Marie BonheurAbt 1651 - Aft 1691 (~ 40 years)
Name Marie Bonheur Birth Abt 1651 Bruyères-le-Châtel, Essonne, France  Gender Female Death Aft 5 Aug 1691  Person ID I31892 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH Last Modified 21 Mar 2021
Father Toussaint Bonheur Mother Louise de Belheur Marriage Bef 1651 Bruyères-le-Châtel, Essonne, France  Family ID F15544 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Paul Inard dit Provençal, b. Abt 1647, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France d. Aft 1 Oct 1690, Beauport, Québec (Age ~ 43 years) Marriage 27 Oct 1669 Sainte-Famille, Île-d'Orléans, Québec  Children + 1. Marie Anne Inard, b. Abt 1673 d. 9 Jan 1741 (Age ~ 68 years) Family ID F3589 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 14 Dec 2014
- 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.