 - Aft 1691  (~ 40 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Marie Bonheur 
    Born Abt 1651  Bruyères-le-Châtel, Essonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 5 Aug 1691  [1
    Person ID I31892  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Toussaint Bonheur 
    Mother Louise de Belheur 
    Married Bef 1651  Bruyères-le-Châtel, Essonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F15544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paul Inard dit Provençal,   b. Abt 1647, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Oct 1690, Beauport, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1669  Sainte-Famille, Île-d'Orléans, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Marie Anne Inard,   b. Abt 1673,   d. 9 Jan 1741  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F3589  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.